Annie & Rick create “Friction” in SCI-Arc Lecture

On March 17, 2021, Annie Chu (B.Arch ’83) and Rick Gooding (B.Arch ’84) returned to their alma mater to present their new lecture, “Friction: A Duality,” at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). The lecture combines a traditional presentation with simultaneous, real-time sketching, an homage to Annie and Rick’s longtime appreciation of the craft of hand drawing. Watch the full lecture here.

Friction is a condition that foments a partnership. That’s the rub… two things happening at once, two bodies, two heads are better than one? The process can be smooth, but more often than not, it is a struggle: roughness against roughness that generates heat and slows us down — but ultimately propels us forward. This is the modality of our work process. – Annie Chu & Rick Gooding