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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Linda Pollari


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


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.


  • 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
  • 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