School of Architecture


Architectural Design IV

Architectural Design IV explores the connection between architecture and context. Students learn to investigate the qualities and complexities of the landscape and develop a system of notation; explore ecological and spatial characteristics that define the site and larger context as well as the opportunities they present in the development of architectural interventions; establish a critical design approach utilizing analysis and research to inform responses to site that respect and challenge the perceptions of architecture and its interaction with landscape; and develop a tectonic language consistent with the defined conceptual approach through iteration, resulting in material clarity and the development of details.