Architecture Studio: Designing Built Form

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This course will introduce the student to architectural design. We will learn the basic language of drawing architectural space and the process of designing within that language. We will read and discuss a range of approaches to: 1) designing habitable space, and 2) how the process of design is applied to a range of interventions in urban and environmental design practices. This will include looking at and thinking about how architecture is an art, one that expresses the values of a culture. We will explore how environmental sustainability is influencing the design of human environments and how to incorporate sustainability into design. The course will be project-based and include drawing, model building, designing with 3-D software, and graphics. Experience in drawing is helpful.