Architecture Design Studio
Fall & Spring
| 6 credits
Core course in Architecture
Core Course Week: a short study tour to Berlin (Full-year only, spring) or Western Denmark
Week-Long Study Tour: Sweden-Finland | Germany-Netherlands | Austria-Switzerland
Note: This course was previously listed as "Architectural Design Studio."
Studio instruction focuses on the design process, enabling each student to perform studies in accordance with Danish design practice. Design problems are approached from a conceptual, sustainable, contextual, and user-focused point of view. Design solutions are based on critical analyses of high-quality examples of Scandinavian and North European architecture.
Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to each individual student.
Semester students can indicate a preference of location for their week-long study tour. Final tour placement will depend on availability.
Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior or graduate level, and completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios prior to arrival at DIS.
Students should bring examples of their work in a portfolio to be submitted to their studio instructors at the beginning of Assignment 2. This will allow the professors to become acquainted with the design skills of each student. The portfolio should contain:
- A one-page resume (short and precise) listing all studios, courses, assignments, and other relevant material, beginning with the most recent information. Clearly state current year/position in school. Briefly state expectations of study at DIS.
- Approximately 3 pages of project illustrations from one or several projects done in studio (or independently if relevant), accompanied by a short description.
The portfolio must be submitted as a digital PDF or hard copy. The pages should be formatted to A4 size (210mmx297mm) or US-Letter size (8.5"x11").
- In-class site visits, and in some cases visits to design offices and notable architectural examples
Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1993). M.Arch (University of Washington, 1995). Practicing architect. Own office since 2004. With DIS since 1999.
Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1988). Practicing in Danish architectural design offices since 1986: Gottlieb Paludan, Dissing + Weitling, Georg Rotne, DOMUS. Adjunct Professor, external examiner 1992-97, 2006-12, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Assistant Professor, Lund University Sweden 1998-99. With DIS since 2009.
Architect AIA LEED/BD+C. (Stanford University, Economics, 1988)(MArch,UC Berkeley, 1995). Employment at Sim Van der Ryn Architects & Associates, SMWM Architecture & Planning. Own firm since 2000, Lorimer Architecture. With DIS since 2010.
Architect, MAA (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2006). Employment at Henning Larsen Architects (2007-09), Keinicke & Overgaard Arkitekter (2009), Join Architecture (2009), MVRDV (2010-2012), and COBE Arkitekter (2012-present). With DIS since 2013.