ARCH 270 Design in Practice



Faculty Assigned
Tu Th 2:00pm - 3:15pm (ARC 0204)
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Linear Gallery - March 3rd through March 21st, Gallery Talk and Opening Reception 12:30pm March 7th

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Exhibit (GENERAL POSTER_Y 13-14_spring.pdf)
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The exhibit--March 3-22, 2014--celebrates the design thinking of 84 undergraduate students in ARCH 270 Design in Practice. This General Education course in the innovative I-Series and Scholarship in Practice categories has just been designated a Fearless Ideas course by the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students work collaboratively in a physical modeling process, resulting in full-scale prototypes of cardboard chairs. In the process, students become experts on chairs and cardboard but, more importantly, they learn the design process that architects put into practice: valuing collaborative teamwork, generating alternatives, iterative processing, learning from failure, revising, refining, presenting, critiquing and reflecting.

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Slots, Slats, Tubes, Tabs, Lacing, Bracing: explorations in cardboard (Chair Exhibit.pdf)
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Syllabus 2014 (ARCH270_Syllabus_2014_rev1.pdf)


Catalog Description

Case studies and hands-on design projects ranging in scale from a product to a building to give students insight into the process by which architects work both individually and collaboratively to put disciplinary knowledge and expertise into practice to shape our built environment.


A Fearless Ideas Course from the Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AIE): Click here for more informationon the Fearless Ideas Courses.


A General Education I-Series (SCIS) and Scholarship in Practice (DSSP) course.