Students, family, friends, faculty and staff are invited to login and watch this year’s Master of Architecture Architectural Research Final Reviews.
Joel Kerner, Bess Krietemeyer, Brian Lonsway, Hannibal Newsom, Daekwon Park, Advisors
The pleasures of a master’s thesis come from the deep knowledge our graduates gain about the agency of architecture as a discipline, profession, and practice. Throughout the Master of Architecture degree, we seek to build the awareness of and sensitivity to this agency as fundamental responsibilities of the architect. The thesis provides our students the opportunity to position their creative and intellectual commitments at the core of this learning process.
The work being presented here represents the culmination of the Architectural Research sequence, resulting in design and research briefs for the students’ master’s theses. The work is intentional eclectic; we embrace the perspective that students can best develop these responsibilities when given the opportunity to delve deeply into a subject of their own fascination and are challenged to rigorously position their interests within a clearly articulated disciplinary context.
The work builds on all that our students have learned throughout the degree—the intellectual, material, social, cultural, theoretical, technological, environmental, historical, professional (…) aspects of architecture—and is explored through forward-looking architectural research methods and approaches. The projects are focused to allow for research and design investigations that can be meaningfully explored in the scope of the thesis course. While the subjects are intentionally wide-ranging and chosen by the students, the research is directed in order to build students’ skills in integrating research into design and leveraging design as a form of knowledge-development.
The work from these students grows from an explicit challenge to identify their position in the field and the disciplinary situation in which they are working, poses pressing research questions and the methods most well-suited to answer them, and constructs knowledge and design outcomes that meaningfully integrate rigorous research and design methodology. The students’ eventual outcomes, both within the scope of their thesis presentations, and projected forward into the discipline at large, are measured against their ability to demonstrate the agency of architectural design—both process and product—to leverage these strategic research goals.
Monday, December 7
|9:00 - 9:30am||Kae Schwalber|
|9:30 - 10:00am||Ruohan Zou|
|10:00 - 10:30am||Maureen Yue|
|10:30 - 11:00am||Rebecca Hsu|
|11:00 - 11:30am||Yuan Cao|
|11:30am -12 noon||Ishita Parmar|
|1:00 - 1:30pm||Akshay Bapat|
|1:30 - 2:00pm||Indra Prasasto|
|2:00 - 2:30pm||Kojo Quainoo|
|2:30 - 3:00pm||Isaac Howland|
Tuesday, December 8
|9:00 - 9:30am||Gabriel Zhagui|
|9:30 - 10:00am||Songyun Shi|
|10:00 - 10:30am||Jiameng Liu|
|10:30 - 11:00am||Margaret Petri|
|11:00 - 11:30am||Haerim Park|
|11:30am -12 noon||Bomyeong Noh|
|1:00 - 1:30pm||Yufei Jin|
|1:30 - 2:00pm||Zicheng Wang|
|2:00 - 2:30pm||Ting Yang|
|2:30 - 3:00pm||Darrelle Butler Jr.|
Wednesday, December 9
|9:00 - 9:30am||Shu (Melody) Zhang|
|9:30 - 10:00am||Jamely Ramos|
|10:00 - 10:30am||Hayyatu Deen Ikharo|
|10:30 - 11:00am||Syed Mustafa Naqvi|
|11:00 - 11:30am||Sravya Sirigiri|
|11:30am -12 noon||Eden Duan|
|1:00 - 1:30pm||Yan Chen|
|1:30 - 2:00pm||Mengyao Liu|
|2:00 - 2:30pm||Krystol Austin|