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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors Students Win Lighting Design Competition

Last month, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors graduate and valedictorian Izzy Savage (’15) and rising senior Levina Djajadi won two of the three 2015 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition Undergraduate Awards. 
 

Otis at Dwell on Design 2015

Last weekend Otis College of Art and Design exhibited selected work of students from the departments of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors and Product Design at the Dwell on Design show. Product Design presented work from juniors and seniors ranging from tea cups to furniture, while A/L/I exhibited images of various students’ work that represented the department’s disciplines and curriculum.

Faculty Member Chava Danielson in Dwell Magazine

A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School

By Kelly Vencill Sanchez

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Student Design Team Wins First Place and $10,000

Last week Architecture/Landscape/Interiors junior Raymond Tran’s team won first place and $10,000 in the Southern California Chapter International Interior Design Association’s 2015 Student Design Charette.

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Senior Lecturer Greg Kochanowski Wins “Quality of Life” Award

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Senior Lecturer Greg Kochanowski, who is a senior associate with Rios Clementi Hale Studios, won a 2014 Quality of Life Merit Award.
 

Otis at the 2014 AICAD Symposium

Distinguished Otis faculty and staff participated in the 2014 Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium, "New Paradigms 2.0: Art and Design as Collaborative Action," held at Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. 
 
Interim President Kerry Walk, Acting Provost Randy Lavender, and Special Projects Coordinator Meg Linton attended, along with faculty and staff members who gave presentations as part of the symposium program.

KCRW Interviews Adjunct Professor Chava Danielson

KCRW's Design and Architecture (DnA) blog recently interviewed Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Adjunct Professor Chava Danielson on her retrofit of a converted office building for Larchmont Charter High School in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood.

Constructions

An interior or exterior environment is designed, documented and constructed.

Prerequisite: ARLI454 Studio V

Interior Development

An interior space, including all finishes, lighting, furniture and integrated custom components, is designed, developed and represented in orthographic drawings and rendered views.

Prerequisite: ARLI352 Studio III

Studio VI: Architecture and Landscape

Design theory, process, architecture and landscape technologies are applied to the problem of a building, or buildings, integrated with landscape.

Prerequisite: ARLI454 Studio V, ARLI 260 Technologies + Ecologies I

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