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Khan, Azhar Ahmed Instructor


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courses taught

  • ARCH 3100 - Studio 2: Intermediate Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    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
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    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
    Primary Instructor - Spring 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 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 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 - Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Foundation level computing skills for design analytics and representation.
  • ENVD 3152 - Introduction to Computer Graphics Applications
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Explores principles and uses of computer graphics in design. Topics include creation and modification of complex two- and three-dimensional objects; orthographic and perspective views; use of color; input using mouse and digitizer; output using screen, plotter, matrix printer, and slides; automated aids for form generation and manipulation; and analysis of current and future trends of computer usage for design. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • 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 4363 - Special Topics: Physical Factors in Environmental Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Includes such topics as appropriate technology, public policy and natural hazards, organization of the designing and building process, and physical elements of urban development.
  • ENVD 4365 - Special Topics: Technology and Practice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Provides an advanced seminar on new technologies and issues of professional practice in the environmental design professions.
  • ENVD 4979 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Working with an advisor, students prepare, complete, and defend an honors thesis project, either written or creative.
  • EPOD 2004 - History and Theory of Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides a general overview of the theories that inform design, while focusing on 20th century history and theory around the making of products. Recommended corequisite: EPOD 2100.
  • EPOD 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / 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 4012 - EPOD Capstone Proposal Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Exposes students to research and development methodologies related to Environmental Products of Design. Students conduct thorough analysis of a user base, asses environmental impact of their design idea while developing a strategy for branding and fabrication. Finally, a proposal for a design solution of an identified problem is be presented which sets the thematic groundwork for the final Capstone Studio, EPOD 4100.
  • EPOD 4100 - Studio 3: Capstone in Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    Expanding on the design research presented in the Capstone Proposal course, students fully develop and build an innovative prototype of their design solution.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)