ARCH 6306 - Design Studio 4, 6 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ARCH 5306 with C or better or CIAT 5306 with C or better

Level: Upper

This studio course concentrates on developing the problem solving skills associated with the design of adaptive reuse and historic preservation building projects. Projects will involve the gathering of information about the historical evolution of the building, the documentation and analysis of the building's structural and material conditions, the understanding of the building's relationship to its wider physical and cultural environment and making appropriate design decisions in respect to new uses. Over the course of the semester, students will creatively synthesize their research, building and site with new program requirements into schematics and design development proposals. Sustainability, standards for documentation of as-built conditions, architectural styles, identifying architectural character, historic construction technology and materials will be addressed.