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August Intensives

*August Intensives are in-person*

Architecture (MArch)

ARC1021H: Visual Communications
This course explores different modes of visual communication used in illustrating and conveying design ideas. It will introduce students to a range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD techniques used by architects not only to generate drawings but also to design and compose presentations. Emphasis will be placed on understanding drawing conventions, learning 2D and 3D software, and using a range of representation techniques to achieve specific purposes. This course will take place Monday to Friday, August 22 to September 2.

ARC2042H: Site Engineering and Ecology
This course offers an introduction to grading concepts and techniques, with an emphasis on the interrelationship between technical and design issues. Short exercises and project assignments will introduce site engineering principles in grading and storm water system design. Site design requires the comprehension of multiple processes, existing and proposed. All landscape and architectural design relates to a site in some way. This course will take place Monday to Friday, August 22 to September 2.

Landscape Architecture (MLA)

LAN1041H: Field Studies 1
MLA Field course is a required for all incoming professional Master of Landscape Architecture candidates (including Advanced Standing 2nd-year LAN students). The course investigates ecology and more specifically native plant communities in the Greater Toronto Area. This is a fast paced course and meets eight hours a day with evening and weekend work. This course will take place Monday to Friday, August 29 to September 2

Post-Professional (MArch/MLA)

ALA4010H: Field Course
The Field Course is delivered in a pro-seminar format, with close readings and discussions as its primary engagement. These discussions are intended to help each student clarify the area of interest for their design-research, as well as the role that methodology plays in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. This course will take place Monday to Friday, August 22 to September 2.

ALA4020H: Thesis Preparation
Thesis Preparation is delivered in a pro-seminar format, with student presentations and discussions as its primary engagement. These assignments, presentations and discussions are intended to support each student in clarifying the foundations and methodology of their research. The course and assignments are structured to foster the development of individual research. This course will take place Monday to Friday, August 22 to September 2

Urban Design (MUD)

URD1021H: Visual Communications
This course will introduce students to the purposes, image types, and image formats that urban designers commonly engage. It focuses on the concepts of rhetoric, abstraction , scale and the drawing set, as entry points for students to begin investigating what might be considered specific about urban design representation in relationship to architecture, landscape architecture, or planning. Students will develop conceptual knowledge and applied experience about the use of visual communication in urban design through an intensive project related to one site of urban change in the Greater Toronto Area. This course will take place Monday to Friday, August 22 to September 2.

All other classes begin September 8.