Our focus in the first year architectural design studio is the establishment of a fundamental understanding of representation and abstraction and adding one’s own thoughts and ideas about spatial thinking to that understanding. This will involve a reiterative investigation into the relationship of technique, form and meaning through study, invention, testing and evaluation. A series of short problems will: expose students to the complexity of visual communication and the design act; develop the skills of graphic presentation necessary for interpreting and communicating architectural intentions; and instill the ability to combine insight with rigorous analytical study in a “design process” that is efficient, personally effective, and becomes second nature.
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