Architecture students exhibit biomimicry projects

By Jorge Aldaco  The students of Environmental used their imagination and skills to compose structures. Outside of the E7 Technology Center Tuesday, large wooden structures made by Environmental Design 102 students were displayed and critiqued by a professional architect. Professor Orhan Ayyuce had his students do an assignment that incorporated the use of natural materials. He also had them make elaborate designs inspired by flora and fauna. These designs became…

April 19, 2017

Architecture club wins at Design Village

By Ivan Cazares and Stephanie Garibay For the first time, members of the East Los Angeles College Architecture Club were awarded the most habitable award at the 2015 Design Village. The winning team Circadian Rhythms included members Ivan Hu, Saul Navarro, Matthew Rivera, Eddie Ramirez and Thomas Gin. Circadian Rhythms was one of three ELAC teams included in the competition, but was the only team to win an award. The…

April 30, 2015

Shelter projects demonstrate survivor skills

By Diego Linares An ELAC Design 102 class of approximately 25 students took place last Friday afternoon to present their solution to the problem with the, “Emergency Shelter,” project professor Alexis Navarro assigned. The project stresses the familiarity students must have with the materials they are appointed and the awareness and reaction to conditions. The students were told to make a portable single-person structure meant to survive such conditions made…

March 19, 2014

Architecture students place in contest, awarded best overall

By Keyla Lopez For the first time since 1978, students from the Architecture Department were awarded best overall structure at the annual architectural competition Design Village 2012 last Sunday. The competition was held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The winning team consisted of Felipe Oros, Adam Martinez, Mario Arana and Roberto Rojas. Another team from ELAC, along with 50 other teams from schools like Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Woodburry University,…

April 25, 2012

Former architect professor pushed students to become productive in society

By Edward Singleton Robert Theodore Weiss former architecture professor who taught at East Los Angeles College for 31 years died on Jan. 26. Weiss, a former Korean War veteran, began teaching at ELAC in the fall of 1961 and retired in 1991. As a young man, Weiss attended ELAC where he earned a scholarship to the University of Southern California. He graduated from ELAC in 1944. While attending USC he became…

March 20, 2012