Lecture and Discussion with Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + Scarpa

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Lecture and Discussion with Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + Scarpa

April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


On Thursday, April 5, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + ScarpaLawrence Scarpa has garnered international acclaim for the creative use of conventional materials in unique and unexpected ways. He is also considered a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainable design.

He is the recipient of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Award in Architecture and was also awarded the State of California and National American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award. Over the last ten years, Mr. Scarpa’s firm has received more than 50 major design awards, including twenty-one National AIA Awards, Record Houses, Record Interiors, the Rudy Bruner Prize, five AIA Committee on the Environment “Top Ten Green Building” Awards and the World Habitat Award, one of ten firms selected worldwide. He has also received the Gold Metal from the AIA Los Angeles, the Lifetime achievement awards from Interior Design Magazine and the AIA California Council and the National AIA Collaborative Achievement Award

Mr. Scarpa’s is also the co-founder of the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, Livable Places and the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute.

He in currently on the faculty at the University of Southern California and has taught and lectured at the university level for more than two decades.  Some of those institutions include UNC Charlotte, Harvard University, UCLA, SCI-arc, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a co-founder of the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute Livable Places, Inc.; a nonprofit development and public policy organization dedicated to building mixed-use housing and to help develop more sustainable and livable communities.


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: Above: Lawrence Scarpa and AngleLake. Below: SUMA

Series Schedule:

Tuesday May 1: LADG – Andrew Holder     

Thursday May 3: Julia Körner    

Thursday May 17: Spinagu – Maxi Spina and Jia Gu  

Thursday May 24: Forward-slash/Back-slash – Christoph Kumpusch

Thursday May 31: Form:uLA – Bryan Cantley   


April 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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