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Woodbury School of Architecture is distinguished by its multiple locations at the heart of the Southern California creative industries: Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Diego. Together, these sites form a critical infrastructure for architectural investigations.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to effect positive change in the built environment, to tackle theoretical debates, and to take on architecture and interior design as critical practices. We educate our students as entrepreneurs, citizen architects, and cultural builders equally committed to professional practice, theoretical discourse, social equity and to formal and technological inquiry.

Our faculty are architects, designers, academics and policy makers practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana. This internationally recognized and award-winning group works closely with students to teach the skills required to push the limits of practice.




Mission

Good design is a human right. Woodbury School of Architecture produces graduates who affirm the power of design to improve the built environment and the lives of others by addressing the pressing issues of our time. We transform our students into ethical, articulate and innovative design professionals prepared to lead in a world of accelerating technological change.



Vision

The future belongs to Woodbury. Woodbury School of Architecture creates an environment that empowers our students to impact the future of the profession through meaningful built work. We imagine a world in which there are no disciplinary rights or wrongs, where diverse and sometimes contradictory values collide to generate new ideas, design innovation, unexpected practices, and the means to expand the influence of our discipline.



Woodbury School of Architecture offers a welcoming environment for students to develop their own unique design voice.  We approach the design disciplines multi-dimensionally, teaching a range of pedagogies and design methodologies. Our students leave Woodbury with the confidence to engage in local and global discourse.

Through engaged faculty-student interaction, we transform our students into innovative professionals with a commitment to the power of good design. Our students and faculty share a commitment to sustainable practices, community outreach and civic engagement.

Our School of Architecture is among the first 14 accredited architectural programs to be accepted for participation in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. Successful students will have the opportunity to have an architectural license upon graduation.

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Detail Design ︎Tectonics 2



IDES 328
Spring 2020 ︎

Interior Design


Instructor
Heather Scott Peterson





Work by BID student Naira Petrosian


The design of constructed environments often begins with analytical gestures, such as diagramming, and works its way toward resolution in material reality and tectonic logics. These methodological positions can limit, or even censor, the material behaviors and intrinsic qualities of particular types of matter from participating—actively or generatively—in the condition of their own jurisdiction. This course will expose students to a broad sweep of material qualities: solid and liquid, rigid and ductile, additive and subtractive, animal, mineral and vegetal; with the intention of developing their sensibilities to the performativity and métier of materials and fabrication processes. The primary—and conventional—materials of interior detailing are often attributed to ceramics (tile, wet fixtures), metals (hardware, lighting), and textiles (curtains, upholstery). This course will explore existing and experimental techniques of fabrication and joinery in these three realms for the first half of the term. Alongside each of these material investigations, we will look at forms of representation related to notions audience (designer, fabricator, client, critic, etc.) and attempt to expand the potential for representational types to communicate methods of making, fabrication, assembly, and material constitution. The second half of the term will be devoted to self-directed projects which will seek to conjugate two material techniques from previous investigations into an architectural detail or spatial element.










Work by BID student Naira Petrosian



Catalog Description


This course studies materials and methods of detailing, fabrication, documentation and specification for custom work. Emphasis is placed on detailing as a design process. Students learn detailing techniques through research, observation and architectural documentation of non-structural elements of contemporary or modern design. Elements observed and documented may range from furniture and interior casework to non-structural, exterior building elements (custom screens, trellis, etc.). Materials and their integration, application, and/or connections are emphasized. Students are directed through research, conceptual design/diagramming, schematic design, and design development to the final production of a comprehensive project documenting design resolutions of a given project through detailed technical drawings and models.