B.Arch, USC School of Architecture, M.Arch, Harvard GSD
- 102alArchitectural Design IArchitectural Design IExamine the critical role of materials and methods for the design and construction of buildings. The primary focus is on materials and systems, their properties and connections, and their intrinsic relationship to structural systems and environmental performance. Students will develop a fundamental understanding of: the relationship of materiality to construction systems and techniques, how building materials are manufactured, and how a material’s modular form, dimensions and intrinsic qualities influence the design process. Students will learn about various building systems, and how these systems assist in the expression of a design concept, through an examination of precedent projects whose design concepts were generated by material logics and systems. Students will work hands-on with building materials (concrete, wood, metal, etc.) to get an understanding of each material’s properties.
- 105lFundamentals of Design CommunicationFundamentals of Design CommunicationThis course is an introduction to the practice of visual representation and conceptual communication in the field of spatial design and architecture. Drawing has long been the notation system for re- presenting 3D ideas projected onto a 2D surface and will be explored and interrogated through a series of in-class exercises, field-trips, lectures and film screenings. Los Angeles will play the role of the subject matter, examined through various scales of representation, providing relevant material for analysis. Representational techniques, systems and types will be introduced in four parts throughout the semester: 1. Line, Shape, Composition, 2. Orthographic Projection, 3. Paraline / Oblique Projection, and 4. Experiential. Each quadrant will be capped with a cumulative assignment and a final project at the end of the semester will require the students to demonstrate a comprehensive graphic analysis and refined drawing output.
A Year in Review: Exhibitions
This year, the School of Architecture had the chance to host several exhibitions from students, staff, and alumni, all of which displayed the range ...
Faculty Exhibition Investigates Identity in Spaces of Conflict
Faculty/Student Exhibition Spotlight: Myrna Ayoub “Portraits in Partition" Feb. 10-23 On Sunday, February 10, faculty member Myrna Ayoub presents us ...
Faculty Spotlight Interview: Myrna Ayoub
Myrna Ayoub is a lecturer at the USC School of Architecture and also received her Bachelor of Architecture at the school. Can you tell us about your ...
USC Architecture Renews Faculty/Student Exhibition Series
The USC Architecture Faculty/Student Exhibition Series is an exhibition program that profiles the work of a faculty member along with a selection of ...