Integrated Design Studio
The Integrated Design Studios provide the opportunity for students to bring all the components of their education together to focus on a range of architectural design problems. Students study a variety of sites and themes that vary from semester to semester, and, working in groups, will be asked to consider relevant precedents, analyze programmatic, structural and environmental systems, accessibility and life-safety issues, and consider building materials and assemblies selection with attention to sustainable design criteria. Each student will prepare construction contract documentation, drawings and outline specifications for key components of the design project. These are reviewed by a wide-range of professionals from partner consultants and firms.