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URBANbuild Professionalism
Instructors: 
Credits: 
3
Semesters Offered: 
Spring
4-Letter Course Group: 
ARCH
Course Number: 
4552/6552

As a continuation of the TSA’s URBANbuild Design/Build research program, the fall design studio (DSGN 4100) concentrated on the development of single family dwelling prototypes, and one was chosen for construction. Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, a respected Community Development Corporation (CDC), has provided a site for the realization of students’ efforts.

Work and research will be conducted at the scale of dwelling and fabrication - focusing on material issues and the coordination of related trades and subcontractors. Eleven projects have already been designed and constructed by the School’s URBANbuild program, and students will continue to build upon the lessons learned by those accomplishments.

A two bedroom, two bath home of approximately 1,000 square feet will be constructed. Students will gain ‘hands on’ experience with materials and architectural systems while also being responsible for the coordination of group efforts; this is an opportunity to develop methods of professional conduct, expectation and responsibility.

 

This course is a co-requisite of the URBANbuild options studio, ARCH 4042-02/ARCH 6042-02

 

Old Course Numbers: APFC 4320/6320

Course is Active: 
yes
Course Topic: 
Professional Concerns