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AIA│LA 25-Year Award Honoree Eric Owen Moss Talks about His Petal House

With less than two weeks left before the Design Awards Gala on October 22, the AIA│LA is sharing audio postcards featuring its award honorees. SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss, awarded the AIA│LA 25-Year Award for his Petal House, talks about his philosophy and what led him to design the interesting structure in a recent interview.

Comparing and contrasting Neutra and Kappe, and modernism versus post modernism, Moss gives all the details of the beginning of the Petal House.

Click HERE to listen to the Moss audio postcard.

Petal House│Eric Owen Moss Architects

Eric Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1965. Moss continued his education, earning his Masters of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design in 1968 and a second Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1972.

Moss has held teaching positions at major universities around the world including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and the Royal Academy in Copenhagen. Moss has also been a longtime professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and has served as its director since 2003. He was honored as the 2006 AIA/LA Educator of the Year.

Moss was honored with the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. He received the AIA/LA Gold Medal in 2001. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. In 2007 he received the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize, recognizing a distinguished history of architectural design, and in 2011 he was awarded the Jencks Award by RIBA.