Architectural Project II

The second of two courses that are structured toward delivery of the student's final design project. Architectural Project II is essentially concerned with the finalizing of a design process which commenced with investigative studies: zoning by-law, building code, site analysis, and program analysis (Architectural Project I). Students will analyze and summarize data from their project and produce a full set of working drawings. Students will complete a final report (dissertation) including simulation results of the proposed architectural development. The completion of a dissertation thereby provides a theoretical and intellectual base for the senior architectural project. Each student will develop a proposal that will encompass aptitudes, design interests, strengths, and career orientation. Consequently this should be regarded as a capstone course, which will reflect a thorough and independent understanding of the process of integrated architectural design while indicating professional aptitude and abilities. A final presentation to a jury comprising academics and practitioners will be mandatory.