Modes of producing architecture are evolving at an exponential rate. Pratt Institute recognizes this acceleration and to address this pace, the graduate architecture school is offering students a unique opportunity to scaffold their design studio experience. Alongside the studio faculty, a digital instructor will also join the dialogue to supplement the design agenda by introducing and referencing relevant contemporary, efficient digital paths and workflows. These lessons may come in the form of group tutorial lessons or personal critiques, but the information is meant to be shared through the studio culture.
DIGITAL PRATT ARCHIVE
Until this point, individual faculty members have created and supplied these digital lessons through various means (both online and in print, as video and as slideshows, and more) and these were distributed through disparate protocols. In an effort of consolidate the creation of digital assistance, creates the need for a common access point. The Pratt Digital site becomes that touchstone for the Pratt Community to securely pinpoint, reference, explore and rehearse digital design thinking. The Digital Instructors populate and maintain their individual lessons which are posted to the website. Through this new online resource, suggestions in design methodology, representative operations, software customization, fabrication practices, etc. can be pooled and archived for future use.
COORDINATORS ON DIGITAL INSTRUCTORS
In addition to these digital instructors, a Coordinator is appointed to help orchestrate and lead the teams of digital faculty towards a coherent, cohesive and complete archive. Each class of the Masters of Architecture and M.S. Architecture program has their own Coordinator of Digital Instructor that work with the other Digital Instructors towards supplying and streamlining this information repository.
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