TechComm Advanced Design is a comprehensive studio bridging many of the issues typically addressed in any advanced design studio-- such as design methodologies and particular pedagogical intents as filtered through topical projects--with a strong focus on the integration of technical issues and to the nature of presentation documents at all phases. Pragmatically, the scheduling of production for course project begins with a research component to generate discoveries and to posit linkages. A schematic design is produced in model and 2-d drawing formats, followed by design development with 3-d components, and a sampling of detail drawings that may be included in a construction documents set.
Naturally, issues of construction and assemblies are framed within a set of concerns that are present in any type of construction, such as expansion & contraction, moisture penetration and evacuation, ventilation, primary and secondary structure, logic of connections, differential settlement, etc. Although the most significant issues will be addressed, particular attention will be given to the nature of detail drawings and the final product produced by the students will result in a presentation package that combines aspects of all phases of the course.