Advancing the Education of Young Architecture Graduates through Foreign Travel-Study

2016 Competition Review Panel

Roxi J. Thoren, University of Oregon
Professor Roxi Thoren is Associate Dean in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and Director of the Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes at the University of Oregon. She researches the integration of productivity in landscape architectural design, including a series of research and design projects around agriculture, forestry, and power. She is the author of Landscapes of Change, listed by the ASLA as a 2014 Top Ten book in landscape architecture, and is currently writing books on forestry and agriculture as design practices.

David Freeland, FreelandBuck/ SciArc
David Freeland is a principal at FreelandBuck in Los Angeles and design faculty at Southern California Institute of Architecture since 2012. From 2008-2012 he taught at Woodbury University where he was instrumental in developing the FabLab and teaching fabrication and computation.  Established in 2009 with Brennan Buck, FreelandBuck was recognized in 2013 as an Emerging Architecture Practice by the Los Angeles AIA.

Prior to FreelandBuck David worked with architecture offices in Los Angeles and New York including Michael Maltzan Architecture and Peter Eisenman Architects. He holds a BS in Arch from the University of Virginia and a M.Arch from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

David’s research and practice focuses on the spatial potential of patterned systems. FreelandBuck’s Objective Perspective drawings examining contemporary forms of subjectivity in perspective were recently exhibited in the Surface Tension exhibition at New York Institute of Technology.

Ewan Branda, Woodbury University
Ewan Branda is an architectural historian, software designer, and Associate Professor of architecture at Woodbury University in Los Angeles. He holds a Ph.D. in Critical Studies in Architecture from UCLA, a Master's degree in Design and Computation from MIT, and a professional architecture degree from the University of Waterloo. His research examines architecture's place in the information society and the role of digital technology in scholarly discourse. More recently, his research has examined the representational techniques of the Los Angeles architectural avant-garde of the mid-1970s. He has served as a board member for the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and the Electronic Literature Organization, and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Electronic Book Review.

Rob Berry, Berry and Linne’/USC
Rob Berry is principal of Berry and Linné, an architecture practice based in Los Angeles, and Lecturer at the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California.

Rob’s professional work focuses on projects for the public realm. Recent work includes: People St, the new City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation program for parklets and plazas; Pop Rack, a custom bicycle rack for the Modesto Art Museum in Modesto, California; and Todos Juntos, a new public plaza and art installation at the Benjamin Franklin Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in Boyle Heights. At USC, Rob teaches design studios and materials courses in both the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, serving as Vice-President of Development in 2014 and 2015.

Rob received his Master of Architecture from Yale University and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He is a licensed architect in California and New York.

Amelia Taylor-Hochberg, Archinect
Amelia Taylor-Hochberg is a writer, editor and podcaster in Los Angeles. She is really uncomfortable writing bios. As Archinect’s Managing Editor, she guides the site's original written content, and writes primarily about interdisciplinary collaborations within architecture and urbanism. She is also the co-creator/producer/host of Archinect’s two weekly podcasts, Archinect Sessions (news discussion) and One-to-One (interviews), and produces Archinect’s live podcasting series, Next Up, most recently staged at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Outside of Archinect, Amelia co-runs with her partner, architect and urban planner Anders Bjerregaard-Andersen, The Conflict Arrives – a “conceptual studio” that makes stuff like a board game about Los Angeles. She also is an occasional contributor to the online science magazine, Hawkmoth, and writes about film and television for Tiny Mix Tapes.

Katrin Terstegen, Cal Poly Pomona
Katrin Terstegen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and has served as a Senior Associate for JOHNSTONMARKLEE in Los Angeles for ten years. In addition, she worked for various international architecture firms, including Decq & Cornette in Paris and M3H in Amsterdam and recently launched her own practice. Katrin received a Masters of Architecture from the Technical University Berlin and also studied architecture at the University of Westminster in London and the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). In addition to serving as guest critic at various international schools, including the University of Hong Kong, Woodbury University, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciArc), she taught at the Technical University Berlin, the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Margaret Griffin, FAIA
Margaret Griffin is a co-founder and principal of award-winning LosAngeles-based, Griffin Enright Architects; a collaborative practice that yields creative, forward-thinking designs. In addition to guiding a progressive practice, Margaret is an educator with more than twenty-four years of experience teaching and has been on the design and technology faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) for the past decade. Previous teaching includes USC, Syracuse University and UCLA. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia. Her interest in practice related research earned Margaret a fellowship from the American Academy in Rome to investigate the relationship between urban form and landforms; a subject she continues to examine in her architectural practice. Her work has been exhibited and published extensively both nationally and internationally.

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