Examples of Teaching

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CATEGORY I  (URBAN/GLOBAL): STUDIO [G.A.P.] | PDF 

“Contemplating Architecture, Hybridity, Identity, and Place in an Age of Complexity & Change” (2009)

Understanding the paradoxical nature of globalization and architecture’s relationship to it provides the theoretical/pedagogical foundation for this studio.   This course is centered on the design process and the cultivation of an “openness” towards the potential of unexpected outcomes.   In short, it seeks to bridge our increasing cultural interdependence and the rationalistic manipulation of our environments to serve as a platform encouraging students to research and question the role of architecture in the process of globalization.

 

CATEGORY II: (TECHNOLOGICAL/INTERDISCIPLINARY/COMMUNITY) | PDF

“AT PRESENT: Professional Practice, Interdisciplinarity, Globalization, and The 21st Century Practice of Architecture” (2012)

Online/Hybrid professional practice course that seeks to connect the “nuts and bolts” principles of local practice  with the larger implication of their transformation by our increased global integration.  Encourages students to consider more entreprenurial conceptions what practice can and will be in the next several decades.

 

CATEGORY III: (PHILOSOPHY AS A CRITICAL RESEARCH METHOD) | PDF

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & HUMAN BEHAVIOUR SEMINAR: Sustainability: Ethics or Technology? (2011)

This course investigates the potential of philosophical speculation in navigating the ethicalquandaries and pre-conceptions surrounding sustainability within our culture.  Through the frame of conventional methods/topics of philosophic investigation sustainability is questioned from  the “disinterested stance” of the philosopher to form agendas addressing the complex issues involved in the concept of “green”.

 

2008-09 ACSA/AISC STEEL DESIGN STUDENT COMPETITION | PDF

TITLE: “TRANSPARENCY: A ARTISTS’ COMMUNITY FOR PARK HILL”  (Honorable Mention – Open/Category II) (2009)

Student Project Designers – KYLE DOMAN & BRETON LUJAN

For this design challenge, students researched and designed a school for the 21st century that critically examined the concept of life cycle for a building and proposed an innovative solution in steel.