This studio focuses upon the experiential forces of cultural diversity, histories, and rituals which inform and influence spatial relations and design processes. A series of exercises and class projects exemplify the complex issues that contribute to the construction of significant typologies which resonate within global design practices. The course researches the intersecting nature of cultural histories, building types, unique rituals, and events which create unique opportunities that are realized through the class projects. Adding to the energy of the studio, students also incorporate current design issues such as sustainable design practices and ADA (Americans with Disabilities) codes into their projects. The goal of the studio is to visually articulate the working concerns and expand the cultural context of designers, thereby contributing an enhanced cognition of the dynamic matrix comprising our world.