Selected Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2017

Selected Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2017

Join Graduate Programs Chair Elena Manferdini and Graduate Thesis Coordinator Florencia Pita for an in-depth look at SCI-Arc's Selected Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2017, a...
Jeffrey Kipnis: Thesis prep talk (January 20, 2011) Part 1 of 2

Jeffrey Kipnis: Thesis prep talk (January 20, 2011) Part 1 of 2

Jeffrey Kipnis discusses changing approaches to the practice of architecture, claiming that each movement tends to last about fifteen to twenty years. He then...
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium (March 19, 2014)

2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium (March 19, 2014)

After Elena Manferdini explains the history and format of the symposium, six students present their thesis proposals: Taryn Bone, Scotty Zane Carroll, Mustafa Kustur,...
Elena Manferdini: Form@ Genius vs Masters (May 19, 2017)

Elena Manferdini: [email protected] Genius vs Masters (May 19, 2017)

Elena Manferdini begins a series of discussions on topics relevant to graduate students working on their thesis projects: collage, color, the sketch, and the...
Brett Steele: Picking up where I left off (March 25, 2016)

Brett Steele: Picking up where I left off (March 25, 2016)

Brett Steele characterizes thesis projects as Trojan horses that make existing architecture irrelevant. They also invent a distinctive way of being an architect. He...
2017 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium (March 3, 2017)

2017 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium (March 3, 2017)

SCI-Arc students Connor Covey, James Kubiniec, Sasha Tillmann, and Nithya Subramaniam present drafts of their in-process graduate thesis proposals. Stan Allen, Florencia Pita, Marcelyn...
Marcelyn Gow: Minutiae (January 27, 2014)

Marcelyn Gow: Minutiae (January 27, 2014)

Marcelyn Gow reviews dozens of thesis projects produced by SCI-Arc graduate students 2006-2013, stressing the significance of minute nuances of line: frayed, tangled, calligraphic,...
Thesis Prep Symposium (April 6, 2011)

Thesis Prep Symposium (April 6, 2011)

Elena Manferdini opens the symposium and introduces guest critic Sanford Kwinter, and a panel consisting of Jeffrey Kipnis, Hernan Diaz Alonso, and Wes Jones....
Todd Gannon: The Five Points of thesis (February 10, 2014)

Todd Gannon: The Five Points of thesis (February 10, 2014)

Todd Gannon proposes general guidelines to graduate students embarking on their thesis project:1. Privilege Difference Over Similarity 2. Avoid Cliché-Making 3. Privilege How Over What 4. Develop...
Neil M. Denari: Thesis building (November 13, 2015)

Neil M. Denari: Thesis building (November 13, 2015)

Neil Denari surveys historical examples of buildings that might or might not constitute a thesis, starting with Corbusier's Villa Savoye and the Florey Building,...