Professor Rob Thallon taught a studio this winter term that explored the design pedagogy of OregonBILDS.
Studio Description: The entire studio worked collaboratively toward developing a single design that can be constructed by UO and Lane Community College students. The first few weeks of studio were dedicated to defining the problem in terms of program, energy performance, code restrictions, and market forces; and each student made an individual proposal for a design. The studio then worked collectively to synthesize the best elements of each design into a single cohesive proposal that was developed through the rest of the term. The end result of the term was a set of drawings that describes the proposed house and garden at the level required for a building permit.
Overall themes of the studio included:
- The nature of sustainable architecture.
- Fundamentals of residential design – site design, building design, budget, legal restrictions.
- Integration of building technology to define and support the spirit of the project.
- Collaboration, teamwork, and the role of the individual.