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Learn about the architectural challenges facing the UBC Vancouver Campus through a case study of the University of California Los Angeles featuring UCLA campus architect Jeffrey Averill. Using the development of the distinctive and visually-unified architectural style of the UCLA campus, Mr. Averill presents techniques for improving the architectural image and urban design using a prescribed pallette of building materials.
Following the lecture component of this presentation, UBC respondents consisting of architect Bryce Rositch, chair of the UBC Board of Governors' Property and Planning Committee, architect Joyce Drohan, who chairs the UBC Advisory Urban Design Panel, and art history and design professor Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe provide their viewpoints on the comparisons and contrasts between UBC and UCLA campuses.
Jeffrey Averill is the Campus Architect for the University of California, Los Angeles, and has been practicing architecture for over 25 years as a member of numerous offices around the World. A graduate of the Master's of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Mr. Averill was also a Principal with Johnson Fain Partners where he managed a number of large design projects, including the new MGM Tower in Sacremento. He joined UCLA Capital Programs in early 2001 as a Project Manager responsible for a new laboratory building, and in June 2003, he was formally appointed Campus Architect and Director of Design Services. He currently serves as vice-chair of the City of Los Angeles Westwood Design Review Board. (A Vancouver Campus Plan Speakers Series lecture originally presented on 22-Mar-2007)