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Rukamathu, Mark

Senior Instructor


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Mark's design and architectural interests include representation and fabrication through digital, manual, and hybridized processes. He is also dedicated to the study of design and architectural practice to advance and evolve the profession toward a more diverse, just, and equitable space for all.


  • Architecture, Design, Design Practice, Fabrication, Digital Fabrication, Digital Modeling


courses taught

  • ARCH 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    The beginning of the architectural specialization sequence, this course introduces students to the basic strategies and techniques of architectural design. This studio focuses on concepts of medium-scale building design, siting, and climate. Through multiple design exercises, students learn how these factors assist in shaping buildings. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 2115.
  • ARCH 3100 - Studio 2: Intermediate Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Dealing with problems at an intermediate level of complexity this architecture studio emphasizes the interaction of form, programmatic use, human behavior and context in creating structure. Studio options may include a client-based community engaged project, real world applications, and/or result in a physical product. Students work across analog and digital platforms to produce high quality and portfolio-worthy work.
  • ENVD 1020 - Studio 1: Introduction to Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    The second of four introductory studios introduces students to strategies and techniques of architectural design and communication in a hands-on studio environment. Students design a small-scale architectural project that responds to environmental, contextual and programmatic needs while developing the necessary skills for iterative design processes.
  • ENVD 1030 - Studio 1: Introduction to Landscape Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    The third of four introductory studios exposes students to concepts and strategies inherent to the practice of landscape architecture. Students analyze and design ecological related systems within an urban context in this immersive studio environment.