Design Studio I

FUTURE LIVING-THE STORY OF TOMORROW

Students are provided with and introduction to the design process and will acquire studio experience in applying fundamental design elements and principles to two and three dimensional design solutions.  This studio emphasizes the development of space planning and problem solving skills related to single and multi-family dwellings. 

Studio experiences will be taught in the theory of the design process and an understanding of design research involving physical, social, and psychological factors and reflect a concern for the aesthetic, functional and sustainable qualities of the built environment.  Specific in-depth emphasis will be placed on the study of design for the private special populations.


Design Studio II

 This studio will emphasize the development of space planning and problem solving skills related to corporate offices and manufacturing facilities.  Studio experiences will be taught in the theory of the design process and an understanding of design research involving physical, social, and psychological factors and reflect a concern for the aesthetic qualities of the built environment.  Emphasis will be placed on the study of design for corporate and industrial interiors such as: offices, financial institutions, factories, manufacturing plants laboratories, garages, warehouses, and workshops. 

 

Design Studio III

This studio will emphasize the development of space planning and problem-solving skills related to healthcare, sports and fitness facilities.  Studio experiences will be taught in the theory of the design process and an understanding of design research involving physical, social, and psychological factors and reflect a concern for the aesthetic qualities of the built environment.

Specific in-depth emphasis will be placed on the study of design for a healthcare or recreational facility.  Areas of the healthcare and recreation that may be addressed in the course of study include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, freestanding emergency centers, health and fitness centers, gymnasiums, swimming pools, etc.


The HISTORY of my FUTURE

You are the designer of the future, literally. The year is 2311 AD, the government is looking for the best interior architect to send back to the past to document and study the history of architecture and civilization. To be chosen, you are to design and present a SHELTER UNIT FOR ONE which will serve as your “transporter” and also your living unit while you are on your mission.

Explore simple but creative solutions which is also functional and practical. Other than that, your design must include, aesthetic, anthropometry, ergonomics and also practicability. 

There can be 1001 of possibilities of what the future holds. You are to develop and come out with one ‘future’ of your choice as a background story.


CORPORATE DESIGN PROJECT  
Students have to come up with their own corporate design or agency, below is a short list that student can select as a company category (Students are able to propose their own corporation). This specific organization requires the space planning and interior design for corporate office space that will be part of a business center located in Downtown Erie at 121 West 10th Street. The needs of your organization are, building code requirements, and accessibility issues these are fundamental of design that must all be considered.  

Architectural firm
State Farm Insurance
Law firm
Networking Company (Shown)
Advertising Group
Game company