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Beach, Ali Instructor

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  • ENVD 1002 - Technology 1: Applications for Environmental Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces technological competencies to support studio work including design representation and presentation. Students develop fundamental competencies in sketching, graphic design, file management and 3D modeling.
  • ENVD 1010 - Studio 1: Introduction to Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    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 1012 - Technology 2: Visual Communications
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores the basic written and graphical communication skills necessary for environmental design through typography, composition, visual hierarchy, color theory, and descriptive writing. Students continue to develop a variety of digital tools used in written and graphic communications building on the skills introduced in Technology 1.
  • ENVD 1022 - Technology 3: Intermediate Applications for Environmental Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Building on the technological competencies developed in Technology 1 and 2, students explore more advanced competencies in graphic design, 3D modeling, and diagramming.
  • ENVD 1102 - Design and Communication 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / 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 1104 - Introduction to Environmental Design Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Explores the forces and conditions that interact to shape the designed environment. It does so through a lecture sequence and parallel set of design exercises introducing students to the theory and practice of environmental design. It develops student understandings of the central role design thinking plays as the unique process used to effect appropriate change in the designed environment. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1102 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 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 2130 - Environmental Design Studio 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 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 architecture, urban design and landscape design - disciplines that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3003.
  • ENVD 4352 - Special Topics: Computer Methods
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Topics include animation and environmental simulation, computational methods of technical evaluation and optimization, and computational mapping and analysis. May be repeated for credit by petition.
  • ENVD 4919 - Teaching Assistant
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 99 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA.
  • EPOD 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    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.
  • EPOD 3100 - Studio 2: Intermediate Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Introduces students to innovative emerging technologies and techniques in digital fabrication and design through a project-based studio environment. Students will be asked to develop design solutions that could be leveraged to benefit humanity through material investigations, cradle-to-cradle methodology, and more advanced methods in design optimization.

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