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DUDZIK Studios believes in the power of design to create transformative environments. We are a US licensed architecture firm focused on matters of design; from architecture, interiors, and landscape, to graphic design and photography we couple a keen eye for aesthetics with rigorous research to produce innovative and experientially rich environments.  We start each project with a deep understanding of what truly is important to our clients. As a small architecture and design firm we pride ourselves in offering personalized designs and outstanding client service.

We are obsessed with authenticity, integrity, and reason, through which we find meaning, beauty, and soulfulness. While a majority of our work has been stylistically modern, authenticity and design integrity is what guides our work. Thus we feel equally comfortable designing a minimalist beach house as we do crafting the interiors of a historic home. 

 

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MATTHEW DUDZIK, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

 

DUDZIK Studios is led by Creative Director Matthew Dudzik. Having built, lectured, published, and exhibited internationally he brings a global perspective that informs our culturally sensitive work. Matthew is also a Professor of Architecture at Savannah College of Art and Design, and Executive Director of the art gallery Yves Grfik. He received his Master of Architecture Degree from Washington University is St. Louis, MO and has worked for international architecture and landscape architecture firms.

 

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PUBLICATIONS

Books Edited:
Gregory A. D., & Dudzik, M. R. (Eds.). (2009). Architecture is a Thing of Art. Savannah GA. Savannah College of Art and Design Press. 1-407. ISBN: 978-0-615-31790-8.

Book Chapters:
Dudzik, M. R., & Whitney, M. C. (2015). Embodied Architectural Practice and Design Literacy. In Brown, T., & Castellanos A. M. (Eds.), Chiselled Horizons: A Multi-Cultural Approach to Visual Literacy. eBook. Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-84888-365-9

“A multi-cultural approach to decoding visual patterns present in mass-media, with the purpose of developing creativity-based alternative forms of education that foster collaboration and critical thinking.” –Inter-Disciplinary Press

Mendoza, H. R., & Dudzik, M. R. (2013). [Provocation] Understanding Everyday Life and
Self in a Cultural Space. In T. Poldma (Ed.), Meanings of Design: Social, Cultural and Philosophical Essays about People, Spaces and Interior Environments. New York, NY: Fairchild Publications. ISBN: 978-1-609-01145-1

“Meanings of Designed Spaces is a collection of articles by − and interviews with − renowned design academics and professionals exploring how people make meaning using design today, and how “designed space” both shapes and is shaped by technology, business, ethics, culture, sustainability and society.” –Bloomsbury 

Refereed Publications:
Dudzik, M. R., Pacheco, C. E., Hall, G., Cataldi, L., & Cookson, A. (pending 2016). Gamifying Architecture Professional Practice for Millennials. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies.

Hall, G., Dudzik, M. R., Pacheco, C. E., Cataldi, L., & Cookson, A. (2013). Disentanglement and Gates, an Interactive Game of Architecture Practice. Design Intelligence 19(3), 31-35. 

Hall, G., Dudzik, M. R., Pacheco, C. E., Cataldi, L., & Cookson, A. (2013). Disentanglement and Gates, an Interactive Game of Architecture Practice. Design Intelligence, <http://www.di.net/articles/disentanglement-and-gates/>.

Mendoza, H. R., & Dudzik, M. (2010). The Psychology of Space in a Culture of Fear: A Photographic Unmasking of Residential Interiors in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (M. Taylor, Ed.) Proceedings of the 5th Annual IDEA Symposium, 155-164. 

Research Work Published/Cited:
The American Institute of Architects. (2013). The Changing Context, Business, and Practice of Architecture. AIA Foresight Report, 16.

NCARB. (2013). NCARB Award: Through Educators’ Eyes Savannah College of Art and Design. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, <http://www.ncarb.org/en/Studying-Architecture/NCARB-Award/Overview/Award-Educators-13.aspx>.

Hill, D. (2012). SCAD to Develop Video Game for Professional Practice Course. Architectural Record, Web. <http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2012/12/121214-SCAD-to-Develop-Video-Game-for-Professional-Practice-Course.asp>.

Design Work Published (Print):
Zhang, T. (2017 pending) Tile TBD. Guangzhou, China: Huazhong University of Science & Technology Press. 

