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Students and alumni in the Perloff Hall Courtyard
Events Lecture Exhibition Symposium Alumni

2019-20 Event Series

February 3, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Our public programs convene leaders from the intersecting vectors of design, media, technology and urbanism to share their ideas and projects and to reflect on the state of contemporary culture. All of our public programs are open to the UCLA community and the public at large. We hope you will join us in these conversations.

Lecture Series

October 14 — Distinguished Alumni Lecture with Kai-Uwe Bergmann, FAIA and Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

October 21 — Francois Charbonnet, Founding Partner, Made in

January 13 — Neil Denari, FAIA, Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, and Principal, Neil M. Denari Architects

February 3 — Dominic Leong, Founding Partner, Leong Leong and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University GSAPP

February 24 — Oana Stănescu, Founder Oana Stănescu Studio and Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard University GSD

March 2 — Jeannette Kuo, Partner, Karamuk Kuo and Assistant Professor in Practice, Harvard University GSD

March 9 — Thomas Robinson, Founder and Principal, LEVER Architecture*

March 30 — Ignacio G. Galan, Principal, [igg - office for architecture]

April 6 — Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot, Founders, Bruther

April 15 — Richard Weinstein Lecture, Habitability: From Policy to People, A conversation with Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA and Tatiana Bilbao, Architect, Mexico City

May 11 — David Gissen, Historian, New York City

May 18 — Tei Carpenter, Founder, Agency—Agency and Assistant Professor, University of Toronto and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University GSAPP

*Newly added lecture


November 16 — Stranger than fiction. Making (un)Real Worlds, hosted by Natasha Sandmeier and the IDEAS Entertainment Studio. Learn more.

February 29 — LAnd. The Future of Land Value in LA, hosted by Jeffrey Inaba and the IDEAS Urban Strategy Studio.


October 28 — Superpositions, Gallery Exhibition by Katy Barkan and Gabriel Fries-Briggs.

June 8-9 — RUMBLE, Year-End Student Exhibition


All lectures and exhibitions will take place at Perloff Hall on the UCLA campus. All lectures begin at 6:30 PM in Perloff Hall Decafé. Short-term parking options are available in lots and structures located throughout campus. For more parking information, visit UCLA Transportation. Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA campus in Westwood, Los Angeles.

All symposia will take place at our IDEAS campus located at 3691 Lenawee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA . Ample street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

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