Category Archives: Teaching

“Oculata Manus” published by Routledge

The essay “Oculata Manus: On the Role of the Body in the Making of Creative Minds” was published as a chapter in Developing Creative Thinking in Beginning Design, edited by Stephen A. Temple and published by Routledge, an imprint of

“Oculata Manus” published by Routledge

The essay “Oculata Manus: On the Role of the Body in the Making of Creative Minds” was published as a chapter in Developing Creative Thinking in Beginning Design, edited by Stephen A. Temple and published by Routledge, an imprint of

Oculata Manus

Oculata Manus On the Role of the Body in the Making of Creative Minds Bradley Walters and Lisa Huang Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, or abstract

Oculata Manus

Oculata Manus On the Role of the Body in the Making of Creative Minds Bradley Walters and Lisa Huang Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, or abstract

“Oculata Manus” published in Vorkurs Journal

The essay “Oculata Manus” was included in the inaugural edition of the Journal Vorkurs, edited by Zachary Wignall and Elizabeth Cronin. The essay probes pedagogies based in materiality and making, with particular reference to a new curricular structure introduced in

“Oculata Manus” published in Vorkurs Journal

The essay “Oculata Manus” was included in the inaugural edition of the Journal Vorkurs, edited by Zachary Wignall and Elizabeth Cronin. The essay probes pedagogies based in materiality and making, with particular reference to a new curricular structure introduced in

Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing

As a warning to unwary seafarers, the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) included the following cautionary inscription on the eastern coast of Asia: “HC SVNT DRACONES” (hic sunt dracones). The Latin phrase offers an ominous warning, translated directly as “here be

Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing

As a warning to unwary seafarers, the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) included the following cautionary inscription on the eastern coast of Asia: “HC SVNT DRACONES” (hic sunt dracones). The Latin phrase offers an ominous warning, translated directly as “here be

Dead Letter Office

To speak of “live” projects is also to acknowledge the presence of “dead” projects, those for whom there is no client and at the end of which there is no plan to implement or full-scale project to occupy. The dead

Dead Letter Office

To speak of “live” projects is also to acknowledge the presence of “dead” projects, those for whom there is no client and at the end of which there is no plan to implement or full-scale project to occupy. The dead

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Detours and Denouements

Architectural education is challenged by the pressing needs of a changing profession. With increasing costs and diminishing fees, firms deploy digital tools and/or outsource work to more efficiently deliver design services. Schools are similarly streamlining processes, responding to charged professional

Detours and Denouements

Architectural education is challenged by the pressing needs of a changing profession. With increasing costs and diminishing fees, firms deploy digital tools and/or outsource work to more efficiently deliver design services. Schools are similarly streamlining processes, responding to charged professional

So you want to be an Architect?

Assistant Professor Bradley Walters, AIA, NCARB serves as the IDP Education Coordinator for the University of Florida.  In this annual lecture, he introduces the Intern Development Program (IDP) and provides an overview of steps required to become a licensed architect in

So you want to be an Architect?

Assistant Professor Bradley Walters, AIA, NCARB serves as the IDP Education Coordinator for the University of Florida.  In this annual lecture, he introduces the Intern Development Program (IDP) and provides an overview of steps required to become a licensed architect in

Drawing Space

To say that the drawing has been displaced by building may be all too self-evident, both in practice and in academia. It is interesting that the displacement has been caused in part by the success of architectural drawings, drawings that

Drawing Space

To say that the drawing has been displaced by building may be all too self-evident, both in practice and in academia. It is interesting that the displacement has been caused in part by the success of architectural drawings, drawings that

Speculative Making: Engaging Mass and Matter

Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, and/or abstract principles. Close and/or causal relationships that are remote in perception, time, and/or space are less relevant than those that

Speculative Making: Engaging Mass and Matter

Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, and/or abstract principles. Close and/or causal relationships that are remote in perception, time, and/or space are less relevant than those that

Out of Thin Air

We cannot expect to extract ideas and schemes from the student without first feeding his mind and imagination. – Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe, 1954 (1) As informational networks bind us ever more tightly together, they also introduce unseen gaps

Out of Thin Air

We cannot expect to extract ideas and schemes from the student without first feeding his mind and imagination. – Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe, 1954 (1) As informational networks bind us ever more tightly together, they also introduce unseen gaps

Materialisms and Excess

Waste not, want not.1 Austerity is in the air.  Excess is out; efficiency is in.  Quantitative measures supercede the qualitative just as performative and operative strategies displace poetics and play.  And in these historical moments, the serious obligations of professional

Materialisms and Excess

Waste not, want not.1 Austerity is in the air.  Excess is out; efficiency is in.  Quantitative measures supercede the qualitative just as performative and operative strategies displace poetics and play.  And in these historical moments, the serious obligations of professional

Knots and Nurbs: Relational Spaces in Variable Fields

Legibility of constructed space is largely based on relationships internal to a work, relationships that can be read or understood through the terms of the construct itself. Components are set in relation to one another, marking purpose and intent, shaping

Knots and Nurbs: Relational Spaces in Variable Fields

Legibility of constructed space is largely based on relationships internal to a work, relationships that can be read or understood through the terms of the construct itself. Components are set in relation to one another, marking purpose and intent, shaping