Kolak, D. (2015, June). Northern Home & Cottage

Kolak, D. (2015, June). Traverse Magazine

Dron, C. (2014, Dec.) Walloon Lake House Architecture Dans le Monde. Architecture Bois 65, 114-118. ISSN: 1777-2796 (Bordeaux, France)

Geissler, T. (2014, Jan.). Un Parallélépipède Et Un Cube Sur Un Socle En Pierr. Architecture Durable et Bois, 8. (Boulogne, France)

Jeong, S. (2013, July). Walloon Lake House. Wood Planet. 30-31. ISSN: 2234-7801 (Seoul, South Korea)

Linton, H. & Pelli, C. (2012). Vision and Voice. In Portfolio Design. 4th ed. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company. 144-145. ISBN: 978-0-393-73253-5  

Lima, Z. (2006). Museu De Arquitetura Brasileira: Un Dialogo Projetual Com O Moderno. In Ronca, J. L. C., Ferrara, L. D., Szmrecsanyi, m. i., & Pallami, V. (Eds.), Revista Pós Número 20. Sao Paulo, Brazil:  FAU-USP Press. 220-24. ISSN: 2317-2762

Design Work Published (Selected Web):
Lomholt, I. (2016, April 2). Walloon Lake House: Michigan Residence. http://www.e-architect.co.uk/america/walloon-lake-house

Kolak, D. (2015, Feb. 18). Designer Walloon Lake Cottage. http://mynorth.com/2015/02/designer-walloon-lake-cottage/

Dream Home Style. (2014, September 26). Walloon Lake House by DUDZIK Studios. http://dreamhomestyle.com/architecture/walloon-lake-house-by-dudzik-studios.

Arqhys Arquitectura. (2013, Aug. 5). Walloon La Moderna Residencia de DUDZIK Studios. http://www.arqhys.com/walloon-lake-house.html

Sophie, A. (2013, July 11). Walloon Lake House by DUDZIK Studios. http://www.homedsgn.com/tag/dudzik-studios/

Architects List. (2013, July 4). Dudzik Studios: Walloon Lake House. http://architectslist.com/firms/700-Dudzik-Studios

Arthitectural. (2013, June 11). DUDZIK Studios Walloon Lake House. http://www.arthitectural.com/dudzik-studios-walloon-lake-house/

Cann Design. (2013, June 3). Walloon Lake House by DUDZIK Studios. http://www.caandesign.com/walloon-lake-house-by-dudzik-studios/

Home Dezen. (2013, June 1). Walloon Lake House by DUDZIK Studios. http://www.homedezen.com/walloon-lake-house-by-dudzik-studios/

Delaqua, V. (2013, May 23). Casa Do Lago Walloon. ArchDaily Brazil. <http://www.archdaily.com.br/br/01-115552/casa-do-lago-walloon-dudzik-studios>.

 Franco, J. T. (2013, May 8). Walloon Lake House. ArchDaily Columbia. http://www.archdaily.co/co/02-258405/walloon-lake-house-dudzik-studios.

Franco, J. T. (2013, May 8). Walloon Lake House. ArchDaily Mexico. http://www.archdaily.mx/mx/02-258405/walloon-lake-house-dudzik-studios

Williamson, C. (2013, May 22). Walloon Lake House by DUDZIK Studios. Design Milk. <http://design-milk.com/walloon-lake-house-by-dudzik-studios/>.

Contemportist. (2013, April 209). Walloon Lake House by DUDZIK Studios.  <http://www.contemporist.com/2013/04/29/walloon-lake-house-by-dudzik-studios/>.

ArchDaily. (2013, April 29) Walloon Lake House.” <http://www.archdaily.com/365785/walloon-lake-house-dudzik-studios/>.

Book Review:
Dudzik, Matthew. (2010). Book Review: Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender, by Gershenson & Penner. Book review in: Interiors: Design, Architecture and Culture, 1(1), 167-169. ISSN: 2041-9112

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THESIS ADVISING

Declet, J. M., Pacheco, C., Dudzik, M. R., Foster, O., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2015). Chief Mountain elementary: Prototype for the Blackfeet Nation

Eton, K., Reno, J., Dudzik, M. R., Fichtinger, G., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2015). Lost identity: Diversity in architecture

Frontera Biamón, E. J., Pacheco, C., Dudzik, M. R., Davis, M. L., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2015). Allegory of life: A retreat in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Park, J., Huang, H., Dudzik, M. R., Woodcock, M., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2015). Atlanta Korean culture & education center: Museum and library for young Korean Americans

Turner, A. E., Ngo, H. S., Dudzik, M. R., Fraser, D., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2015). Reinvigorating architecture: Instigating the revitalization of city life at the human scale through the creation of place

