Mayne to join SCI-Arc

Cooper Union by Morphosis © Iwan Baan

SCI-Arc, Los Angeles’ cutting edge architectural institute, has just announced as the newest Trustee of the board.  Mayne’s addition to the board emphasizes ’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional architectural form and theory.   Back in 1972, Mayne co-founded the institute along with seven faculty members and approximately forty students who left Cal Poly Pomona to form a “a college without walls.”  For the past nearly four decades, Mayne has been an integral part of the university, serving as a juror, lecturer and generous supporter of the school.   ” is the quintessential SCI-Arc architect. His addition to the board is indicative of the fact that SCI-Arc continues to re-imagine the content of architecture,” said Director Eric Owen Moss.  According to SCI-Arc, this appointment complements a series of events that have prompted the school’s growth both physically and programmatically.

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Mayne to join SCI-Arc" 06 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • CROFTdesign

    Did I miss something? …What does Cooper Union in NY have to do with the SCI-Arc institute in downtown LA? …Is that just reference to Thom Mayne and his work? (as if us readers don’t know Mayne’s commissions already…)

  • MrCotain

    Mayne is an incredible architect and hold great respect for him and Morphosis. Mayne has been a great inspiration in my work for the past years and will continue to be in the future. I think he has already been an essential key in the developement of SCIARC. It would be more interesting to see an outside architect of equal merrit become a part of this unique institute. SCIARC deserves to recieve more publicity for the interesting avenues for teaching their theories concerning the future role architecture will have in our communities and abroad.