The ‘Vertical Studio‘ sequence is specifically designed for graduate students pursuing a first professional degree in architecture. The first four design studios are taught in a format that combines students of differing degrees of design and drawing experience. Problems are set in order to maximize opportunities for learning, skill acquisition, and idea dissemination at all levels, from beginning to intermediate, allowing students to progress at their own rate. Topics are coordinated in content and timing and cover essential concerns and techniques of architectural design.