AlAradi, F., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Gensheimer, T., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Re-defining the architecture of the urban square

Andonie, A., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Falls, S., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Reconstructing broken lines: Uniting social classes through culture safety and education

Brodheim, J., Huang, H., Dudzik, M. R., Rossell, E. G. D., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Unyielding perspectives: A museum between controversies

Guzman Geara, R., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Thagne, A., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Architecture as a construct of happiness: Manhattan, New York

Hodge, M. A., Huang, H., Dudzik, M. R., Rojas, J., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). A bridge to future connection and development, BeltLine light rail station stop 35, Howell Station, Atlanta, Georgia

Mosko, S. E., Reno, J., Dudzik, M. R., Semproch, D., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Shoreway village at Erieside: Cleveland, OH

Musa, Z. A., Ronaszegi, A. D., Dudzik, M. R., Haughey, P., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Below the surface: An investigation on war, architecture and humanity

Namiki, R. A., Reno, J., Dudzik, M. R., Varland, J., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Permanency of a place: An architecture of threshold for Tohoku tsunami survivors

Perez, G. A., Ngo, H. S., Dudzik, M. R., Katz, E., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Architectural cadence: A creative arts complex in Wynwood, Miami

Rejebian, J. E., Reno, J., Dudzik, M. R., Thagne, A., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Architecture as an expression of power: Reconsidering the Los Angeles central public library

Saffouri, S. L., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Gonano, C. A., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Creating a better environment through environmental psychology and neuroscience: The Elizabeth Hotel

Toner, M. M., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Pinkerton, C., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2014). Rescripting: A design practice incorporating historic preservation philosophy into contemporary architectural design

Bates, V. L., Munilla, F., Dudzik, M. R., Weaver, C., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2013). Acceptance through self expression

Johnson, D. S., Singeisen, S. R., Dudzik, M. R., Hosey, L., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2013). The path pavilion: The revitalization of a decaying urban fabric through sustainable interactive landscaping

Rosales, F., Munilla, F., Dudzik, M. R., Sweeney, A., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2013). Growth and revitalization

Tejeda Castillo, J. E., Madson, R., Dudzik, M. R., Williams, R., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Urban Design. (2013). Tegucigalpa: Creating an urban identity in the historic district

Buchler, K. M., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Chaney, M. J., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2012). Persistence of vision: A film-making collaborative

Hartman, S., Dietz, S., Dudzik, M. R., Sworts, S., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2012). CleanTech community: Promoting a cleaner future-friendly community

Hercules-Zuniga, A. C., Dietz, S., Dudzik, M. R., Jones, J., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2012). Social re-integration: The center for mental, physical, and social wellbeing for craniofacial condition (CFC) patients

MacMillan, J. S., Dietz, S., Dudzik, M. R., Jones, J., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2012). Active ruin: Adaptive continuous use in Detroit

Noah, J. C., Huang, H., Dudzik, M. R., Sworts, S., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2012). Now museum: Self-actualization through architectural phenomenon

Rutter, M., Varland, J. R., Guichard, C. L., Dudzik, M. R., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2012). Perception and experience of space through awareness of self and others

Guerrero, M., Dietz, S., Dudzik, M. R., Aponte, E., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2011). Didactic-interactive architecture: A three-dimensional learning environment

Heausler, E., Ronaszegi, A. D., Dudzik, M. R., Fee, R., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2011). Joie de vie: A polestar for a conviviality of the culinary arts

Lilley, H. B., Munilla, F., Dudzik, M. R., Paepcke-Hjeltness, V., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2011). Waterhouse: Turning emergency into opportunity

Rosa Nunez, N., Reno, J., Dudzik, M. R., Adityavarman, R., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2011). Cangrejos garden parkway: Re-defining daily culture while re-connecting communities

Vilanova, J. G., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Boortz, J., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2011). Fusion: A building bringing people, places, spaces, ideas & technology together

Wimbray, A. L., Ngo, H. S., Dudzik, M. R., Roher, M., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2011). The holistic culinary arts institute of austin: Integrating local, organic, and sustainable practices in education

Camilo-Rodriguez, S. P., Huang, H., Dudzik, M. R., Davis, M., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2009). Educational institution for autism with an ideology of interactivity: School for autistic children, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Ekhoff, C. M., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Cribbs, S., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2008). Eldora mountain retreat: Sensorially stimulating architecture for families with special needs

Shah, N., Varland, J. R., Dudzik, M. R., Hughes, J., & Savannah College of Art and Design. Department of Architecture. (2008). Architectural assimilation in response to globalization: Commercial midrise, Gurgaon, India

 

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CONFERENCES & EXHBITIONS

 

Conference Chair:
Dudzik, M. R., & Gregory A. D. (2009). Architecture Is a Thing of Art. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Southeast Conference. Savannah, GA: Savannah College of Art and Design. 

