[IN]ARCH ADV is an intermediate architectural studio for current architecture majors or recent architecture graduates formulated to push the boundaries of architectural thinking and design. The studios are formal, intensive and structured for experimentation with physical ideas. Participants will make models (physical and digital), draw, photograph, collage, montage, diagram, print, scan, map and write as they work. The studio becomes a place for participants to transform thoughts and ideas into form.
"I think the program was successful in managing tele-education for such a hands-on subject as architecture. I know that it is not identical to being there physically, but despite the obstacles of distance and timezones, I think the teaching team was successful in leading into the area of architectural design that I have not explored. And I will still think about the methods acquired afterwards to improve the project done within the timeframe of the program and of future projects."
- 2020 [IN]ARCH ADV Alum
"I 'unlearned' and learned so much from [IN]ARCH ADV. It made me question the basic fundamentals of architecture and feel confident enough to take the next step."
Studio lessons establish and fortify links between architecture and the allied arts. While dealing with landscape, site, function and program, many pursuits reflect immediate and direct associations with music, painting, collage, literature, dance, theater, filmmaking and the human body, all of which exist in the sub-patterns of design.
The [IN]ARCH ADV studio places emphasis on an iterative process and deploys three recurring methods for making: analog drawing and photomontage, to connect the eye's critical observations to the hand's critical description; digital modeling, to explore conceptual ideas through 3D digital models; and physical modeling, to develop and embody material ideas in model form.
The format of the 2021 Summer [IN]STITUTE will be virtual.