CRITICAL STUDIES: MA in Aesthetics and Politics alumnus and West Hollywood Council member John D’Amico will wrap up the year with a conversation about urban design in West Hollywood.
John D’Amico earned a BFA at CalArts in the early 1980s and went on to study business, architecture, and urban design. As a mid-career professional in the architecture and construction industry he returned to CalArts for an MA in Aesthetics and Politics in 2009. Like the NASA Galileo Missions that use the gravity of the inner planets to gain enough velocity for their long trips to the outer planets, John returned to CalArts to help catapult himself into the future. He is now a West Hollywood councilmember.
As founder of Studio One Eleven, Alan Pullman, AIA, leads design teams on mixed-use, urban infill and adaptive reuse projects. With over 20 years of experience in architecture and urban design, he has led project teams on a number of award-winning developments and is committed to enhancing communities through incremental urbanism—the development of modest projects that emphasize placemaking. Pullman is a registered architect in California and an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute, where he serves on the Inner-City Council. He is also a board member for the Long Beach Conservation Corps and a partner in East Village Partners, a community focused infill developer. Pullman received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University.