Arch 420 Architecture Design 2
This is the final semester in the required series of four undergraduate studios in architectural design. Each semester you have been challenged to design more complete buildings accommodating more complex programs. That trend continues in 420. Drawing on the knowledge you have acquired in prior studios as well as lecture courses, you will be expected to comprehensively design complex buildings that are structurally sound, comfortable to be in, programmatically functional, and beautiful. Up until now you worked on sites that had limited options for siting your building and with a relatively low level of difficulty in terms of required site design. In 420 your sites will demand more attention, requiring more analysis and much more sophistication in earthwork and site design. You will be thinking of your projects as unified site and building compositions.