ARC 548

ARC 548– Design Build

Course Details

Course No.: 23328

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2016 Fall

Location: TBD – TBD

Meeting Day(s): TBD

Meeting Time: TBD

Faculty: Wales

Faculty: Wales

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This Design-Build Seminar will focus on the design, drawing, modeling, fabrica- tion, and construction of functional public art & green building components. Work this semester will include the continuation of the Buffalo Benches Project, working in the Old First Ward. Students will continue fabrication and design of benches that will be set in an Old First Ward / Canalside / East Side community.


There is also the possibility of continuing previous Small Built Works projects, or developing a thesis-like proj- ect with the Instructor’s permission. Small Built Works is open to all students looking to work on a hands-on project. Construction experience is helpful but not required to take this course.


Part of the semester will include a design charrette with the Urban Design Graduate Research Group studio working on the Scajaquada Creek from Forest Lawn Cemetary through Delaware Park to the Niagara River.


The Small Built Works Program has produced conceptual design-build projects in Buffalo communities since

  1. 2001. In 2005, the series of works to-date won the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s

(NCARB) Grand Prize for the creative integration of education and practice.


Students work directly with clients during all phases of the Design-Build process. Construction tasks will in- clude wood working–both framing and finished work–steel fabrication, concrete forming & pours, setting hand made terra cotta tiles, landscaping, as well as making Shop Drawings and As-Built Drawings. Students will complete Construction Documents through to installed work.