Introducing ways of architectural seeing, thinking, and making, this course explores architecture as a two- and three-dimensional spatial discipline through sketching, drafting, model building, and digital representation.
Projects include analytical and sculptural explorations focused at the scale of the body, the room, and the city, culminating in the design of a building in an urban site.
Daily lecture and discussion sessions examine the history and theory behind current and traditional ideas of architectural space. Students learn how architects bring form and material to abstract concepts, generate architectural rhythms, and capture space and light through form.
The class makes a field trip to San Francisco—a city of world-renowned architecture and cutting-edge design—to visit architectural firms and directly experience important building projects.
Architecture is an all-day studio.