Alumna and faculty member Heather Flood (M.Arch '04) of F-lab has recently been awarded one of the prestigious 2012 C.O.L.A Individual Artist Fellowships from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Flood's fellowship will culminate in an installation at the Municipal Art Gallery in September 2012.
Flood is a designer of information, graphics, and architecture. In 2007, she founded F-lab with Ramiro Diaz-Granados, a form laboratory that focuses on the popular application of contemporary design and fabrication techniques. F-lab's recent commissions include a retail expansion strategy and store prototype for a new frozen yogurt brand, the design and installation of an exhibition that showcased the work of 45 contemporary designers, and the design and fabrication of their winning scheme for a Board of Director's conference table.
Heather Flood's work has been exhibited internationally. Her winning entry for the DEAD MALLS competition, sponsored by the Los Angeles Forum, was recently exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas; her proposal for a football stadium development in Los Angeles was shown at the Architecture Biennial in Rotterdam; and her proposal for a Vertical Garden is part of the permanent collection at the MAK Center in Vienna. Her work has been published in Metropolis, Lotus, Praxis, and New York Times.
In addition to her professional practice, Flood teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at SCI-Arc. She has also taught in the graduate department at UCLA. Flood holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc and a Bachelor of Art degree from Michigan State University.