Study occurs in a state of open exploration within tightly controlled parameters. Studies look for the limits and possibilities of the material, site or precedent. These problems take the form of precedent problems (research existing and/or historical examples) and/or material experimentation in studio. Work in study factors in collaboration, participation, and in-class discussion as essential components. Design problems require the application of insight gained in study in the context of a design for inhabitation. It is essential that each design proposal build on and critique the one before.