Theory to Practice Photography Workshop. Led by Art History faculty Gabie Strong and Saul
October 21, 2010
Zone V Photo Club Gallery Talk. Let by Photography faculty and Zone V director Niku Kashef.
October 18, 2010
Julius Shulman Institute Fellows Program
The JSI sponsors a fellows program that recognizes emerging architects of significance whose
contributions enrich the progress of the profession and whose careers show a dedication to
Teddy Cruz and Jennifer Siegal, two rising stars in American architecture, have been named the
first fellows of the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University. Named for and supported
by the renowned architectural photographer, the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University
provides programs that promote the appreciation and understanding of architecture and design.
As the inaugural fellows of the Shulman Institute, Cruz and Siegal will share their innovative
approaches to architecture by lecturing, teaching and furthering their areas of research in the trans-
border region and mobile design, respectively.
Cruz has gained national recognition for his socially responsible and artistically motivated projects
focusing on housing and urban development along the Tijuana-San Diego border region. The
Guatemalan-born architect is based in San Diego where he is principal of estudio teddy cruz. He
was previously a faculty member at Woodbury’s School of Architecture and Design at the San Diego
In addition to being named a Shulman Institute Fellow, Cruz was chosen to give the inaugural James
Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City in Montreal, New York and London in 2004 and 2005. He
received a Rome Prize for study at the American Academy in Rome, and has lectured and published
Cruz is an architectural graduate of Cal Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, with a master’s
degree from the Harvard School of Design.
Siegal is known for her work in creating the mobile home of the 21st century. She is founder
and principal of the Los Angeles-based firm Office of Mobile Design (OMD), which focuses on
designing “non-permanently sited structures that move across and rest lightly upon the land.” Her
projects have been profiled in publications such as the New York Times and Esquire magazine.
Siegal’s innovative mobile structures include customized, prefab Modernist homes; the Mobile Eco
Lab that was used to teach area students about the environment; and the Portable Construction
Training Center that was created for the Venice Community Housing Corporation.
Siegal’s projects were featured in her book, “Mobile: The Art of Portable Architecture”
(Princeton Architectural Press, 2002). Siegal, who was previously a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard
Design School, earned her bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and
master of architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.