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Architecture: Analog & Digital Processes

This course explores thinking and making within architecture and is geared toward students who want to develop hand drawing (2D) and physical modeling (3D) skills over several projects. Students learn how architects develop design ideas through drawing, drafting, research, and ideation. Conceptual thinking is emphasized, providing students opportunities to envision change through multiple design approaches. In addition, students examine the works of artists, architects, and writers such as Andy Goldsworthy, Santiago Calatrava, Peter Eisenman, and Anthony Vidler for inspiration combined with active studio practice through drawings and handbuilt models of proposals for spaces, buildings, sculptures and/or future monuments. Students can expect to gain knowledge of the contemporary architectural landscape and the appreciation of the impact other disciplines have on architecture as well as a collection of 2D sketches and technical drawings, 3D physical models, and 2D portfolio-quality design boards. Some previous drawing experience helpful. SAIC provides basic equipment, but students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework and after-studio hours projects.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,332  
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost. 

This course has been rescheduled from June 15-26 to new dates of July 27-August 7.

Deposit: $100.00

In the event that your preferred class is full, please choose two alternative course choice options.

If all of your course choice options are full we will contact you.
Note: only one course can be taken per session. If you want to take more than one course, you may enroll in multiple sessions.
MSP Architecture Resized
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Sullivan Center 1406A
Course number 1002