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2014 Art & Design Courses

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Seattle Public Library Rem Koolhaas

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An Introduction to Architecture as Space

July 7 — 30, 2014 , M W, 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Main Campus Center 409, 1000 Lenora St., Seattle, WA

The price of this class is $550.00.

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    15 – 18
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The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the premise that the fundamental characteristic of architecture, as distinct from other artistic disciplines, is space. In addition to a series of lectures and discussions that will explain and demonstrate this premise, the course will engage the students in a series of three interrelated design exercises. The exercises introduce the fundamentals of spatial definition, narrative and use (function) and will result in the student having produced a design for a small habitable structure. The course will employ physical models as the primary means of exploration.

In addition to time spent in class every week the course will require students to spend additional time outside of class working on their studio projects.

Mark Shapiro

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Mark Shapiro

Mark Shapiro was educated at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the University of Cape Town. He has shaped the built environment as architect, planner, urban designer, author and educator. For more than 30 years he has developed master plans and designs for a broad range of market sectors, including education, cultural and civic projects. Through this work he has comprehended the intricate relationships between architecture and urban design in great cities and places. Mark has held faculty positions at Syracuse and Tulane Universities and was Head of the Department of Architecture at Kansas State University. He has been recognized both nationally and internationally for high-profile, technologically complex and sustainable projects for the Greensburg Sustainable Comprehensive Development Plan, Fayez S. Sarofim research building at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and Holy Cross Sustainable Redevelopment Plan in Post-Katrina New Orleans.