Comprehensive Studio

  • Work by Sha Hua for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
    Work by Sha Hua for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Matthew DeLoatche for advanced studio taught by Robert McCarter, Spring 2011.
    Work by Matthew DeLoatche for advanced studio taught by Robert McCarter, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Erin Dorr for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Spring 2011.
    Work by Erin Dorr for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Kerry O'Connor for advanced studio taught by Stephen Leet, Spring 2011.
    Work by Kerry O'Connor for advanced studio taught by Stephen Leet, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Zhexiong Chai for advanced studio taught by Andrew Metter, Spring 2011.
    Work by Zhexiong Chai for advanced studio taught by Andrew Metter, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Jared Marcantoni for advanced studio taught by Wendell Burnette, Spring 2011.
    Work by Jared Marcantoni for advanced studio taught by Wendell Burnette, Spring 2011.

During the advanced options studio sequence, students are required to take one comprehensive studio to prepare them for the intensive work in the final Degree Project semester.

The role of the comprehensive options studio is to expand students' abilities from an
abstract design language to a tactile material engagement. The focus of the studio is a
strong design experimentation that is implemented in a highly resolved architectural
project. Students must develop structure and material systems, as well as appropriate
design responses to climate and energy use demonstrated through plans, interior and
exterior elevations, and models at appropriate scales. Building and/or wall sections
and/or models will be at a minimum of 1/4" or 1:50 scale. This studio should provide the
process and skills that will allow for expanded development in the Degree Project.