Georgina Huljich, Adjunct Assistant Professor Course: 143 Technology III: Digital Technology
As part of the Digital Technology sequence for the undergrad- uate program at UCLA this course provides the knowledge and skills to develop proficiency in various modes of architectural communication. The studio looks at how software environ- ments impact on design production by exploring the generative possibilities and interaction between two-dimensional and three-dimensional virtual and material systems offered by ad- vanced digital environments.
With this aim, students are introduced to the fundamentals of three dimensional modeling and associated computer-aid-ed design for the production of digital models and drawings, and their subsequent material translation through several digital fabrication techniques, explored as abstract architec- tural constructions. The work of the class as a whole critically participates on the current debate about the state of technology for the production of architecture and questions the ideological and formal implications of various digital representation modes. The studio is supported by a series of lectures given by invited guests who present their design and fabrication methodologies and open up the discussion on contemporary processes. One of the ultimate aspirations of this seminar is to become a dynamic testing ground for the emergence of new ideas and techniques that could be actively brought and actualized into the design studio projects.
Students: Rodal Ajami, Jose Cisneros, Ryan Conroy, Athena Do, Rachael Forrest-Turnbull, Ava Ghiassi, Cori Gunderson, Claire Hartinger, Sascha Mohkami-Jahromi, Crystal Richardson, Janie Rochfort, James Skarzenski, Michelle Soave, and Ladan Zolfaghari