Beach erosion will make Southern California coastal living five times more expensive by 2050, USC study predicts
Aerial shot of Newport Beach.

The region’s sandy coastlines are vanishing at an alarming rate. It’s a warning sign for coastal communities worldwide, USC research suggests.

Class of ’24 Spotlight on Riffath Sultana Hidayathullah
Photo of Riffath Sultana Hidayathullah.

Riffath is dedicated to designing disaster-resilient and humanitarian architecture, using it as a tool for social empowerment and impact.

Class of ‘24 Spotlight on Calder Scarpa
USC Architecture student Calder Scarpa.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture, Calder Scarpa harnessed the value of interdisciplinary studies by exploring the relationship between food and architecture.

Using State-of-the-Art Tools to Cocreate a Future for the LA River
A small-scale model of a section of the LA River with trees and vegetation.

Imagine restoring a 51-mile-long concrete river—running through the heart of the Los Angeles Basin in California—into a vibrant corridor reconnecting fractured communities and ecosystems.

Class of ‘24 Spotlight on Anna Avdalyan
Anna Avdalyan

“Sometimes, a simple shift in perspective or scale can unveil solutions. I’m passionate about material activism because we can’t ignore the consequences of our material choices any longer.”

2024 Research Symposium Focused on Resilient Futures
A group photo of attendees at the USC School of Architecture annual Research Symposium.

On Thursday, April 11, USC School of Architecture hosted the annual Research Symposium on “Resilient Futures: Bridging Tradition and Innovation in the Living Environment.”

Video: Celebrating 30 years of the USC Environmental Studies Program with Karla Heidelberg and Jill Sohm
ENST director Jill Sohm

In honor of this milestone, we sat down at USC’s new Sustainability Hub for a chat between former ENST director Karla Heidelberg and current ENST director Jill Sohm as they reflect on the first 30 years of the program and share their vision for the next 30!

Sharing Untold Stories: Ph.D. student Amber Santoro highlights community impacts of freeway construction
Ph.D student Amber Santoro.

Inaugural USC Libraries Sustainability Fellow curates digital exhibit to spotlight community displacement during L.A.’s heyday of freeway construction.

BioFlare Wins The 2024 Min Family Challenge

The USC student startup is developing a device that would transform most organic food waste into cooking gas and reduce indoor pollution for millions.

Win Aung is Named on the Metropolis Future 100 List
Render of The Urban Activator project.

USC School of Architecture student Win Aung ‘24 has been named to the prestigious 2024 Metropolis Future 100 List, recognizing the top graduating architecture and interior design students in the United States and Canada.