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The Beginning Student Of Design: Architectural Frames Of Reference, Gregory S. Palermo Dec 2017

The Beginning Student Of Design: Architectural Frames Of Reference, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

There they are, every Tuesday and Thursday -- two hundred minds seeking perspective on the means by which to access architecture: to think about it, look at it and analyze it, engage in discussions about it, and experience it. Student interests and capabilities are varied because in addition to being required for pre-architecture students, this is a university general studies course -- a threshold into the adventure of architecture! This paper addresses the content and methods of introducing architectural frames of reference to the beginning student of design in the challenging large lecture learning environment. Canon and skepticism. Five frames of reference ...


Architecture Ethics Justice, Gregory S. Palermo Dec 2017

Architecture Ethics Justice, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

The title of this talk includes no conjunctions and bears no punctuation in order to heighten the conception of the simultaneity, the unitariness of three conceptions that we often perceive as disparate realms. As I put together these remarks, I have begun to think in terms of shaping a more complete paper with this same title – entering into a territory (perhaps presumptively!) not unlike Heidegger’s “Building Dwelling Thinking” of his earlier period -- which is not a dissimilar associative lead. Today though is not the time for a tightly argued philosophical statement regarding the premises of such a conflation.


Professional Virtue And Citizenship: An Ethical Framing Of The Aia, Gregory S. Palermo Dec 2017

Professional Virtue And Citizenship: An Ethical Framing Of The Aia, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

This paper proposes that the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a corporate collective of the architectural profession, if it wishes to be more than a professional trade organization speaking to the economic self-interest of its members (and being perceived as such), has available to it two ethical courses to pursue: 1) That of improving the knowledge, skills and judgment of architects – defining and working on the virtues of the architect; and 2) That of participating in public policy decision-making and speaking out with regard to environmental design, whether proposals be public or private. Both of these concepts are embedded in ...


Architectural Education And Accreditation In The People’S Republic Of China, Gregory S. Palermo Dec 2017

Architectural Education And Accreditation In The People’S Republic Of China, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

The following comments were made at the plenary meeting concluding the 1994 accreditation visits conducted by the PRC National Board on Architectural Accreditation (NBAA), under the auspices of the Architectural Society of China (ASC), and the Ministry of Construction (MOC). Four architecture programs first accredited by the NBAA in 1991 had midterm revisits: Tsinghua in Beijing; Tongji in Shanghai; Tianjin University; and South East University in Nanjing. Four were visited for initial accreditation: Chongqing Jianzhu University; South China Polytechnical in Guangzhou; Harbin and Xi’an Universities.


Situating Design, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

Situating Design, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

This is a case study of the development of a new Core curriculum course at the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Design (CoD). It relates an overview of the creation of the course and sample learning exercises that activate a large lecture class. Historically, the CoD separated first-year students into discipline specific studies, narrowing, we believe, their perspectives about design. A Task Force analyzed learning outcomes of the first year programs, and proposed a more interdisciplinary conception of design education. The CoD committed itself to creating a Core foundation year of design studies, which students in Architecture, Landscape Architecture ...


Sustainable Environments, Kant And Architectural Education: Reflections On An Intersection, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

Sustainable Environments, Kant And Architectural Education: Reflections On An Intersection, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

These quotations from Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities and the Lester Brown definition of sustainable societal practices set the stage for this exploration of a Kantian categorical imperative for integrating sustainable design concepts into architectural education:


The Montreal Project: A Comprehensive Approach To Comprehensive Design, Matthew W. Fisher, Gregory S. Palermo, Thomas W. Leslie Sep 2017

The Montreal Project: A Comprehensive Approach To Comprehensive Design, Matthew W. Fisher, Gregory S. Palermo, Thomas W. Leslie

Gregory Palermo

No abstract provided.


Culturally Framing Design, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

Culturally Framing Design, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

No abstract provided.


It's About This Nail: Ethics, Justice, And Architecture's Material Realization, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

It's About This Nail: Ethics, Justice, And Architecture's Material Realization, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

No abstract provided.


Ethical Expectations: Reflections From Beginning Architecture Students, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

Ethical Expectations: Reflections From Beginning Architecture Students, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

Each year several thousand recent high school graduates enter accredited professional degree programs to study architecture. They have made the decision to ‘become an architect’ early in life and arrive at university directly from high school rather than upon completion of a prior baccalaureate degree. Undoubtedly, during the final years of high school, autumn 2008 entering first-year students answered this question more than a few times: “Why do you want to study architecture?”


Exploring Ethical Grounding For Architecture: Four Lenses, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

Exploring Ethical Grounding For Architecture: Four Lenses, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

Ethics asks: What is good? What is arete excellencelvirtue? What is right? What is just. Central questions of the discipline of architecture, architectural education and architecture's multiple modes of practicing are: What are architecture's intents, purposes and impacts? Do the acts of designing and building our habitat intrinsically embrace the questions that ethics asks? Commonsense may answer yes due to architecture's fundamental role in addressing human needs. Given that architecture is thought, process and object, and that its purposes range from shelter and construction to engaging "beauty" and theoretical and utopian speculation, what would the grounding for ...


Post-Mortem: Eight Years Of Comprehensive Design Experiments And What Comes Next, Matthew W. Fisher, Thomas W. Leslie, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

Post-Mortem: Eight Years Of Comprehensive Design Experiments And What Comes Next, Matthew W. Fisher, Thomas W. Leslie, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

This paper documents the eight-year evolution of the Department of Architecture’s Comprehensive Design program at Iowa State University. Since its initial offering in 2001, we have attempted to deliver the NAAB requirement in a broad, holistic context, incorporating not only the required technical aspects of studio work, but also an urban, civic agenda and an emphasis on human, public space. The result has been a studio that is seen by the department and by partners in the profession as a model for integrative, collaborative work, and we offer techniques and suggestions for other programs with evolving Comprehensive studios.


Navigating With An Ethical Rudder, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

Navigating With An Ethical Rudder, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

No abstract provided.


Ethical Premises In Student Proposals: Well-Being, Virtue And Change, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 2017

Ethical Premises In Student Proposals: Well-Being, Virtue And Change, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

Architecture students believe in the future—a future that architecture can help shape for the better. The opening quote is one among dozens of student proposals from the past four years that directly express the coming together of social benefit, architectural theory and ideology, and design of the environment.