3:00pm EDT September 17, 2020

Conversations: “On Pedagogy” with Reto Geiser, Mira Henry, Leslie Lok and Sharóne Tomer

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Reto Geiser (Rice University), Mira Henry (SCI-Arc), Leslie Lok (Cornell University) join first-year undergraduate studio coordinators Kyle Miller and David Shanks to discuss beginning design pedagogy. Presentations and a conversation moderated by Joseph Godlewski and Sharóne Tomer (Virginia Tech) will reflect on what is taught during the first months of an architectural design education, the history of such exercises, and how beginning design pedagogy prepares students for advanced study and diverse forms of professional practice.


  • Reto Geiser

    Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Rice University School of Architecture

  • Mira Henry
    Co-principal, Current Interests; DID Coordinator and design faculty, SCI-Arc

  • Leslie Lok 

    Assistant Professor, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; Cofounder, HANNAH

  • Sharóne Tomer

    Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design

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