M.ARCH. ’02, PH.D. STUDENT,
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
DOES UCLA’S Department of Architecture have to offer that
schools like Harvard, Columbia and Yale don’t?
acclaimed, leading-edge thinkers like department Chair Sylvia Lavin,
professors Thom Mayne, Robert Somol and Greg Lynn and associated
faculty such as David Erdman and Mark Lee, to name just a few, says
Ph.D. student Alexandra Loew.
you think about architecture, you think about who the voices are
that mean the most to you,” says Loew, who obtained her undergraduate
degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago,
then attended the London School of Economics, where she studied
social anthropology. “Who is writing and publishing and practicing
and designing? Whose voice seems to most clearly point in the direction
that you would like to see the field move into?
thought long and hard about where I would go,” says Loew.
“There weren’t many programs, even when you look at
the Ivy Leagues, that had as many interesting voices.