College baseball is baseball, played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education. In comparison to football and basketball, college competition in the United States plays a smaller role in developing professional players, as baseball's professional minor leagues are more extensive, with a greater history of supplying players to the top professional league. Moving directly from high school to the professional level is more common in baseball than in football or basketball. However, if players do opt to enroll at a four-year college to play baseball, they must complete three years to regain professional eligibility, unless they reach age 21 before starting their third year of college. Players who enroll at junior colleges regain eligibility after one year at that level. In the most completed 2017 season, there were 298 NCAA Division I teams in the United States; as with most other U. S. intercollegiate sports, competitive college baseball is played under the auspices of either the NCAA or the NAIA.
The NCAA writes the rules of play. The final rounds of the NCAA tournaments are known as the College World Series; the College World Series for Division I takes place in Omaha, Nebraska in June, following the regular season. The playoff bracket for Division I consists of 64 teams, with four teams playing at each of 16 regional sites; the 16 winners advance to the Super Regionals at eight sites, played head-to-head in a best-of-three series. The eight winners advance to the College World Series, a double elimination tournament to determine the two national finalists; the finalists play a best-of-three series to determine the Division I national champion. The most recent College World Series winner is Oregon State; the first intercollegiate baseball game took place in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on July 1, 1859, between squads representing Amherst College and Williams College. Amherst won, 73–32; this game was one of the last played under an earlier version of the game known as "Massachusetts rules", which prevailed in New England until the "Knickerbocker Rules" developed in the 1840s became accepted.
The first nine-man team college baseball game under the Knickerbocker Rules still in use today was played in New York on November 3, 1859 between the Fordham Rose Hill Baseball Club of St. John's College against The College of St. Francis Xavier, now known as Xavier High School. Traditionally, college baseball has been played in the early part of the year, with a short schedule and during a time when cold weather hinders the ability for games to be played in the northern and midwestern parts of the U. S; these and other factors have led colleges and universities across the nation to consider baseball a minor sport, both in scholarships as well as money and other points of emphasis. College baseball has grown phenomenally in popularity since the 1980s, as coaches and athletic directors in warm-weather regions of the nation began to recognize the unrealized potential appeal of the sport; these coaches went out and aggressively recruited the sport to potential athletes, as well as made various upgrades to their programs.
As these efforts resulted in better players and overall programs, more television and print media coverage began to emerge. The ESPN family of networks increased television coverage of the NCAA playoffs and the College World Series since 2003. Soon, in many warm-weather regions, baseball came to be considered a major sport, approaching the level of football and basketball, and non-warm weather schools started to recognize baseball's potential and began to put more emphasis on it. Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon State are three notable examples of cold weather schools with successful programs; the first two made the College World Series when warm-weather schools placed major emphasis on baseball as well as had the advantage of playing earlier and more games because of favorable climates. Oregon State won back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007. Many credit the Beavers' success as a primary factor in the University of Oregon's decision to revive baseball in 2009. Before the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was demolished in early 2014, Minnesota took advantage of it to play the majority of their games, including hosting a prestigious preseason tournament.
With the 2010 departure of the MLB Minnesota Twins for the new Target Field, the school hoped to use the Metrodome for future Big Ten tournaments and bids on the NCAA tournament. Along with that, many smaller conferences played games at the Metrodome during February in order to keep up with schools in warm-weather locations. While the Metrodome's replacement, U. S. Bank Stadium, was designed for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, it has movable seating banks that allow it to be configured for baseball. For 2008 and succeeding seasons, the NCAA mandated the first start date for Division I baseball, thirteen weeks before the selection of the NCAA tournament field, which takes place on Memorial Day; the rules of college baseball are similar to the Official Baseball Rules. Exceptions include the following: The bat may be made of wood, or a composite material that meets NCAA stan
USC School of Cinematic Arts
The USC School of Cinematic Arts —formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, otherwise known as CNTV—is a private media school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. The school offers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs covering film production, screenwriting and media studies and digital arts, media arts + practice, interactive media & games. Additional programs include the Business of Entertainment, it is the oldest and arguably most reputable such school in the United States, established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Having been ranked as one of the best film schools in the world on several occasions, SCA has most notably topped THR's ranking for seven consecutive years; as such, admissions into the school are competitive, with an estimated 2–3% acceptance rate. The school's founding faculty include Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, William C. DeMille, Ernst Lubitsch, Irving Thalberg, Darryl Zanuck.