Architecture continually struggles with the duality of episteme and techne as expressed through the requirements of reliability and inspiration. These are all ensconced in the three principles laid out in the Vitruvian Triad of firmness, commodity and delight; but how do we, as architects and educators, instill all of these equally into our students? The ever consistent dialogue between the profession and academe raises the question of how to balance the art and the technical in architectural education. The goal of the 2009 Southeast Fall Conference was to create a dialog for the sharing of thoughts and ideas through papers and projects that address the questions raised by the theme of “Architecture is a Thing of Art,” focusing in the areas of knowledge, craft, art and pedagogy. How can we as designers, artists and educators use our capacity for teaching, research and service to create built form and space that serve both the body and the mind? What creative gestures qualify both as art and architecture? How can we as educators defend aesthetics when challenged by function?

Keynote: Dennis Oppenheim
Closing speaker: Terence Riley 

Responsible for selecting the conference committee, writing the proposal, establishing lecturers & panelists, organizing the call for session topics & papers, organizing publicity, establishing conference venues, catering & special events, organizing the staging of the play: ‘Private Jokes Public Places,’ co-editing the proceedings, and creative direction for all graphics & special production gift items.  

Curator:
Dudzik, M. R., & Thagne, A. (2012) Community of Scholarship: Understanding and Opportunity through Diversity. Architecture and Architectural History Faculty NAAB Accreditation Exhibition. Savannah, GA: Savannah Collage of Art and Design Museum of Art. 

Responsible for collecting a cataloging faculty work, designing and laying out exhibition, designing custom furniture, creative direction including material finishes, framing, lighting and signage/labeling. 

Topic Moderator:
Dudzik, M. R., Gregory A. D. (2010).  Architecture Is a Thing of Art. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University. Moderator. (Funding for attendance not awarded)

Roundtable Panelist:
Dudzik, M. R., & Lominack, T. (2016) Residential Roundtable. With Taylor, K., & Nayar, R. (Mod.). ACSA South Quad Conference. Savannah, GA: Savannah College of Art and Design. 

Conference Paper Presentation:
Dudzik, M. R. (2016) Design in a Culture of Fear: A Photographic Unmasking of São Paulo’s Residential Sphere. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture International Conference. Santiago de Chile.

Dudzik, M. R., & Whitney, M. C. (2015). Embodied Architectural Practice and Design Literacy. 8th Global Conference on Creativity and Visual Literacy. Lisbon, Portugal.

Whitney, M. C., & Dudzik, M. R. (2015). A Case Study on the Use of Sustainability and Evidence Based Design to Activate Deep Learning in Design Education. International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. Chicago, IL. (Funding for attendance not awarded)

Dudzik, M. R., Pacheco, C. E., Hall, G. (2013). Disentanglement and Gates: An Interactive Game of Architecture Practice. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Prague, Czech Republic.

Mendoza, H.R. & Dudzik, M.R. (2011). Expressions and Creations of Fear in Interior Architecture. Annual Conference of the International Association for Research in Architecture. Lisbon, Portugal. (Funding for attendance not awarded)

Mendoza, H.R., Dudzik, M. R., & Will, A.K. (2011). The Global Studio Project: Student Led International Collaborative Service Learning. European Society for Systematic Innovation in Education. Leuven, Belgium. (Funding for attendance not awarded)

Mendoza, H.R., & Dudzik, M.R. (2010). Colonization through Architecture: Redrawing the Boundaries of Identity and Exclusion in a Globalized Sao Paulo. International Conference on the Arts in Society. Sydney, Australia. (Funding for attendance not awarded)

Mendoza, H.R., & Dudzik, M.R. (2010). The Psychology of Space in a Culture of Fear: A Photographic Unmasking of Residential Space in Sao Paulo, Brazil. IDEC National Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Mendoza, H.R., & Dudzik, M.R. (2010). The Psychology of Space in a Culture of Fear: A Photographic Unmasking of Residential Space in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators’ Association (IDEA): Brisbane, Australia.

Mendoza, H.R., & Dudzik, M.R. (2009). Separating Desire from Desperation: Parallel Existences in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium. Tallahassee, FL.

