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Friday, November 16, 2007

35 teams of UTSA students will complete projects

James Benevides (photo)
UTSA downtown
Public Affairs Specialist

Monday, Nov. 19th, 35 teams of UTSA Architecture students will complete their semester projects with a build on the Downtown Campus. An important part of the architecture curriculum, the Design I semester project gives students the opportunity to walk into something they designed and built themselves.

Class periods are 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bill Miller Plaza, UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango.

The concept of “passage” was a major theme for this semester and the students were challenged to build entryways that evoked sensations and emotions in all who passed through them. The entire Design I semester has been leading up to this assignment for UTSA’s first-year architecture students.

Over the last three weeks, teams have been perfecting their designs in the studio. They were allowed eight-foot wood lathe strips, a single binding material and a single sheer fabric of their choice to complete their projects.

Professors, partners from area design firms and professors emeritus have been invited to join in the evaluation process.

Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thanks.

James M. Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist
The University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown:
(210) 458-2092

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