Victor Regnier, FAIA to head USC's School of Architecture new innovative Executive Education program

Last Updated: February 14, 2011

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The USC School of Architecture has announced ACSA Distinguished Professor, Victor Regnier, FAIA, will serve as director for the school's new Executive Education Program.

The XED program will feature 30 stimulating courses targeting the design and building industries and will be facilitated by Regnier, along with 50 nationally and internationally known faculty.

"Professor Regnier has long been recognized as an inspirational mentor and thought-provoking teacher among his students and peers, making him an ideal choice to lead this program," says Qingyun Ma, Della and Harry MacDonald Dean of the USC School of Architecture. "The concept behind the XED program is to create an intellectual bridge between the school of architecture and practicing professionals. Professor Regnier's long-standing leadership in the field and passion for design education is a model in itself that will be an asset to the program and its participants."

Regnier's award-winning academic and professional body of work centers on the design of housing and community settings for seniors, and has made him one of the world's leading authorities on housing for the elderly. He holds a joint professorship between the USC School of Architecture and the Leonard David School of Gerontology, the only appointment of this kind in the United States.

His interest in balancing theory with practice has led to many honors including being the only person to have achieved fellowship status in both the American Institute of Architects and the Gerontological Society of America. Having taught professional development coursework for practicing architects at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for many years, Regnier is looking forward to developing USC's unique program.

"Our approach will be West Coast-centric and will emphasize informal social exchange as well as academics," says Regnier. "I've always found that professionals learn best in settings where they can share their knowledge and perspectives with others."

The XED program applies a west coast and Pacific Rim perspective on a range of cutting edge topics including new trends, techniques, innovations and emerging knowledge/practice areas. All courses are designed to be intimate in size and a unique social environment outside of class is designed to encourage participants to socialize, network and share ideas among peers. The XED courses offered include timely topics such as, "Landscape Urbanism," "New Trends in Sustainability" and "International Development in China."

For information on The USC School of Architecture Executive Education Program, please visit

Contact: Barbara Casey Casey & Sayre (310) 473-8090

Last updated: 13-Dec-2012 01:34 AM
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