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Earl J. Mark

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 322
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., Harvard University
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico
B.A., State University of New York
Biography

Earl Mark serves as Associate Professor of Architecture. Prior to this appointment, he was a lecturer at the MIT Department of Architecture, a senior teaching fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and visiting lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture with a Minor in Cognitive Science from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Media Technology from the MIT Media Lab, a Master of Architecture, and a BA in Architecture and Mathematics. In spring 1998, Earl Mark was the Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow at Downing College and a Visiting Associate of the Martin Centre of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. He was previously a senior software engineer at Computervision Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts. He was awarded Bentley Systems Educator of the Year in 2009. 

ARCH 2710: CAAD 3D Geometrical Modeling and Visualization
Credits: 3
A comprehensive hands-on course in three-dimensional computer aided design that ranges from beginning to advanced methods in geometrical modeling, macro programming, and visualization used in design related disciplines. The class explores approaches to design made possible through computer-based methods. Lectures and workshops provide a conceptual and applied framework, examine state-of-the-art techniques today,and speculate on future advances
ARCH 4820: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Selected students lead a seminar (of 8 to 10 younger students each) for 'Lessons of the Lawn' and 'Lessons in Making.' All student assistants attend class lectures (for a second time) and then meet with their seminar groups weekly, leading discussions of topics and questions raised by the instructor.
ARCH 4821: Research Experience
Credits: 3
Student will engage with faculty on selected topics in Architecture Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
ARCH 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor
ARCH 5420: Digital Animation & Storytelling
Credits: 3
An exploration of moviemaking through exercises in computer animation. Approximately five independently developed short animations constitute the work of the semester, culminating in a one- to five-minute long final movie project. It is anticipated that an interdisciplinary group of students admitted to the seminar will bring perspectives from across the visual & design arts. Movie projects may range in creative subject areas. Instructor Consent
ARCH 5422: Computer Animation: Design in Motion
Credits: 3
Arch 5422 is a hands-on workshop in moviemaking by techniques in three-dimensional computer animation with composite video, sound editing and capture. We screen independent and feature film animation and ongoing student work concluding in a 1 to 5 min. final project. Short readings are in film and cognitive science. Students may enroll from diverse areas such as design, art, drama, computer science, the physical sciences, and education.
ARCH 5424: Direct Cinema Media Fabrics
Credits: 3
An interdisciplinary workshop and seminar that combines documentary moviemaking and video input with virtual and physical media output. Video and sound recording or a motion capture body suit may be used to collect initial data. The data may be translated to facilitate the making or movement of physical objects. Or, the data may be translated to figure creatively in virtual representations such as used in motion picture production.
ARCH 5500: Special Topics in Architecture
Credits: 1–6
Topical offerings in architecture.
ARCH 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor
SARC 6710: Design Computation 1
Credits: 3
The Design Computation sequence introduces computational thinking and design in the context of long-standing architectural technologies. Design Computation 1 focuses on computational fundamentals, spatial structures, and associative modeling
ARCH 6710: CAAD 3D Geometrical Modeling and Visualization
Credits: 3
A comprehensive hands-on course in 3D computer aided design, geometrical modeling and visualization from a beginning to an advanced level. Includes macro programming, parametrical modeling and light energy rendering used by designers in different fields. Lectures and workshops provide both a conceptual and applied framework. Graduate and undergraduate students undertake separate case study projects appropriate to their distinct academic programs.
ARCH 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
ARCH 8500: Special Topics in Architecture
Credits: 1–6
Topical offerings in architecture.
ARCH 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Teaching Experience Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
ARCH 8801: Research Experience
Credits: 3
Student will engage with faculty on selected topics in Architecture Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
ALAR 8995: Thesis II
Credits: 6
Thesis II . Prerequisite: ALAR 8100 and permission of the chair.
SARC 9993: Advanced Independent Research
Credits: 1–6
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director.