School of Architecture College of Design

Material Limits: Wood

  • By Craft
  • By Fabrication

Material Limits: Wood

ARCH3250
Fall Semester 2010

Instructors: Adjunct Assistant Professor Thomas Westbrook and Colin Oglesbay


This course will teach students how to engage design as a natural extension of craft and fabrication. Beginning with basic research about material extraction and manufacturing, students will gain an understanding of specific material properties that can be fostered with “hands on” processes, both historical and technological. From hand planes and chisels to laser cutting students will learn important modes of working materials and be asked to explore how these tools, materials and processes can help mold material into design.

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