Armando Hashimoto

Associate Professor

Armando Hashimoto earned a Master of Science in advanced architectural design from Columbia University, where he was a member of the National System of Art Creators and a FONCA Young Creators fellow. In addition to teaching at RISD, he teaches at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He is co-founder, together with Surella Segú, of El Cielo, an office that encompasses architecture, urban planning, research and consulting projects in urban development, housing and community. Their work has been presented at various biennials and exhibitions and published in national and international media. They presented at the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the Opportunity of Scarcity exhibition at the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennale and at Arc en Rêve in Bordeaux, France in 2022.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

ARCH 2296-01 - DIRECTED RESEARCH SCOPE SEMINAR
Level Undergraduate
Unit Architecture
Subject Architecture
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

ARCH 2296-01

DIRECTED RESEARCH SCOPE SEMINAR

Level Undergraduate
Unit Architecture
Subject Architecture
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: W | 1:10 PM - 4:10 PM Instructor(s): Armando Hashimoto Location(s): Bayard Ewing Building, Room 408 Enrolled / Capacity: 8 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This seminar will utilize the content, topic, and conceit of measure as a pinhole through which to see the world of Directed Design Research. Directed Design Research is an alternative to Thesis, which lays out a specific territory of inquiry and encourages students to identify the topic and scope of their work, emanating from this specific point of departure. The seminar will lay out a series of methods, techniques, and exercises related to the exploration of measure, asking each student to then define a territory of inquiry within this delimited field. The deliverables for the Scope Seminar include a thoughtfully delimited and actionable statement of the intended design research, the documentation of a minimum of three methodologies or approaches to be utilized in the design research, and a well-wrought syllabus that includes: a weekly breakdown of tasks and deliverables, relevant references and precedents properly cited, and a concise text (3 pages maximum) describing the research activities to be undertaken.

Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department. Enrollment is limited to Fifth-year Architecture Students.

Major Requirement | BArch: Architecture (Directed Research Track)