Adaptations (ARC4104.01)

Donald Sherefkin

This studio will be focused on Adaptive Reuse of an existing structure. The Paper Mill on the Walloomsac River will be the site for a series of interventions.

This studio will begin with a day-long charrette to generate a conceptual design strategy. Over the course of the following weeks, the design will then be subjected to a sequence of significant modifications requiring an adaptive response. Each shift will be accomplished over several weeks, during which each student will adapt their project to the new requirements. The changes will encompass the full spectrum of architectural criteria, from site, to materials, to program. In each case, an essential test of the success of the solution will be the degree to which the new criteria have been satisfied, while maintaining the spirit of the initial concept.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Visually communicate architectural concepts and design intent using discipline-specific techniques.
2. Verbally communicate architectural ideas and spatial concepts
3. Demonstrate an understanding of precedent and site analysis
4. Demonstrate an understanding of design method as a step-by-step, iterative and incremental process of research, synthesis and feedback
5. Utilize both analog and digital techniques in the design process

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor (email
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM & W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Architecture , Four Credit , Fully In-Person