Los Angeles-based architect and educator Peter Zellner has announced that the Free School of Architecture (FSA) would be moving locations.
According to a press release from FSA, the school’s inaugural cohort has grown from an original estimate of 20 to more than 70 and as a result, FSA will now hold courses in The Container Yard (TCY), a 60,000-square foot collaborative arts space in Los Angeles’s Arts District neighborhood.
FSA was originally scheduled to operate out of the Architecture + Design Museum.
In announcing the move, Ash Chan, owner of TCY said, “[TCY] has always represented freedom of creativity and the pursuit of curiosity and knowledge—The opportunity to contribute to the evolution of accessible academia is such an honor.”
Zellner added, “We hope [FSA] can contribute to TCY’s spirit of public engagement and collaboration. TCY’s substantial indoor and outdoor spaces will allow us to experiment with class, lecture, and workshop setups, creating a model of education that is literally and conceptually open.”
The move comes as FSA gears up for its inaugural session on June 1st. The school will host an opening symposium titled “FREE” that day, focusing on the “state and future of architectural education.” According to the release, the symposium will explore new forms of education and pedagogy, discuss disciplinary and vocational issues, and address the socio-economics of education, post-digital, and post-studio education.
For more information, see the FSA website.