ARCH 273: Strategies for Architectural Design
Andrea Melgarejo de Berry and David Emmons, Fall 2018
“Strategies of Architectural Design” focuses on understanding the importance of site in relationship to human scale and the built environment by analyzing the typology, street, block and neighborhood. It includes a portion of research and analysis regarding precedent examples. In addition, students will be introduced to basic strategies of architectural design and how these strategies are implemented through tectonics and materiality. The last portion of the semester will focus on site-specific design and representation.
The course introduces graphic design concept development and the principles necessary for the architect to visualize, record creative thought, analyze and graphically present complex compositions related to the context. The class also emphasizes drawing as a practice, research and writing as a tool for understanding, good communication, and presentation.