“TwoXTwo” is a student-led design/build project that encapsulates the collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial spirit of the latest generation of future architects. In a bottom-up effort, the studio assumed ownership of the project through risk-taking, initiative, and resolve, authoring custom fabrication workflows and managing peer teams with a combination of digital design tools, mobile apps, and face-to-face negotiation and teamwork. The project was recognized by the Arch Daily Editorial Team as one of the Best Student Design-Build Projects Worldwide for 2016 and on Archinect.

The primary objective of the project is to understand public space and rethink conventions of program, formal proportions, and privacy. In response to the brief, seventy-seven students worked together over the course of five weeks to design and construct a transformative intervention in the main atrium of the College. TwoXTwo is a continuous surface – assembled primarily of 2×2 lumber – that integrates multiple spatial conditions such as inclines, overhangs, ledges, pockets, etc. The uses of these areas are left to the occupants and are intended to promote a more engaged and playful relationship with public space.

ARCH 202 Undergraduate Studio, 2016

Reinaldo Correa, Lecturer in Architecture
Bosuk Hur, Lecturer in Architecture
Nicholas Senske, Assistant Professor of Architecture
Gregory Palermo, Professor of Architecture
Andrea Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Architecture