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Architecture’s Summer Design Workshop a success

Arch Design Workshop

AUG. 14, 2013 – A gallery show on Aug. 1 marked the end of the Summer Design Workshop required of incoming Design Foundation architecture students in SPSU’s five-year Bachelor of Architecture program. The workshop consisted of nine full days filled with lectures, studio work and instruction on the elements and principles of design for incoming architecture freshmen and non-design transfer students.

The summer workshop introduces the basic skills needed to be a successful architecture student. The 95 students enrolled gained an understanding of studio culture, its methodology and the functionality and aesthetics of design.

“The architecture instructors had the students focused, doing great work and, importantly, having fun. I think this is the best work I’ve seen produced during a workshop,” said Prof. Richard Cole, dean of the School of Architecture and Construction Management, after touring the workshop studios in the final week of the program. “The students in our American Institute of Architecture chapter did a great job working with the instructors and helping in all phases of the workshop.”

Arch Workshop student projects

 Overall, organizers reported, all who attended the session gained an enthusiasm for the upcoming fall semester and for architecture in general.

Arch Design Workshop participants

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