1A Design Studio

Teaching Assistant(s)
Kelsey Dawson
Isabel Ochoa

ARCH 192 is the first in a series of design studios intended to develop design and representation skills, architectural literacy, and critical thought. Assignments are organized around a sequence of four design problems which serve as the primary vehicle for students to achieve course objectives. Each project focuses on a set of tasks that simultaneously develop conceptual, technical, and analytical skills, while introducing various approaches to design methodology, specifically two- and three-dimensional composition, transformational operations, analytical/comparative studies, and the exploration of the relationship between architectural space and its site and program. Students will be expected to reflect on and synthesize all lessons, identify their strengths and interests, then take risks by venturing beyond perceived minimum expectations.