Design education in the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program is uniquely cumulative. Concepts of structure, spatial composition and sequence, movement, the admission for light and air, energy consumption and sustainability, building surface and skin, and materiality and assembly are interwoven with design problems in a series of studios and community engagement projects that transcend traditional architecture programs.
With each project, as with each semester, the scale and complexity of design problems increase. Your first design problems will give priority to the composition of space. By the third and final semester, you will address the more complex issues of aggregate form in architecture, solving a semester-long design problem with a hands-on research component.