Supporting Students: Using Anthropomorphic Structures to Enhance Early Structures Education

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2016-01-01
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Whitehead, Rob
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Architecture

The Department offers a five-year program leading to the Bachelor of Architecture degree. The program provides opportunities for general education as well as preparation for professional practice and/or graduate study.

The Department of Architecture offers two graduate degrees in architecture: a three-year accredited professional degree (MArch) and a two-semester to three-semester research degree (MS in Arch). Double-degree programs are currently offered with the Department of Community and Regional Planning (MArch/MCRP) and the College of Business (MArch/MBA).

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The Department of Architecture was established in 1914 as the Department of Structural Design in the College of Engineering. The name of the department was changed to the Department of Architectural Engineering in 1918. In 1945, the name was changed to the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering. In 1967, the name was changed to the Department of Architecture and formed part of the Design Center. In 1978, the department became part of the College of Design.

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1914–present

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  • Department of Structural Design (1914–1918)
  • Department of Architectural Engineering (1918–1945)
  • Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering (1945–1967)

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After two classmates had lifted her off the ground by pulling her arms and legs apart, a smiling but somewhat weary student rolled over on the ground, looked up, and asked, "Are you sure this is architecture?" It was a fair question. An hour later, after her group had been shown the similarities between the structure they'd built with their bodies and the roof of Madison Square Garden, the connection became clearer.

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This proceeding is from Proceedings of the 32nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (San Luis Obispo, CA: California Polytechnic State University, 2016). Posted with permission.

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