What is the condition of “suburbanity?” Suburbs, or that which originally dwelled beneath urbanity, are no longer merely an alternative – be it utopian or degraded – to the city. Rather, suburban form and culture have increasingly become a dominant paradigm that affects suburbs and cities alike, dissolving traditional boundaries between the two.

This condition of “post-sprawl” presents the architect with a new landscape of interrogation and engagement. The series will be held at the Southern California Institute of Architecture on February 3, 10, and 19, beginning at 7:00 P.M. 960 E. Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90013. Admission $5 for the general public. SCI-Arc students free.

Sponsored by the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Ted K. Osborn, AIA of Osborn Architects, Glendale.

February 3 Regarding the Suburbs

Introduced by Paulette Singley “Re:Framing the Suburban Project”
Dana Cuff “Re:Tooling the Suburban Metropolis” John Dutton

February 10 The Landscape of Suburbanity

Introduced by Patricia Morton “The American Lawn”
Alessandra Ponte “Suburb IS Landscape” Denis Cosgrove

February 19 Code
Introduced by Kazys Varnelis
[webmaster’s note… last minute replacement by Mike Ferguson!]
Three Practices working in Suburbanity
Roger Sherman Mary-Ann Ray, Studioworks
Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, Johnston MarkLee lectures