Architecture and the City

Architects ask big questions: as online shopping grows, brick-and-mortar stores close. How can we repurpose the empty buildings? Dream big and explore ideas for the structure Macy’s is vacating. Collaborate and fabricate hands-on creations in our Makerspace. Through field trips, experience San Francisco through the eyes of an architect. This course will offer onsite students the opportunity to engage in local contemporary issues impacting them and make direct observations during field trips.

AE ARH40 must be taken concurrently.

Course Syllabus

As a result of successfully completing this course, students...

Will be able to:

  • Create a proposal for empty buildings to revitalize San Francisco.
  • Collaborate to brainstorm and refine design proposals.
  • Communicate design ideas using physical models and sketches.
  • Use an iterative design process incorporating feedback to make revisions.
  • Contribute to creating a Studio Culture by participating in design critiques.

Will display the following attitudes/professional behaviors:

  • Meet deadlines.
  • Come prepared at all times.
  • Discuss work using specific and appropriate terminology.
  • Contribute to class discussion and critique.

Course Additional Information

*Additional Fees: Occasionally a course will require additional fees. These fees cover labs, materials, equipment costs, and more.

Virtual Onsite Course Start and End Dates: June 17, 2024 — June 27, 2024

Course Schedule

Code Start date End date Course Type
AE ARH10 01June 17, 2024June 27, 2024Onsite
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