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ARCH 510/556 Studio Request

The final studio project of your M.Arch degree will be a self-defined design/research project. Please review the statements below from the faculty teaching the 510/556 sections and rank your preference for studio group based on the best alignment of your focus of research with faculty interests. Please fill out the survey below to indicate your preferences.

If you are taking Arch 553 (studio) concurrently with Arch 510 you are required to take Arch 520: Research Methods online over the summer. If you are unsure about if this requirement applies to you, please ask your advisor. 


Due on or before Friday April 5th, 2024.

Fall 2024 Studios:

Randall Teal is interested in ambitious agendas that seek to fortify the planet, from circular economies, biomaterials and adaptive reuse, to the rethinking of architectural typologies and typical assemblies, to contemporary inclusive interpretations of dwelling, to the promotion of resilient building practices and novel digital processes. In guiding student work, Professor Teal encourages speculative, provocative, fictive, political, social, philosophical, architectural investigations and the use of architectural design and visualization to question our presumed reality and foster expansive visions of potential futures.

Amy Rakich is interested in the role that architecture can play between the intersections of space and place, theory and practice, experience and environment. She fosters the development of intellectual property intrinsic to the formulation of ideas and systems while oscillating between these connections. Amy interweaves architectural teaching, research and design with a collaborative, interdisciplinary and creative approach utilizing meaning and making as drivers to explore design strategies structured around the embodiment of space as a flexible and powerful criterion in the discourse of the natural, built and social conditions.

Hala Barakat is interested in the process of translating theoretical ideas into responsive architecture for people and culture. Professor Barakat believes in architecture and its ability to structure human interactions and shape future spaces. She hopes to continue using architecture to better understand our world and find overlaps between languages and cultures. In studio, her mission is to help each student to embrace their individuality and be aware of their own design and thinking process.


Architecture Program

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Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center