Architecture Design Studio 4
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Architectural Design
Course Number: PUAD 3011
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Architecture
"The studio depends on the application of prior studio learning to understand the complexities of building in context. Using various mapping tools and technologies, and a wide range of static and dynamic media, students will study a range of fabricated networks and systems. Using the documents created in the research phase of the project, precedent analysis and design development, students will develop and document new urban scenarios that include built elements. The recognition and understanding that Architecture is integral to a series of interconnected environments, physical and social networks, formal, material, and immaterial, that responds to a set of challenges, will be a significant goal of the semester. As designers collaborating within a studio environment, our (the students’) projects can reflect a shared philosophy of life and use, or embody the debate inherent in a multi-cultural and open community. In the shared urban environment this semester’s projects represent, we can collectively experience the presence of form, light, material, harmony and beauty, while engaging the significant social issues associated with the “urban.” This studio builds on prior studio learning to understand the complexities of designing for a specific social group, integrated into a broad diverse culture, and utilizes the energy concepts and ecology insights of the past semester. Students may be given opportunity to work with outside partners or advisors and will demonstrate ability to work both individually as well as on a team. While project work will be primarily studio based, content may require off-site research and engagement with non-profit organizations.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to BFA Architectural Design majors only.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Architectural Design students.