BACKGROUND


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Visionary urban planner…
Sensual architect…
Inspirational educator…

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • AIA Architect registered in California, Oregon, NCARB
  • Architectural practice 30 years
  • Master of Architecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Architectural mentor: Glen Paulsen
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon at Eugene, Oregon
  • Mentors: Alvin Boyarsky, Earl Moursund

HONORS

EL MEMORIAL DE LOS PERIDISTAS COMPETITION WINNER, MANAGUA, NICARAGUA – STATUS: BUILT
ELIEL SARRINEN SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDY, CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART
BIENNALE DE PARIS
SUMMER OLYMPICS. LA AIA ARCHITECTS
OLYMPIC WEST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, HONORABLE MENTION
AIA LA CHAPTER NOMINATION FOR FAIA

DOCUMENTARY FILM
www.myfatherthegenius.com

“MY FATHER THE GENIUS” BY LUCIA SMALL
STATUS: WINNER OF SEVERAL FILM FESTIVALS AND WAS SELECTED FOR BROADCAST ON THE SUNDANCE FILM T.V. CHANNEL.
CONTACT: LUCIA SMALL
C/O THE FILM POSSE
535 ALBANY ST., 2nd floor
BOSTON, MA 02118-2500
[email protected]

EDUCATOR

– Founding Professor, SCI-ARC, So. California Institute of Architecture and Board of Directors, Core Board and Director of Futures Studies, 18 years
– Cal. State Univ. at Pomona; assistant professor 3 years.
– Lawrence Institute of Technology, Southfield, Michigan – 3 years
– Lectures & Publicity: local, national and international.

RESEARCH AND CONSULTING

2000 MASTER PLAN FOR CULTURAL CENTER AND SURROUNDING AREAS, MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
1965 TO PRESENT, BIOMORPHIC BIOSPHERE, AN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROPOSAL TO TAKE THE EXISTING CITY OF LOS ANGELES (PREVIOUSLY VERTICAL CITY FOR DETROIT) AND SLOWLY TRANSFORM IT INTO AN URBAN PARADISE. THE PROPOSAL COMPREHENSIVELY DEALS WITH ECOLOGICAL, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION. DEVELOPING TREATMENT AND SCREEN SCRIPT.
1992 FUKUI, JAPAN, DOWNTOWN URBAN STREET ENCLOSURE PROPOSAL.
1987 INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, MANAGUA, NICARAGUA. MINISTER OF TOURISM; CONVENTION, COMMERCIAL, ROOMS, PLAZA AND PARKING STRUCTURE DOUBLING THE SIZE OF EXISTING HOTEL.
1984 TIMES SQUARE COMPETITION – JUNGLE THEATER: URBAN PLANNING PROPOSAL TO CONNECT EXISTING BUILDINGS AND PROPOSED BUILDINGS WITH TENSILE ROOFS, BRIDGES, AND FAÇADE WALKWAYS, CREATING ECOLOGICAL, ENCLOSED STREETS.
1982 TAKANAKA CORPORATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH JAPANESE GOVERNMENT. SPONSORED TRIP TO JAPAN FOR LECTURES AND HILLSIDE HOUSING STUDY.
1982 TURF TOWN: URBAN PLANNING SOLAR AND ECOLOGICAL ZONING FOR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES GRID IRON BLOCKS. CREATING SOLAR BLOCK ENVELOPES WITH PUBLIC ACCESS PARKS AND HILLSIDE HOUSING ON ROOFS.
1982 HONG KONG PEAK COMPETITION: URBAN HOTEL AND CONDOMINIMUM PROJECT THAT USES 8 x 20 CARGO CONTAINER MODULATION EMBELLISHED WITH ECOLOGICAL SOLAR SCREENING PONDS AND COLLECTORS. EMPHASIZING PUBLIC INTERACTION WITH PRIVATE BUILDING AND SYMBOLIC KINETIC IMAGERY.
1977-80 GREEN MACHINE: LOS ANGELES DEPT. OF PLANNING. AN EXPERIMENTAL URBAN, MULTLEVEL, LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROJECT THAT ADDRESSES ECOLOGICAL SELF SUFFICIENCY, MOVABLE COMFORTABLE COMPACT LIVING UNITS, LARGE COMMUNAL SPACES, VINE COVERED SOLAR SPACE FRAME AESTHETICS AND PRESERVATION OF LAND FOR GARDEN, FRUIT TREES AND PARK. RECEIVED NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS GRANT AND FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT.
1969 THE SUPER STADIUM, DETROIT FREE PRESS. A MEGA-STADIUM THAT PROPOSES MULTI USE FEATURING SKIING ON THE ROOF, OFFICE TOWERS, AND AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL EVENTS CONCURRENTLY.
1967 MULTI LEVEL URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, DETROIT FREE PRESS
1967 KERN BLOCK PROPOSAL, DETROIT FREE PRESS. DOWNTOWN DETROIT OPTION FOR DEVELOPMENT.
1966 GENERAL MOTORS NEW CENTER, URBAN DEVELOPMENT, DETROIT CITY PLANNING. PROPOSAL TO GENERAL MOTORS TO CREATE AN URBAN COMPLEX OF BUILDINGS, PLAZAS, PARKING, AND CONNECTING OFFICE BRIDGES NEXT TO THEIR WORLD CENTER.

