LA + WATER: Re-imagining the Los Angeles River


We’re excited to announce the addition of Lewis MacAdams, Otis Graduate Writing Faculty, esteemed poet, and cofounder of Friends of the LA River, to the great line up at LA + WATER: Reimagining the LA River. Lewis will start the afternoon off with a reading and introduction. See details below. We hope to see you there! Sunday, November 23,2014, 2:00PM - 4:00PM | Free admission and Parking | Directions | Eventbrite | Facebook Join us for an afternoon of compelling discussion by four [more]

Break it Make it: What’s in your face wash?

Break it Make It

Creative Action class, Ban the Bottle Abolish the Bag, taught by Lara Hoad in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, presents Break It Make It, Wed. Nov. 19th 11am-12:30 on the Otis Lawn.   [more]

PALS Summit 2014


The 2014 Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) Summit met Oct. 1-4 at Pratt Institute in NYC. Michele Jaquis, Otis Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and PALS Fellow co-organized the summit with Deb Johnson, Executive [more]

UpCycle Day 2014


Come to the courtyard to join us for a free materials grab!  It's called UpCycle Day!  There's no telling what you may find!  In previous years, we've had power tools, fabric, wood, drawing paper, portfolio cases, plastics, paint, and electronics! [more]

Sustainability elective summer class participates in Westchester 4th of July Parade


Students in Robin Murez's Creative Action/Sustainability elective class "We are Surrounded" along with Interim President, Kerry Walk, and various Otis staff participated in the annual Westchester 4th of July Parade with an animal rights themed entry. [more]

Otis ALI seniors received Honorable Mentions in the Getting LA to Zero competition


Architecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors Merve Onur and Diana Gonong received Honorable Mentions in the “Getting L.A. to Zero” student competition sponsored by The Living Building Challenge Collaborative - Los Angeles.   “Getting L.A. to Zero” [more]