Notable professors include the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film. In April 2006, the USC Board of Trustees voted to change the school's name to the USC School of Cinematic Arts. On September 19, 2006, USC announced that alumnus George Lucas had donated US$175 million to expand the film school with a new 137,000-square-foot facility; this represented the largest single donation to the largest to any film school in the world. His previous donations resulted in the naming of two existing buildings after him and his then-wife, though Lucas was not fond of the architecture used in those buildings. An architectural hobbyist, Lucas laid out the original designs for the project, inspired by the Mediterranean Revival Style, used in older campus buildings as well as the Los Angeles area; the project received another $50 million in contributions from Warner Bros. 20th Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. In fall 2006, the school, together with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, created the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba, Jordan.
The first classes were held in 2008, the first graduating class for the university was in 2010. Donations from film and game industry companies and alumni have enabled the school to build the following facilities: School of Cinematic Arts Complex, completed in 2010, which includes: 20th Century Fox soundstage George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Buildings, featuring the Ray Stark Family Theatre, equipped for 3D presentation, as well as two digital theatres, the Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre and Fanny Brice Theatre Marcia Lucas Post-Production Center Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation Sumner Redstone Production Building Interactive building, home the USC Interactive Media & Games Division, the USC Division of Media Arts and Practice, several research labs Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, home of Trojan Vision, USC's student television station Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, featuring a 365-seat theatre that serves as a classroom with USC faculty member and Academy Award winner Tomlinson Holman's THX audiovisual reproduction standard used in film venues worldwide.
The Frank Sinatra Hall, dedicated in 2002, houses a public exhibit and collection of extensive memorabilia commemorating Sinatra's life and contributions to American popular culture. David L. Wolper Center at Doheny Memorial Library Louis B. Mayer Film and Television Study Center at Doheny Memorial Library Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image ArchiveAt the center of the new television complex is a statue of founder Douglas Fairbanks, he is seen holding a fencing weapon in one hand to reflect his strong ties with the USC Fencing Club. Since 1973, at least one alumnus of SCA has been nominated for an Academy Award annually, totaling 256 nominations and 78 wins. Since 1973, at least one SCA alumnus or alumna has been nominated for the Emmy Award annually, totalling 473 nominations and 119 wins; the top 17 grossing films of all time have had an SCA graduate in a key creative position. The Princeton Review has ranked the Interactive Media and Games Division's video game design program best in North America multiple years in a row.
Both The Hollywood Reporter and USA Today have ranked SCA the number one film program in the world, with its unmatched facilities, proximity to Hollywood, numerous industry connections being the primary rationale. Awards for USC Cinema short filmsIn 1956, producer Wilber T. Blume, a USC Cinema instructor at the time, received an Academy Award for best live action short film for a film he created entitled The Face of Lincoln. Blume received an Academy Award nomination that year for documentary short. In 1968, George Lucas won first prize in the category of Dramatic films at the third National Student Film Festival held at Lincoln Center, New York for his futuristic Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. In 1970, producer John Longenecker received an Academy Award for best live action short film for a film he produced while attending USC Cinema 480 classes as an undergraduate—The Resurrection of Broncho Billy; the film's crew and cast included cinematographer. In 1973, Robert Zemeckis wo
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy known as School of Policy and Development, at the University of Southern California is a leading urban planning, public policy, public administration, real estate development and health policy and management school in the United States. USC Price offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctoral program and several professional and executive master's degree programs. USC Price offers the Master of Public Administration program at a campus in Sacramento. Urban planning classes were first delivered at USC in Fall of 1921 by Gordon Whitnall, instrumental in founding the Planning Commission of the City of Los Angeles. In 1929, the USC School of Citizenship and Public Administration opened its doors, becoming one of only two programs of its kind in the nation; the school did not resemble much the larger complex school it is today, but it contained the seeds of what is the modern USC Price. In addition to offering a degree in public administration, the School of Citizenship and Public Administration included classes in urban and regional planning from the outset, which led to the urban and regional planning degree and school at USC.
Over time, the School of Public Administration formed the health administration program and the public policy program. In 1955, the School of Public Administration and the School of Architecture and Fine Arts instituted a graduate program in city and regional planning; the graduate planning program grew into an independent academic unit in the 1960s. In 1971, the Irvine Foundation gave its first USC grant to establish an endowed chair in urban and regional planning. In 1974, the USC Board of Trustees merged the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning with the Center for Urban Studies to create the School of Planning and Urban Studies, subsequently the School of Urban and Regional Planning, the first planning program in the nation to achieve status as an independent school; the Irvine foundation provided the new school with an additional endowment for the support of graduate students. The school's undergraduate program was offered jointly with the School of Public Administration; the School of Urban and Regional Planning formed a graduate program in real estate development in 1985, founded the Lusk Center for Real Estate Development in 1988 with a generous gift from John Lusk and his family.
