Jonathan Sharp (A ’16) admitted to inaugural class of the Free School of Architecture in Los Angeles
Founded by educator and designer Peter Zellner in 2016, the Free School of Architecture (FSA) will explore the edges of architectural education-- promoting free inquiry, free discourse and free debate. 36 students drawn from across the globe will join the recently launched, tuition-free Los Angeles based school starting on June 1st, 2017.
Jonathan Sharp was admitted to the FSA with a focus on the role of architects in today’s cultural & political landscape of Los Angeles and the rest of the country. He believes there is urgency for architects to engage more directly with the public in order to appropriately design new spaces for the future. Sharp’s interest in the “post-studio” & “post-digital” model of the Free School of Architecture lies in its potential to be a platform for young architects to link the urban experience with real-time practice as they build connections to design the future of our urban environment.
Follow the progress of the Free School of Architecture's inaugural class this summer at http://freeschoolofarchitecture.org. Students will be publishing an online and print journal documenting the efforts of the first semester.