As a space for advanced and experimental computational design instruction, the SCDC laboratory is or has been used by the following courses:
3D Printed Habitat Studio
This is a multi-disciplinary design built studio, where we will focus on developing innovative architectural concepts for habitats that take advantage of the unique capabilities that additive manufacturing (3D-Printing) offers to the building te
The Rio Studio
In contexts of fast urban population growth, the formal sector is unable to provide sufficient adequate housing for this growing population, which then resort to self-help processes that lead to informal settlements.
ARCH 122 - Visual Communications II
ARCH 122 - Visual Communications II is an intensive two-credit hour course offered at Penn State University - Department of Architecture and is designed to introduce first year students to digital design and fabrication tools and technologies used
ARCH 497 Hacking: Materials and Production Methods
Faculty and students in the class explore, encourage, and inform each other in a hands-on, minds-on class that makes, breaks, troubleshoots, and has fun. Collectively, everyone in the course makes their own machines and hacks existing ones.
Computer programming for Artists and Designers
The course introduces the fundamentals of computer programming in the creative fields of arts and architecture, leading to the idea of generative design systems.
Visual Communication II
The course introduces students to a wide range of digital methods and concepts for design, representation, and documentation, while providing them with opportunities to explore the creative potential of digital and mixed media.
Visual Communication I
This course is designed to introduce two and three-dimensional graphic communication skills and visual literacy in architectural design.