We in the School of Architecture and Design support a student-centered studio learning culture that is based on the following principles:
- Students should lead balanced lives.
- Time is more than a constantly endangered resource.
- There is a world outside of the design studio.
- Design is the integration of many parts.
- Design process is as important as product.
- Collaboration is the art of design.
- Design is inherently an interdisciplinary act.
- Even educators can learn.
- The good of students must prevail.
- Grades can impede productive assessment.
- Critiques are learning experiences, not target practice.
- To design for many, parts of all must be included.
Furthermore, the students and faculty support, encourage, and strive to foster a studio that engages a culture of optimism, a culture of respect, a culture of sharing, a culture of engagement, and a culture of innovation.
For more information from AIAS on how to develop and evolve a studio culture policy, visit their page, Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture.