Architecture: A Beginner’s Guide
This one-semester 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 architectures.
This course will introduce students to the art of architecture. Through a series of case studies, they will be looking at and evaluating significant environments, buildings, and cities. They will look at architecture from the earliest known to those presently under construction.
Students will make sketches based on information given to them. They will keep a sketchbook—their architect diary/journal. This course will enable them to attain critical thinking and communications skills about the subject matter.
Live Classes: Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:00 Eastern Time, from August 20th to December 17th
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
Prerequisites: Interest in the built environment
Approximate weekly time allotment: 3 hours