The fall semester seminar is comprised of two phases of work, while the spring semester studio is comprised of three phases of work, the structure of which helps to ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential over the course of the two-semester sequence.
Architecture is situated at a unique moment in history where a convergence of global interests demands that our discipline respond in a critical and innovative manner.
As such, each student is armed with a body of formal research with which to address various issues and challenges related to site and program. All of our graduate programs start in the Fall semester. In the fall semester seminar, the two phases of work include topic research and formal research.
While sequential in nature, this phasing structure also produces overlaps at particular points in each semester. We look forward to your further investigation of the program. The expectation, then, is that by the end of the spring term, each student will have a highly developed design proposal represented by a substantial amount of presentation material.
As a means of pursuing a set of interests particular to the work characteristic of their research and design practices outside of academia, the design research studio, or laboratory, provides faculty with the opportunity to develop a set of questions and problems related to a particular area of design research through which their respective students engage and advance those particular questions and problems.
Visit the Graduate Admissions website to apply on-line. The School of Architecture offers both professional and research degrees at an advanced level. This helps to ensure that each FP section is at a similar level of development over the course of the year and as a result can be expected to produce a certain quality as well as quantity of work by the end of the spring semester.
First, design research may be viewed as an indication of a general interest within contemporary architectural discourse to integrate aspects of both the profession and the discipline of architecture. In this particular configuration, then, the architectural studio is not simply a course for disseminating existing forms of knowledge and design expertise as part of the standard architectural education.
The intention here is to encourage productive lines of feedback between the various phases of work, while at the same time providing a clear structure and set of deadlines for each semester. This formal research, whether it consists of material or digital experiments, or perhaps both, also serves to provide a platform for transitioning into the schematic design phase at the beginning of the spring semester studio.
As such, the research and design work produced in a design research sequence may be seen as both discursive and projective, that is, responsive to the internal discourses of architecture as an autonomous discipline while simultaneously engaging its exterior, i.
The intention here is to see analytical and creative work not as separate and discrete endeavors but rather, endemic to one another in the larger context of the creative process. For more information please contact us at.
These two phases of work combine research related to a particular discursive theme, i. Faced with an ever-increasing focus on creating new forms of renewable energy, smart grids and coastal city solutions, computational engines, immersive environments, and ecologically sound building components for the 21st century, the profession of architecture has inherited a wealth of trans-disciplinary priorities that calls out for a new era of creative inquiry and engagement.
These advanced programs in architecture at Rensselaer are founded on the realization that the increasing demands for effective building performance both perceptually and technically can only be addressed through research.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Students Parents Faculty & Staff Alumni Apply Visit Give Search.
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