Jon Jerde visionary ideas began to sythesize when he was selected to conceptualize and design the architecture and design of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984. His innovative solutions received worldwide acclaim and numerous awards, including a commendation from the City of Los Angeles.

Frank O. Gehry was born in 1930 and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Southern California

Eric Owen Moss

Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University. His practice has included housing and private residences,museums, high-tech and medical facilities, commercial buildings, and such major civic commissions as courthouses and city halls in the United States, Europe and Asia.


Charles Eames was born in St. Louis in 1907. After studying architecture for two years at Washington University, he opened an architectural practice in St. Louis.

Michael Graves, FAIA

Born in Austria, Rudolf M. Schindler made a substantial mark on the architectural temperment of Los Angeles. Schindler's work is as interesting and forward thinking as the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and he created, in conjunction with other Los Angeles architects, some of the region's landmarks.

Richard Neutra

Katherine Diamond is currently Partner in Charge of Design for Siegel Diamond Architects in Los Angeles, California, a fifteen person, 100% woman owned architectural partnership with a design portfolio of institutional, commercial, and residential projects. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in 1978, and is a registered architect of California and Israel.


From 1964 to 1968 Cesar Pelli was Director of Design at Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall in Los Angeles, and from 1968 to 1976 he was Partner for Design at Gruen Associates in Los Angeles. Throughout these years he designed several award winning projects, including the San Bernardino city Hall in San Bernardino, California; the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California; and the United States Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Franklin D. Israel, a Los Angeles architect and stage designer whose cutting-edge style thrust the vernacular of Southern California architecture down innovative paths, has died, a colleague said. He was 50.

Solar Design Associates (SDA), is a group of architects and engineers dedicated to the design of sustainable buildings and the engineering and integration of renewable energy systems which incorporate the latest in innovative technology.

Goetz Schierle is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, founding director of USC's Master of Building Science Program, and a professional architect. He taught at UC Berkeley and Stanford University before coming to USC where he teaches structures and architectural design.

Pierre Koenig is a practicing architect as well as an educator. He designed and built his first exposed steel frame house in 1950, the year he began his private practice. Many of his steel buildings, including two Case Study Houses, have been published extensively in the United States and abroad, and he has received many awards. He received his Fellowship from the AIA in 1972.

Thom Mayne received his B.A. from USC and his M.Arch. from Harvard. He is a founding member of SCI-ARC. With Michael Rotondi he established the practice Morphosis in 1975. He is now the sole principal of the firm.