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Thesis Prep Symposium
Elena Manferdini moderates a discussion between Eric Owen Moss, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Jeffrey Kipnis, and Peter Eisenman regarding...
Thesis Prep Symposium
Elena Manferdini opens the symposium and introduces Jeffrey Kipnis, Sanford Kwinter, Wes Jones, and Hernan Diaz Alonso. She...
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Elena Manferdini opens the symposium and introduces the panel. She outlines the role of thesis at SCI-Arc, stressing the...
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Hernan Diaz Alonso discusses the relevance of student theses within contemporary architectural practice. The panel discusses the...
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The panelists talk about representational tools and their ability to either stagnate or advance the paradigms of architecture....
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The panelists talk about Sanford Kwinter's lecture the previous night. They warn against the codification of architectural...
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Eric Owen Moss enters into a discussion with the panel members. He identifies the difficulty of finding a thesis in the...
Graduate Thesis Presentation
Two SCI-Arc graduate students present thesis projects to faculty and visiting critics during the Gratudate Thesis Weekend of...

Thesis Prep Symposium

April 6, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

Elena Manferdini opens the symposium and introduces Jeffrey Kipnis, Sanford Kwinter, Wes Jones, and Hernan Diaz Alonso. She outlines the role of thesis at SCI-Arc, stressing the responsibility of students to seriously investigate the architectural implications of their topics. The panel discusses qualities exhibited by a good thesis, noting a balance between innovative ideas and effective communication. Wes Jones inquires about the difference between designers and architects. While conceding the importance of consulting with peers, the panel cautions against being over-influenced by others, and the sameness that results. Hernan Diaz Alonso discusses the relevance of student theses within contemporary architectural practice. The panel discusses the change in topics over the last decade. They discuss the dangers of monoculture and complacency. The panelists talk about representational tools and their ability to either stagnate or advance the paradigms of architecture. The panelists contrast architectural skills with representational “magic tricks.” The panelists talk about Sanford Kwinter’s lecture the previous night. They warn against the codification of architectural techniques.

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Elena Manferdini opens the symposium and introduces the panel. She outlines the role of thesis at SCI-Arc, stressing the...
Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_4814
Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_4814
Themes: , ,
Hernan Diaz Alonso discusses the relevance of student theses within contemporary architectural practice. The panel discusses the...
Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_4815
Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_4815
The panelists talk about representational tools and their ability to either stagnate or advance the paradigms of architecture....
Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_4816
Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_4816
Themes: , ,
The panelists talk about Sanford Kwinter's lecture the previous night. They warn against the codification of architectural...

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April 6, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

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Elena Manferdini opens the symposium and introduces the panel. She outlines the role of thesis at SCI-Arc, stressing the responsibility of students to seriously investigate the architectural implications of their topics. The panel discusses qualities exhibited by a good thesis, noting a balance between innovative ideas and effective communication. Wes Jones inquires about the difference between designers and architects. While conceding the importance of consulting with peers, the panel cautions against being over-influenced by others, and the sameness that results.


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Eric Owen Moss enters into a discussion with the panel members. He identifies the difficulty of finding a thesis in the presentations. Moss then argues that there is a need for further definition of the terms used in the presentations. In a response to this critique, Marcos Novak explains the the vocabulary used to describe new findings in the physical world must become more mobile. Finally, the panel addresses the question of how to engage in this discourse as an architect.


Graduate Thesis Presentation

September 17, 2006 | Video Lecturer:
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Two SCI-Arc graduate students present thesis projects to faculty and visiting critics during the Gratudate Thesis Weekend of 2006. Kevin Regalado’s project focuses on adaptive agents which shift in building function as they move across the building. Ben Toam’s project assembles interactive systems in clustered modules.

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Kevin Regalado describes his project Performative Hybrids in terms of organizing agents of one unified body that adapt...
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Ben Toam describes Systems of Accumulation as an investigation into skin, structure and circulation interacting...