Friday, October 31, 2008

Powerpoint Mockup

Please note Monday, October 3rd each group needs to have a well-developed powerpoint presentation available for viewing in studio. This will allow us to give feedback and further assist everyone in the decisions and visualization needed for a successful presentation. 

The work thus far is commendable, keep up the good work!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

101 Things I learned in Architecture

Improved design process, not a perfectly realized building, is the most valuable thing you gain from one design studio and take with you to the next.

Design studio instructors, above all else, want their students to develop good process. If an instructor gives a good grade to what appears to you to be a poor project, it is probably because the student has demonstrated good process. Likewise, you may see an apparently good project receive a mediocre grade. Why? Because a project doesn't deserve a good grade if the process that led to it was sloppy, ill-structured, or the result of hit-and-miss good luck.

by Matthew Fredrick

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


For those of you who still have not added the labels gadget in order to see your projects categorized by class, read the below post entitled Blog Labels. By labeling each post accordingly (e.g. iar101, iar110, etc) a more cohesive viewing and evaluation of your work can take place.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Unity Review

Just to reiterate what we discussed for Monday:

-name card for your model 3" x 1" Arial 18 font
-all drawings and graphics displayed in the crit room by 8:30am with your name and date incorporated in the overall graphic. 

Most importantly you will not be verbally presenting your work, however, visual clarity among the group is a must. These projects need to express unity overall. This overall composition of work displayed by the class as a whole either takes everyone's work to the next level or a lower level. Talk to your peers and begin communicating as a group to achieve a successful visual presentation.

We look forward to seeing your work on monday!