Students from the Georgia Institute of Technology, RWTH Aachen University and PBSA Düsseldorf design, develop and build civic architecture in collaboration with members of the local communities. Starting from the first design sketches and models, to detailed design plans, students experience all phases of a construction project. Detail design, calculating quantities, scheduling, financing/sponsoring and cost control are part of the task. During the design and construction phase students, as well as local workers learn how to deal with different construction materials and their specific application as well as the entire building process from constructing foundations to the cladding of a building. By integrating design, research and construction students learn to develop a strong awareness for built environment in another culture and the adequateness of applied construction methods. This includes understanding architecture as social practice and realizing it with all consequences.
Program is open to all majors
Program Director: Daniel Baerlecken; Associate Professor.
Program Dates: Program will be offered in Summer 2020, 05/15/2020 – 08/06/2020 - To be confirmed
Program Course List:
ARCH 4805/01-DB/ ARCH 8806-DB DESIGN DEVELOP BUILD – Construction Workshop
ARCH 4823-KW/ ARCH 8823-KW DESIGN DEVELOP BUILD – History and Theory: Materializations
ARCH 4833-DB/ ARCH 8833-DB DESIGN DEVELOP BUILD - Digital Prototyping
Program Costs: To be confirmed
Contact: Professor Daniel Baerlecken, firstname.lastname@example.org.