Elaboration Studio: Second Year Spring
Jeremy Ficca, Coordinator
This studio explores the rich potential of matter to inform architectural thinking and physically instantiate architectural ideas. We’ll rely upon curiosity, critical thinking, and reflection to consider how materials and systems are constructed and utilized to substantiate design intent. We’ll explore methods of design that foreground material systems to address questions of architectural performance and human experience.
As part of the core studio sequence, this studio builds upon the content of previous studios and seeks to impart students with a working methodology engaged in the material reality of architecture. As such, the lessons from previous studios related to conceptual, technical, urban and societal issues will be relied upon to promote a holistic understanding of the design process in which multiple factors are simultaneously in play and interdependent.
Through a rigorous process of modeling and prototyping, we will interrogate and explore architecture’s form, material and structure in service to a material gestalt in which the sum is greater than its parts.
2nd Year Spring
Each core studio is coordinated by a full-time faculty member, who develops the studio's pedagogy, content, projects, and faculty teams within the framework of the overall curriculum. The coordinator (in this case, Jeremy Ficca) offers lectures, workshops and critiques to support the studio's learning objectives and make connections with associated coursework. Within each studio, sections of 9 to 12 students are led by the prominent practitioners who comprise our adjunct faculty.