50 Years of Architectural Drawings and Sketches, 1965-2015 BC (before computer)
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Where
Monday, February 2nd, 2015 to Friday, February 13th 2015,
USC School of Architecture
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GRAEME MORLAND, AIA RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION
50 Years of Architectural Drawings and Sketches, 1965-2015 BC (before computer)

Mon, February 2–Fri, February 13
Location: USC School of Architecture

Helen Lindhurst Gallery & Rosendin Family Atrium


Explore over 50 years of architectural drawings from Professor Graeme Morland. Never previously exhibited, these drawings are a sampling of design work predominantly undertaken prior to the advent of digital drawing, revealing a scope of architectural design delineation and technical drawing that is vast and innovative.
 
These works span a career that began at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow, Scotland, where Morland was a student and later an instructor, followed by six years at the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Chicago Circle Campus, where he taught and consulted as principal designer for various established practices in the city, a rich, fulfilling period resulting in many acclaimed design awards from the AIA. In 1970, Morland was invited to join the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Architecture, Los Angeles, where he continues to teach and practice today.
 
The exhibit comprises a diverse collection of work, ranging from private residences to major civic buildings--all works completed by Professor Morland as Consultant Designer or Principal Architect or undertaken as a design project in pursuit of architectural ideas, provoked through competition and research investigation.
 
Described by Professor Morland as "an exposé of everyday drawings in the pursuit of design ideas," the exhibit's drawings can be categorized as one of the following: 1) The Sketch: drawings that describe the physical world around us; 2) Visions of Place: drawings that describe the world as it could be; and 3) Anatomy & Material Assembly of Places: drawings that inform the method and process of making and constructing.
 
While these drawings are, in themselves, a testament to the design priorities and influences of each decade, the exhibit seeks to inspire discussion on contemporary design description and presentation, which now bridges from the emotion of hand drawings to the wizardry of digital technology.