Students create fantasy space in ‘evil villain’ studio

November 12, 2014

Assigning a unique design problem to his intermediate design students as a way to eliminate design constraints, Associate Professor Stephen Duff asked them to design a secret lair for villainous clients, from Hannibal Lector to Jordan Belfort. Every iconic villain is defined by three characteristics: their nemesis, their dastardly schemes, and their unsettling abode. Students are assigned to construct an evil villain’s contemporary sanctuary. The class focuses on site selection and program development. Students decide what manner of beast dwells therein.


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