ARPL 553 Digital Design and Fabrication
UG / G, 3 credits, Fall offering
This course explores the history, theory, and practice of digital design and fabrication through Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) fabrication. Architectural practice is undergoing a radical transformation in response to developments in these fields. CAD/CAM is quickly evolving as new digital tools open vast new aesthetic territories. The ¿digital native¿ designer who controls these design and fabrication tools has an unprecedented opportunity to work at the cutting edge of design and/or construction.