The school launched a new undergraduate program to compliment its existing program with the School of Public Administration. A gift from Ralph Lewis and his wife Goldy, the co-founders of Lewis Homes, enabled the School to break ground for a new building on May 24, 1995, USC's Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall; the School was renamed the School of Urban Planning and Development in 1996. The Lusk Center for Real Estate Development was reorganized into Lusk Center for Real Estate, a university-level research unit jointly administered by USC Price and the USC Marshall School of Business. In November 2011, the Price Family Charitable Fund gave a $50 million naming gift to honor the life and legacy of USC alumnus Sol Price, founder of Price Club; the school was renamed the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy with the shortened name of USC Price. As of 2015, USC Price was ranked #1 in the United States among "The 10 Best Graduate Programs" for Urban Planning, according to TheBestColleges.org. USC Price is ranked #2 in the United States among "America's Best Graduate Schools" for Public Affairs, according to U.
S. News & World Report. USC Price is ranked #9 for its graduate Urban Planning program by Planetizen's "The Top Schools For Urban Planners" in 2012. U. S. News & World Report ranks USC Price as: #3 in city management and urban policy #3 in health policy and management #4 in public management administration #6 in nonprofit management #9 in social policy USC Price offers: Three doctorate programs: Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning and Development Doctor of Philosophy in Policy and Development Doctor of Policy and Development Five master's degree programs: Master of Public Policy Master of Public Administration Master of Planning Master of Real Estate Development Master of Health Administration Four executive master's degrees: Master of International Public Policy and Management Executive Master of Health Administration Executive Master of Leadership Online Executive Master of Urban Planning One undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Policy and DevelopmentPublic Policy and Law Sustainable Planning Real Estate Development Nonprofit and Social Innovations Health Policy and Management The Price School’s online Executive Master of Urban Planning program is an accelerated program of 24 units.
Students must take 2 four-day in-person intensive sessions. The program focuses on four main areas: land economics. Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise Center for Economic Development Center for Health Financing and Management Center for Sustainable Cities Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration Civic Engagement Initiative Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events Keston
USC Marshall School of Business
The USC Marshall School of Business is the business school of the University of Southern California. It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In 1997 the school was renamed following a $35 million donation from alumnus Gordon S. Marshall; the Marshall School began as the College of Commerce and Business Administration in 1920. The Graduate School of Business Administration was established in 1960; the Entrepreneurship Program, the first of its kind in the United States, was established in 1972 and is internationally recognized. It has now been renamed The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies; the Pacific RIM Education program was implemented in 1997 as the first MBA course of its kind to require all first year full-time MBA students to participate in an international experience. The Leventhal School of Accounting was formed within the school on February 7, 1979. All of its classes are offered at the University Park campus in Los Angeles. James G. Ellis was the dean from 2007 to 2018.
A new dean has not yet been installed. The school occupies five multi-story buildings on campus: Hoffman Hall, Bridge Hall, the Accounting building, Popovich Hall and Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall, which houses the Marshall School's undergraduate programs; this is the main building of the Marshall School's MBA programs. The $20 million, 55,000 square feet building opened in 1999 as one of the most technologically advanced business school buildings in the United States, it was named after Jane Hoffman Popovich for their $5 million gift. The hall provides state-of-the-art technology and eight case-study rooms equipped with audio-video teleconferencing devices, 13 Experiential Learning classrooms capable of transmitting lectures and presentations throughout the building, more than 1,100 data connections outlets throughout the building, a courtyard, more than 15 miles of fiber-optic and cable wiring in its Modern Career Resource Center. Bridge Hall housed all undergraduate offices for the Marshall School of Business until the opening of Jill & Frank Fertitta Hall in the fall of 2016.
Fertitta Hall, a 104,000-square-foot, five-story building, was built expressly for Marshall's undergraduate community. It houses USC Marshall's Undergraduate student services and advisors' offices; the Office of the Dean, staff offices and a few classrooms continue to be housed at Bridge Hall. The H. Leslie Hoffman Hall of Business Administration, which opened in 1973 and stands eight stories tall, is the former home of the Crocker Business Library, it is named for H. Leslie Hoffman, father of Jane Hoffman Popovich, it was designed by renowned architect I. M. Pei; the building was extensively renovated in 2015-16 into faculty offices. The Marshall School offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. There are several joint programs that offer studies with International Relations and Cinematic Arts in combination with Business Administration. New students take a business core and have other time to fulfill the USC Core and take elective classes; the undergraduate program offers a variety of international opportunities.
