Term: Fall 2023
Section: 1
Class Number: 28524
Credits: 2
Required: Yes
Elective: No

/ ARCH 255


This studio course focuses on digital imaging as the generator of architectural ideas, formal variation, and organizational logic. Students will develop principles of abstract design thinking by working between 2D raster-based software and 3D digital modeling software to develop processes through which image attributes can be deployed with explicit 3D design intentions. The module will culminate with a set of models that consider the design of architectural form and the production of image as a single synthetic act. Though intended primarily for students considering a design-related career, it is open to students from any discipline wishing to improve their visual literacy.

Learning objectives:

  • Introduction to physical and digital relationships.
  • Exploring productive relationships between 2D image and 3D form
  • Introduction to texture mapping
  • Introduction to rendering and animation
  • Introduction to 2D image making

Software requirements:

  • Rhinoceros 3D
  • Adobe Photoshop

Drop/Add Deadline: September 11, 2023


Tue, Thu 11:00am – 2:00pm  B100 MLB (Aug. 28-Oct. 13)


Adam Fure