DIY Like an Architect
Alla Kazovsky leads Architecture workshops at ArtCenter College of Design, where she teaches her own 11-step method.
These workshops are intended for DIY home improvement enthusiasts who would rather lose a limb than surrender control of their dream projects.
Through particular brainstorming exercises, such as mind mapping, collaging and 3-D diagraming, Kazovsky introduces a range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. The workshops mainly focus on developing a parti, a singular bold idea that allows a participant to define something without knowing what it is yet. Alla’s objective is to demonstrate how a parti can serve as a frame of reference, informing and guiding every aspect of the planning process.