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WSOA In-Flux is a publishing platform for architecture and interior design launched by Woodbury School of Architecture in 2020.








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.




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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.



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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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Envelope & Image ︎ Visualization 1



ARCH 562
Fall 2019 ︎

Los Angeles


Instructor
Cody Miner





Drawings by M.Arch Student Meruzhan Karapetyan


Work by MID Student Farzaneh Tabatabaei

Visualization 1 works as an introduction to the role of representation in architecture. Students will work from a two-dimensional analysis and work their way to three dimensional forms, while investigating conventions and techniques along the way. Students are introduced to advanced formal problems including folding, projections, and wrapping. The first half of the course, provides an analysis of the unrolled mailing envelope, finding new composition through an order of operations of cutting and folding. The second half of the class provides students with an exploration into architectural graphic outputs. Utilizing rendering and post-processing techniques students make a set of drawings with one composition, applying strategies of atmosphere, shade, shadow, vectorizing, and layering.








Rendering by M.Arch Student Meruzhan Karapetyan


Model by M.Arch Student Garo Kilan


Work by M.Arch Student Emily Rose Vanags




Catalog Description

Students are inducted into the cultural and traditional conventions of architectural representation. The course operates as a workshop providing the analog and digital communication standards and making techniques for documenting, drawing, and modeling design ideas.