109th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Expanding The View

Material Matters: When Material Studies Drive the Pedagogy

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): Mary Hardin

The challenges of framing pedagogical goals for Design-Build studios are well known; the struggles to determine the size and scope of the projects, find funding, and fit the work into an academic calendar often define the learning objectives rather than reflect them. Developing projects that must conform to building codes adds a layer of pedagogical risk for the studio professor (who is typically responsible for project delivery on time and within budget regardless of teaching goals), but can also provoke innovation and new research questions in the effort to trade prescriptive solutions to the codes for the performative ones.


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