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Instructor Info:Michelle Darling
Office Extension x5428
TA Info:Christopher Love
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
09:00 AM - 11:50 AM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 3
09:00 AM - 11:50 AM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 3
Description: This is an introductory studio for those students interested in exploring the design fields: architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and product design. These fields all share a studio based approach to problem solving that is at once spatial, material, conceptual and social. In practice today, this necessitates also considering sustainability issues in the broadest sense including environmental, social, economic and political. Over the course of the semester, students will be given a series of projects that will introduce visual communication tools such as plans, elevations, and sections, projected drawings and model making. Emphasis will be placed upon developing a conceptual approach to a problem and developing a design process that may lead to unexpected outcomes. The specific projects will address issues of the body, light, comfort and materials. All projects will be presented in a studio critique format with drawings and models conveying the intent of the design project.