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Principles & Process ︎ Studio One

ARCH 101
Fall 2020 ︎

Los Angeles

Bailey Shugart (ID + ARCH)
Erin Wright 
John Going
Jordana Maisie
Michael ‘Caco’ Peguero (ACSMA +ARCH)

Rule sets developed by B.Arch Student David Cavarrubias

The aim of Studio One is three-fold: 1. to introduce students to the discipline of architecture, 2. To provide a technical, conceptual, and ethical foundation for approaching architectural issues, and 3. to synthesize a collaborative studio environment that promotes synergy and provokes dialogue amongst students and faculty alike.

Work by B.Arch Students Austin Mitchell, Cameron Clarke, Christian Becerra,  David Cavarrubias, Giovanni Tellez, Griffin Hagen, Jagjot Rathor, Joshua Alejano and Nour Fayek

This studio understands architecture as a collective body of knowledge, a discipline with discrete techniques, histories, and theories that through their dialogue with one another provide a framework for generating and evaluating architectural work. Outcomes derived from the discipline of architecture respond to a wide range of social, cultural, and political conditions and are manifested in the form of buildings, drawings, writings, and other mediums. Studio One engaged the discipline of architecture in two phases. The first phase, which was completed by midterm, was understood as a disciplinary exercise that aimed to develop form-making intelligence and representational expertise. The second phase, which went from midterm until the final, applied the disciplinary intelligence derived from the first phase to a cultural condition in the form of an integrative building design.

Work by B.Arch Students Jennifer Perez, Jose Reyes, Jassea Yuu, Mariana Ottan, Meredith Roush and Mher Alikyan

Additionally, this studio approached the practice of architecture as an activity that can be improved upon over time by refining one’s skills. Skills require a deep understanding and mastery of techniques that allow one to execute a difficult task well – techniques must be ‘practiced’ constantly and repeatedly before they translate into skill. The first phase of the semester was iterative in nature. The faculty introduced techniques and then ask students to repeat those techniques in various ways with the ambition of developing a deepened conceptual understanding and technical skills.

Work by B.Arch Students Monika Uguryan, Nandini Prajapti, Neha Vignesh, Sebastian Fanucci and Tristen Deetz

Catalog Description

Studio One, Principles + Processes, provides a technical, conceptual, and ethical foundation for approaching architectural issues. Students learn fundamental skills for generating, representing, and archiving three-dimensional form with precision and clarity using a wide range of tools. Students are introduced to fundamental media used to generate, produce, and represent three-dimensional form and space. Qualitative issues surrounding mass, space, and circulation are foregrounded in the production of a 1,000 square foot building proposal.