Arch Drawing /Model (ARCH-290)
A comprehensive course in exploration and design based on the use of various types of architectural and design models. After initial exploration and conceptual models are created, the evolution of design is refined using conceptual models as the basis for in-depth model analysis of the various design problems. Models are used as the primary three dimensional design tool through-out design development until the preliminary presentation model is established based upon the client's varied design criteria. The preliminary presentation model then initiates the process of architectural drawings that will accompany a presentation model. The final presentation is achieved in conjunction with presentation drawings mounted on boards to be presented to the client or the group of people that represent the final decision on an architectural project.The approach taken is based upon the professional experience of the instructor. This experience functions as the professional paradigm for the approach of the evolution of a fully three dimensional understanding of architectural models and architectural drawings starting from the conceptual stage through various stages of design development that result in the final architectural design presentation to the client. Visiting guest critics are brought into class who are professionals in the practice of architecture and design.
Faculty: Walter C Nicolai
Start/End Date: Jan. 22, 2013 - May 10, 2013