5 credits. Letter grades only.
This studio builds on prior course work with an expectation that participants can creatively manipulate the program and conditions of a site, with increased emphasis on contemporary technology and ‘best’ green practices. Projects focus upon the expression of design solutions that grow from and affirm an explicit sense of site and place. Social, cultural, physical, and historic factors and their relationship to site design and planning are critically explored through theory and practice.
Students will become familiar with and gain confidence in the design process as a method for solving site 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 models and quick sketches.
Students will be able to expand conceptual design models into spatially defined and refined site plans.
Students will develop graphic and computer skills to clearly communicate design intent.