Randy's Donuts, Henry J. Goodwin, Inglewood, California, 1953.

Randy's Donuts, Henry J. Goodwin, Inglewood, California, 1953.



What is the conference venue?

The conference is being held at the School of Architecture on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. The classrooms, auditorium spaces, and outdoor atria will provide ideal venues for paper presentations, lunch gatherings, and other events. The opening plenary will be held at the South Park Center (William Pereira, 1965) in downtown L.A. The closing plenary will be held at the Getty Conservation Institute (Richard Meier, 1997). Bus transportation will be provided to and from USC for both the opening and closing plenary. Tours will spread across the Los Angeles area, departing and returning from the USC School of Architecture.

When will early registration end?

Early registration ends at 11:59 Eastern Time on February 2, 2019.

When will the complete program with list of presenters and sessions be available?

Program development is ongoing and most presenters are confirmed. A complete program will be available in January 2019.

Where should I stay?

PRP3 is being held on the University of Southern California campus. The site is in close proximity and easily accessible from a number of hotels at a variety of price ranges.

A limited number of discounted room rates are available for conference registrants (from Wed. March 13 - Sat. March 16) at the nearby Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Designed by John Portman in 1976, this distinctive hotel is an icon of Los Angeles’ recent past legacy. Make a reservation online here. (Please note that we only have rooms available on those 4 nights at the conference rate - if you request dates before the 13th or after the 16th on the online form, you will likely get an error message.)

Do I need a Car?

Maybe, maybe not – public transportation is certainly an option!  If you plan to stay Downtown, or close to one of the light rail stations or the subway lines around the city, the USC School of Architecture is conveniently adjacent to the Metro Expo light rail line USC/Expo Park station (https://www.metro.net/riding/paid_parking/expo-line/). We will provide bus transportation to and from the School of Architecture to the opening plenary at the South Park Center and the closing plenary at the Getty, as well as the majority of the tours (the only tour exception is the Modern by Moonlight walking tour of Downtown on Thursday). Ridesharing is also an easy option in Los Angeles (Lyft and Uber) if you are so inclined. If you choose to drive to campus, on-campus parking is $12 per day.

What is included in a general registration?

General Registration includes access to:

  • opening plenary at the South Park Center

  • all conference sessions

  • continental breakfasts, box lunches, and refreshments on Thursday (March 14) and Friday (March 15)

  • closing plenary and reception at the Getty (Friday afternoon)

  • bus transportation to opening and closing plenaries

  • access to tour registration (separate fees required)

Can I register for a single day only?

Yes, single day (Thursday or Friday) registrations are available. 

Can I take a Tour without registering for the conference?

No, due to limited availability, single day or full registration is required for all tour participants. Conference registrants may purchase only one ticket per tour.

What is the cancelation policy?

Registrants can receive a full refund within seven days of the beginning of the conference.

Who should I contact with questions about my registration?

Contact registrar@prp3.org with any questions or issues regarding registration.

Are conference sponsorship opportunities still available?

Yes, organizations and companies may still support PRP3 through a sponsorship. Visit the sponsor page and contact info@prp3.org for more information.(