The Global Leadership Program comprises a two-semester seminar on business leadership in China and a spring break trip to China. Marshall's two-year full-time MBA comprises a straightforward intensive core and a diverse range of electives and concentrations. USC Marshall offers a MBA program for Professionals and Managers, an online MBA, an executive MBA and a one-year international MBA; the School offers 11 specialty master's degrees, offering specialized business education on a number of topics, including finance, business analytics and global supply chain management. Executive Education For individuals, Marshall Executive Education offers innovative open enrollment programming with a wide variety of business certificate programs – online and in-person – geared towards professional and personal development. Ranked within the top 15 world business research institutions, the Marshall School offers a full-time doctoral program within the five academic departments; the program lasts 4–5 years with up to two years of dissertation.
Along working with notable faculty, doctoral students receive substantial financial aid, such as graduate assistantship and a living stipend, during their study. The Marshall School has more than 82,000 alumni worldwide in 123 countries, its members consider itself 345,000-strong. This robust network is cited by alumni as a factor in their successful job searches. Events at Marshall emphasize the importance of networking within the Trojan Family. In 2019, USC Marshall's MBA program is ranked No.17 nationally by U. S. News and World Report. In 2018, Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked USC Marshall's MBA program No. 13 nationally. For 2017, Marshall was ranked No. 33 by Forbes. In global rankings, Marshall was ranked No. 28 by The Economist, No. 29 by Business Insider. and No. 29 by QS World University Rankings. See also: List of University of Southern California people Timothy O. Johnson Chairman and CEO of Johnson Production Group Dan Bane Chairman and CEO of Trader Joe's Marc Benioff Founder and CEO of Salesforce.com John Campbell United States Congressman Henry Caruso Founder of Dollar Rent-A-Car Alan Casden Chairman and CEO of Casden Properties Ronnie Chan Chairman of Hang Lung Group and Hang Lung Properties in Hong Kong Yang Ho Cho President and CEO of Korean Airlines and Chairman of the Hanjin Group Chris DeWolfe Co-f
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people; the largest sporting venue in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has a permanent seating capacity for more than 235,000 people and infield seating that raises capacity to an approximate 400,000. Safety is a primary concern in determining the seating capacity of a venue: "Seating capacity, seating layouts and densities are dictated by legal requirements for the safe evacuation of the occupants in the event of fire"; the International Building Code specifies, "In places of assembly, the seats shall be securely fastened to the floor" but provides exceptions if the total number of seats is fewer than 100, if there is a substantial amount of space available between seats or if the seats are at tables.
It delineates the number of available exits for interior balconies and galleries based on the seating capacity, sets forth the number of required wheelchair spaces in a table derived from the seating capacity of the space. The International Fire Code, portions of which have been adopted by many jurisdictions, is directed more towards the use of a facility than the construction, it specifies, "For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms, the occupant load shall not be less than the number of seats based on one person for each 18 inches of seating length". It requires that every public venue submit a detailed site plan to the local fire code official, including "details of the means of egress, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating...."Once safety considerations have been satisfied, determinations of seating capacity turn on the total size of the venue, its purpose. For sports venues, the "decision on maximum seating capacity is determined by several factors. Chief among these are the primary sports program and the size of the market area".
In motion picture venues, the "limit of seating capacity is determined by the maximal viewing distance for a given size of screen", with image quality for closer viewers declining as the screen is expanded to accommodate more distant viewers. Seating capacity of venues plays a role in what media they are able to provide and how they are able to provide it. In contracting to permit performers to use a theatre or other performing space, the "seating capacity of the performance facility must be disclosed". Seating capacity may influence the kind of contract to be the royalties to be given; the seating capacity must be disclosed to the copyright owner in seeking a license for the copyrighted work to be performed in that venue. Venues that may be leased for private functions such as ballrooms and auditoriums advertise their seating capacity. Seating capacity is an important consideration in the construction and use of sports venues such as stadiums and arenas; when entities such as the National Football League's Super Bowl Committee decide on a venue for a particular event, seating capacity, which reflects the possible number of tickets that can be sold for the event, is an important consideration.
