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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.

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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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Natural Tendencies ︎ Studio Two



ARCH 183
Spring 2020 ︎

Los Angeles


Instructors
Carmelia Chiang
Eric Giragosian
Erin Wright
Patrick Geske





Work by B.Arch Student: Solaiman Elkhereji 



It is the intention of Studio Two to develop within its students an appreciation for architecture as a medium capable of engaging and responding to multiple scales of inhabitation. The fragment and the whole are to be understood as equal parts in the architectural proposal and that opportunities for design lie within the
coordination of systems that tether together scales of occupation.










Tectonics was the primary lens for developing an understanding additional layers of architecture. Tectonics is to be defined as ‘of or relating to building or construction’. In other words, how buildings are made and what they are made of. Within the discipline of architecture, tectonics should be understood to mean the way that the elements of a building come together in support of a spatial, formal, and/or aesthetic agenda. While Studio Two students were not expected to specify specific materials or systems of construction, they were expected to demonstrate an understanding that architectural form is not monolithic, but rather, is the synthesis of multiple interdependent parts. Through the design and editing of their tectonic systems, students will be prompted to make decisions regarding the qualitative nature of their inhabitable spaces: above vs. below, perimeter vs. interior, solid vs. void, poche vs. non-poche, etc. The project was sited within an urban context easily accessible to the students – successful building proposals were calibrated with organizational and programmatic concerns with latent site contexts and atmospheres.










Work by B.Arch Student: Zach Jawharjian



Catalog Description

The relationship of architecture to the body is developed further with an exploration of essential architectural principles as they relate to a fundamental understanding of natural elements and human tendencies. Projects introduce scale, enclosure, architectural elements, spatial expression, and program as form givers. An emphasis is placed on section, three-dimensional modeling, and orthographic documentation and writing.