Students are introduced to the field of architecture through a studio project for a public building in New York City. They address complex urban and architectural spatial problems through field observation, architectural drawing, and model making. They acquire technical skills and develop the understanding of scale, form and spatial relationships needed to interpret the built environment. Students divide their time between designing in the studio, learning to analyze and represent space, and gaining on-site experience on field trips to locations in New York City.
NOTE: This course requires students to bring a modern computer laptop to class to complete course assignments. The New School provides all degree and credit-seeking students (enrolled in the current term) with subscriptions for the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of architectural representation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the use of architectural scale through drawing and model making.
- Communicate design concepts, ideas, and strategies effectively visually and verbally
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of an individual architectural project within a collaborative urban context.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a design studio practice by participating in a variety of activities, including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques
This course is one offering from our Parsons Summer Intensive Studies program. For more information on schedule, registration, and refund policies, see program details.