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UCLA Architecture and Urban Design announces events for fall 2011

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UCLA Architecture and Urban Design presents a series of public events this fall, including lectures and exhibitions. Lectures offer the opportunity to hear about the new work of prominent architects, designers, theorists and historians and are presented at 6:30 p.m. in UCLA's Decafé (Perloff Hall, Room 1302) unless otherwise noted.   
Exhibitions feature innovative student and faculty work, as well as the work of local and national architects, artists and designers, and are presented in the Perloff Gallery (Perloff Hall, Room 1318) and the Perloff Main Hallway. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on campus holidays).          
All events are free and open to the public. Programs are subject to change. For updated information and confirmation of events, call 310-267-4704 or visit All-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).   
Sept. 23–Dec. 9
Currents: Suprastudio Summer Session 2011
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 23, 6–8 p.m.
UCLA's M. Arch. II Suprastudio 2011–2012 is directed by professor of architecture and urban design Neil Denari. This exhibition of the studio's summer work, "Giant Greenhouse," led by Jason Payne, highlights the unique problems associated with design at very large scales. Over the course of six weeks, student designers proposed massive, 2-mile by 2.5-mile greenhouse structures on a site in the Coachella Valley.
Monday, Oct. 10
4–6 p.m.
cityLAB Symposium:
'Curse and Vision: The Future of Westwood Village'
Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
UCLA architecture and urban design professors Neil Denari and Roger Sherman discuss two possible futures for Westwood Village. "Curse and Vision" is moderated by Dana Cuff, UCLA professor of architecture and urban design and director of cityLAB, and includes a panel discussion and public response period.  
Monday, Oct. 24
Richard Weinstein Lecture: Alpert Pope
Alpert Pope is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture at Rice University in Houston. Pope's current research focuses on the phenomenological impact of urban infrastructure.
Friday, Nov. 4
Matias del Campo
Matias del Campo's work explores the range of contemporary moods fueled by both opulent formations in nature and form itself as a driving force. He is the principal of SPAN Architecture & Design in Vienna and a professor in the Genetic Architecture Program ESARQ in Barcelona.
Monday, Nov. 7
Wolf D. Prix
Wolf D. Prix, co-founder of Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, is the architect of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Visual and Performing Arts High School #9, located in downtown.
Monday, Nov. 21
Tom Wiscombe 
Tom Wiscombe is currently the principal of EMERGENT in Los Angeles, which he founded in 1999. EMERGENT is driven by models of biology and computation, as well as by contemporary design sensibilities. In 2009, ICON Magazine named Wiscombe one of the "top 20 architects in the world who are making the future and transforming the way we work."
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