When: May 19, 2016
Where: Helms Bakery, 8745 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Tickets: Open to the Public, Free Admission
Todd Gannon is an architect, writer, and curator based in Los Angeles. A graduate of The Ohio State University (BS Arch, M. Arch) and UCLA (Ph.D.), he taught at Ohio State, Otis College of Art and Design, and UCLA before joining the faculty at SCI-Arc in 2008, where he teaches history, theory, and design studio; coordinates the Cultural Studies curriculum, and serves as editor of academic publications.
Gannon’s research focuses on the history and theory of late 20th-century and contemporary architecture. His published books include The Light Construction Reader (2002), Pendulum Plane/Oyler Wu Collaborative (2009), Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie’s Miller House (2013), and monographs on the work of Morphosis, Bernard Tschumi, UN Studio, Steven Holl, Mack Scogin/Merrill Elam, Zaha Hadid, and Peter Eisenman. His essays have appeared in The Routledge Handbook for Architectural Design and Practice (2015), The SAGE Handbook for Architectural Theory (2012), The Mourning After: Attending the Wake of Postmodernism (2007), and in periodicals including Log, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Offramp. In collaboration with Ewan Branda and Andrew Zago, he curated the 2013 exhibition A Confederacy of Heretics at SCI-Arc, which examines the legacy of Thom Mayne’s 1979 “Architecture Gallery” in Venice, California. His next books, Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech Architecture and Eric Owen Moss Architects/3585 are forthcoming. Currently, he is at work editing a compilation of Craig Hodgetts’ architectural writings and researching a monograph on the work of Franklin D. Israel.
Gannon has lectured at institutions across the United States, in Europe, and in Asia, and is a frequent conference participant and jurist. He served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, where he directed publication efforts from 2008-2010. His work has been recognized and supported by the Graham Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Institute of Architects, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Ohio State University, and UCLA. CALA and AIA|LA are among the prestigious co-sponsors of this event.