MADWORKSHOP | USC | ARTCENTER
The USC School of Architecture partnered with MADWORKSHOP and ArtCenter College of Design Fall 2017 semester to reimagine and animate the street level plaza and entrance of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’s downtown Grand Avenue location. Final design proposals, including drawings, models and renderings, were presented to MOCA Director Philippe Vergne and Chief Curator Helen Molesworth on Dec. 13 at the MOCA auditorium. This class marked the first collaboration between students and faculty from these two esteemed design schools. Under the guidance of USC professor Geoffrey von Oeyen, 12 fourth-year students from USC Architecture were selected to participate in this unique project. The students worked with 12 ArtCenter students advised by ArtCenter faculty Chiara Ferrari and Jeff Higashi, to transform spaces such as the museum’s café, lobby lounge, courtyard and bookstore, and were required to submit a short video, a scale model of the new MOCA spaces, and schematic architectural and design drawings. Final studio presentations offered imaginative solutions to many of MOCA’s challenges, including wayfinding and equal accessibility for all patrons.+
September 25, 2017
MADWORKSHOP | ArtCenter College of Design
MADWORKSHOP sponsored a studio at the ArtCenter College of Design entitled Re-Defining Public Furniture & Fixtures Design. The studio explored how shifting social mores and evolving technology are causing adaptations in furniture and fixtures, changing how we interact with these spaces. Furnishings will play a critical role in bridging the gap between technology and the possibilities for new behaviors in outdoor space. Check out some of the student works below.+
April 16, 2017
MADWORKSHOP x USC School of Architecture, Fall 2016
Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWORKSHOP) sponsered The Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture for the Fall 2016 semester. The Homeless Studio was led by Director Sofia Borges and Board Member R. Scott Mitchell.
*Homes for Hope won Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award in the Student Category+
February 6, 2017
MADWORKSHOP x USC School of Architecture
Conceived by David Martin over a decade ago, the Furniture Studio at USC School of Architecture has become a key staple of the undergraduate curriculum. The popular class now has two sections each semester taught by Board Member R. Scott Mitchell and Program Coordinator John Uniack. The Furniture Studio teaches students how to build and weld. The Furniture Studio culminates with each student fabricating a full-scale furniture piece. Students with extraordinary designs can go on to become fellows of MADWORKSHOP and continue to develop their projects and bring them to market.+
October 6, 2016
MADWORKSHOP | USC
MADWORKSHOP has collaborated with the University of Southern California School of Architecture (USC) to establish the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio.
The coursework explores the architect’s role in helping to solve the Los Angeles homeless crisis.
Driven by the need to address Los Angeles’ rapidly accelerating homelessness crisis, the concept of the Studio was conceived in 2015 by Mary Klaus Martin, Co-Founder of MADWORKSHOP, and developed in partnership with USC and USC faculty members R. Scott Mitchell and Sofia Borges.+
October 6, 2016
MADWORKSHOP Fellow, 2016
MADWORKSHOP | ArtCenter College of Design | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
Sanke, is a new form of communal table that encourages human interaction while dining. Sitting at Sanke, individuals will be linked to each other and feel accompanied even when they dine alone.+
April 15, 2016