4A Option Studio - Design Build as a Methodology of Design Research

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This studio explores design-build as a methodology for architectural research.Design Build studios are run in schools of architecture in many locations throughout the world, providing a wide variety of opportunities for architecture students engage detailed design and technical development, similar to work done in a professional environment of architectural practice.

The development of new building techniques and material technologies are sometimes at play, while other times students have a chance to engage with community initiatives that they would otherwise not have the opportunity to work on.

The studio will involve understanding the underlying principles, of approach, learning objectives, learning outcomes, of embodied hands on learning, as part of a professional architectural education. Documentation will include financial and logistical resourcing, support requirements regarding space and equipment, permanent vs temporary fabrication outcomes, community relationships and their associated benefits and outcomes.