Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARCH 1518 - Constructing Drawings: Negotiating Between Digital and Physical

Summer. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Satisfies departmental free elective credit for B.Arch. students. Satisfies the Visual Representation or “any other ARCH class” requirement for the architecture minor. Cannot be applied toward B.Arch. Visual Representation concentration.


As the tools we utilize become increasingly digital and complex, it is necessary for designers to understand their limits and constraints as design and representational tools. Through this understanding, new methods of representation and visualization can be developed to expand how we think, see, and ultimately design. This course will examine the role of drawing as a generative tool for design to inform new methods of making. Through research, experimentation, drawing, and making, students will investigate new methods and processes for design which hybridize digital and analog techniques to inform alternative approaches for drawing. Further, students will engage with digital fabrication techniques, computation, and robotics to develop and test hybrid methods for architectural image-making.

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