333: Architecture Summer Studio

3 critics for 3 projects in 3 weeks
Instructors: Brian Price, Andrew Atwood, Anna Neimark
SF / 15 sessions / ARCHT–444 / MARCH–604
Prerequisite: Undergraduate: completion of at least one year of Architectural studies; Graduate: permission of graduate department chair
July 27-August 14, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

333 is an intensive architecture design studio that brings leaders in the field to work with students in a laboratory–like environment at CCA. 333 emphasizes exploration and innovation with cutting–edge methods, materials and technology. 333 capitalizes on the rich geographical, social and cultural features of the San Francisco Bay Area as resources and catalysts for experiments in architecture and urban design. CCA’s digital fabrication labs and shops will be available for the duration of the course.

Andrew Atwood’s creative work is situated in contemporary digital techniques and technologies to expand on existing methods of architectural representation, in effect creating new forms, visualizations, and processes for architecture. He designs and builds digital machines to explore design and building processes. Atwood's work and teaching demonstrates a sophisticated knowledge of historical precedents, representational theory, construction and digital fabrication. The machines and their products inventively conflate two- and three-dimensional representation, as well as the digital and physical, and make evident his capacity to design across scales, from architectural details to buildings to regional landscapes.

Atwood has received critical acclaim from respected architectural publications, including: Architectural Record, Perspecta, Project and ThinkSpace Pamphlet Series, and Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production.

Atwood teaches architectural design at UC Berkeley.

Anna Neimark is a principal of First Office, co-founded in partnership with Andrew Atwood in Los Angeles. Built projects include a collaboration on the Pinterest Office Headquarters in San Francisco, a Dome stage in Afghanistan, a temporary Screening Room at the MAK Center for Art in Architecture in Los Angeles, and a rehabilitation of a Shotgun House in Lexington, Kentucky. Neimark has published essays “On White on White” in Log and “The Infrastructural Monument” in Future Anterior, as well as texts co-authored with Atwood in Perspecta, Project, Think Space Pamphlets, and the forthcoming issue of the Cornell Journal for Architecture. A selection of essays and projects, Nine Essays by First Office, has just been published by Graham Foundation’s Treatise: Why Write Alone. Neimark is faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Prior to joining the faculty at SCI-Arc, she taught at the University of Southern California and worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam and New York.

(3 credits)

This course satisfies 3 units of Advanced Studio, a Studio Elective, or a BT Elective for BArch students; for MArch students, this course satisfies an architecture Elective or BT Elective.

The following summer study-abroad courses also satisfy Architecture Studio Requirements: