Form and Structure

Between September 2006 and December 2007, I taught three sections of the course Form and Structure at the Ontario College of Art and Design. The first page of my most recent course outline is shown below.

The third and fourth projects in the course require students to contemplate both the conceptual implications and the functional requirements of the design of a chair. The first pages of my handouts for these projects are shown below.

The course incorporates a field trip, which combines a student-directed tour of Toronto's architecture with stops at design facilities and firms. In 2007, students visited the Prototyping Laboratory at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design,
and ERA Architects. The students then compiled the OCAD Form and Structure Guide to Toronto Architecture, the first page of which is shown below.