This course examines the materialization of a building, whereby students are required to physically participate in the construction of a structure that they have designed. By engaging in the act of making, students are exposed to the material, procedural, and technical demands that shape architecture. Construction documents are generated and subsequently put to the test in the field. Students engage in collaboration with each other, and with a client, as they reconcile budgetary, scheduling, and labor constraints, and negotiate myriad regulatory, political, and community agencies. The course seeks to demonstrate the multiplicity of forces that come to influence the execution of an architectural intention, all the while fostering an architecture of social responsibility, providing structures for an underserved and marginalized segment of the community. For 2015 students enrolled in this course are required to work on the project from May 2 through July 1.

All Semesters

1013c
Summer 2017
Building Project
Adam Hopfner, Kyle Bradley
1013c
Summer 2015
Building Project
Adam Hopfner, Kyle Bradley