Architecture is the transition from nothingness to place to space. This class will focus on modeling, design, and revision to give students a project-based introduction to the social, cultural, and material influences of the design and production of built environments. Students will use mathematics in the geometry of design as well as an analysis of material needs. They will use technology to assist with modeling. Students will begin with concepts of design in space and move to practical realities and eventually technical design over the course of four units in which we investigate the design of classical structures, personal space, community space, and functional landscapes.