This design studio places major emphasis on studies in urban spaces and design development of building envelopes as related to urban public-life, structural and mechanical systems, and principles of sustainability. Students work individually on an advanced building design and focus on medium scale, multi-story, urban-infill, buildings developed to an appropriate level of technical resolution. Students demonstrate an understanding of formal ordering and building-concept development as related to the tectonic form determinants.
This design studio places major emphasis on materiality and construction of built assemblies through hands-on activities. Development of craft, process, collaboration and technical documentation skills will be primary objectives of the course.