ARH 609: Intermediate Design Studio I


Faculty: Peter Suen / Mark Myers / José Mayoral Moratilla / Jaime Daroca

Course Description

In this project-based course, conceptual design and the design development process will be explored in relation to all aspects of the built environment. Urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design will be covered.

Course Learning Outcomes

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Conduct research on site analysis (local and regional)
    • Conduct and utilize research and analysis on architectural precedents in design propositions
    • Organize collected information into informative diagrams establishing relationships between diverse information sets
    • Develop innovative structural design strategies that integrate spatial and surface design
    • Describe through sections and three-dimensional drawings the structural design and its impact on the proposed aesthetical system
    • Based on contemporary design methodology develop complex building solutions that establish an organized program and integrate clear circulation and deliver a workable building solution
    • Illustrate a design process based on rigor and commitment to concepts and the development of ideas
    • Illustrate the inspirations for design from diverse fields such as science, art and philosophy
    • Communicate design through the use of generative techniques which include traditional drafting, hand sketching,computer modeling and diverse material modeling techniques and applications