Comprehensive Integrative Design Studio 

ARCH 573 | Spring 2017
Professor Michael Kim 


Advanced architectural studio with emphasis on Comprehensive Integrative Design for maximum value creation under the realistic technical, legal, and budgetary limitations. The subject projects are technologically demanding and functionally complex buildings such as Tall Buildings, Hospitals, Research Labs, and Air Terminal Buildings. The projects are typically the real ones that are being or recently designed by the firms of international prominence. On a rotating basis, the firms serve as the Teaching Offices with their senior members serving as Expert Consultants as well as the “Client.” To acquire the skills for successful project execution with maximum value creation, the projects are executed collaboratively through project teams under strict time-budget and project requirements through comprehensive integrative design process. A full-day trip to Chicago is required for the Project Kick-off Meetings with the “Clients” and Lectures on deigning the subject building types by the experts of the Teaching Offices. An additional trip may be required for design reviews in the Teaching Offices.