Subjects

In addition to these subjects, SMArchS and PhD students have taken classes outside the Department or through cross-registration. View a selection of classes taken by previous students with their comments.

instructors
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
M 9:30-11, W 7-8:30 (1-134)
prerequisites
description

Introduces 3-D CAD modeling to students with little or no experience in design or computation. Teaches surface, solid and mesh modeling techniques combined with a variety of modeling applications, from 3D printing to CNC fabrication and 3D rendering. Includes weekly modeling assignments leading up to a final project.

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G
schedule
M 12:30-3, M 7-8:30 (1-150, 3-329)
prerequisites
UG: 4.500, G: permission of instructor
description

This course provides an opportunity to undertake a design and visualization project with an emphasis on the use of computer graphics animation, interactive content, and video production media. Students will be introduced to advanced visualization and video editing software, and explore the relationships between spatial design and its representation in motion graphics format.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (1-132)
prerequisites
description

An in-depth introduction to shape grammars and their applications in architecture and related areas of design. Shapes in the algebras Ui j, in the algebras Vi j and Wi j incorporating labels and weights, and in algebras formed as composites of these. Rules and computations, shape and structure, designs.

instructors
Kent Larson
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (E14-636)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Focuses on architectural and mobility interventions that respond to changing patterns of living, working, and transport. Emphasizes mass-customized housing, autonomous parking, charging infrastructure, and shared-use networks of lightweight electric vehicles (LEVs). Students work in small teams and are lead by researchers from the Changing Places group.

instructors
units
2-2-2 G / 2-2-5 G / 2-2-8 G
schedule
W 5-7 (7-304)
prerequisites
4.562, 4.564 or permission of instructor
description

Develop independent projects in the study of digital media as it relates to architectural design. Students propose a project topic such as digital design tool, modeling and visualization, motion graphics, interactive design, design knowledge representation and media interface.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the varied nature, history and practice of computation in design through lectures, readings, small projects, discussions, and guest visits by Computation group faculty and others. Topics may vary from year to year.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
4.581: permission of instructor; 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor
description

4.581: Proseminar in Computation: Introduction to traditions of research in design and computation scholarship.
4.582: Research Seminar in Computation: In-depth presentations of current research in design and computation.

 

 

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
M 6:30-8 (4-144)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Group discussions and presentation of ongoing graduate student research in the Computation program.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
1st mtg 9/10, 9 am (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

In this workshop, students develop independent projects in immersive media as it relates to architectural design and spatial storytelling. We will consider technologies of immersion including VR/AR, web-based experiences, sound installations, and virtual production workflows.

instructors
Sahil Mohan
units
3G
schedule
1st mtg R 6/24, 7-8 pm, June 24-Aug 12 (Virtual)
prerequisites
description

Note: Workshop occurs in Summer 2021 but registration is for the Fall 2021 term.