Fall 2014 BAC Studio & Workshop Lottery

Spring 2014 BAC Studio & Workshop Lottery
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 from 6-7:30 pm
320 Newbury Street, Cascieri Hall, 2nd Floor

Attending Studio Lottery is required for architecture students selecting Segment II studios or design workshops. If you are taking ARCH 1 or ARCH 2 (New curriculum), this does not apply.

Additionally, please note:
  • Interior Architecture students do not participate.
  • Architecture Foundation Students (Segment I) do not participate
  • Lottery results will be available online the next day, through the Student Life Blog. We will have a quick turnaround between the lottery and registration this year – so Please check the blog first before enrolling in other classes!

What happens at Studio Lottery?
We will briefly discuss the crossovers and course options for classic curriculum students and new curriculum students.

Instructors briefly present their studios and workshops. Students then meet with instructors to determine their top choices. Students complete forms and hand them directly to Kyle Sturgeon or Karen Nelson. 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 without Kyle’s permission.


How to choose a Core studio or Workshop?

Classic Curriculum
Every architecture student is required to complete (4) Core studios and (1) Workshop in Segment II.  At least one studio must be a C1 and one must be a C2. C1 studios are focused on conceptual production as well as methodological approaches to design and argument, resulting in schematic design proposals.  C2 studios focus on building systems and material assemblies and arrive at a resolved building design proposal. It is strongly recommended that students entering Segment II begin with a C1 studio. Graduate students may elect to take any studio section (even if it is a Bachelor studio); while undergraduates may only take undergraduate studios. Students should balance what interests them with what they need to work on towards a complete portfolio submission.

New Curriculum
Students Who have taken ARCH 1 or ARCH 2 will notice eligible studios cross-referenced as ARCH 3, ARCH 4, or XDS (Advanced Interdisciplinary). These courses satisfy the next studios in your curriculum.

How does the Lottery work?
Lottery is based on Segment II studio seniority. If a student has completed (3) Core Studios, then the student will likely get his/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 are considered – please include relevant information to this regard on your selection sheet. Make certain to say so on the lottery preference form. If a student wishes to study with a friend, this should also be included on the sheet.

Missed it?
If you are unable to attend the Fall 2014 Studio Lottery, please contact Director Kyle Sturgeon for information on submitting your studio selections via email. All course descriptions for Segment II studios and workshops will be available by August 2nd online through Self-Service, or via email by contacting Kyle Sturgeon.