As a practicing and licensed architect in the state of Colorado, my expertise lies in the practical application of architectural theory and technical methods. The courses I teach at CU are experience-based.
ARCH 2115 - Architecture Materials and Methods
Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
An introduction to both standard and innovative building materials this course exposes students to the elements and processes used to in constructing buildings. Through lecture, technical drawing, material research and exposure to practicing professionals, students build a foundation of knowledge necessary to approach the specification and design of materials as well as to foster a curiosity in the innovative frontiers of assembly, aesthetics and sustainable life-cycle considerations. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 2100.
ARCH 3100 - Studio 2: Intermediate Architecture
Fall 2019 / Fall 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 1010 - Studio 1: Introduction to Environmental Products of Design
The first of four introductory studios introduces students to concepts and techniques related to the design of products at a human scale. In an immersive project-based studio environment students develop the foundation of design communication and thinking through a series of hands-on projects with physical outcomes.
ENVD 1020 - Studio 1: Introduction to Architecture
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 1120 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Architecture
Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
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.