Wed, March 27, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Todd Gannon is a registered architect and writer based in Los Angeles. He received Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees from Ohio State University and earned his Ph.D. from UCLA. He taught at Ohio State, UCLA, and Otis College of Art and Design before joining the faculty at SCI-Arc in 2008, where he is now Cultural Studies coordinator.
Gannon’s research focuses on the history and theory of late 20th-century and contemporary architecture. His published books include The Light Construction Reader (2002) and monographs on the work of Morphosis, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman, and others. His essays have appeared in Log, The SAGE Handbook for Architectural Theory (2012), and elsewhere. At present, he is researching Thom Mayne’s Architecture Gallery, the first gallery in Los Angeles dedicated solely to architecture, which featured the work of Frank Gehry, Morphosis, Studio Works, Frederick Fisher, Eric Owen Moss, and others in 1979. The research will culminate in a major exhibition and symposium at SCI-Arc in spring 2013, A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979, funded by the Getty Foundation as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. initiative.