Design exhibitions:
Dudzik, M.R. (2016). Architecture and the National Identity of Central Mexico. Savannah College of Art and Design Eichberg Gallery. Savannah, GA.

Dudzik, M.R. (2014). Abandoned American Family Farm. Northwood University. Midland, MI.

Dudzik, M.R. (2006). Pure Completion of a Museum for Brazilian Modernist Architecture and Urban Planning. Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo. São Paulo, Brazil.


Worshops and Charettes:
Dudzik, M.R., Pacheco, C. E., & Huang, H. (2015) Environmental Education Kiosk Design Charrette. Savannah College of Art and Design. Savannah, GA. (Charrette organizers and leaders) 

Dudzik, M.R. (2015) Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute workshop. PCI. Charlotte, NC. (Attended)

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COURSES TAUGHT

Disentanglement and Gates: An Interactive Game of Architecture Practice (Graduate)
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. W 2013, S 2013, F 2013.
Architecture practice and the design process are inherently complex and difficult to address to a level that provides an understanding of the actual experience of professional practice. Leading research of architects' decision-making responsibilities and leading discussions and interaction with architects and building professionals will provide a basis for collaborating with interactive design and game development students to develop an interactive game that simulates professional practice.

Architectural Portfolio (Graduate)
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. SU 2009, S 2010, SU 2010, SU 2011, SU 2012. This course focuses on the development and production of an economically feasible and reproducible portfolio and supports graduate digital portfolio construction.

Hybrid Media Presentation in Architecture (Graduate)
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. W 2013, S 2013, S 2014. 
This course explores advanced architecture design expression and presentation. It examines the traditional methods of architectural graphics and visual communication and the digital methods of computer aided architectural design. This course includes traditional design presentation techniques and advanced digital presentation with different media.

Architectural Professional Practice (Graduate) 
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. W 2013, S 2013, SU 2013, W 2014.
This course presents a study of professionalism and ethics as they relate to design professionals. Students conduct detailed analysis of professional practices, including office and corporate structure, administration, public and client relations, consultant and contractor relations, project administration and procedures, and compensation.

Disentanglement and Gates: A Millennial Game of Professional Practices
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. W 2013, S 2013, F 2013.
This collaborative course teams architecture and interactive game design students and professors with local, regional, and international architects and building professionals to design and develop games that simulate professional practice and place the player in the role of the architect to face critical issues and make judgment calls and decisions.

Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. SU 2009, S 2010, SU 2010, SU 2011, SU 2012. This course focuses on the development and production of professional materials, from the initial contact piece to an effective portfolio. The letterhead and mailing package, business card and résumé are discussed, as are ways to make the portfolio economically feasible and reproducible for mailing and tips on personally presenting the portfolio. A series of exercises explores the available media and design possibilities of packaging, graphic documentation of a student’s project and similar topics.

Architecture Design Studio VI: Capstone II - Comprehensive Design Development
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design.  S 2016, S 2017 (scheduled). 
This studio course focuses on building systems analysis and integration. It involves adaptive reuse of existing structures and work with a real client to develop a program of moderate complexity that responds to project objectives and exceeds the client needs. Students are required to make decisions relative to the client’s needs and desires and respond to the various requirements of users, stakeholders and the public domain. Students are expected to develop the ability to make theoretical and technical judgments with confidence and produce sophisticated design solutions. Lectures include topics such as the client’s role in architecture; materiality; environmental control systems; building service systems; adaptive reuse; and community and social responsibility.

Architecture Design Studio V: Capstone I - Research and Schematic Design
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design.  W 2016, W 2017 (scheduled).
This studio course addresses complex architectural problems in large non-urban and natural sites with topographic variation. Projects include a variety of building types with complex functional programs and structural systems. In addition to performing in-depth analysis of the natural site and functional needs, students develop building programs as a way of understanding the relationship between analysis, synthesis and communication throughout the design process. Students are expected to apply LEED design guidelines to their projects. Lectures include topics such as methods for site and program analysis; topography; design methods and processes in natural or rural sites; global environmental issues and sustainable architecture.

Architecture Design Studio IV: Urban Context
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. F 2015, F 2016.
This studio course concentrates on the issues raised by creating new architecture in existing high density urban contexts with complex social and cultural characters. The course focuses on creating well-developed and meaningful solutions to complex architectural problems in the urban environment. In addition to performing in-depth analysis of the urban site and the functional program, students prepare formal building type analyses as a way of understanding the tradition of building in the city. Students learn how to design buildings with vertical circulation systems and understand the issues related to multi-story architectural solutions. Lectures include topics such as urban context; social and cultural issues related to dense urban settings; vertical circulation systems; and analytical methods for understanding the urban setting.

