Evolving from Frank Lloyd Wright’s precepts of organic architecture, our design process unfolds out of existing cultural and physical conditions, materials, and landscapes into well-crafted frameworks for human activities.
一道本不卡免费高清The Master’s curriculum encourages students to explore beyond perceived boundaries rather than relying solely on abstraction or being limited by preconceptions. The School integrates theory and practice. It uses a workshop model in which design and construction for communities is a central focus.
一道本不卡免费高清The M.Arch degree relies on the Design Studio as the core of the curriculum. Studios are taken every semester and are structured to explore a variety of facets of the architectural discipline. Students are typically enrolled in three progressive studios, an experimental studio, and an integrated studio. Finally, student work culminates in the preparation and presentation of a comprehensive thesis project centered on the design, construction, and inhabitation of a student shelter.
To expand knowledge and understanding of architecture, design studios are accompanied by core classes that focus on specific and required knowledge and skills. Core classes range from architectural history and theory to building codes and practice management. In addition to core classes, electives are offered to explore a variety of contemporary issues and/or related topics and disciplines that included allied arts such as music, literature, theater, and performance.
Alongside the academic curriculum, participation in professional internships, “real world” design charettes (intensive periods of work) and collaborations with other schools and institutions help to translate skills and experiences into successful practice, as does the undertaking of community design /build projects, both on and off campus, collectively designed by students, faculty, and staff.