Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 8(5), pp. 942 - 949
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080521
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An Experimental Approach to the Sophomore Architectural Design Studio

Milorad Pavlovic *
Faculty of Architecture, Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University, Alanya, 07400, Turkey


Architectural education is widely dominated by design studio courses. Their organization and development constitute an open challenge for educators due to the complexity of the participating factors, i.e., teaching method, design topics, assignments, expected learning outcomes, and experimentation. In particular, the organization might be considered as the factor that characterizes the whole process of the design studio course in different forms. In this research, an experimental approach based on 3 project assignments has been proposed for the sophomore design studio courses, as an alternative to the common practice of single project assignment per semester. The procedure aims on proposing a method that allows the students to maintain the organizational schemes of the freshman courses and increase their competences constantly and progressively. The process has been implemented during the fall semester 2019 and applied in the Architectural Design Studio 1 at Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University, Department of Architecture, program in the English language. At the conclusion of the experiment, a questionnaire for the students has been conducted. The paper presents the organizational model proposed, the results of the questionnaire, observations of the lecturer, and discusses the reliability of the proposed method.

Architecture, Architectural Design, Architectural Education, Architectural Studio, Experimental Model

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[1] Milorad Pavlovic , "An Experimental Approach to the Sophomore Architectural Design Studio," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 942 - 949, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080521.

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Milorad Pavlovic (2020). An Experimental Approach to the Sophomore Architectural Design Studio. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 8(5), 942 - 949. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080521.