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Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

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Design -- Study and teaching, Creative thinking -- Study and teaching, Design (philosophy)


In many schools of architecture, precedent analysis is often done in a course separate from the design studio, and typically does not occur within the first year. The separation between analysis and design within a curriculum implies to the student that there is a separation between the two processes in reality. Additionally, and painful as it is to acknowledge, without active integration within the design studio, any topic, including technology, tends to play second fiddle to studio. Even, however, when the analysis is integrated within the design studio, there is a tendency for the analysis to be completed, and then cast aside without necessarily synthesizing what was learned from the process.


Presented at the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. March 14-16, 2002.

© Portland State University, published by Portland State University, Department of Architecture

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