M.Arch, Rice University
Mary Casper joined the School of Architecture in 2017, teaching first year undergraduates. She comes to USC with experience as a project designer and project manager with Johnston Marklee and as the director of architecture at The Archers. Inspired by her undergraduate work in sociology, Casper’s work focuses heavily on the social realm within conceptions of space.
- 501Comprehensive Studio Support and EnrichmentComprehensive Studio Support and EnrichmentThe aim for the seminar is to gain a critical, theoretical, and technical understanding of the various methodologies that students will be asked to explore in the studio. Further, we will also explore the relationship between technological and cultural shifts in contemporary society. Students will work in pairs to present and lead discussions of each week’s readings in the first half of the semester. The second half will comprise of individual crits and each student will submit a 3-5000 word research paper at the end of the semester.
- 502aLArchitectural Design VArchitectural Design V
- 605aLGraduate Architecture Design II - IntegrationGraduate Architecture Design II - Integration
Basic principles of structural (seismic/wind and gravity), HVAC, building envelope, access/egress, building service systems; and sustainable strategies are critical to the proper execution of performative goals. The integration of building systems will be delineated to demonstrate the tectonic viability a design solution.