6 PM - 7:30 PM
Boston Architectural College
320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Attending Studio Lottery is required for students taking Segment II studios (Core studios) or design workshops. Please note:
- Interior Design students do not participate.
- Architecture students taking A or B studios do not participate.
- Lottery results will be available online Thursday, August 8, 2013 by 12 noon.
What happens at Studio Lottery?
Instructors briefly present their studios and workshops. Students then meet with instructors to determine what their top five choices are. Students complete forms and hand them directly to Kyle Sturgeon. The registrar will automatically register students for the assigned studio [if you completed mail-in registration]. Students should not try to drop the course and add another; they will be prevented from adding/changing studios. You must contact Kyle Sturgeon via e-mail to discuss any problems presented by the lottery selection.
*Completed forms must be returned to Kyle Sturgeon by 7:30pm to be considered valid
How to choose a Core studio or Workshop?
Every architecture student is required to complete (4) Core studios and (1) Workshop in Segment II. At least one studio must be a C1 and one must be a C2. C1 studios are focused on conceptual production as well as methodological approaches to design and argument, resulting in schematic design proposals. C2 studios focus on building systems and material assemblies and result in a resolved building design proposal. It is strongly recommended that students entering Segment II should begin with a C1 studio. Graduate students may elect to take any studio section; while undergraduates may only take undergraduate studios. Students should balance what interests them with what they need to work on towards a complete portfolio submission.
How does the Lottery work?
Lottery is based on Segment II studio seniority. If a student has completed (3) Core Studios, then the student will likely get his/her first or second choice. If a student is taking the first C studio, then the student is not likely to get her first or second choice. After seniority, reasons written why a student wants to study with a particular instructor count - please include relevant information to this regard on your selection sheet. Make certain to say so on the lottery preference form. If a student wishes to study with a friend, this should also be included on the sheet.
If you are unable to attend the Fall 2013 Studio Lottery, please contact Director Kyle Sturgeon for information on submitting your studio selections via email. All course descriptions for Segment II studios and workshops are available online through Self-Service.