WARNING: This class is not what you think you are signing up for. As an introductory level architecture class, I had an expectation of being introduced to current architecture projects in New York (as the name might imply). That is not at all what this class is, if you don't like just being dropped with an abstract assignment and no guidance unless you make your schedule fit to office hours that change every week, DON'T TAKE THIS CLASS. Even with misunderstanding the purpose of the course out the way, the instructor in no way makes the alternative, an introduction to abstract applications of design any more palatable. As an instructor trying to help as she called us, "design babies", there was not a lot of fostering new ideas. Virginia is very opinionated and argumentative. She will not entertain any idea but her own.

Workload:

weekly readings and instagram post that summarize and apply the reading to a creative image (if you're confused by this I am too), 3 design projects with poor outlines and lacking guidance, and a case study (these were the most informative portion of the class because it was the only point where there was direct instruction)