Fall 2021

Space and Design: Introduction to Studio Architecture

Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-105  |  Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-105

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Rachael Chase (Section 01)


(Offered as ARCH 105 and ARHA 105) This hands-on design studio will foster innovation as it guides students through the development of conceptual architecture. Through a series of projects that build on each other, students will develop their own design language and experiment with architecture at several scales - from an interior screen that plays with light, shadow and color, to a dynamic built structure and its integration into a site. We will work through both hand-drafted and computer drawings, as well as physical model-making to understand plan, section, and elevations as well as diagramming and concept models. Guest critics will attend three reviews during the semester, and students will present their work to design professionals and professors.

No prior architecture experience is necessary, but a willingness to experiment and a desire to learn through making are essential.

Admissions with consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Chase.

If Overenrolled: First priority to ARCH majors, then ARHA majors, then sophomores, first-years, juniors, seniors.


Artistic Practice, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2023