Alfie Koetter

Lecturer

 

BS, Urban & Regional Studies, Cornell University; M.Arch, Yale University



 
Currently Teaching
  • 102bl
    Architectural Design I
    Architectural Design I

    Introduction to principles and processes; sequence of exercises emphasizing development of basic skills, ideas, and techniques used in the design of simplified architectural projects.


    Prerequisite: ARCH 102aL.


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  • 114
    Architecture Culture and Community
    Architecture Culture and Community
    This introductory course investigates the role of architecture as a cultural product linked to a variety of external influences that shape the built and natural environment. Students will develop an awareness of design as a collaborative process and address issues of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, human behavior, diversity, and community.
     
  • 202aL
    Architectural Design II
    Architectural Design II

    Students will build on the techniques and methodologies gained in the first-year program, while adding to them a comprehensive idea about site as a cultural and physical generator of architectural form. Students will be introduced to methods of site analysis and research, new generative drawing techniques, as well as the architectural and disciplinary conventions associated with site work.


    Prerequisite: ARCH 102bL.


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  • 402aL
    Architectural Design IV
    Architectural Design IV

    A collection can be a lot of things, in fashion and design, it suggests a family resemblance between a series of objects, either acquired or designed over an extended period of time. A collection has a temporal relationship with space and time, it can reflect a variety of styles, and set predictions for upcoming social and cultural trends. A collection offers unique organizational, generative potentialities, as well as, spatial adaptive qualities. The studio seeks to investigate and re-interpret furniture collections as generative aggregate systems of growth that can define space. How can an “Urban furniture collection” generate a spatial framework that can multiply/grow/morph/change in reaction to future social and cultural occupations?


    Prerequisite(s): ARCH 302bL


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  • 402bL
    Architectural Design IV
    Architectural Design IV

    Selected areas of specialization; three projects chosen with advisement from a variety of studio offerings that concentrate on different areas of vital concern.


    Prerequisite(s): ARCH 402aL


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  • 599
    Drawing Sets
    Drawing Sets

    In this seminar students will familiarize themselves with the history and evolution of the architectural drawing sets in an effort to better understand the particulars of its language and the significance of instructability. Students will be expected to develop a technical understanding of disciplinary graphic and annotative standards as they relate to the production of architectural drawing sets as well as an intellectual appreciation of extra-disciplinary methods of instruction-based production. 


    Lectures, readings and class-time conversations will together provide a foundation for understanding of the importance of instruction in the practice of architecture. Production-based assignments will be issued as an opportunity for students to demonstrate their technical and intellectual understanding of the subject matter.

     
 
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