ARH 650: Introductory Design Studio I

ARH 650: Introductory Design Studio I

Faculty: Yim Lim Jew / Alberto Bertoli / Vasilena Vassilev / Stephanie Davidson / Mark Myers

Course Description

This course covers the fundamentals of composition and organization found in architecture. This course also provides an introduction to a range of drawings, diagrams and simple modeling techniques. Students learn the interrelationships of program, geometry, composition and narrative that are used in the architectural design process.


Course Learning Outcomes

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Observe and collect architectural information for the assigned projects and sketching assignments
    • Identify and illustrate basic elements of composition, order and form through drawing presentation.
    • Clearly identify and illustrate and exhibit comprehension of architectural ordering principles through two-dimensional diagram drawings.
    • Identify and illustrate architectural elements and the related form, space and order defining them.
    • Research, analyze and interpret the work of historically significant architects using academically appropriate primary and secondary sources
    • Work in collaborative teams of peers
    • Describe a simple design proposal using site plan, plan, section and elevations.