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Anderson, Brandon Instructor

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  • ARCH 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 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 4100 - Studio 3: Capstone in Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    The capstone of the studio sequence, this course investigates building technology, structural systems, user experience, and environmental sustainability. Studio options may include a client-based community engaged project, real world applications, and/or result in a physical product. Outcomes include well developed structures designed with a high level of craft, resulting in sophisticated and exhibit-worthy presentations.
  • ENVD 1020 - Studio 1: Introduction to Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    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 2019
    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 1120 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Focusing on the languages of design, as well as on traditional and digital methods of visualizing architectural ideas and forms, this course builds on the skills learned in Studio 1 and begins incorporating the dynamic forces that shape our buildings.
  • ENVD 3150 - Project Writing in ENVD
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Building on First Year Writing, this class prepares students for the kinds of projects they will undertake as design professionals. Enriches students' awareness of writing as a life-long tool and communicates the importance of writing well. Emphasizes effective written and oral communication skills. Projects explore the many ways in which writing is a powerful tool in the world of design.
  • 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.
  • ENVD 4365 - Special Topics: Technology and Practice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides an advanced seminar on new technologies and issues of professional practice in the environmental design professions.

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