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Instructor Info:Michelle Darling
Office Extension x5428
TA Info:Anna Nilles
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
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 also necessitates considering sustainability issues in the broadest sense from the very beginning of the design process. Over the course of the semester, students will be given a series of projects that will introduce visual and spatial thinking and communication. Emphasis will be placed upon developing a conceptual approach to a problem and investigating a design process that may lead to surprising and unexpected outcomes. Projects will increase in scope and complexity over the course of the semester. Specific projects will address issues of materiality, structure, mass, light, and the peripatetic experience. All projects will be presented in a studio critique format with drawings and models conveying the intent of the design project. Note: this course is a pre-requisite for all advanced architectural design courses. This course satisfies the Division I distribution requirement.