Today's Reviews Include:

*We are encountering technical difficulties with our final review live streams and are actively working to resolve the issue. We appreciate your patience*

Advanced Studio Kory Bieg
Vertical Studio Matt Fajkus
Interior Design Design IV Nerea Feliz
Comprehensive Studio Michael Garrison
Advanced Studio Aleksandra Jaeschke
Landscape Architecture Studio II Phoebe Lickwar
Architecture Design VI Piergianna Mazzocca
Architecture Design IV Michael McCall
Architecture Design IV Rasa Navasaityte


Links to watch the live stream will be added to this page at 10:00 a.m., once the review has begun. Each review will be broken up into three sessions:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

 

Advanced Studio - Foreign and Familiar

Instructor: Kory Bieg

This studio will explore near-future scenarios for The University of Texas at Austin campus. We will imagine the impact of new technologies, the need for increasing density, and the transformation of existing structures to meet the demands and challenges we will face over the next 25 years. In Summer 2020, a team of UT faculty and students built a virtual 3D model and interactive game environment of the 40-acres to provide virtual access to campus. This Virtual UT Campus will be our site of investigation this semester, and students will propose near-future alternatives and scenarios for this game environment.
 

 

Vertical Studio - Pandemonium, Purgatory & Paradise

Instructor: Matt Fajkus

The project will take on the urban resiliency, communities, and structures by investigating social, environmental, and economic stressors that face the community, and propose solutions to help mitigate the disparity. The studio will investigate ways that a space can serve the needs of the community for both chronic and acute stressors, creating a flexible structure ready to adapt to changing needs. As they develop the project - a resiliency hub that can function daily as the community needs, and flex to accommodate the needs of the selected environmental stressor - students will respond to the question of how can a building’s performance create or strengthen meaningful relationships between urban and environmental conditions and social and cultural situations.

 

Interior Design - Design IV - Dwelling on Nature

Instructor: Nerea Feliz

Nature can be benign, fertile, productive, and generous, at the same time it can also be violent and destructive. Nature is not just the passive setting for human activities, we are an active part of it, we transform it, and it transforms us. This semester, students will consider interior organizations defined by our everchanging relationship to nature and natural forces. In light of the increasingly frequent threat of natural disasters, participating in the “SHELTER, Design Within a Hurricane Shell” competition will provide an opportunity for students to collectively engage with a pressing and global challenge to the built environment. At the same time, students will contribute to a public conversation about how our ever-changing relationship to nature can influence interior space and interior organizations.

 

Comprehensive Studio - The Confluence Between Design and Technology

Instructor: Michael Garrison

The comprehensive Studio emphasizes architecture as a tectonic expression. Projects are expected to address the full range of potential issues embodied in an architectural design; however, aspects that directly impact how projects exist in the physical environment, including site relationships and materiality/construction, will be a particular concentration. Therefore, the studio will have a strong focus on the design implications of technical issues, particularly their potential for design generation and as a repository of meaning. In addition, the thoughtful design and craftsmanship of presentation documents at all phases and scales will be emphasized.

 

Advanced Studio - Plant Potential

Instructor: Aleksandra Jaeschke

Students in this studio will develop a proposal for a center for the contemplation, transformation, and preservation of a culturally and ecologically significant Hawaiian plant. The work will unfold from a detailed botanical study of a specific plant and an ethnobotanical investigation into their traditional transformations and uses. The goal is to celebrate Hawaiian flora by emphasizing the plant’s existential dependence on the natural ecosystem and its significance to the native population that is dependent on it for its quotidian and ritual life. The studio will be supported by Sean Connelly, a Pacific-Islander American artist-architect from Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Landscape Architecture - Studio II

Instructor: Phoebe Lickwar

This studio explores design as a regenerative practice. Students will investigate the regenerative potential of spatial tactics that shape the land while developing fluency in compositional principles and site planning. The focus of research and design in this studio is the application and adaptation of agroecological systems to the designed landscape for the purposes of addressing climate change, planetary health, cultural value, and long-term land stewardship. Over the second half of the semester, students will speculate on possible futures for a site located within the Dell Medical District.
 

 

Architecture - Design VI - All Together Now

Instructor: Piergianna Mazzocca

In the studio, we will try to reconfigure and reorient this long history with collective speculation trying to reinvigorate a common yet overlooked type of architecture of kinship—the row house. These small buildings are an overlooked element of an urban housing stock that draws strength and versatility from their diverse forms. Since its inception, the ordinary row house has and continues to be a constant source of housing for every social and economic class due to its flexibility.  As the city grapples with excessive-high rents and record homelessness, the studio brings into focus one form of living together that will help us rethink how social and spatial realities interact, and whether the row house—in its banality, repetition, and uniqueness—might nurture infinite forms of being together.
 

 

Architecture - Design IV - Nobody's Home: Envisioning a Green West Campus

Instructor: Michael McCall

In an effort to provide badly needed off-campus housing to a student population that continues to grow, the West Campus neighborhood has witnessed an explosion of development in the past seven years. Driven in large part by developer and policy-driven strategies foregrounding densification, the rapid revamping of West Campus has so far precluded any kind of plan that might have considered the inclusion of more collectively driven concerns as public space and parks. This studio is intended to introduce you to many of the challenges and issues architecture confronts when it operates at the scale of the city, using West Campus as our laboratory.
 

Architecture - Design IV - Nobody's Home: Envisioning a Green West Campus

Instructor: Rasa Navasaityte

In an effort to provide badly needed off-campus housing to a student population that continues to grow, the West Campus neighborhood has witnessed an explosion of development in the past seven years. Driven in large part by developer and policy-driven strategies foregrounding densification, the rapid revamping of West Campus has so far precluded any kind of plan that might have considered the inclusion of more collectively driven concerns as public space and parks. This studio is intended to introduce you to many of the challenges and issues architecture confronts when it operates at the scale of the city, using West Campus as our laboratory.