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    Brian H.
    ESTm

    "I think the most exciting thing about architecture is that it is extremely multifaceted—especially as an academic pursuit. It provides opportunities to explore both very broad territories and very specific niches in the same arena, all of which affect each other in some way."
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    Rachel B.
    B.Arch

    "SCI-Arc is anything but your typical architecture school. It is its own culture in itself, from the level of work being produced to the studio culture and the unity and collaboration between faculty and students."
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    Ryan M.
    M.Arch

    "To my surprise, the enchanting work that SCI-Arc has been producing over the past years has an enriching theoretical context to it."
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    Patrice C.
    B.Arch

    "There is a certain level of permanency in architecture which I could not achieve as a classical violinist. As an architect, I will be able to expand my efforts to include not only sound but also visual expressions."
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    Tony M.
    B.Arch

    "A SCI-Arc student is SCI-Arc. Nothing more, nothing less. At SCI-Arc, no style is out of style, or in style. We're in a continuous state of evolution and the school is no longer today what it was yesterday."
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    Sara L.
    M.Arch

    "I chose SCI-Arc because I felt the school could give me an educational experience unique to this institution alone, and the ability to think and create architecture in a more engaging and less traditional way."
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Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is an internationally-renowned college of architecture and one of the nation's few independent architecture schools. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs.

Located in the urban artists' district of Los Angeles, SCI-Arc is distinguished by its vibrant studios that provide students with a uniquely inspiring environment to study Architecture. The studio culture supported by a faculty of working architects emphasizes professional excellence, unorthodox investigation as well as material exploration.

Thank you for your interest in applying to SCI-Arc. Before starting your application, we encourage you to explore all the admissions-related pages—which include detailed information about programs offered and application procedures.

For questions or if you need help with completing your application, Contact Us.


Thesis Weekend 2011/Video by Ryan Tyler Martinez (M.Arch2 ‘13).
 
Nels L.
EST│m

"In contrast to my traditional undergraduate program, SCI-Arc provides me with the other end of the spectrum allowing me to experiment and explore the virtual, more fantastical side of architecture." Read more >>


Mimmi v.d.V.
M.Arch 2

"Architecture is structures, space and creativity, all that surrounds us and affects every one, thus incredibly important." Read more >>


Joao V.
B.Arch

"The great thing about SCI-Arc is that you are allowed to pursue your individual interests and the instructors guide and help you to develop those ideas."
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Patricia J.
M.Arch 2

"I see architecture around myself and almost always look at it, take it in, like it or criticize it, and remember why." Read more >>


Kenji H.
M.Arch

"Whether built or not, the creative endeavors we pursue to shape our environment and society are what drives me to become a great architect." Read more >>


 

Poorva G.
B.Arch

"When you're inside SCI-Arc, the only thing you can think about is architecture and everything related to it." Read more >>


Henry Y.
M.Arch 2

"Architecture as a study and practice has a potential of changing cultural and traditional relationship with the society."
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Madeleine H.
M.Arch

"Living and studying in a city that embraces experimental architecture (in a climate that can better sustain it) is a distinct bonus."
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Mohammed A.
M.Arch

"SCI-Arc inspires us to think in a different way, to look at architecture from a different angle, and because of that, I believe the end result will be very unique."
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Melissa L.
B.Arch

"There are no limits to being creative, and going above and beyond of what you have. SCI-Arc helps us and urges us to continuously use and improve our theoretical minds."
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Carolina M.
B.Arch

"We are the architects of the future and SCI-Arc is the place that guides us to reach our goals as designers."
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Makanakai S.
B.Arch

"The idea that architects mold an inhabitable space drives my motivation to follow in the same footsteps."
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Makenzie M.
M.Arch

"I am excited knowing a small school like SCI-Arc would give me the chance to build valuable relationships with both the students and faculty."
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Scully B.
M.Arch

"Students here are moderately competitive; yet very approachable critical thinkers. The eclectic international crowd sets the tone to a distinct atmosphere and different level of diversity."
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Jonathan D.C.
B.Arch

"The thing about Architecture that drives me is the ability to make a difference in people’s lives through the design of new architecture."
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Lea S.
B.Arch

"SCI-Arc has a phenomenal way of bringing out a high level of creativity in students through a very well thought out structured manner."
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Peter V.
ESTm

"It's fascinating to build...and to destroy! At SCI-Arc, we all share a certain curiosity for capital A, Architecture, a will to build, and of course to discuss this whole process. " Read more >>