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The Independent Project studio provides an intensive, twice-monthly, two-semester curriculum in which students who have completed the Independent Project Preparation Workshop continue to explore and develop their design thesis in a rigorous and supportive setting. In the Fall Semester, students focus on the first stages of their design or research investigations, and are required to formally present initial site or study findings by the sixth week of the studio. For the remainder of the first semester, under the guidance of the instructor and their individual faculty advisor, studio members refine their project parameters and goals, and generate conceptual alternatives for ongoing development, discussion, and evaluation. In the Spring Semester, students concentrate on the full realization of their design or research project. The studio continues to meet every other week and Design and Preservation students will be expected to engage in informal, progress critiques and "pin-ups," in addition to participating in formal reviews at the end of the schematic design and the design development phases of their project. History certificate candidates will also be required to make similar interim presentations of their research. Topics regarding the organization, formatting, and reproduction of the Independent Project final report will also be covered. The Spring Semester culminates in a series of final oral presentations open to faculty, students, and interested guests, and in an exhibition of the project drawings and models. All students will be required to submit a final report of their findings, with supporting materials by the end of the semester.
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