ARC 201

ARC 201– Arch Design Studio 3

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Course No.: 10092

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Fall

Location: Crosby – 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160

Meeting Day(s): Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Meeting Time: 1:00PM - 4:20PM

Faculty: Burkholder, Geiger, Gunawan, Jamrozik, Maher, Melnyk

Faculty: Burkholder, Geiger, Gunawan, Jamrozik, Maher, Melnyk

At the foundation of a genuine understanding of the relationship between architecture and landscape comes a fundamental awareness of context. This can be more generally understood as the relationship between and particular ‘thing’ and the forces that created it, the forces that interact with it while it exists, and the forces that destroy it. The studio will focus primarily on the curation of this relationship by the deep consideration of the interactions between architectural form and landscape context, both formally and performativity.


The studio will consist of precedent studies that focus on illuminating the range of form / context relationships that exist not just in environmental design but also in biology. In this way, the idea of the architectural ‘thing’ will be jettisoned for the idea of the ‘relationship’. Over the course of the studio, projects will continually attempt a calculated study of architecture in landscape as a way of responding to a wide range of contextual forces such as social factors and ecological conditions. Topical emphasis and requirements will be placed on circulation, accessibility, the seamless integration of architecture and landscape, site design, and the effective use of precedents throughout the design process