Architectural Design II
Teaching assistant. Washington University. S 2006, S 2007.
Expands the scope of architectural issues, programmatic complexity and physical context introduced in the previous semester. Emphasis will be placed on the building envelope and its relationship to interior space and the exterior public domain. The studio will also focus on the consideration of the neighboring context as a construct of other building envelopes which contribute to the making of city streets and squares.

Architectural Design I
Teaching assistant. Washington University. F 2005, F 2006.
Addresses, investigates, and pursues a variety of concepts using graphic representation, drawings, models and photographs. Topics include the initiation of architectural proposals; the provocative roles of program and site; spatial characteristics and consequences; understanding of light, orientation, and dimension; and technology as a catalyst for new interpretations.

Architecture Design Studio III: Structural Applications
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. S 2008, S 2009, S 2010, S 2011, SU 2011, S 2012, SU 2012, SU 2013, S 2014, S 2015, SU 2015, SU 2016.
This studio course concentrates on the ways in which the nature of structural systems, including long-span structures, affects and informs architectural design. Students’ design projects that address tectonic and structural issues. Lectures include topics such as structural systems, sustainable systems, and the tectonic language of architecture.

Architecture Design Studio II: Site and Environmental Context
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. W 2009, W 2010, W 2011, SU 2011, F 2011, W 2012, SU 2012, SU 2013, W 2015.
This studio course concentrates on the ways in which a building's site and environmental context influence architectural design. The ability to create meaningful design solutions and fulfill increasingly complex programmatic requirements is also emphasized. Lectures include topics such as environmental & site issues, sustainable design, and the meaning of place.

Architecture Design Studio I: Human-centered Design
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. F 2008, F 2009, F 2010, SU 2012, SU 2013, F 2013, SU 2015. This course is the first in a sequence of architectural design studio courses designed to develop students' abilities to create meaningful architectural design solutions. The course concentrates on the ways in which basic human factors affect and inform architectural design. Lectures include topics such as behavioral aspects of design and human aspiration. 

Architectural Fundamentals Studio III: Spatial Relationships and Human Response
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. S 2012, SU 2014, S 2015, S 2016.
This studio investigates the Perceptual and Experiential Orders and dynamics of choreographed movement through sequences of architectural space, which impact the visual, haptic and auditory senses. In addition the perceptual dynamics of configuration, light, view, frame, image, motility, posture, surface and transparency within architectural space at various scales of investigation are explored. Conceptual Orders also address the significance of meaning, symbol and content in architecture. 

Architectural Fundamentals Studio II: Site as Design Generator
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. SU(2) 2008, W 2009, S 2009, S 2010, SU 2010, W 2011, S 2011, W 2015, W 2016. This studio introduces the Dynamic Orders of climate, time, activity, light and space in relationship to building and landscape that influence the building form, envelope and orientation. Reciprocities between landscape and building include approach to and entry into a building, as well as qualities of light and prospect from within the building. Students are introduced to vertical circulation systems and the tectonic nature of floor, wall and roof enclosures. Students continue to develop design through handcrafted drawings and models and produce a portfolio of the process and design.

Architectural Fundamentals Studio I: Form, Space and Order
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. F(2) 2008, W(2) 2009, S 2009, F(2) 2009, W(2) 2010, F(2) 2010, W 2011, F 2011, W 2014, F 2015, SU 2016.
Students develop model-building and diagramming skills and produce a portfolio in this studio. The course introduces the formal and typological orders of architecture with emphasis on the comprehension of delineators of space as abstract entities and on the theoretical development of design concepts. A sequence of exercises guides the transformation of basic design into elementary architectural design and progresses from a single space and its adjacencies to sequences of spaces with specific functions. Exercises also involve the typological analysis of notable works of architecture.

DRAW 115 Graphics for the Building Arts
Professor. Savannah College of Art and Design. F(2) 2007, W(2) 2008, S 2008, S 2011, W 2012, F 2013, F 2014. This studio course introduces students to the technical graphic representation techniques of design utilized within the building arts' professions, as well as teaches drawing as a tool for thinking. Lectures and studio projects examine the language of three-dimensional form, various methods of analyzing & representing form including mechanical drawing, freehand sketching, and rendering.

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