It’s hard to believe the final review for Summer Design Studio 2015 was a week ago! We are now in program wrap-up mode, but want to take a moment to document the day of reviews.
Final reviews are an opportunity for students to present their design proposals to a panel of guest critics, as well as to their peers, and to receive feedback about the work. Review conversations address what is successful about a given proposal, and offer observations about how a student might build on and develop their abilities — in terms of process, composition, representation, conceptual logic, etc — when tackling their next design project.
Last week’s review conversations centered around the proposal each student had made for a small urban shelter in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. The designs were thoughtful, well-developed, and well documented, and covered a range of attitudes toward program and form making. It was a highly successful afternoon to wrap up a busy and wonderfully productive four weeks in studio!