ARC 202-1

ARC 202-1– Sophomore Studio

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Course No.: 17125

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Spring

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

Meeting Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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

Faculty: Bassett, Burkholder, Delaney, Maher, Mansure, Melnyk

At the foundation of a genuine understanding of the relationship between architecture and landscape comes a fundamental awareness of contextual evolution. Put more simply, things change. This change occurs at different rates and for different reasons based on contextual forces, thus the understanding and engagement of context becomes essential for the proper consideration on any architecture, for no physical project can live beyond the grasp of time.


The studio will push for the deep exploration of context while developing skills in inquiry, observation, curation, and narrative. 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 welding of architecture and landscape as a way of responding to a wide range of contextual forces such as social factors, ecological developments, and various urban agendas. Topical emphasis will be placed on circulation, accessibility, the seamless integration of architecture and landscape, and the ability to develop ideas that can inform not only structures, but entire sites in meaningful and compelling ways.