PARTIAL LIST OF LECTURES

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE (SCI-ARC,) LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
LECTURE & EXHIBIT, “WOMB TO MANAGUA, NICARAGUA” – MARCH 2006
ARCHINECT: GLEN SMALL INTERVIEW. MARCH 2006
ECO WAVE 2006, SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
ENGINEERING & THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY – NOV. 2005
AIA – NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 5, 2005
III CONGRESO NATIONAL DE INGENIERIA CIVIL, MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN – SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
SAN FRANCISCO INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE, CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTUAL DISPLAY
ECOLOGICAL AND DESIGN CONFERENCE – BERKELEY, CA.
CAL POLY UNIVERSITY AT POMONA DEPT. OF ARCHITECTURE
SOLAR ENERGY FORUM – FUKUI, JAPAN
FUKUI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, JAPAN
“FUTUREVIEW” – WORLD FUTURE SOCIETY SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND EXPOSITION, WASHINGTON, D.C.
TRI SYNERGY CONFERENCE- ASID – PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA.
UNIVERSITY OF NICARAGUA – MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN – EVIRONMENTAL EVOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGIES
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER – SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL CENTER, MASS.
UNIVERSITY OF LAVAL SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE – QUEBEC, CANADA
LAWRENCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SOUTHFIELD, MICH.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO , BOULDER, CO.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE (SCI-ARC) – SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
CALIF. POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY AT POMONA, URBAN SOCIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, YUGOSLAVIA
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AT CLEREMONT, CA.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LOS ANGELES, AMERICAN HISTORY AND ARTS DEPARTMENTS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY, COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ARCHITECTURAL SCHOOL, CHICAGO CIRCLE
BERKELEY MUSEUM OF ART – GUIDELINES CONFERENCE: TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE – BERKELEY, CA.
DEPT. OF OCEANIC ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING – TOKYO, JAPAN
TAKENAKA KOMUTEN CO., LTD., RESEARCH LAB – TOKYO, JAPAN
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION, LONDON
GRAY PANTHERS, SANTA MONICA, CA.
ECO WAVE 2002, BERKELEY CALIFORNIA
FIRST GLOBAL FUTURIST CONFERENCE, TORONTO, CANADA
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, MILWAUKEE
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, URBANA
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA – 2020 VISIONS OF THE COMMUNITY
HABITAT FORUM, UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE, VANCOUVER, CANADA

