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OfficeUS Interview with Peter Zellner

On 16 June 2014, as part of our special program for “Bodies and Architecture” at KCHUNG radio, I sat down with Peter Zellner to discuss a range of issues we are grappling with at OfficeUS… The resulting conversation turned out to be full of provocative ideas and proposals for how architecture can be thought and practiced today. Here’s the transcript of this thoroughly anti-nostalgic and anti-heroic talk: surely a sign of promise for the profession.     MS: I’m sitting in a small, very functional meeting room, at the headquarters of AECOM in Los Angeles where I just had a short but very intense tour with Peter Zellner, the Principal and Studio Design Leader for AECOM Southern California. Peter Zellner, who I know for a

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Outpost Architects | Call for Applications

OfficeUS is inviting 90 architects worldwide to participate in the activities of a global architectural office. Members contribute their voices, expertise and skills to OfficeUS on a regular basis at a level of engagement they specify–from full time to a few hours a week. OfficeUS is an architecture collective that aims to redefine the terms of design and production of architecture on the global scale. Participation in OfficeUS is an act of architectural generosity towards the production of ideas and projects beyond current social, economical, pedagogical and disciplinary constraints. Eligible applicants are highly skilled, speculative and visionary architects. Applicants must have a professional degree in architecture or a demonstrated ability within the field of architecture, design, urban planning, engineering and/or

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Architizer is the Official Media Partner

The last century of US architecture is a story of expertise, exchange, and export. Today, five out of the ten largest global architectural firms are based in the United States, making the US one of the world’s biggest exporters of architecture. The forms, technologies, production methods, and products of US architectural offices have traveled the globe over the last hundred years, from the European importation of US architectural ingenuity in the 1920s, to the architectural campaign of the Marshall Plan in the 1950s, to the oil-fueled projects in the Middle East in the 1970s, to the contemporary global proliferation of super-tall buildings. OfficeUS reframes the history of US architecture through the lens of export while placing the figure of the

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