Fall Climate Change Studio: Divining LA

ALI Studio Fall 2014:  Divining LA

ARCH 691  Grad Studio 5a

Peter Arnold, instructor

T, F 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

cross-listed with ARCH 489 Design Studio 4B, ARCH 491 Design Studio 5A

This Fall the Arid Lands Institute  offers an intensive graduate research studio investigating the role urban fabric and landscape systems play in maximizing LA's resilience to climate change. The studio has a particular focus on hydrologic urbanism: analyzing and adapting the built environment to capture, conserve, and reuse low-carbon water supplies. Led by ALI's Research Director Peter Arnold, the studio will focus on conducting geospatial analysis and performing environmental modeling for the strategic shaping of climate-adapted urbanism in Los Angeles. Work conducted in the studio is part of the larger public initiative, Divining LA, a collaboration involving public utilities, technical partners from the private sector, and collaborators from other universities.  Dialog with public officials and environmental engineers are an integral part of the studio. 

Divining LA:

Collaborative, multi-year initiative designed to seek, reveal, and champion a water-smart future for Los Angeles, and to position LA as a leader in drylands design globally. Divining LA brings together teams of scientists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, artists, historians, urban designers, and policy advisors to envision an abundant future in drylands. Divining LA will give voice and vision to the next century of water resilience. 

This research studio is open to graduate students in their penultimate semester, and qualified undergraduates (4B/5A).

To qualify for this studio, students are required to enroll in the 1-unit GIS workshop (Groundwork: Fundamentals of GIS) offered on the Burbank campus in early August with no additional tuition.  
A $350/student per year fee will be assessed for use of the GIS software within the studio.


Register at woodbury.edu.



August 26, 2014 at 01:00pm December 12, 2014 at 06:00pm
Arid Lands Institute
Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA, 91510