Free and open to the public

Asian developers are working on some of the biggest projects in Los Angeles today, bringing different approaches to city growth and urban design. In Asia, where densities are much higher than in LA, projects often mix uses more intensely and rely more thoroughly on mass transit. Is LA ready for this kind of vertical urbanism?

This forum will bring together some of the players shaping downtown LA and their architects. The goal is to generate a dialogue about the future of Los Angeles and place it within the larger context of urbanism around the world.

· Wu Chao, General Manager, Greenland USA and Robert Jernigan, Regional Managing Principal,

Gensler, talking about Metropolis
· Tina Hovsepian, Design Director, China Oceanwide Holdings and Mark Nay, Senior Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL, talking about Oceanwide Plaza
· Chris Park, Senior Vice President, Hanjin International Corporation and Tammy Jow, Project Director, AC Martin talking about Wilshire Grand
· Ma Qingyun, Dean, USC School of Architecture
· Clifford Pearson, Director, USC American Academy in China
· Paul Tang, Principal, Verse Design


Established under the auspices of USC’s School of Architecture, the American Academy in China (AAC) strives to create cross-cultural collaboration between the United States and China by promoting dialogue around design, the built environment, and the arts.


Tuesday, May 9


6:30 pm


Taper Hall of Humanities, Room 202, USC
University Park Campus, Los Angeles CA 90007


USC American Academy in China

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