4.163J | Spring 2005 | Graduate

Urban Design Studio: Providence


As an architecture studio, this course is project based and the schedule reflects various stages of project work broken into smaller segments. The calendar provides a general sequence of analysis and design work, but specific segments shift depending on the rhythm of the project.

week # Topics
Part I: Background Research
1 Briefing and Reconnaissance
2 Documentation and Analysis
3 Interpretive Analysis
Part II: Urban Design Concept Development
4 Alternative Concepts
5-9 Urban Design: Public Spaces, Building Typologies and Plots, Facades and Streets, Urban Plan and Massing and Program
Part III: Recommendations / Documentation
10 Illustrative Design and Guidelines: Urban Guidelines, Streets, Spaces
11-14 Documentation and Presentation

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2005
Learning Resource Types
Projects with Examples
Design Assignments