Across the semesters, students of the Klumpner Chair Design Studio learn by studying existing international test cases in a variety of research areas. Students then formulate hypotheses, plan urban scenarios, model their designs through various formats, and communicate their intentions in a
series of critiques and reviews. Students are be encouraged to develop an individual and critical position on the potential role of the architect to guide the design process within broader social, political and economic systems.
A series of screenings, lectures, readings, and discussions accompany the Design Studio program. These will be given by selected experts from the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, building technology, and associated discipline, as well as experts from the Chair. Workshops and In-Studio tutorials will train students in effective methods of representation, conveying ideas through visual media.