ARC 550 is the first design studio in the M.Arch program here at SIUC.  This studio focuses the students on regional design issues and problems and asks them to critically focus on the nature of a place and its people when investigating a design problem.  Projects in this studio have included everything from agricultural based projects lsuch as a winery or an orchard to urban planning of regional towns and cities such as Paducah, Kentucky.  This studio also contains a primary cultural diversity aspect which plays into the studio through case studies and investigation into the variety of people who have inhabited and who currently do inhabit Southern Illinois and the greater Mississippi River Delta.

summer 2012