Architecture may be defined as the deliberate transformation of the natural environment into a cultural environment. It should also be seen as a means for building (literally!) sustainable solutions to problems pertaining to public space, access, and identity. In this course, we will explore the intersection between architecture and development through case-studies that range from the large to the small, all centered on a number of typologies: markets, schools, places of worship, clinics, transportation nodes, water points and more. Students will work in teams to analyze existing solutions to significant development problems that involve the use of public space. They will then create alternative solution strategies that incorporate systems thinking, human-centered design, development theory, and, sound public policy.

Dates: Friday, 22 February; Saturday, 23 February; Sunday, 24 February; Friday; 1 March; Saturday, 2 March; Sunday, 3 March. 12-6, on all days. An additional 9 hours will be scheduled as “studio time” during the intervening week. Studio time—a period of feedback, coaching and mentoring––will be scheduled flexibly to accommodate Sprintensive and non-Sprintensive students.

12:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday, Friday, Saturday at MRSE B105 (Feb 22, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019)
12:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday, Friday, Saturday at V499 VIDCONF RM (Mar 1, 2019 to Mar 3, 2019)
Morse B105