Integrated Design Learning through Making & Building @ SALA: Bringing design-making and building infrastructure (tools and expertise) directly to students in the classroom, studio, and in the field

TitleIntegrated Design Learning through Making & Building @ SALA: Bringing design-making and building infrastructure (tools and expertise) directly to students in the classroom, studio, and in the field
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2017
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2017/2018
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorBlair Satterfield
Year 1: Funded Amount46,150
Year 1: Team Members

Blair Satterfield, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA)
Greg Johnson, Senior Instructor, Design Build and Architectural Technology, SALA
John Bass, Associate Professor / Chair of Architecture Program, Design Media, SALA
Graham Entwistle, Workshop and Digital Fabrication Technician, SALA
Mari Fujita, Associate Professor / Chair of Undergraduate Program, Furniture Design, SALA
Kees Lokman, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, SALA
AnnaLisa Meyboom, Associate Professor, Architectural Technology, SALA
Nicholas Scott, Workshop Manager, SALA

Year 1: Summary

An interdependence of ‘excellent designing’ and ‘excellent making’ has been a core value of SALA’s pedagogy since the 1960s. However, contemporary ‘making’ practices and technologies (3-d printing, laser cutting, robotic milling, actuated media, VR, etc.) have radically shifted and SALA’s integration of these technologies into our curricula has been piecemeal and limited. Demand far exceeds supply and the education and experience we offer students lags behind their, and their future employers’, expectations. GROUP IDLMB@SALA will transform the ways that SALA teaches and integrates its core design, design media, and design technology curricula. Faculty, staff and students must be meaningfully engaged and educated by this initiative from the outset. As we are not a large or well-resourced community, we will need a supplementary consultative and research apparatus to help us establish best practices for the teaching of technology and software as pedagogical options if this initiative is to succeed. Our intent is to apply support from this TLEF grant to address these shortcomings and in doing, position SALA students as leaders in the use and application of design media and technology. We will form a steering group with representation from Academic Infrastructure and Academic Affairs (curriculum) committees, students, and technical (shop) staff with academic coordinator and student assistant support. This core group will lead a school wide effort to accomplish the objectives outlined below.

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 2: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorBlair Satterfield
Year 2: Funded Amount104,125
Year 2: Team Members

Blair Satterfield, Associate Professor, SALA
Greg Johnson, Senior Instructor, Design Build and Architectural Technology, SALA
John Bass, Associate Professor / Chair of Architecture Program, Design Media, SALA
Graham Entwistle, Workshop and Digital Fabrication Technician, SALA
Mari Fujita, Associate Professor / Chair of Undergraduate Program, Furniture Design, SALA
Kees Lokman, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, SALA
David Zielnicki, Instructor, Landscape Architecture, SALA
AnnaLisa Meyboom, Associate Professor, Architectural Technology, SALA
Nicholas Scott, Workshop Manager, SALA

Year 2: Summary

Year 2 pilots and evaluates new courses and infrastructure approaches.

Year 2: TLEF ShowcaseYear 2: TLEF Showcase
Year 3: Project YearYear 3
Year 3: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 3: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 3: Principal InvestigatorBlair Satterfield
Year 3: Funded Amount31,328
Year 3: Team Members

Blair Satterfield, Assistant Professor, SALA
Greg Johnson, Senior Instructor, Design Build and Architectural Technology, SALA
John Bass, Associate Professor / Chair, Architecture Program, Design Media, SALA
Graham Entwistle, Workshop and Digital Fabrication Technician, SALA
Mari Fujita, Associate Professor / Chair, Undergraduate Program, Furniture Design, SALA
Kees Lokman, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, SALA
AnnaLisa Meyboom, Associate Professor, Architectural Technology, SALA
Nicholas Scott, Workshop Manager, SALA

Year 3: Summary

Year 3 refines, expands and rolls out a new curriculum. By 2020, every student, at every level of every SALA program will have access to meaningful, coordinated design fabrication experiences, training and infrastructure.