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Robert J Corser
ARCH 498
Seattle Campus

Special Projects

Instructor-initiated and department-approved systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Topics vary and are announced in preceding quarter.

Class description

Digital Design for Fabrication and Construction focuses on parametric digital modeling. Architectural design is changing rapidly with the increasing integration of fabrication, construction and performance criteria early in the design process, made possible largely through the use of emerging digital tools. This course will focus on charting this shifting paradigm, and on testing the applicability of digital tools developed for product design and engineering within the context of architectural production. We will look primarily at the downstream implications of fabrication and construction, and we will explore design processes that fold these manufacturing issues into the mix from the very start. Students will develop knowledge and skills in integrated digital design incorporating feature-based solid assembly modeling with performance analysis tools, mathematical and parametric relations and digital prototyping.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robert J Corser
Date: 11/08/2013