Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2011
Class ARCH 506
Class Title Launching Design Practices
Description This course is a hands-on workshop that is both a practice cognate seminar and
“design studio” with a single purpose “problem”: to design a firm for a real time and
place, with real prospects and constraints. While you’ll develop a theory of your
business, this is not a theory/philosophy course, per se. And while you’ll engage
specific design assignments – from logo to practice space – this is not a design studio, per se. We’ll not long explore unrealistically edgy, alternative, untested, or un-testable forms of practice, as our theoretical focus will be on pragmatics, as you will design a practice that is plausibly buildable.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets W 9:00am-12:00pm 2204 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Eric Hill
Syllabus ARCH506-001.pdf