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960 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles , California 90013-1822

Disability Resource Office

ADA Coordinator or Disability Services Director
960 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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About Southern California Institute of Architecture

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is a prestigious not-for-profit private university located in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California. Renowned as a leading center for architectural education and creative innovation, SCI-Arc offers a comprehensive four-year program that prepares students for successful careers in the field of architecture.

Situated in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, SCI-Arc benefits from its prime location in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world. Los Angeles is renowned for its rich architectural heritage, with iconic landmarks such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Getty Center, and Griffith Observatory dotting its skyline. The city serves not only as a limitless source of inspiration for students but also as a living laboratory where architectural theories can be put into practice.

Founded in 1972, SCI-Arc has established itself as a trailblazer in architectural education, constantly pushing the boundaries of design thinking and experimentation. The university prides itself on its innovative curriculum, fostering a culture of intellectual curiosity and out-of-the-box creativity. With a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, SCI-Arc ensures that students gain practical skills through workshops, design studios, and collaborative projects, enabling them to approach architectural challenges from multiple perspectives.

SCI-Arc takes pride in its faculty of distinguished architects, designers, and scholars who are passionate about both the theoretical and practical aspects of architecture. The faculty members bring a wealth of professional experience and expertise to the classroom, providing students with invaluable mentorship and guidance. Additionally, the small class sizes at SCI-Arc create an intimate learning environment, offering students the opportunity to engage closely with their professors and peers.

The institute’s unique architectural approach is characterized by its commitment to experimental design and cutting-edge technology. SCI-Arc encourages students to explore unconventional forms, materials, and construction methods, challenging conventional notions of design and functionality. This emphasis on innovation and exploration creates a fertile ground for students to develop a distinct design aesthetic and to push the boundaries of architectural expression.

Beyond its academic programs, SCI-Arc also offers a myriad of resources and opportunities for students to engage with the wider architectural community. The school hosts regular exhibitions, lectures, and symposiums featuring renowned architects, giving students the chance to interact and network with industry professionals. Additionally, SCI-Arc boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including design studios, fabrication labs, and a renowned library, providing students with the tools they need to bring their creative visions to life.

In conclusion, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) stands as a premier institution for architectural education, not only in Los Angeles but globally. With its unwavering commitment to innovation, hands-on learning, and avant-garde design, SCI-Arc empowers students to become visionary architects, equipped to shape the future of the built environment. Located in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, SCI-Arc offers a stimulating environment for architectural exploration and a wealth of opportunities to engage with the architectural community.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations