ARC 511– Arch Comm 1

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

This course will expose students to a variety of methods used in architectural representation, both 2d and 3d, while learning to look closely in order to gain the observation skills needed in the discipline of architecture.

Students will learn various techniques to communicate spatial conditions and concepts, including, but not limited to, hand drawing, surveying, cad and manual drafting, photographic manipulation, color theory, and basic techniques of model making. Targeted exercises will develop the students’ abilities to work with digital and analog techniques.

Course Details

Course No.: 10174
Department: Architecture
Semester: 2018 Fall
Location: Hayes Hall – 301
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday
Meeting Time: 9:30AM - 10:50AM
Faculty: Garofalo

Students will be challenged to express depth, represent space two dimensionally, grasp scalar changes, and work through transformation and seriality. In addition to a solid set and a broad array of communication skills and fabrication methods, students should leave the course with a more complex way of perceiving the built environment. Beyond the acquisition of technical skills, this coursework will challenge students to think critically about representational techniques, and will demonstrate how representations are connected to design process. Through completion of their tasks, students will develop a solid, basic set of skills upon which they can build in further studio and media courses.