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A grayscale perspective drawing of the fire station with a basketball court in the front.
Teodora Velkova
Student Gallery M.Arch

The Fire Station

414 Major Building Design

From Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s Fire Station #4 to Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station, the Fire Station has long been a public building where architectural issues are expressed and realized at a modest size. The culminating studio of the core curriculum at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, this studio is structured around four central issues: (1) Precedent / Analysis / Urban Network, (2) Massing / Organization, (3) Civic Disposition, and (4) Representation / Argument. These issues have their own mini-reviews throughout the quarter to foster cross-studio discussions. As such, the reviews act as a forum of shared issues to foreground joint discussions. To ensure discussions remain focused, students are selected from each section to represent the discussion of each review. While these issues have a defined place in the progression of the course, they should be seen as building over the course of the quarter.

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