Architecture: A Beginner’s Guide

This course is an opportunity for students to be introduced to architecture by a distinguished architect who has spent a lifetime not only designing buildings around the world but also examining great buildings and considering the work of distinguished architects.

In the course, students will discover the art of architecture. Through a series of case studies, they will look at and evaluate significant environments, buildings, and cities. They will study architecture from the earliest known to that presently under construction. They will also make sketches based on information given to them. To do this, they will keep a sketchbook—their architect diary/journal. The course will enable them to attain critical thinking and communications skills about the subject matter.

Live Classes: Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Student Expectations: Student must keep a sketchbook. Assignment sketches will need to be digitized (digital photo or scan) and emailed to the instructor.

Student Support: Weekly office hours; the instructor is also available by email.

Feedback/Assessment: The instructor will provide feedback on sketches and other assignments. Grades will not be issued; this course is pass/fail.

Materials/Supplies: Pencil, paper, sketchbook; access to a digital camera, smartphone, or scanner to email sketches to the instructor


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