Advisors: Ivi Diamantopoulou, Aurelie Frolet, Kyle Miller

“Terms” refers to events, histories, knowledge, mediums, phrases, rules, skills, systems, processes, techniques, and words used to define a territory commonly referred to as the discipline of architecture; “conditions” refers to the state of the world today with regard to its appearance, quality, and/or working order, and the circumstances affecting the way in which we live and/or work, especially with regard to safety or well-being. This thesis advisory group is interested in working backwards: instead of beginning thesis projects with architecture, the group will begin with examining the terms and conditions in which architecture is produced. In particular, we are committed to assisting in the development of projects that demonstrate, on the one hand, the value of architectural design in broader contexts, and on the other, the impact of such contexts on the discipline itself. We encourage thinking big, and conceiving of provocations that link architecture to its constituents in a manner that imagines positive change for both. Of note is that thinking big does not necessitate operating at a large scale. As such, we are interested in supporting projects that range from fine operations on existing artifacts to conceptions of new forms and environments. We will encourage the development of projects that: capture the public imaginary through engaging pressing issues; embrace the overlap between culture and form; privilege form-making over form-finding; recombine known practices into new and delirious possibilities; pursue specificity in the place of abstract thinking; and avoid clichés at all costs.

may 4, 9am - 4:20pm

Additional Reviewers: Sekou Cooke, Lori Brown

External Critic: Sue Lettieri

9:00am Boya Chao & Dhvani Doshi
Spatial Agency
9:40am Tori Luy
Zones of Peer Influences
10:20am Omri Winkler
Let Me In
11:00am Elyse KillKelley
Affordable Airrangements


External Critic: Cyrus Peñarroyo

1:00pm Vera Feng
Queerness through Glass
1:40pm Edson Wong
CRIPspace
2:20pm Raj Periwal
Curtains + Couture


External Critic: Tei Carpenter

3:00pm Angela Murano
Conv(ER)tibles
3:40pm Dylan Crean
Hyper-Junk
4:20pm Timothy Mulhall
Living Memories