Thesis Research and Design II

There are two key requirements for any thesis:

  1. A thesis needs to be an intellectual proposition that is supported by proofs and is therefore put forward for discussion. A master thesis needs to be presented as a well-­ researched and adequately supported argument but it does not need to be an original or unique contribution to the field. Your thesis can begin with an urgent question about the world we live in, and progresses as you define how architecture can address this question.
  2. Your thesis needs to critically and creatively engage the practice of architecture


The goal of the winter term TR&D II studio is to provide a framework of lectures, workshops and scheduled deliverables that support your individual research and design work while working directly with your thesis supervisor.

Student Work Gallery

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    Spatial networks diagram.
    Spatial Networks
    Alice Huang
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    Street Activation Plan
    Street Activation Plan
    Alice Huang
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    Photograph of the forest
    monastic rituals involving deep observation and thick documentation of biological relationships
    Dhroov Patel
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    Annotated photograph of a ruin.
    Annotated photograph of a ruin.
    Jade Manbodh
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    Samples from industrial ruins
    Samples
    Jade Manbodh
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    Pigments and inks from industrial ruins.
    Pigments and inks from industrial ruins.
    Jade Manbodh
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    Elevation of the Sunset Strip.
    Elevation of the Sunset Strip.
    Kelsey Malott
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    Plan drawing of building.
    Plan
    Victoria Mantha-Blythe
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    Section detail
    Section detail
    Victoria Mantha-Blythe
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    Compilation of zines.
    Compilation of zines.
    Victoria Mantha-Blythe
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    Axonometric of street conditions.
    Axonometric of street conditions.
    Winona Li
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    Street analysis diagram of delivery vehicles condition.
    Street analysis diagram of delivery vehicles condition.
    Winona Li
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    Thesis diagram.
    Thesis diagram.
    Yuchu Su
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    Exploded axonometric
    Exploded axonometric
    Yuchu Su
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    Exterior render view.
    Exterior render view
    Yuchu Su