Focus Studio


The Fifth-Year Focus Studios are intended to introduce the student to design research and its application, while adhering to creativity, critical thinking, processes of making, and constructability. The annual Focus Studio is an intrinsic part of the professional core of the Architecture Program and is designed to foster a strong relationship between the program, our students, and the profession as a whole. All qualified fifth year students have the option to select a studio critic who will broaden their area of interest in a subject-based studio.

Submittals for teaching Focus Studios are open to all design professionals and educators. The ideal candidate is one who is currently engaged in an innovative body of work that informs architectural design. The successful prospectus is one that engages the educational forum as a means of advancing research toward its eventual application in practice. KSU Department of Architecture recognizes that such critical research is broad and diverse in scope and may include innovative approaches in specific or multidisciplinary areas of design.

The 2017 Focus Studios

View flyer

  • Mostafa W. Alani

    AIA International Association, LEED Green Association
    Focus Studio: Dynamic Environments
    • Marcel Cadaval Pereira

      Focus Studio: The Cultural Work of Architecture

      • William Carpenter

        FAIA, PhD, LEED AP
        Focus Studio: Architecture and Film