Modern biology rests soundly upon Darwinian theories of evolution. While this adversarial and equation based notion of evolution is powerful, it fails to account for many of the complexities visible in the world. Sympoiesis and Symbiogenesis present alternative views, where symbiotic assemblages allow for groups of interconnected organisms to collaborate and evolve new systems. A key example describes the relationship between Hawaiian Bobtail Squids and several types of bacteria. The squid is infected with one type of bacteria that develops a ventral pouch during adolescence. Eventually the pouch houses another bioluminescent bacteria, allowing for a unique hunting style that is only possible through this natural interaction. Sympoiesis also serves as an introductory framework for the ideas that will be present in class. Buildings are designed with and composed of interwoven systems that are nonfunctional when on their own but create working structures when developed together. Walls, HVAC, electricity, plumbing, etc. are all symbiotic systems that must be understood as a heterogeneous but cohesive unit to truly develop an understanding of the inner workings of architecture and design.