Group Project Monograph

  • Saira Akhtar, M.Arch. 2015
    Kate Chen, B.Arch. 2018
    Aurelie Frolet, M.Arch. 2018
    Evelyn Ka-Ying Fung, M.Arch. 2018
    Benjamin Mayne, B.Arch. 2018
    Misook Park, M.Arch. 2015
    Arsalan Rafique, M.Arch.II 2014
    Helena Rong, B.Arch. 2017
    Shawn Xiaoyun Wang, M.Arch. 2018
  • Class ARCH 4509/6509 Monograph (spring 2014, fall 2016)
  • Instructor Andrea Simitch

A portfolio is comprehensive; a monograph is compromised.
A portfolio is objective; a monograph is subjective.
A portfolio is universal; a monograph is personal.
A portfolio explains; a monograph mystifies.
A portfolio hastens; a monograph hesitates.
A portfolio is slick; a monograph is slippery.
A portfolio is honest. A monograph is deceptive.
A portfolio is graphic. A monograph is therapeutic.
A portfolio is defensive. A monograph is adaptive.

~ Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Ligano, LOT-EK Studio

The MONOGRAPH has traditionally been a device through which an architect's (or an artist's) body of work has been disseminated to a specific audience — a medium through which a distillation of the author's principal ideas and artifacts are envisioned and presented. The MONOGRAPH is a medium through which the concepts embedded in a work are not only framed and interpreted but given greater depth and meaning. And it is the design of the MONOGRAPH that becomes the vehicle of that meaning. In this elective course, students design and make a monograph of one of their favorite projects.