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2018 Fall Main Session
FND1008/Lecture/I - CityX - Interior Arch | Credits 1.00
CityLab introduces students to Boston as a living laboratory for exploration of design practice and design thinking within the City. The course is required for all entering undergraduate and graduate students, and it is comprised of two parts: 1) CityLab Intensive and 2) CityLab Extension (called CityX). During the initial 4-day CityLab Intensive, small interdisciplinary sections are led by an instructional team through a rigorous process of touring, studying, and analyzing Boston. Throughout the Intensive, students engage in a series of hands-on field-based activities, representation workshops, and guest presentations by designers, urban planners, real estate professionals, and civic leaders. The Intensive aims to discover past, present, and future design arenas by encouraging students to begin to collaboratively explore the context within which they will intervene as designers. The second part of the course, CityLab Extension (CityX), introduces students to contemporary issues of practice within the specific design disciplines. This includes the study of various phases of design projects, characteristics of leading practitioners, and dialogues on spatial, technical, and visual demands of each discipline. Additionally, CityX aims to jumpstart students’ professional development by addressing important questions surrounding design practice. This part of CityLab investigates roles and values of discipline-specific professional organizations, and it teaches students how to begin to build a professional network, communicate their personal story, and embark upon a job search in the design field.

Registration Type Traditional
Fees N/A
Instructors Rush, Denise
Duration 9/5/2018 - 12/8/2018
Schedule Wednesday  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM;  Boston Architectural, 951 Boylston Street, Room 100
Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Credit Types Academic
Class 40 Seats | 27 Remaining
Open (Minimum Met)

Primary population and other student populations allowed to register for this course:
 Primary Population# Others Allowed# Others Registered
Campus  Boston Architectural College400
Program  Undergraduate00
Department  Int Architecture4013