Moving beyond the notion of digital media as mere representation, this course seeks to engage 3D digital tools as generative processes in design. The course will be structured around three main components: technical skills, theoretical context, and design methodology. Through processes such as hybridization and emergence, students will develop design techniques while integrating practical notions of structure, skin, and perforation. Students will expand their knowledge of spatial modeling in digital media, and learn to render, animate, and create technical drawings through Form.z, Rhino and Maya. The course will also focus on contemporary architectural practices and their use of digital tools and techniques through the investigation of critical case studies.co-rec: Integrated with DSGN 220.