This studio addresses projects of greater complexity in terms of program, site constraints, accessibility, and the introduction of safety criteria. Specific attention is given to the interrelation between structure and architectural form as essential factors in the process of creating an integrated project. Students at this level are expected to elaborate a clear set of drawings highlighting the tectonic aspects of their projects.
The studio continues the elaboration of projects based on investigations of specific theoretical themes, concentrating on medium scale public projects. The studio initiates students to the analysis of canonical works as a basic tool in the design process. The studio continues to emphasize the use of manual representational techniques in translating ideas into drawings and models.