Woodbury University
Course Syllabus

AR 492.0


PREREQUISITE – AR 448, Professional Practice 2: Research and Pre-Design
AR 491, Design Studio 5A: Contemporary Topics Studio

SEMESTER – Spring 2010

INSTRUCTOR S–S1: Kelly Bair and John Southern

DAYS/TIME –Monday/Thursday 1PM-6PM



Students must demonstrate the application of theoretical research and positioning, plus the ability to integrate site, program and other design issues in a self-initiated architectural design project through a rigorous level of work which is clearly resolved, demonstrating a high degree of critical thinking, skill and craft. Studio, twelve hours a week.


This Degree Project Studio section continues instructor John Southern's research in examining the role between architecture and infrastructure in the contemporary city. The students are to use their research, which they have collected in the Fall semester, in order to produce and develop an architectural response to the contextual environment of San Fernando Road- a road which runs the entire length of the San Fernando Valley, North west of Downtown Los Angeles. The projects produced by the end of the term represent sites, forms, and typologies, which illuminate the fertile complexities and dynamic relationships that can be found between infrastructural datums, derelict landscapes, as well as the culturally diverse urban fabric of the San Fernando Valley.