Todd Gannon (B.S. and M. Arch., Ohio State; Ph.D., UCLA) is a registered architect and writer based in Los Angeles. He coordinates the Cultural Studies curriculum at SCI-Arc, where he has taught history, theory, and design since 2008. His published books include The Light Construction Reader (2002) and monographs on the work of Morphosis, Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman, and others. His essays have appeared in The SAGE Handbook for Architectural Theory (2012), in periodicals including Log, Loud Paper, Dialogue, and elsewhere. At present, he is researching Thom Mayne's "Architecture Gallery," the first gallery in Los Angeles dedicated solely to architecture, which featured the work of Frank Gehry, Morphosis, Studio Works, Frederick Fisher, Eric Owen Moss, and others in 1979. The research will culminate in a major exhibition and symposium at SCI-Arc in Spring 2013.
This lecture is part of the Planning and Architecture Reasearch Group (PARG) Emerging Voices Lecture Series. PARG is comprised of research students in both Urban and Regional Planning and Architecture. PARG's main purpose is to enhance the social and academic experiences of research students in the college. PARG organizes forums for sharing research across disciplines as well as casual social events. PARG uses the group as a platform from which to approach administrators and outside groups with the aspirations and concerns of the student body.