Denver Art Center

Denver Studio

Ben Naudet and Jared Heinzerling
Nilou Vakil
Arch 609
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This studio is a culmination of all previous design study with emphasis given to the demonstration of synthesis of all previously learned design skills. Denver Studio taught by Nilou Vakil provide an apportunity for the students to think about cultural and regional site specifity of the project at hand. The project include program analysis, site design, structure, formal composition, materials and methods of construction, technical development of building fabric, environmental systems, code and zoning compliance, and principles of sustainability. Students demonstrate an appropriate awareness of history, theory, equity and culture. The level of project development here are demonstrated by iterations, investigation of design, technically precise drawings and well researched written documentation in addition to other means of representation.