Measuring the sound of angels singing

UCLA Byzantine art history and archaeology professor Sharon Gerstel has devoted much of the last year to studying how architectural changes in Byzantine churches enhanced the performance of religious music.

Homes with heart for Sendai

UCLA architecture and urban design chair Hitoshi Abe is designing new social housing for those in his hometown in Japan who lost their homes in the twin catastrophes of a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011.

Big ideas: Inside the Suprastudio

Nearly 10 miles south of Westwood, a trio of off-campus architecture studios in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design is assaying chunks of the future of architecture.

From brick to marble: Did Augustus Caesar really transform Rome?

Intrigued by the question of whether Augustus Caesar transformed Rome from a city of bricks into a city of marble, as legend has it, UCLA professor Diane Favro decided to use advanced modeling software to reconstruct Rome at the time of his reign.

A new definition of groundbreaking architecture

UCLA’s Hitoshi Abe is among those whose work is featured in an exhibit detailing nontraditional ways architects have helped rebuild the coast of Eastern Japan following the devastating tsunami of 2011.

Is revival of downtown L.A. real?

At a “Thinking L.A.” event copresented by UCLA and Zocalo Public Square, a panel that included two UCLA professors discuss the transformation of downtown L.A. and whether it lives up to the current hype.

Thom Mayne's firm chosen to design U.S. Embassy in Beirut

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations recently announced the selection of Morphosis Architects, founded and led by AIA Gold Medalist and UCLA architecture and urban design distinguished professor Thom Mayne, to design the ...
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