Design-build exercises were integral to the curriculum of the Architecture programme from its inception. The architecture building lends itself to robust material experimentation and the resulting constructed projects benefit from the excellent support labs, shops, and fabrication facilities.
The format of Design-build Studios vary in their duration and enrolment, ranging from entire studios designing Pavilions for Dinner is Served to Vertical summer studios with a group of students from various levels of study.
Smaller workshops dedicated to topic-based community projects such as the Millennial Architect’s Pubs are shown in the Workshop Section of the arkHive.
F. Carter (Studio Coordinator)
Merrickville Artist Studio
In 1995, students from second, third and fourth year worked together on a Topic-based studio project. Participant-based learning and collaboration supports accelerated results and project delivery.
The design and construction of a 700 sq.ft. Artist’s Studio remains the largest and most complex Design-build project in the School’s history. Twenty-five students from years 2, 3 and 4 of the B.Arch program collaborated in the construction of the 1-room studio, supervised by three faculty members during a 6-week Summer Studio.
Dinner is Served
aka: Food & Folly
Faculty as noted
On occasion, a Studio is presented with a flexible enrolment. Students from second, third and fourth year work together on a Topic-based studio project, with a flexible spectrum of deliverables tailored to individual skills and experience. Participant-based learning and collaborative exchanges support accelerated growth for all enrollees. Vertical studios have been delivered as condensed Summer-studios as well as in shorter Visiting Critic’s studios.
Inhabiting room 410 – 4th Year Studio