Events
  • Design Fair

    Jul 09| Special Event
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    The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. Held on the college's newly renovated campus, the fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by the book fair from 2-6pm. 

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Sitting in Sound is a guided meditation led by artist Jesse Fleming, and an immersive sound experience performed by Los Angeles-based musical duo Electric Sound Bath (ESB).

  • Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.
    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

    Opening Reception 3-5pm /  Curator and Artist led walk-thru of the exhibition, 3pm  /  Free

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

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Linda Pollari

Linda Pollari
Department Chair
Teaches In
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
Education: 

MArch, University of Illinois at Chicago; BFA (Painting), University of Wisconsin-Superior

Bio/Affiliation: 

Linda Pollari is an Architect and Principal of P XS, an architecture office committed to advancing contemporary design in collaboration with progressive clients. No design solution is predetermined; difficult problems are sought and solved.


 

AWARDS/HONORS: 
  • House of the Month, December, architecturalrecord.com
  • Citation, American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, Next LA Awards
  • American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Award of Excellence, Los Angeles Business Council 34th Los Angeles Architectural Awards
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, Design Awards
  • Finalist, San Jose State University Museum of Art and Design Competition
  • Merit Award, AIA-Sunset 2003-2004 Western Home Awards
  • House of the Year Award, Architecture and Metropolitan Home Magazines
PUBLICATIONS:  
  • 1000 x Architecture of the Americas (Verlagshaus Braun, 2008): 20
  • Architecture and Design: Los Angeles (Fusion Publishing, DAAB Book Series, 2008): 158-162
  • SPACES Issue 21 (UK: April 2008): 3, 87-93
  • architecturalrecord.com, House of the Month (December 2007)  
  • FORM Pioneering Design (September/October 2007): 40
  • archithese (Switzerland: 3.2007): 46-47
  • california HOME+DESIGN (May 2007): 100-101
  • pen 4/1 No. 172, (Japan: 2006): 70-71
  • L.A. WOMEN ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS, Schlebrugge.Editor: 120-121, 159
  • Archidom #8 (57), (Russia: November 2005): 84-88
  • LOS ANGELES architecture & design (teNeues, 2004): 18-19
  • Architectural Digest (September 2004): 150, 153
  • LA Architect (January/February 2004): 31
  • Praxis 5 (2003): 92-93
  • Sunset (August 2003): 98
  • LA Architect (July/August 2003): 29-31
  • Metropolitan Home (July/August 2003): 80
  • Competitions (Summer 2003): 28-29
  • Los Angeles Times (December 22, 2002): E62, “THE YEAR IN REVIEW: A glimmer amid the bleak reality” by Nicolai Ouroussoff
  • Architecture (November 2002): 50-55
  • Los Angeles Times (May 15, 2002): F2
  • Los Angeles Magazine (May 2002): 96-99
  • Design Times (July/August 2001): 54-57
  • Custom Home (April 2001): 5 and 41-43
  • LA Architect (May/June 2000): 12-16
Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist