ARC 202-1

ARC 202-1– Sophomore Studio

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Course No.: 16481

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2018 Spring

Location: Crosby – 101,110,120,130,140,150,160

Meeting Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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

Faculty: Chow, Garofalo, Geiger, Gunawan, Hwang, Maher, Melnyk

The fall studio introduced architectural relationships as a calculated study of building in landscape as a way of responding to a range of contextual forces. For the Spring studio, we build on relationships further, by questioning the origin point of a project in time — and its continuing trajectory into the future. This studio will consider historically complex and significant contexts, identify and proceed from the origins of morphological process. Morphology – the evolution of form – will be treated as an inception point for historical cases, a process that is deeply affected by programmatic, structural and material concerns among others. Accordingly, an addition to a historically significant building will subject form to the programmatic, structural and material demands of today and tomorrow.


The studio will work on geographically remote, canonical works of architecture, all at the service of representing or administering nations. Work will focus on contexts of modern history, and on the associated problems of evolving construction and evolving states.