ARC 596

ARC 596– Case Studies in Weak Market Practices

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Course No.: 24634

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2018 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 402

Meeting Day(s): Monday

Meeting Time: 6:00PM - 8:40PM

Faculty: Ozay

Faculty: Ozay



This seminar will provide an overview of the emerging architectural, development, and art-based practices that go beyond the traditional architect-patron framework, in order to better address the problems of weak market cities and underserved urban areas. We will look at how some practitioners are developing new approaches in identifying needs, cultivating public support, and finding sources of funding to pursue and complete projects that challenge mainstream approaches.

In addition to focused readings and discussion sessions, the students will develop and present case studies and a brief term paper. The seminar will feature several presentations from practitioners in Buffalo area.