ARCH 6430: Case Studies 1
Lecture - 4 credits
- Focuses on how architectural practice occurs and must be understood within a larger social context.
- The cultures-interests and objectives-of the constellation of participants in the bringing of a building to completion are dynamic, diverse, and complex, especially in an urban environment.
- Seeks to make sense of this broader social contract from within the perspective of professional design practice.
- As one of many participants in the process of bringing a building to completion, students review the roles, responsibilities, and interests of each contributor.
- Our task is to understand the obligations and constraints that constitute these relationships.
- Examines the products of design as manifestations of these relationships and situates them within a discourse of value-determined actions.
- Investigates normative and critical professional practices through selected readings and individual field research.
- Develops project case studies that provide examples of excellent design results achieved through the application of expert professional practices.
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