Arch 556
 Graduate Project

Spring 2014

Instructor: Bruce Haglund <bhaglund@uidaho.edu>

Course Requirements

Two products are required—a comprehensive design project and a project report book. The approximate weighting of the components is 66% design project and 33% project book. You cannot earn a passing grade without submitting a book. This course aims to meet the NAAB Student Performance Criteria in Realm A, Critical Thinking and Representation, and Realm B, Integrated Building Practices, Technical Skills and Knowledge. See pages 21-25 of NAAB's 2009 Conditions http://www.naab.org/accreditation/2009_Conditions.aspx for details.

Carbon Neutral Design. Our department has voted unanimously to adopt the Architecture 2010 Imperative. It demands that for each studio project "the design engage the environment in a way that dramatically reduces or eliminates the need for fossil fuel." With that in mind, your presentation and book should show evidence of carbon emission reduction.

Comprehensive Design Project. It takes at least "seventeen" drawings to describe a comprehensive project. The level of detail required is greatest for a small project, while the larger projects should demonstrate greater breadth. The final project should demonstrate the full range of skills and issues developed during your architectural education. The final critique will be scheduled as a one-hour session for each student. Faculty and visiting architecture practitioners will be assigned to your critique, but you may also invite guest critics of your choice...clients, uncle architect, Renzo Piano, etc. During the semester four interim critiques are scheduled. Participation in each of these is mandatory. The midterm critique at Ridenbaugh Hall will serve as a "dress rehearsal" for your final critique.

Project Report Book. The project book should fully describe the research, rationale, program, process, and design solution for your project. The materials developed in Arch 510 provide the basis of this book, but are not in themselves sufficient. The book should be well-written and comprehensive. The design solution should be described in both words and graphics. Both a hard copy and a CD (or thumb drive) are required. Save all your graphic files and other information of interest as well as your book (in PDF format) to the CD.

Critique Groups

Each group has an essential commonality (climate, building type, or size) that promotes peer learning in the critiques. 

A1—Mixed Use B1—Educational  C1—Urban & Historic
Adam Council
Emilie Edde
John Rock
Jeff Slichter
Joe Anderson
Victor Ferral
Brenda Gomez
Karin Settles
KC Tillerson
Filip Fichtel
Dan Flesher
Jose Gallegos
Kelsey Stenersen
A2—Maritime Climates B2—Local Climate C2—Arid Climates
Emilie Edde
Filip Fichtel
Dan Flesher
KC Tillerson
Joe Anderson
Adam Council
Karin Settles
Jeff Slichter

Victor Ferral
Jose Gallegos
Brenda Gomez
John Rock
Kelsey Stenersen

     

Schedule

Bruce will be happy to critique anyone on any day after the scheduled crits!

  Monday Wednesday Friday
Jan 13 No School 15 All Studio Meeting 
Studio Organization
17 Book Return/Feedback
20 ML King Day Holiday

 

22 Desk Crits

A2

24 Desk Crits

C2

  27 Desk Crits


B2

29 Small Group Crits
Schematic Design 

A1

31 Small Group Crits 
Schematic Design 

C1

Feb 3 Small Group Crits 
Schematic Design 

B1

5 Desk Crits 

A2

7 Desk Crits 

C2

  10 Desk Crits

 B2

12  No Crits

 

14 No Crits 

 

  17 Presidents' Day Holiday  19 Small Group Crits
Preliminary Design 

A2

21 Small Group Crits
Preliminary Design

C2

  24 Small Group Crits
Preliminary Design 

B2

26 Desk Crits

A1

28  Desk Crits

C1

Mar 3 Desk Crits

B1

5 Desk Crits

A2

7 Desk  Crits

B2

  10 

2:30 Hang Show @ Ridenbaugh


12 

2:30 Mid-Term Crits
        "17" drawings required

 

14 

2:30 Mid-Term Crits
        "17" drawings required

5:00 Demount show, repair walls

  17–21 Spring Break
  24 Desk Crits 26 Desk Crits

A1

28 Desk Crits 

C1

 C2
  31 Desk Crits 2 Desk Crits

A2

4 Desk Crits 

C2

 B1
Apr 7 Small Group Crits
Final Crit Preview

B1

9 Small Group Crits
Final Crit Preview

A1

11 No Change Day!
Small Group Crits
Final Crit Preview

C1

  14 Sign Up for Desk Crits 16 Sign Up for Desk Crits 18 Sign Up for Desk Crits
  21 Sign Up for Desk Crits 23 Sign Up for Desk Crits 25 Sign Up for Desk Crits
  28 Hang Show @ Ridenbaugh Apr 30–May 2 Arch 556 Final Project Presentations
@ Ridenbaugh Hall
May Saturday, May 17—Graduation!!!!! 
[Final Project Booklet Hard Copy & CD Due Friday, May 9]