Kappe Library at SCI-Arc

960 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States
Kevin McMahon


Archives and Collections

The SCI-Arc Media Archive is a continuously-expanding online showcase with over 1000 hours of video, featuring the world’s most significant architects, designers, and theorists—including 11 Pritzker Prize winners—from 1972 to now, offered to the public unedited, for students, scholars and anybody with an interest in architecture, Los Angeles and experimental design.

Founded in 1972, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is an independent school offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in architecture. It is recognized internationally not only as a center for design innovation, but as a forum for debating new ideas in architecture. From the beginning, SCI-Arc actively engaged the community with public programs, including a lecture series, which started in 1974 and still happens Wednesday nights. Most of these videos document public events held at SCI-Arc.

Founding support for the Media Archive was provided by The Getty Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.