University of Calgary
School of Architecture, Planning and

Winter 2020

Teaching Team

Fabian Neuhaus

Studio Outline

In this studio, transformations are expressed in a comprehensive proposal that demonstrates the strategies developed. These engaged with existing and new policies to find an expression in physical form and relevant programming. The strategy is communicated via a meaningful visualization. How do you express your vision?

Studio Brief


See the proposals here:

The Recipe


Crossroads Hearts

Cross of Culture

Making Connections


A masterplan accompanied by information in separate diagram/maps on program, functions and flows, phasing (5/10/20 years). The emphasis is on a narrative providing detail on the neighbourhood scales (street and community)
It is further visualized in collages (min. two). A couple of examples of policy proposals examples is are to be given. Referencing the existing documents outlining how these are connected to the proposal and the proposed changes.
The design process is documented in diagrams summarizing the decision making process and development strategy (how we got here) - eg. Matrix graphs. Relevant reference projects are to be included.

Start: Monday, February 10, 14:00
Deadline: Tuesday, April 14, 18:00
Crit: Wednesday, April 15, 14:00
Evaluation: A5 (group) 40%

Text: Aureli, P.V., 2011. Towards the Archipelago. In: The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture, Writing architecture. Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.pp.1–46.