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SCI-Arc Gallery Exhibition Debuts December 3

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) announces the book release of SCI-Arc Gallery 2002-10, produced by SCI-Arc Press and published by AADCU, Beijing. A discussion with gallery exhibitors and Director Eric Owen Moss will be held in SCI-Arc’s W.M. Keck Lecture Hall on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 7:00 pm. A book signing and reception will follow.

Los Angeles, CA, November 08, 2010 --( Since 2002, SCI-Arc has commissioned international and local architects and designers to test their ideas through unique site-specific gallery installations. As part of these projects, each led a workshop in which SCI-Arc students collaborated in the fabrication and construction of the installation. Directed by Eric Owen Moss, the ongoing exhibition series is documented from ideation to realization in SCI-Arc Gallery 2002-10, a 670-page volume of the first 35 installations. Featured is a broad, yet idiosyncratic collection of today’s thought-provoking architects and designers – emerging/established, local/global, tangible/theoretical.

"What we know is our intention.

We intend to begin again, and again, and again.

We intend to sustain the fragile idea, the tentative thought,
the preliminary sensibility, the not-altogether clear hypothesis.

We intend to disestablish.

So we opened a gallery."

– Eric Owen Moss, excerpt from the introduction to SCI-Arc Gallery 2002-10

Featured architects and designers are Office dA, Zago Architecture, Xefirotarch: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Michele Saee, RoTo Architects, Raimund Abraham with Alexis Rochas, Marta Malé-Alemany, Kol/Mac Studio, Griffin Enright Architects, George Yu Architects, Guy Nordenson and Associates, Structural Engineers, Darin Johnstone and Scott Parker, Jones, Partners: Architecture, Patterns: Marcelo Spina, Central Office of Architecture, Steven Holl Architects, Do|Su Architecture: Doris Sung, a|Um Studio: Ed Keller and Carla Leitao, Florencia Pita, Neil M. Denari Architects, Daly Genik Architects, Jakob + MacFarlane, Eisenman Architects, Emergent with Buro Happold, Hodgetts + Fung, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Slap!: Jean Michel Crettaz, Atelier Manferdini, Greg Lynn FORM, IwamotoScott Architecture, Oyler Wu Collaborative, Susanne Zottl, Eric Owen Moss Architects, Joe Day: Deegan-Day Design, and I/O: Alexis Rochas.

SCI-Arc Gallery 2002-10 was supported in part by generous funding from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the LEF Foundation.

More information, including architects’ and designers’ biographies, exhibition descriptions and images, can be found at

Public Programs
Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served. Lectures and discussions are broadcast live online at

Parking and Hours
The entrance to SCI-Arc's parking lot is at 350 Merrick Street, between Traction Avenue and 4th Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The school and the galleries are open to the public daily from 10am to 6pm.

About SCI-Arc
The Southern California Institute of Architecture is dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future. It is an independent, accredited degree-granting institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture. Located in a quarter-mile-long former freight depot in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, the school is distinguished by its vibrant studio culture and emphasis on process. SCI-Arc’s approximately 500 students and 80 faculty members—most of whom are practicing architects — work together to re-examine assumptions, create, explore, and test the limits of architecture. Recently, SCI-Arc was ranked second in Design and Computer Applications in the 2011 America’s Best Architecture Schools survey by DesignIntelligence. SCI-Arc is located at 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

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Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Georgiana Ceausu

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