Degree Project, Spring 2011

  • Work by Caddy Dan Zhang. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
    Work by Caddy Dan Zhang. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Matthew Cruite. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
    Work by Matthew Cruite. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Meredith Klein. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
    Work by Meredith Klein. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Brad Lightner. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
    Work by Brad Lightner. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Aaron Plewke. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
    Work by Aaron Plewke. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Shin Young Park. Degree Project, Spring 2011.
    Work by Shin Young Park. Degree Project, Spring 2011.

Degree Project, Spring 2011

Andrew Cruse, Visiting Assistant Professor
Eric R. Hoffman, Visiting Assistant Professor
Philip Holden, Senior Lecturer
Sung Ho Kim, Associate Professor
Jenny Lovell, Assistant Professor
Adrian Luchini, Raymond E. Maritz Professor

In this final semester studio, each student develops a comprehensive design project that conveys an independent, critical position on the making of architecture in the world. This includes development of program spaces and relationships, development of structural and environmental systems, building envelope systems, life-safety issues, and technical construction sections and assemblies, along with experiential renderings and a focus on telling a critical project story.

Based on the product of the preceding Design Thinking Degree Project Preparation—an individually initiated programmatic, intentional, and situational framework—each student develops an aspiring and compelling conceptual framework, progresses to a convincing development of all aspects of the project (formal, spatial, experiential, organizational, structural, and technical), and creates a clear, full, and persuasive presentation of their work.