The Foundation Unit (FUn) Studios are comprised of a majority of true freshmen students that have a proven record of academic excellence as demonstrated by their high school record and a small number of transfer students that have a similarly recorded performance in their prior studies.
At the conclusion of this series of studios the student should be able to identify the key issues of an architectural design problem of modest complexity, research these issues, visualize alternative solutions using a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media and modelling techniques, develop the potential solutions and clearly articulate why the solution is appropriate, sustainable and beautiful.
First and foremost, the student should be able to organize these various practices as a collaborative activity.
1) develop an understanding of architecture as a complex system
(2) develop an understanding of architectural design as a collaborative activity
(3 )develop an understanding of architecture as a spatial and temporal experience
(4) develop an understanding of architecture in context
(5) develop an understanding of craft through building
(6) develop a connection between history, theory and practice
(7) contribute to the existing body of knowledge
Habits of mind:
incite the desire to practice
Habits of work:
design as a research-based activity
design facilitated by communication in various media
representation as rhetoric