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Course Description

RISD Advanced Program for High School Students: Architecture: Adaptable Spaces

Design by Anna Jia

How can we design buildings that support us inside and out? Our prompt will be to design a building that can not only support the health and well-being of its inhabitants during a time of shelter-in-place (due to pandemic, war or natural disaster), but also contribute to the prosperity of the larger community in times of peace. Through a process of research and iteration of concepts, students address this critical question by expanding upon notions of sustainability and adaptability. As an introductory architectural design course, important architectural principles will be presented through exercises, lectures and demonstrations to develop an understanding of scale, form and spatial relationships. Students strengthen problem-solving skills by learning basic architectural concepts, vocabulary and strategies. Hands-on quick sketches and model-making leads to a final design concept communicated through a finished model and axonometric drawing. This course provides the framework for the type of analysis and synthesis that’s crucial to further architectural pursuits.

Notes

In this intensive course and Visual + Critical Language, students should expect to spend a combined minimum of 20 hours per week engaging in coursework across both courses. Students should plan their schedule accordingly to keep up with class.

In conjunction with your Featured Topics course(s), you are also required to enroll in Visual + Critical Language. When you register for this Featured Topics course, you will also be charged for the tuition of Visual + Critical Language. You will see this enrollment reflected in your Student Portal before the start date of the course. Visual + Critical Language will meet live two times: during the first and final live sessions of your Featured Topics course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 20, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
T, Th
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 20, 2021 to Aug 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,600.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 10, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 13, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 20, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • 58 Glue, Sobo 8oz 
  • Kevlar Glove 
  • Knife, utility retractable with snap-off blades (Olfa or similar) 
  • Blades for retractable knife above 
  • Mat, cutting 18" x 24" (green or black - not clear) 
  • Scissors, 7" standard quality (3M or similar) 
  • Compass, pencil 
  • Eraser, Kneaded large 
  • Eraser, white vinyl (Staedtler Mars, Alvin or similar) 
  • Pencil sharpener 
  • Pencil, graphite, medium degree set of 12 (6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H) 
  • Paper, Bristol board, smooth, (pad of 40 sheets) 14" x 17" 
  • Paper, Museum Mounting Board, gray, (3 sheets) 2-ply thick, 32” x 40”
  • Paper, Corrugated Cardboard, (3 sheets) 3/16” thick, 30” x 40”
  • Paper, pad white, (Strathmore or similar) 18" x 24" 
  • Paper, sketchbook, hardbound mixed-media 5.5" x 8" 
  • Paper, tracing roll, 8lb 50 yards x 12" (also called "white sketching paper") 
  • Basswood strips, 12 pieces, ?” x ?” x 24”
  • String, Bead stringing wire, 0.015” x 30’
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18" 
  • T-square, metal 36" 
  • Triangle, plastic 30/60° 10" 
  • Triangle, plastic 45/90° 10" 
  • Adjustable Triangle, plastic 
  • Staedtler Mars technico 780 lead holder, 2mm 
  • Lead refills, 2mm, grade 2H 
  • Lead refills, 2mm, grade HB 
  • Lead refills, 2mm, grade 2B 
  • Rotary lead pointer 
  • Drafting dots, box 
  • Architectural scale, 12", plastic or metal
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 20, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
T, Th
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jul 20, 2021 to Aug 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,600.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 10, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 13, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 20, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • 58 Glue, Sobo 8oz 
  • Kevlar Glove 
  • Knife, utility retractable with snap-off blades (Olfa or similar) 
  • Blades for retractable knife above 
  • Mat, cutting 18" x 24" (green or black - not clear) 
  • Scissors, 7" standard quality (3M or similar) 
  • Compass, pencil 
  • Eraser, Kneaded large 
  • Eraser, white vinyl (Staedtler Mars, Alvin or similar) 
  • Pencil sharpener 
  • Pencil, graphite, medium degree set of 12 (6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H) 
  • Paper, Bristol board, smooth, (pad of 40 sheets) 14" x 17" 
  • Paper, Museum Mounting Board, gray, (3 sheets) 2-ply thick, 32” x 40”
  • Paper, Corrugated Cardboard, (3 sheets) 3/16” thick, 30” x 40”
  • Paper, pad white, (Strathmore or similar) 18" x 24" 
  • Paper, sketchbook, hardbound mixed-media 5.5" x 8" 
  • Paper, tracing roll, 8lb 50 yards x 12" (also called "white sketching paper") 
  • Basswood strips, 12 pieces, ?” x ?” x 24”
  • String, Bead stringing wire, 0.015” x 30’
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18" 
  • T-square, metal 36" 
  • Triangle, plastic 30/60° 10" 
  • Triangle, plastic 45/90° 10" 
  • Adjustable Triangle, plastic 
  • Staedtler Mars technico 780 lead holder, 2mm 
  • Lead refills, 2mm, grade 2H 
  • Lead refills, 2mm, grade HB 
  • Lead refills, 2mm, grade 2B 
  • Rotary lead pointer 
  • Drafting dots, box 
  • Architectural scale, 12", plastic or metal
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