Architectural Building Design


This advanced architectural design studio course introduces students to a broad range of architectural concepts and issues through drawing exercises, exploration of design methods, and model building. Students continue to develop design skills by conceptualizing and representing architectural ideas through various media. Projects vary in size and scope and range from sketching and drawing to computer renderings using the latest professional design software; however, all projects require the same design process. Students discuss and critique their work with their peers and professional architects (through Chicago Architectural Foundation) through blogs and video conferencing. All work created in this course can be use for a personal portfolio. This course fulfills the graduation requirement for fine and/or practical arts.