Extraordinary Processes

Students will design, build, and critically analyze three common objects—a Cushion, a Prosthetic, and a Light Fixture—each of which will be informed by the diverse structural properties of a singular material: ash wood. These objects will be executed quickly and in round-robin fashion, a structure that allows students to be leaders on some assignments and learn from their classmates on others, supported by lab work. The course is capped by a semester-long, collaborative project to design and build a flexible bridge. A larger goal of the class is to compare and contrast methods of evaluation in visual art, engineering, design, and ergonomics.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Any 200-level VIS studio course OR any 200-level CEE course, PLUS any 200-level ARC, EGR, or MAE course OR 300-level VIS studio course.

Not open to first year undergraduates.



Headshot of Sigrid Adriaenssens

Sigrid Adriaenssens

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Guest Artist, Princeton Atelier



Wednesdays, 12:30-4:20 PM