Eric Owen Moss. By Christene Kommer Margaret Gonzalez YooMi Jang Vivian Wong. Biography.
By Christene Kommer
Moss’ affiliation with SCI-Arc began in 1974, when he joined the faculty. He has taught continuously since then, and served as a member of the board of directors. He intents to continue SCI- Arc “ traditions of non tradition,” moving the school forward by imagining the future of architecture, and setting up a school in which students can find their individual paths. The design strengths and talents of Los Angeles have fed many generations of architects, and Moss intents to “ feed L>A> to the world,” building on these explorations and investigations. He sees SCI-Arc as the place where architects devise radically new responses to the real needs and aspirations of today’s world.
Completed Projects include:
Stealth in Culver City, CA. (4)
Offices for a post-Production Film Firm (5)
The Beehive (6)
A parking and Garage Facility (7)
Moss’s “niche” or nature towards his architecture is to understand and reflect upon the language of the building relative to its program , and to the environment. He studies all aspects of the problem such as context, site, clients programs, and incorporates the innovations into the design of the project.
Moss’s specialties include designing “university facilities, office buildings, corporate headquarters, cultural institutions, theaters, galleries and exhibition spaces, restaurants, urban fabric and public space,”(www.ericowenmoss.com)
Non-Architectural hobbies and works include: