Syllabus

SP18 – ARCH 652 – SYLLABUS

Arch 652: Professional Design Practice II: Spring 2018: 6 Credits
Department of Architecture (DoArch): South Dakota State University
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00 – 5:00pm: AME Studio

Federico Garcia Lammers, Assoc. AIA: Assistant Professor: DoArch: SDSU
AME 366: Office hours: Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, Thursday 2:00pm – 4:00pm, or by appointment.
Email: federico.garcia-lammers@sdstate.edu
Website: doarchforensics2018.wordpress.com & box.com

Fo·ren·sic
Referring to the forum and the practice of making an argument before a professional gathering.
Referring to the techniques used to develop detailed investigative strategies and tactics.
Referring to the transformation of time and the non-linear sequencing of events.

The Forensics Studio is the final studio in the professional Master of Architecture degree at South Dakota State University. This studio focuses on investigating a range of architecture projects completed by the leading architecture firms in the state of South Dakota. During their last semester of architectural study each student collaborates with one participating architecture firm to research the firm’s methods of work and to unfold the critical workflows of that practice. The work of the studio focuses on making visual narratives from the often invisible elements of architectural practice. The primary vehicle for making these narratives visible is the collaborative design of the Forensics Book.