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Lee (Lavine), Rachel Ann Instructor

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  • ARCH 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    The beginning of the architectural specialization sequence, this course introduces students to the basic strategies and techniques of architectural design. This studio focuses on concepts of medium-scale building design, siting, and climate. Through multiple design exercises, students learn how these factors assist in shaping buildings. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 2115.
  • ARCH 3100 - Studio 2: Intermediate Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Dealing with problems at an intermediate level of complexity this architecture studio emphasizes the interaction of form, programmatic use, human behavior and context in creating structure. Studio options may include a client-based community engaged project, real world applications, and/or result in a physical product. Students work across analog and digital platforms to produce high quality and portfolio-worthy work.
  • ENVD 1020 - Studio 1: Introduction to Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    The second of four introductory studios introduces students to strategies and techniques of architectural design and communication in a hands-on studio environment. Students design a small-scale architectural project that responds to environmental, contextual and programmatic needs while developing the necessary skills for iterative design processes.
  • ENVD 1102 - Design and Communication 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by traditional techniques for the advanced practices for design visualization, representation, and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1104 and ENVD 2003.
  • ENVD 1110 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Building on the foundation introduced in EPoD Studio 1, this studio introduces students to more advanced methodologies and techniques related to the design of products at a human scale while considering the interdisciplinary nature of the other specializations. Using complementary skills in 3D modeling, drawing, diagramming, and through physical making and fabrication, students explore imaginative and innovative design solutions of small-scale products.
  • ENVD 2120 - Environmental Design Studio 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of environmental design, planning, urban design and landscape design - that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3115.
  • ENVD 2352 - Beginning Digital Applications
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Foundation level computing skills for design analytics and representation.
  • ENVD 4300 - Advanced Design Lab 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • EPOD 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Immersive, project based studio environment where students focus on the design of products at a human scale with an emphasis on more advanced 3D modeling, parametric design, advanced visualization, and file-to-factory fabrication methods. Recommended corequisite: EPOD 2004.