Elaboration Studio: Second Year Spring

Jeremy Ficca, Coordinator

S16 | Jihoon Park (B.Arch 2020)

S16 | Jihoon Park (B.Arch 2020)

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.

S16 | Cotey Anderegg (B.Arch 2020)

S16 | Cotey Anderegg (B.Arch 2020)

S16 | Jihoon Park (B.Arch 2020)

S16 | Jihoon Park (B.Arch 2020)

S15 | Timmy Khalifa (B.Arch 2019)

S15 | Timmy Khalifa (B.Arch 2019)

S15 | Adam Kor (B.A 2018)

S15 | Adam Kor (B.A 2018)

S15 | Gunn Chaiyapatranun (B.Arch 2019)

S15 | Gunn Chaiyapatranun (B.Arch 2019)

S15 | Kelly Li (B.Arch 2019)

S15 | Kelly Li (B.Arch 2019)

S13 | Kirk Newton, Mark Terra-Salomao (B.Arch 2017)

S13 | Kirk Newton, Mark Terra-Salomao (B.Arch 2017)


Faculty

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.