Skip over navigation

Course Offerings

Course Details

Fall 2010-2011
ARC 404   na, npdf

Advanced Design Studio

Amale Andraos
Guy J. Nordenson
Daniel E. Wood

The Advanced Design Studio examines architecture as cultural production, taking into account its capacity to structure both physical environments and social organizations. A specific problem or topic area will be set by each studio critic, and may include a broad range of building types, urban districts or regional landscapes, questions of sustainability, building materials or building performance. Studio work will include research and data gathering, analysis and program definition. Students are expected to master a full range of design media, including drawing, model-making and computer-aided design.

Sample reading list:
Alan Colquhoun, Modern Architecture
Robin Evans, Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays
Adrian Forty, Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture
K. Michael Hays, Editor, Architecture Theory Since 1968
Joan Ockman, Editor, with Edward Eigen, Architectural Culture 1943-1968
Colin Rowe, Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will be tailored each year to the specific topic of the design studio.

Requirements/Grading:
Design Project - 85%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Open to Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is open to Architecture Concentrators who are in their final year of study. It is an optional course for students majoring in Architecture, but is highly recommended for those wishing to pursue graduate study in architectural design..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
24175 U01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M W F        Enrolled:25 Limit:30