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Foundation Design B-1 Studio


This course expects students to further their abilities in design thinking by building a studio practice. The semester is a choreographed design simulation with embedded observational and visual research. Students are advancing their understanding of fundamental architectural topics such as scale, proportion, human experience, movement and order. An effective studio practice is engaged in making, drawing, diagramming and research into precedent. A student’s design process is steered toward design development to reach a more resolved building language and grasp of spatial relationships. Students will cultivate and set forth a particular attitude about site and precedent, which serves as the basis for a complete design proposal for a functional program on a given site. The first class will include an important discussion of course goals and rules; therefore, attendance is mandatory. Registered students who are absent from the first class will lose their place in the studio and will have to look for replacement courses during the add/drop period.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * SA202 and HT101
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring, Summer


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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