Hadley and Peter Arnold are founding co-directors of ALI. They have led the Dry Studio at Woodbury since 2002, and have taught multiple history + theory seminars on landscape, infrastructure and urbanism in the arid lands. Their design work has been recognized by Los Angeles's MAK Center for Art and Architecture; the LA Architecture + Design Museum, and the AIA/LA. Their ongoing research on contemporary and historic water infrastructures of the west is supported by grants from the Graham Foundation, LEF, Maxine Frankel Foundation, the Julius Shulman Institute, and the Bogliasco Fellows/Villa Liguria Study Center program.
Philip Shakhnis, Esq.
ALI's Teaching Associates, drawn from multiple disciplines from both within Woodbury and other partner institutions, work with graduate and undergraduate students in the classroom and in the field.
Will McConnell, Ph. D., Director of Woodbury's Writing Program, teaches Reading the West, a transdisciplinary seminar on the interpretation of key texts, landscapes, and constructions that have shaped the American west and its central narratives.
ALI plans to host its first Research Fellows in 2010-2011. Eligibility and application guidelines can be found under Research Fellows.
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