PARTIAL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER: GLEN SMALL’S POWERFUL FUTURISTIC DRAWINGS MAKE APPEARANCE AT TAYLOR JUNCTION IN JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA (LINK)
HI-DESERT STAR: ARCHITECT IS DREAMING BIG FOR JT (LINK)
KEGYAR MAGAZINE, VOL. 19.2
BOSTON GLOBE
NEW YORK TIMES
LOS ANGELES TIMES
THE JOURNAL OF AESTHETICS AND PROTEST
EL NUEVO DIARIO – MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
LA PRENSA – MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING RADIO
GRAY PANTHERS, HOUSING NEWS
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
NIKKEI MAGAZINE
L.A. ARCHITECT
CRESTWOOD HOMES, CANADIAN ARCHITECT
TECHNOLOGY DESIGN FORUM BIENNALE DE PARIS
L’ARCHITECTURE D’AUJOURD’HUI
SCI-ARC CATALOGUE
AXIS MAGAZINE, JAPAN
ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE
XANADU, ROY MASON AUTHOR, ACROPOLIS BOOKS, LTD.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY – L.A. CALIF.
HABITATS TOMORROW, WORLD FUTURE SOCIETY
A+U< COPY CAT SKYSCRAPERS (JAPAN)
GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER, LONDON
THEORY AND DESIGN IN THE SECOND MACHINE AGE, MARTIN PAWLEY
THE OREGONIAN NEWSPAPER
DETROIT FREE PRESS, DETROIT MAGAZINE
PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE, OMNIBUILDING
L’ARCHITECTURE D’AUJOURD’HUI, NEW CITIES
KHJ-TV CHANNEL 9 IN L.A., TEMPO WITH REGIS PHILBIN
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (A.D.)
MEGASTRUCTURE, REYNER BANHAM, AUTHOR
FUTURIST MAGAZINE
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
OMNI MAGAZINE
ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD MAGAZINE
THETA CABLE PUBLIC ACCESS TV

OFFICE PRACTICE

2000-2005 Managua, Nicaragua- Acoustical shell amphitheater for public performances with excellent acoustical qualities in a plaza with an audience capacity of 50-500,000. An audience of 150,000 attended the opening night performance.
Status: Built
2003 – 2004 Managua, Nicaragua- Journalists’ Rotunda, a 50′ high architectural sculpture and plaza with a capacity for 1,000.
Cost: $100,000
Status: Built
2001-2004 Managua, Nicaragua- Colon Rotunda and Fountain, an architectural fountain in the midst of a pool; water projects from the ends of slabs with lighting from beneath.
Cost: $150,000
Status: Built
1999 Glen Small speculation house: Seal Rock, Oregon.
Status: built
1999 Nelson residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Status: built
1999 Chapel residence: Waldport, Oregon.
Status: built
1996 Triad Gallery: Seal Rock, Oregon.
Status: built
1995 Sarah and Herb Long’s residence: Yachats, Oregon.
Status: built (Milica Dedijer, architect partner)
1994 Small/Dedijer speculation residence.
Status: built, sold
1992 Daniel Hafid residernce: Mulholland Drive, Bel Aire, Los Angeles, Calif. (Michael Rendler, architect partner).
Status: built
1992 Palmdale Performing Arts Center: Palmdale, California (Michael Rendler, architect partner).
Status: not built.
1991 Nelson residence: Santa Monica, California.
Status: built
1987 Grant Wada Condominiums: Santa Monica, California.
Status: built
1987 Intercontinental Hotel Addition: Convention facilities, commercial plaza, rooms.
Status: not built
1986 Lieberman residence: Hollywood, California.
Status: built
1969-85 Numerous Projects: residential to commercial.

PARTIAL LIST OF PROFESSIONAL OFFICES ASSOCIATED WITH

JOHN LAUTNER – Hollywood Calfornia
CHARLES BLESSING, DETROIT CITY PLANNING – Detroit, Michigan
ANSHEN ALLEN – San Francisco, Calif.
HENRICK BULL – San Francisco, Calif.
SMITH AND WILLIAMS – South Pasadena, Calif.
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