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College of Architecture
Texas Tech University
Mail Stop 42091
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Phone 806-742-3136
Email: architecture@ttu.edu



Course Syllabus

Course Schedule

Course References

Truisms~Studio Ethics

Studio Rules

Studio Materials

Material Suppliers

Wiki Help

Wiki Sample Student Page


Studio Documentation

Aspirational Studio Work

Student Handbook

University Catalog

Academic Integrity

University Writing Center

FE ARCH Women in Architecture


Project 0

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3


Section 001

Section 002

Section 003

Section 004

Section 005

Section 006

Section 007

Section 008

Section 009

Section 010


Morning Studio Assistants

Jigga Patel

Cade Hammers

Nicholas Kapple

Rachel Burch

Chris Arth

Afternoon Studio Assistants

Kevin Boutte

Geoffrey Brown

Justin Burns

Stephanie Bunt

Maribel Rangel

meta Studio Assistants

Melissa Chung

Will Cotton


Chris Taylor



Final Critique and Work Pick Up Details

Great work everyone on the final critique today. I was impressed with the level of final work and the dexterity of dialog about it. The momentum we have developed this semester is vital to the college and hopefully something you will continue to build as you move on through the program. Community, process and dialog are vital components of outstanding schools of architecture. Looking forward to evaluating the work and getting our responses back to you by the end of next week. Your work needs to remain in the studio/hallway until the evaluations are complete. At present that is Friday 10 May. Will let you know if we are done sooner.

--Chris Taylor 19:33, 2 May 2013 (CDT)

Wiki Log In Joy

Recent reports have some difficulty with logging into the wiki. Seems that there may have been an eraider database update. . . If you are in that camp the solution is to send Denny Mingus an email with your eRaider username so he can add it back to the architecture user group.

--Chris Taylor 19:33, 2 May 2013 (CDT)

Final Grading

After the final review next Thursday will follow the final evaluation of performance in the studio. It is vital that all work is complete and posted to the wiki by 2 May. This weekend would be a good time to take stock of you wiki page and insure that everything is posted and properly labeled as it will facilitate the evaluation process.

--Chris Taylor 11:50, 25 April 2013 (CDT)

Admission Applications Due

26 April (tomorrow) is the due date for applications to the pre-professional architecture program. Be sure applications are submitted. Timeline info at Comprehensive Review Timeline.

--Chris Taylor 10:38, 25 April 2013 (CDT)

Admission Written Exam Sign Up Deadline

18 April (tomorrow) is the last day to register for the written exam required as part of the application into the pre-professional architecture program. Be sure not to miss the chance to complete your application by signing up. Timeline info at Comprehensive Review Timeline.

--Chris Taylor 16:57, 17 April 2013 (CDT)

Admission Review information

Information about the admissions process into the pre-professional architecture program can be found at Comprehensive Review. Please ask your studio assistant, peers, faculty, or advising staff if you have any questions.

--Chris Taylor 10:39, 9 April 2013 (CDT)

Project 3c1 Example

An example to illustrate the relationship between the MDF datum and the chipboard plane has been attached to the Project 3c1 page. Note the variation in thickness in the chipboard element (in brown). It is possible for the plane to reach thicknesses of perhaps 1.5" and still read as a plan.

Project 3c Example

--Chris Taylor 16:24, 4 April 2013 (CDT)

Cutting The Datum

Project_3c requires you to cut into your datum. Both the model and wood shops will be open until 9pm on Thursday, 8am-4:30pm on Friday, 1pm-9pm Sunday, and 8am-9pm on Monday. Remember both shops may close early if no one is using them or if they become too dirty.

--Will cotton 14:15, 4 April 2013 (CDT)

Axonometric Interaction : Set-Up

Somebody was kind enough to make a nice set-up example for the Axonometric drawing at full scale, and hang it on the wall in studio. I would encourage all of you that are confused on how to do the drawing to come up and check it out. It shows where the datum should be placed on the paper, and the margins that should surround the model upon the paper. Because of this, that fortifies there are no excuses for layout issues. As always, work hard and CRAFT MATTERS.

--Justin Burns 14:17, 23 March 2013

Wiki Updates

Over spring break the wiki server was rebuilt causing some features and cache information to be effected. All data has been restored with nothing lost. If you experience any odd behavior with uploading your work or it's display please inform your studio assistant and we'll investigate. Work is still due prior to class.

