5 credits. Letter grades only.
This studio focuses upon urban, site-scaled projects that consider significant cultural landscapes. The course explores theories of urban design strategies, sustainable design, and landscape representation. These are explored through a semester-long project that is derived from specific site and place. The integration of site history as well as contemporary urban condition is explored that supports an understanding and relationship between theory and practice.
Students will become familiar with and gain confidence in the design research as a method for solving urban planning problems.
Students will gain the ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate on-site and adjacent systems (both natural and man-made) and their interactions.
Students will be able to develop conceptual designs through three-dimensional electronic models and site-based diagrams.
Students will be able to expand conceptual design models into spatially defined and refined urban plans.
Students will develop graphic and computer skills to clearly communicate design intent.