(2018) Gilloran, Sarah; Abrams, Michael; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Employing didactic design, this thesis seeks to explore advances in traditional design teaching methods to provide architecture students with hands-on interactive learning environments. These methods are emphasized through the human body's connection to architecture. Traditionally, higher education puts a focus on cognitive knowledge with a disregard to the bodily experience. The proposed academic design curriculum allows students to learn how to design using multi-sensory interactions with the built environment.