Studio Lottery




Studio Lottery
Wednesday August 8, 2012 from 6-7:30 pm
320 Newbury St, Cascieri Hall

Attending Studio Lottery is required for students taking advanced architecture studios (C studios) or design workshops.


Please note:

-Interior Design students do not participate.
-Architecture students taking A or B studios do not participate.
-Lottery results will be available online Thursday, August 9th by 12 noon.

What happens at Studio Lottery? 

Instructors briefly present their studios and workshops. Students then meet with instructors to determine what their top five choices are.  Students complete forms and hand them directly to Kyle Sturgeon.  The registrar will automatically register students for the assigned studio [if you completed mail-in registration].  Students should not try to drop the course and add another; they will be prevented from adding/changing studios.  You must contact Kyle Sturgeon via e-mail to discuss any problems presented by the lottery selection.  COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO KYLE STURGEON’S HANDS BY 7:30 TO BE CONSIDERED VALID.

How to choose a C studio?

Every architecture student is required to complete FOUR C studios.  One must be a C 1 and one must be a C 2.  After that students select another C1 or C 2 and then an elective studio.  C1 studios are more conceptual and result in schematic design.  C2 studios focus on building systems and comprehensive design.  Graduate students may take all studios; undergraduates may only take undergraduate studios. Students should balance what interests them with what they need to work on.  Students should not take four studios about housing, using only formal strategies to develop a project.  Students need to demonstrate breadth and depth for the portfolio review.

How does the Lottery work?

Lottery is based on advanced studio seniority.  If a student has completed THREE C studios, then the student will likely get her first or second choice.  If a student is taking the first C studio, then the student is not likely to get her first or second choice. After seniority, reasons written why a student wants to study with a particular instructor count.  Make certain to say so on the lottery preference form. If a student wants to study with a friend, say so.