Spyglass Series - 123 Make: Digital Architecturla Design

123 Make: Digital Architectural Design

Speaker: Betty Kassis and Sci-ARC graduate students
Cost: $300 for 18 hours of instruction (3 days a week for 2 weeks)*
Ages: 14-18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT and 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM PDT

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
July 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 and 30

 Zoom links will be sent upon registration.
*Participants must attend the entire series. Financial aid is available!

Students will have the opportunity to work with Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) faculty and graduate students in a two-week immersive program which introduces design thinking and digital tools. The workshops are coordinated by design faculty and Youth Academic Outreach Coordinator, Betty Kassis, and facilitated by two graduate-level architect students. Students will learn to work seamlessly between different tools to explore the terrain of their creativity and experience the energy of this vital and creative institution. Through a unique series of innovative exercises, students will learn basic 3D modeling skills using Rhino and an introduction to graphical literacy using Photoshop and Illustrator. By the end of the workshop, students will have developed a new engagement in visual culture and digital design methods culminating in a centerpiece to their evolving portfolios for future college applications. Students will also learn key design concepts, related vocabulary and communication skills through desk critiques and reviews.  

Note: All programs utilize free trials, however students must have access to a computer that can run the software. All system requirements will be provided before payment is due.

About the Speaker

Betty Kassis is co-principal of I/O, a Los Angeles based practice focusing on the development of dynamic architectural methodologies integrating design, technology and advanced fabrication techniques. Prior to joining I/O, Kassis gained experience working on numerous award-winning projects for the office of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, where she was project designer on multiple projects of various scales in different cities. She has also worked for the firm of Neil Denari, NMDA, on the award- winning Endeavor Talent Agency in Beverly Hills. Kassis was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She studied at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris and the Lebanese American University in Beirut. Her work was exhibited in multiple venues such as the Rotterdam Biennale, Beyond Media in Florence and StudentWorks in Istanbul.