ARH 510: Studio 9: Mixed Use Urbanism & Research



This studio serves as a prelude to the students’ final thesis and is comprised of two parts. Students will conduct demographic and urban systems analyses, in the design of a mixed-use urban building, followed by a research-driven investigation of a selected site, program, and thematic topic.

Prerequisite: ARH 450, LA 292, LA 429, & a minimum of 126 units completed


Course Learning Outcomes

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Investigate typologies and integrate conceptual ideas for a strategic architectural design that responds appropriately to context and culture
    • Select/analyze a site and develop a program from which the capstone project will be developed in the next semester
    • Identify an area of research and submit a written thesis booklet describing and framing the inquiry
    • Develop and structure a methodology and process for advancing the design concept
    • Create preliminary design concepts for a complex program and mixed-use/hybrid building and identify major functional and environmental requirements
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC C.1 Research: Understanding of the theoretical and applied research methodologies and practices used during the design process.
  • Will display the following attitudes/ professional behaviors:

    • Meet assigned deadlines
    • Accept and apply critiques
    • Analyze and discuss work using industry specific terminology
    • Prepare for and contribute to class discussions and critiques