This course enables students to explore both the conceptual and practical realms of architecture through a series of studio projects, with supporting lecture content. Discussions focus on how experience, daily use, culture and aesthetics influence the field of architectural design, while studio projects develop a creative yet rigorous design process through drawing, model making, and critique. Initially, students complete design exercises that develop understandings of three-dimensional form, material properties, architectural scale, and spatial experience. As the course progresses, students apply these principles to a site-specific design project with programmatic needs. Individuals with or without design experience are welcome, as projects are suitable to each student’s background.
Students exhibit their work at Open Studios held 4–6 pm on the final day of class.
June 22–July 28, 2020
Mondays + Tuesdays
9 am–4 pm
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380