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6/26/18

The objective of this seminar is to re-discover the function of threshold by investigating the thickness of facade where people perform much more than just entering and exiting. We will do focused case studies, rigorous site research on a public housing developments in Buffalo street and finally propose a novel renovation strategy based on the entry behaviors in the housing complex.

 

6/26/18
The semester will be organized to interrogate: Shaping the Healthy and Sustainable Buffalo Niagara for the next 100 years 
6/26/18
How do we formulate our position as architects? This seminar will ask you to critically reflect on your practice thus far, and to develop a working manifesto outlining your approach to architectural design. You will begin by considering the imminent demolition of a completed studio project (probably from third or fourth year). Through the prism of this impending demise, you will invent a narrative for your work at large, deploying the ghost of a disappeared architecture in the service of renewed interest in and reinvigoration of your young, promising architectural practice.
6/26/18
The Cybernetic Factory is the second studio in the Situated Technologies Research Group’s 2018-19 curriculum. It takes as its subject the architecture of advanced manufacturing and its integration into local economies and communities
6/26/18
This studio will explore the possibility of co-housing as a model for multi-lot urban infill for students and seniors in multiple Buffalo neighborhoods.  
6/26/18
The Ecological Practices Graduate Research Group’s studio (Spring 2019) will develop and fabricate a set of experimental bioclimatic façade and screen installations that address the role of the architectural surface in the building’s adaptation to its local ecology and its ability to provide ecosystem services.
6/26/18
The studio will work in direct collaboration with Maya Dunietz, an Israeli composer, performer, and sound artist on the design and fabrication of an anechoic chamber – an insulated, echo-free, acoustic environment designed to experience total silence.
6/26/18
On May 27, 1962, the coal seam that runs through the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania was ignited by the deliberate burning of trash at the Centralia landfill, located in the pit of a former strip mine.
6/26/18

The course will be hands-on and workshop-based. Technical introduction via skill-building exercises in computational design tools such as Grasshopper, Monolith, Kangaroo2, and K2Engineering will be incorporated into class-time to support student research. Prior experience with such tools is not mandatory.

6/26/18
This seminar will survey the changing dynamics between manufacturing, labor, technology and society from the Industrial Revolution to the present.
6/26/18
Creating environments which all people can experience in an inclusive and positive manner is important.  The previous course in this sequence (ARC 623: Behavior and Space) explored behavioral issues related to different environmental settings. This course will explore the methods by which we can learn about people’s responses to the designed environment. Learning about these techniques will provide evidence-based user information for your future design & planning work. The course falls within the Technical Methods domain of Inclusive Design. 
6/26/18
This course will provide experience in the use of key tools for the implementation of universal design. The course will focus on a certification program for universal design of buildings developed by the IDeA Center: Innovative Solutions for Universal Design, or isUD. 
6/26/18

The course will be hands-on and workshop-based. Technical introduction via skill-building exercises in computational design tools such as Grasshopper, Monolith, Kangaroo2, and K2Engineering will be incorporated into class-time to support student research. Prior experience with such tools is not mandatory.

6/26/18
This seminar will survey the changing dynamics between manufacturing, labor, technology and society from the Industrial Revolution to the present.
6/26/18
This course maps the terrain of ecological practices through examination of ten canonical project + text pairs.  The collection of ten buildings circumscribe a wide landscape of practices defined by differing agendas, logics, locations, and times.  The close examination allows one to better situate each in its technological and critical context, and gain insight into how such practices emerged.
6/26/18
This Material Culture Intellectual Domain reading seminar investigates distinct theoretical frameworks addressing our relationship to the physical world. The course is structured around ten theoretical lenses. 
6/26/18
By 2050, the world’s urban population will likely double. As urbanization proceeds rapidly, how do cities across the globe ensure the wellbeing of inhabitants? This course explores the many ways in which planning and design processes promote (or, hinder) food and health equity in urban settings.
6/26/18
What drives growth and development? How are land use patterns prescribed? What tools do planners use to shape the environment? This course examines factors contributing to land use with a focus on how policy mechanisms are used to steer development. 
6/26/18
This course is intended to introduce student to diverse health issues which are related with urban/physical environments in contemporary cities and stimulate interest in what is fascinating and challenging about this broad subject. 
6/26/18
The objective of this course is to familiarize undergraduate students with the historic social, cultural, economic and political factors which have shaped the contemporary city in the western (i.e., Euro-American) tradition.