Cross Americas: Probing Disglobal Networks

Composing Composers: Design Instruction for Student Empowerment

International Proceedings

Author(s): Benjamin J. Smith

This paper develops topics on architectural instruction in three ways: (1) analysis of authenticity in the design studio, (2) evaluation of high- and low-level intentions, and (3) proposing an advanced studio developing design sensibility. Design education balances technique and sensibility. Students need skills to communicate their work effectively. They also need freedom to be creative with their ideas. Learning self-reliance empowers students’ connection to discourse. Methods for design instruction need to be robust enough to accommodate alternative approaches for production.

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