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Foundation Design B-1 Studio


Foundation Design B-1 introduces analysis as a basis for architectural design. Students engage in separate intensive analyses of a precedent and a site that introduce a variety of rigorous documentary and analytical methods. Students arrive at a fundamental understanding of the underlying concepts and principles found in site and precedent. 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 night of class will include an important discussion of course goals and rules; therefore, attendance is mandatory. Registered students who are absent from the first night of class will lose their place in the studio and will have to look for replacement courses during the add/drop period. NAAB Performance Criteria: A.1. Communication Skills; A. 2. Design Thinking Skills; A. 3. Visual Communication Skills; A.4. Technical Documentation; A.5. Investigative Skills; A. 6. Fundamental Design Skills; A. 7. Use of Precedents; A. 8. Ordering Systems Skills

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * SA7103 or SA7101 and VS152 and HT7101
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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