Instructor: Vanessa Batista & Gregory Simon

Architecture is the art and science of designing our built environment. The Architecture Studio is, first, a place for work; second, a place to make discoveries; and third, a place for discussion and critique. Students develop the ability to communicate their ideas by way of 2D representation and compositing, physical and digital model making. This eventually leads to direct-to-manufacture techniques for the production of models, components and assemblies via 3D printers, laser-cutters and CNC machines. There are opportunities for students to participate in structured learning experiences such as museum visits, building tours, visits to architecture firms and, potentially, internships. At the end of this four-year course sequence, students are prepared for post-secondary studies in a wide variety of design-related fields.