August 12 – August 23, 2019

Register for Architecture Core Prep workshop

The Department of Architecture offers an Architecture Core Prep workshop to incoming Architecture students. This workshop is required for any entering Master in Architecture student who finds the requirement listed on their “Application Status Page” and is open to all incoming Architecture students.

The course is an intensive overview of design methodologies essential to the Core Studio sequence at the GSD. Organized around two exercises, the course introduces the production of architectural form as an intellectual activity imbricated with the full scope of architecture’s spatial, political, and social effects. Although not primarily a technical course, students will also learn the fundamentals of Rhino, V-Ray, Illustrator, and the Adobe Suite as they produce a representations that build in complexity from simple line drawings to amalgamations of multiple techniques and media. This progression will also serve as a frame for systematically introducing the GSD’s facilities, including the woodshop, laser cutters, 3D printers, CAD/CAM facilities, and computing resources.

The Architecture Core Prep Workshop course curriculum is developed by the GSD faculty and overseen by the Department of Architecture. No academic credit is given for the course.

The fee for the course is $500.

View a sample syllabus.

A draft of the current year’s syllabus, along with other details, will be sent to you prior to the start of the workshop. Please plan to be at the GSD by 9AM on Monday, August 12. After the first day, the workshop will meet 10AM-5PM on weekdays. Students should anticipate additional working time in studio outside the formal hours of instruction. Participants are expected to arrive on the first day with a laptop.

If you have questions, please contact Nicole Lasko, Architecture Program Coordinator.