Spring 2015, M.Arch Thesis Studio, ARCH 204B — Rael
The culminating projects from graduating M.Arch students developed in thesis studios led by Professor Ron Rael. The course, titled "Ground: Particles, Pieces, Parts and
Possibilities," examines materials found in the ground. Students study earth, soil, and clay removing the common perception of the humble construction material that it is unsophisticated and lies at the very low end of the technological spectrum. Students explore emerging technologies and new methods for creating earthen architecture.