Helms Design Center Hosts An Evening With Architect Todd Gannon

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Helms Design Center Hosts An Evening With Architect Todd Gannon

May 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Please join us Thursday, May 19th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm for a reception, lecture, and discussion with TODD GANNON of Sci-Arc, as he shares his research, work, and philosophy in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is available at Valet on the corner of Helms Ave. and Venice Boulevard. Head down Helms Avenue toward Washington Boulevard, turn right to the Helms Design Center located at 8745 Washington Boulevard.  Please rsvp to calpolylametro@gmail.com.  

Todd Gannon is an architect, writer, and curator based in Los Angeles. A graduate of The Ohio State University (BS Arch, M. Arch) and UCLA (Ph.D.), he taught at Ohio State, Otis College of Art and Design, and UCLA before joining the faculty at SCI-Arc in 2008, where he teaches history, theory, and design studio; coordinates the Cultural Studies curriculum, and serves as editor of academic publications.

Gannon’s research focuses on the history and theory of late 20th-century and contemporary architecture. His published books include The Light Construction Reader (2002), Pendulum Plane/Oyler Wu Collaborative (2009), Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie’s Miller House (2013), and monographs on the work of Morphosis, Bernard Tschumi, UN Studio, Steven Holl, Mack Scogin/Merrill Elam, Zaha Hadid, and Peter Eisenman. His essays have appeared in The Routledge Handbook for Architectural Design and Practice (2015), The SAGE Handbook for Architectural Theory (2012), The Mourning After: Attending the Wake of Postmodernism (2007), and in periodicals including Log, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Offramp. In collaboration with Ewan Branda and Andrew Zago, he curated the 2013 exhibition A Confederacy of Heretics at SCI-Arc, which examines the legacy of Thom Mayne’s 1979 “Architecture Gallery” in Venice, California. His next books, Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech Architecture and Eric Owen Moss Architects/3585 are forthcoming. Currently, he is at work editing a compilation of Craig Hodgetts’ architectural writings and researching a monograph on the work of Franklin D. Israel.

Gannon has lectured at institutions across the United States, in Europe, and in Asia, and is a frequent conference participant and jurist. He served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, where he directed publication efforts from 2008-2010. His work has been recognized and supported by the Graham Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Institute of Architects, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Ohio State University, and UCLA.

Introduced and Moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)



May 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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