Materiality and Assembly: Recitation
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Architectural Design
Course Number: PUAD 2031
Course Format: Discussion
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Architecture
  • Sustainable Design
This course introduces Architectural Design students to the nature of materials and their direct application in ordering space. Materials are considered for their physical properties, for their phenomenological effects, their historical and contemporary cultural significance, and for their particular use in contemporary building design. Consideration is given to the impact of material choice and deployment on people and the environment as materials are installed in building assemblies, interior and exterior. Assignments will be both individual and team based, and will include a number of field trips to building sites.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Bachelors degree in Architectural Design majors; others by permission of the Architectural Design program. Pre-requisite(s): none. Co-requisite(s): PUAD 2030 Materiality and Assembly: Lecture.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Architectural Design students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.