California is home to public and private educational institutions that offer architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and urban planning programs — not to mention the myriad of community colleges providing notable two-year programs. In 2002, the AIA Los Angeles and a group of LA-based architects, architecture faculty, and design collaborators launched the first 2×8 Exhibition at the A+D Museum in Santa Monica. Fast forward 19 years later, the 2×8 Exhibition has become the foremost student-focused architecture exhibition and scholarship event in Los Angeles.
Archinect has been a frequent supporter and media sponsor of the 2×8 Exhibition and Student Awards Program. While last year’s exhibition and awards ceremony was conducted virtually, the current iteration, 2×8:Assemblies, features a collection of outstanding student works, enthusiastic exhibition designers, and a community of supportive architects, design professionals, and visitors.