Fall 2022

Space and Design: Advanced Design Studio

Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-301  |  Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-301


Rachael Chase (Section 01)


(Offered as ARCH 301 and ARHA 301) This course will provide a framework for working through design-centered Architectural Studies thesis and capstone projects, as well as an opportunity for other motivated design students to develop their own project, portfolio, and distinct voice as an innovator. Through a series of rigorous and fast-paced design exercises, students will develop ideas for their own independent projects and produce a well-developed architectural building proposal. Students will document all drawings and physical models with a light box, and develop photography, editing, and graphic design skills, which will allow them to show their process and work, using an online portfolio, a thesis book, and a series of presentations. Students will present their work to design professionals and receive direct feedback on their architectural concepts as well as their graphic design and verbal presentation skills.The culmination of the course will include the production of a 1/8” physical building model, a 1/32” site model, plans, sections, elevations, and 3D views of the building, as well as graphic boards presenting concept diagrams, process work, precedents, and systems research.The two three-hour class periods are required each week; students will do additional work outside of class hours.Tools and materials will be supplied.

Requisite: Consent of the instructor. This class is required for Architectural Studies capstone and thesis projects. Consistent, rigorous, independent motivation is required. Limited to 12 students.

Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Chase.

If Overenrolled: First priority to ARCH majors, then ARHA majors.


Artistic Practice


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022