On April 20, 2013, SCI-Arc celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party that was as unconventional as the school’s approach to architecture education. Alongside brightly color-coded polygonal tables and galleries of some of the year’s best student work, 330 alumni, trustees, faculty, and friends joined all four SCI-Arc directors to raise nearly $400,000 for student scholarships.

The benefit dinner celebrated SCI-Arc’s forty years of innovation and architectural experimentation, and the school’s mission to find radically new responses to the needs and aspirations of today’s world.


Interviewees (in alphabetical order)
Hernan Diaz Alonso
Barbara Bestor
Joe Day
Neil M. Denari
John Enright
Dora Epstein-Jones
Michael Folonis
Ming Fung
Debbie Garcia
Tom Gilmore
Marcelyn Gow
Ray Kappe
Nicole Karpf
Jeff Kipnis
Thom Mayne
Eric Owen Moss
Jerry Neuman
Ian Robertson
Alexis Rochas
Michael Rotondi
Nick Seierup
Marcelo Spina
Tom Wiscombe
Jenny Wu
Andrew Zago

Executive Producers:
Eric Owen Moss
Ming Fung
Hernan Diaz Alonso
John Enright
Reza Monahan

John Herman

Aaron Bocanegra
John Herman
Jessica Wheeler
Peter Zellner

Director of Photography: Michael Halper

Camera Operators:
Michael Halper
John Jurko
Brandon Whiteside

Steadicam Operator: Brandon Whiteside

Sound: A.Tad Chamberlain

Post-Production Supervisor: Aaron Bocanegra

Editor: Michael Halper

Music Composer: Rob Gokee

Motion Graphics: Aaron Bocanegra

Additional Images/Animatios/Videos courtesy of:
Eric Owen Moss Architects
Griffin Enright Architects
HErwig Baumgartner
Nicole Karpf
Ryan Tyler Martinez
Reza Monahan
Morphosis Architects
Oyler Wu Collaborative
Perkins+Will Architects
SCI-Arc 2012 Thesis Selections
Manori Sumanasinghe
Tom Wiscombe Design

Special Thanks

SCI-Arc students, faculty and staff
SCI-Arc Office of Development
SCI-Arc Board of Directors
SCI-Arc COO/CFO Jamie Bennett

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