Gerhard Casper Quad: Lantana
Gerhard Casper Quad, Branner, Grove, Kairos, Phi Kappa Psi, Pi Beta Phi, and apartments in MIrrielees and EVGR-A
Lantana is part of the vibrant Gerhard Casper Quad. An upper-class neighborhood complex housing approximately 425 students, and home to the acclaimed Gerhard Casper Dining Commons. All of Lantana’s common spaces are located on the wheelchair-accessible first floor.
Rachelle Doorley and Scott Doorley are designers, artists, teachers and authors whose goal is to help students approach life and work with a creative mindset and a designer’s eye. They both treasured their UCLA undergraduate experiences and are grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Lantana community.
Scott is the Creative Director and an adjunct professor at the Stanford d.school. He was integral in the design of the d.school space and is co-author of the book, Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration. He was also a primary architect of the d.school’s Stanford2025 project imagining the future of on-campus education in the next decade. With a background and degree in filmmaking from UCLA, Scott teaches classes at the intersection of media and design and lectures worldwide on design and creative work. Raised outside of Boston, Scott has a thing for alleys, minimalism, and all things sound. He is also happy to talk & share music at any moment.
Rachelle is the founder of TinkerLab.com, author of the book TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, and artist in residence in Palo Alto’s Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP). She has a BA in theater from UCLA and an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard. She has worked in costume design on movies at Warner Brothers & Universal Studios, and as an arts educator in museums around the nation including the MFA Boston and The DeYoung in SF. In her free time, Rachelle digs craft nights, kawaii culture, contemporary art, chai tea, and spending time with family.
Scott & Rachelle’s two young daughters love to make things and are more imaginative and creative than their parents. Their home is fiercely guarded by Catie, Lantana’s rascal puppy-in-residence.