Spring 2020 Advanced Studios Announced

On the first day of Spring 2020, students in the Advanced Studios get to choose which studio they’d like to join for the semester. It’s just as nerve-wracking for the instructors who have to “sell” their interests in the hope of attracting the best students! Below are the Advanced Studios that are being offered in Spring 2020. See the action in our Lottery Day video!


Civic Hall, a Palace of, for, and by the People: A Community Engagement Center on Cooper Square
Jacob Alspector


Type Trees
Kelly Bair


Project Miami
Alessandra Cianchetta


Vienna: Laboratory of the Apocalypse
Timothy M. Collins


Towards an Archaeology of the Future: The Pine Street African Burial Ground
Jerome Haferd


Independent Projects Studio
Bradley Horn


Playtime: Weaving in Architecture
Jane Kim


City Hall: A Story About Time and Place
Fran Leadon


Bio-designed Objects
Frank Melendez


Blind Faith: Experiencing Design in a Digital World
Julie Nelson


Design<>Disruption: Architecture in the Age of Acceleration
Viren Brahmbhatt


In Advanced Studios, students from MS Arch, third-year M Arch I, and fourth- and fifth- year B Arch explore design together and address research areas determined by the faculty. Emphasis is placed on design research and empowering students to identify and define design problems, establish evaluative criteria, analyze solutions, and predict the effectiveness of implementation. For all but the Independent Projects Studio, assignments happen on the first day of class, Lottery Day, with presentations by each studio instructor followed by an online ballot.