Alvin Huang to lecture at the USC School of Architecture on Wed Jan 22, 2014

Alvin Huang, Design Principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture and a Tenure-track Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture will be giving a lecture at 6pm Wednesday January 22, 2014 at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles.  Entitled "Coincidence/Incidence/Interference: Exploratory Practice & MoirĂ©" the lecture will chronicle the recent design work of Synthesis Design + Architecture explored through the lens of design research in "Exploratory Practice."

Alvin is the Founder and Design Principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture. He is an  award-winning architect, designer, and educator specializing in the integrated application of  material performance, emergent design technologies and digital fabrication in contemporary  architectural practice. This exploration of "digital craft" is identified as the territory where the  exchange between the technology of the digitally conceived and the artisanry of the handmade  is explored.  His wide ranging international experience includes significant projects of all scales  ranging from hi-rise towers and mixed-use developments to bespoke furnishings.

Alvin received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design  Research Laboratory (2004) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of  Southern California (1998) in Los Angeles.

Alvin is currently an Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles. He  has also taught design studios and master classes at the Architectural Association (London),  Tongji University (Shanghai), Tsinghua University (Beijing), University of Lund (Sweden) and  Chelsea College of Art (London).  His work has been widely published and exhibited and has  gained international recognition, including being selected to represent the UK at the Beijing  Biennale in 2008 along with numerous design awards including a 2013 AIA|LA NextLA Design  Award, 2013 AIA California Council Merit Award, and 2009 D&AD Award for Environmental  Design.   He has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker at various institutions  in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Japan and China.

Lectures are free and open to the public. They are located in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall, on the University Park campus. No reservations are required. Parking is available on campus at Gate 1 off Exposition Blvd.