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Woodbury School of Architecture is distinguished by its multiple locations at the heart of the Southern California creative industries: Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Diego. Together, these sites form a critical infrastructure for architectural investigations.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to effect positive change in the built environment, to tackle theoretical debates, and to take on architecture and interior design as critical practices. We educate our students as entrepreneurs, citizen architects, and cultural builders equally committed to professional practice, theoretical discourse, social equity and to formal and technological inquiry.

Our faculty are architects, designers, academics and policy makers practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana. This internationally recognized and award-winning group works closely with students to teach the skills required to push the limits of practice.




Mission

Good design is a human right. Woodbury School of Architecture produces graduates who affirm the power of design to improve the built environment and the lives of others by addressing the pressing issues of our time. We transform our students into ethical, articulate and innovative design professionals prepared to lead in a world of accelerating technological change.



Vision

The future belongs to Woodbury. Woodbury School of Architecture creates an environment that empowers our students to impact the future of the profession through meaningful built work. We imagine a world in which there are no disciplinary rights or wrongs, where diverse and sometimes contradictory values collide to generate new ideas, design innovation, unexpected practices, and the means to expand the influence of our discipline.



Woodbury School of Architecture offers a welcoming environment for students to develop their own unique design voice.  We approach the design disciplines multi-dimensionally, teaching a range of pedagogies and design methodologies. Our students leave Woodbury with the confidence to engage in local and global discourse.

Through engaged faculty-student interaction, we transform our students into innovative professionals with a commitment to the power of good design. Our students and faculty share a commitment to sustainable practices, community outreach and civic engagement.

Our School of Architecture is among the first 14 accredited architectural programs to be accepted for participation in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. Successful students will have the opportunity to have an architectural license upon graduation.

We believe that our school is a role model for the direction in which the profession is heading – improving gender parity and ethnic diversity among its members, and reaffirming the importance of ethical conduct and social responsibility. Ours is a welcoming community for every race and orientation, and we resist acts of intolerance in favor of thoughtfulness, generosity and kindness. The economic, ethnic, and academic backgrounds of our students reflect Southern California itself. We are determined to provide a place for open debate, the respectful airing of differences, and for rich forms of expression and imagination.


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Urbanism: Recuperative Care Project ︎ Studio Eight



ARCH 489
Spring 2020 ︎

Los Angeles


Instructors
Jeanine Centuori
William Ellsworth





Work by B.Arch Student: Ricardo Jimenez
This studio explores two extreme scales of urban design, the tactical and strategic, while engaging semi-public spaces on the campus of the National Health Foundation’s Recuperative Care Facility in South Los Angeles. Students design outdoor amenities on the grounds of the facility.  These amenities are to serve the transitional residents living at the facility. 




Work by B.Arch Student: Adrian Rios 


The design problem focuses on how architecture enables or attempts to evoke community and its related social desires through small-scale amenity structures that appropriate and activate available marginal spaces throughout the site.  The seemingly simple and modest programs will serve as the source for deep inquiry into the contradictory demands of practice: site, client, user, budget, program, consultants, builders, construction methods, etc.  It will be critical for students to evaluate, adapt, incorporate and accommodate these internal and external demands while still producing a strong, cohesive project that begins to question the very notion of what these small structures are and how they might activate place.  Unlike most semesters where design is an abstract lesson, real users (the National Health Foundation and homeless individuals) will inform their work. Civic engagement lessons will permeate all aspects of design decision making, and resolution. 



Work by B.Arch Student: Jean Paul DeGuzman




Work by B.Arch Student: Ricardo Jimenez



Work by B.Arch Student: Rita Midourian



Assembly Manuals

Work by B.Arch Students: Angel Escobar-Rodas, Derek Eskandari, Kevin Lugo-Negrete



Catalog Description


This course focuses the architect's leadership role in their community on issues of growth, development, and aesthetics through the study of urban design techniques and practices related to architecture and urbanism. A broad array of urban theories, tactics and strategies, building and space types, landscape and infrastructure design, and politics and policy making are explored through the dialectic between the private and public realms of the diverse urban culture.