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

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Design -- Study and teaching, Architecture -- Study and teaching, Design (philosophy)


This paper describes a series of beginning design studio projects developed over the span of five years.To varying degrees, beginning architecture students in these studios are asked to explore different types of connections between quilting and architecture. The concept for this series relies on the use of projects that build on each other and are divided into discreet manageable parts. Each represents an incremental step in the overall learning process. The threads of this project sequence are based on the process of abstraction, manipulation, and transformation. Pedagogical issues are carried forward into each successive project and are layered with specific design goals as the semester unfolds.


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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