The seating capacity for restaurants is reported as'covers'. Seating capacity differs from total capacity, which describes the total number of people who can fit in a venue or in a vehicle either sitting or standing. Where seating capacity is a legal requirement, however, as it is in movie theatres and on aircraft, the law reflects the fact that the number of people allowed in should not exceed the number who can be seated. Use of the term "public capacity" indicates that a venue is allowed to hold more people than it can seat. Again, the maximum total number of people can refer to either the physical space available or limitations set by law. All-seater stadium List of stadiums by capacity List of football stadiums by capacity List of American football stadiums by capacity List of rugby league stadiums by capacity List of rugby union stadiums by capacity List of tennis stadiums by capacity Seating assignment
USC School of Architecture
The USC School of Architecture is the architecture school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. It is one of USC's 17 professional schools, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of architecture, building science, landscape architecture and heritage conservation; the School of Architecture is ranked amongst the most prestigious architecture schools in the country. The graduate program in architecture is ranked 9th in the nation by DesignIntelligence. Notable alumni that graduated from the School include Thom Mayne and Paul Williams; the dean is Milton S. F. Curry; the program at USC began as an architecture department in 1916. Soon after, with the help of the Allied Architects of Los Angeles, a separate School of Architecture was established in 1925. By 1928, majors and degree-granting programs were provided to students. One of the earliest undergraduate programs was the 5-year professional Bachelor of Architecture program. Over the years, the school grew and expanded its influence into one of the premier architecture programs in the country.
The school now offers 3 undergraduate degrees, 3 undergraduate minors, 4 master's degrees and 1 Ph. D; the current main buildings are Watt Hall & Harris Hall. Watt Hall was designed by alumnus Edward Killingsworth. USC Architecture took over maintenance of the Gamble House, the Craftsman masterpiece in Pasadena designed by Greene and Greene in 1966 in a joint deed with the city of Pasadena, which took over responsibility for the grounds; the school owns the Samuel Freeman House, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles built in 1923. The Freeman house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971; the house has been listed as a California Historical Landmark #1011, as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #247 in 1981. The Freeman house is undergoing long-term rehabilitation. Director: Hadrian Predock, AIA The undergraduate "B. Arch" is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board; the "NAAB" is the sole authority for granting accreditation for professional architecture degree programs.
Director: Wes Jones RA, FAAR. The graduate "M. Arch" is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board; as an accredited professional degree, the M. Arch provides firm grounding knowledge in history, professional practice and theory; the studio is the core setting for students to learn to synthesize the cultural and tectonic thinking through informed design practice. The separate Master of Advanced Architecture Studies is a post-professional degree for those who have a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Director: Trudi Sandmeier; the graduate heritage conservation curriculum is designed to expose students to the full breadth of the profession, including "...materials conservation and planning, conservation theory, global conservation efforts and landscape history, best-practices in resource documentation and evaluation and historic site management." Director: Esther Margulies. Landscape architecture at USC is a design-centered program centered on a trans-disciplinary approach; the Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.
Director: Douglas E. Noble, FAIA, Ph. D; the Master of Building Science degree program was recognized as a "top-notch program" by ARCHITECT: Journal of the American Institute of Architects, in 2009. Building science focuses on the relationship of the human condition and to natural forces; the USC Chase L. Leavitt Graduate Building Science program emphasizes the breadth of technology in architecture, including structures, building systems, analytical computing and BIM, building envelopes, design theories and methods, human comfort, acoustics and daylighting; the School of Architecture is located in the Harris Hall and Watt Hall Complex, at the southern end of the USC University Park Campus. The school comprises over 50,000 square feet of design studios, galleries and labs. Students in the USC School of Architecture have their own 24-7 personal workstations. Students have access to their projects at all times. Watt Hall contains one of the best regional architecture libraries, is home to extensive woodshop and fabrication facilities.
Within and adjacent to the complex are three landscaped courtyards. The complex houses several gallery review spaces and, next door, the "USC Fisher Museum of Art". Many of the faculty members at the School of Architecture are practicing professionals and researchers; the majority of the faculty are active members of the American Institute of Architects or the American Society of Landscape Architects and 14 are Fellows of AIA. Notable Faculty: Kim Coleman Milton S. F. Curry Manuel De Landa Vittoria Di Palma - Ph. D. Steven Ehrlich - FAIA Diane Ghirardo - Ph. D. Alvin Huang - AIA Wes Jones - RA, FAAR Karen M. Kensek Alice Kimm - FAIA Qingyun Ma - AIA Amy Murphy - Ph. D. Douglas E. Noble - FAIA, Ph. D. Lorcan O'Herlihy - FAIA Hadrian Predock Alexander Robinson - FAAR Jose Sanchez Trudi Sandmeier Lawrence Scarpa - FAIA Marc Eugene Schiler - FASES, LC James Steele - Ph. D. Doris Sung Patrick Tighe - FAIA Notable Former Faculty: Gregory Ain - Best known for bringing elements of modern architecture to lower and medium-cost housing.
Reyner Banham Craig Ellwood A. Quincy Jones - Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture from 1951-1967. Designed the building which houses the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Pierre Koenig Ralph Lewis Knowles Neil Leach Raymond Loewy - internationally acclaimed in