HAA 92R - Design Speculations: Senior Design Tutorial





Megan Panzano

Thursdays, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

This advanced seminar serves as a platform for design documentation, analysis, and provocation in support of independent thesis and/or project research on the built environment, extending methods of inquiry of the project topic to means of making. The course provides time and space where students may convene to collectively discuss
and experiment with design speculations – design tests that explore research through the visual and spatial language of architecture.

The course will cover topics general to design research with discussions, assignments, and readings focused on three main themes in relation to architectural design: Discourse, the development of a proposition for the role and significance of architecture relative to the project topic of interest; Method, the design steps/process of working through a design application/ inquiry of those ideas; and Context, the relationship of the project topic of study to broader surroundings which include but are not limited to the discipline of architecture, cultural contexts, technical developments and/or typologies.

The course will emphasize and support the translation of ideas emerging from independent research into visual forms of representation including, but not limited to, drawings, diagrams, images, study models, and short animations.