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Lecture and Book Launch with Craig Hodgetts: Swimming to Suburbia

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


On Thursday, February 21, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation, discussion, and book launch with Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts + Fung. 

Craig Hodgetts, FAIA

Craig’s use of high technology and storytelling to invigorate his designs produces an architecture that embraces contemporary ideology, information culture, and evolving lifestyles. With a broad-ranging background in theater arts, automotive engineering, and architecture, Craig Hodgetts brings a singular synergy to the design of challenging environments. Craig has created legacy projects for the California Institute of the Arts, Art Center College of Design, and Occidental College. His creative direction on a celebrated exhibition showcasing the Case Study program was followed by a series of landmark civic and cultural facilities including the Hollywood Bowl and the UCLA Gateway.

Craig is a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and was a Founding Dean of the School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts. A prolific writer, he has contributed essays and observations to the Los Angeles Times and Cosmopolitan Magazine, as well as signature books on science-fiction icon Syd Mead and architect James Stirling. Craig has been granted patents for a mobile logistics center, a prefabricated classroom, and an evacuated tube structure for the hyperloop system.

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)

Free Parking is available at the corner of Helms Ave. and Venice Blvd.

Photos (Left to Right): Craig Hodgetts, Hodgetts’ 1978 vision for the novel “Ecotopia”.

Upcoming Schedule
February 28th: Griffin Enright
April 11th: Jon Lott (Para; Harvard GSD)
April 25th: Oyler Wu
May 9th: Ball Nogues
May 23rd: Lucia Allais (Princeton)


February 21, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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