--Chris Taylor 20:27, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Project 0a

The Project 0a Examples page has been updated with Parti examples!

--Melissa Chung 17:43, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Global Lens Film Series

Potential happenings for Project 0b. More info at:


--Chris Taylor 00:39, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Power of Design and Good Proportions

In case you missed this in today's paper. Clear description of the basics never gets old. . .

From The New York Times:

GRAY MATTER: Why We Love Beautiful Things
If designers understood more about the mathematics of attraction, the mechanics of affection, all design could both look good and be good for you.

--Chris Taylor 18:32, 16 February 2013 (UTC)


Review STUDIO TRUISMS often and pay particular attention to items that relate to the cultivating productive craft and developing our architectural language:


--Chris Taylor 21:26, 5 February 2013 (UTC)


It has come to my attention that some disrespect has been occurring to peoples work and belongings in the studio. This is fundamentally unacceptable and is counter to the community of inquiry we are trying to build within the college. It also violates the Studio Rules and is possibly grounds for university disciplinary action. Part of being a member of the College of Architecture community means looking out for the dignity and respect of each, our collective work, and the building. Hopefully the reports are of isolated and misdirected incidents and not part of a pattern. Please let me and your Studio Assistant know immediately if you witness or are subject to any inappropriate action in the studio. And, thanks in advance for working to create a productive and vital atmosphere in the studio.

--Chris Taylor 22:18, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Time Management

Reflecting on the work pinned up in studio today it seems that beyond issues of attention to detail with project requirements there also is the matter of time management that we didn't talk about. Supporting productive studio culture requires time yet it is not just a matter of shear hours. It is important to use our time wisely. As the intensity of the project requirements increase with the advancing semester it will become more important to make intelligent choices and not wait until the last minute. Expecting to complete all the work due is a single night session limits your ability to reflect, adapt and improve the progress of the work. Make the effort to give our work the time and focus it requires.

--Chris Taylor 05:31, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Model Photography

Photography of models has been fast and loose so far, examples of common problems are on the Wiki Corrections page. Reference the Photo Tutorial for tips on how to document your work. Because of the low light conditions of the photo booth it is highly advised to use a tripod, most cell phones don't have tripod mounts. Clean and align your photos before submission using a photo editing software.

--Will cotton 22:16, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Samples & Examples

The Samples & Examples page will show examples of both good and bad craft. Look here for ways to hone your technique.

--Will cotton 04:08, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Aspirational Studio Work

The Aspirational Studio Work page will showcase top work from all 1412 students. This page is a privilege and a goal to strive for. Make sure you are using category tags for all assignments as this is how Will and myself will search for exceptional work.

--Melissa Chung 18:29, 23 January 2013 (UTC)


Greetings and welcome to the official web base for 2013 ARCH 1412. This is a very unique and important course within the College of Architecture as it marks the threshold of the professional degree program. It will be a very intense and demanding course where you will learn the rigors and grace of studio culture and if you are as Samuel Mockbee once said Snake Bit by the pursuit of architecture. Building a great school of architecture requires determination and focus in the studio, in what we make, and how we communicate. There are over 150 students in this studio divided between morning and afternoon sections, there is one professor, and fourteen teaching assistants. You will learn from everyone in this studio, including your classmates, and ideally everyone in the building. This class is performance based and will be assessed by your production and engagement on a day to day basis. We all look forward to working with you and getting this freight train moving.

--Chris Taylor 21:52, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Retaining and Preserving your Work

Do not discard any of your work for this class before the end of the semester. It will be used to evaluate your performance in the studio -- project grading -- and for creating a portfolio for admission into the professional degree program of the college. Even after submitted assignments have been returned, you need to keep, catalog and care for each project component. Just as the digital copies will remain on the wiki for viewing, reference and grading purposes - you need to store all physical copies of your work in a portfolio or other carrying case to ensure their safe keeping. Remember that each work piece should be labeled on the back with your name, project number, section number and 2013 ARCH 1412. It is strongly recommended that you keep your work organized and cataloged even after the semester has concluded for future portfolios, interviews, possible exhibitions.

--Chris Taylor 12:19, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

2013 ARCH 1412 Announcement Archive

Index of all 2013 ARCH 1412 Announcement items.