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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Greg Kochanowski


Masters of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude (1999), University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelors of Science in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude (1993), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Urban Studies Program (1992), Rice University, Houston, TX; Bachelors of Science in Structural Engineering, Magna Cum Laude (1989); Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA


Senior Associate, Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Previously Senior Project Architect at Hodgetts + Fung Design; Senior Associate and Lead Designer, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design (rsaud). Awards include Young Architects Forum Award, the Architectural League of New York; Merit Award and Honor Awards, AIA/LA.

  • best building under construction: southern california business council (2014)
    american architecture award (2014)
    cultural award (2014)
    project of the year (2013)
    rose award (2013)
  • great places in america: public spaces (2013)
    public open space award (2013)
    community impact award (2013)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2013) project: southwest school of art, san antonio, tx (senior designer, rios clementi hale studios)
    asla southern california chapter (2012)
    aia los angeles design awards (2012)
    aia san fernando valley chapter (2012)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2011)
    aia los angeles design award (2010)
    aia los angeles next la award (2010)
    the urban land institute / la (2009)
    aia california council (2009)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2007)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2007)
    aia home of the year (2006)
    young architects forum award ‘situating’ (2005)
    aia los angeles design awards (2004)
    american society of landscape architects (2003)
    aia los angeles / next la (2002)
    boston society of architects (2000)
    aia henry adams gold medal (1999)
    thesis prize (1999)
    aia foundation scholarship (1998)
    leon hoffman prize (1998)
    full unrestricted scholorship to the m.arch program (1997)
    boston society of architects (1996)
    boston society of architects (1996)
    highest ranking graduate of architecture department (1993)
  • Merit Award and Honor Awards, AIA/LA.
  • fast-forward urbanism (2011), princeton architectural press, dana cuff and roger sherman, editors, project: duck and cover multi-use development
  • open city: designing coexistence (2009), netherland architecture institute (nai), project: duck and cover multi-use development
  • ‘large parks’ (2007), princeton architectural press, julia czerniak and george hargreaves, editors., project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • l.a. architect (January/February issue 2007), project: flex-deck-spec house, glousteshire, uk
  • architect magazine (2006), project: 3-in-1 house, santa monica, ca (project architect rsaud) 
  • ‘situating, young architects forum_7’ – (2006), princeton architectural press, assorted works
  • architect’s newspaper – (2005), young architects award
  • l.a. architect (january/february issue 2003), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • lotus navigator (2003), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • competitions magazine (fall 2002), project: railyard park, santa fe, nm (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • praxis, issue no. 4 (2002), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • lotus navigator (2002), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • (de)form, woodbury school of architecture (2002), article: ‘ecstatic project(ion)s’
  • architecture (april 1999), “on the boards”: millennium bridge, denver, co (project architect w/ architecture denver)
  • faultlines, ucla department of architecture + urban design (1999), article: ‘stalking streep’