The Architectural Studies Program emphasizes not the techniques of architecture, but rather the ideas behind it. Students choose among courses in areas such as sustainable design, urban planning and architectural history, theory and criticism.
Through a series of experimental projects that build on each other, this hands-on design studio will foster innovation as it guides students through the development of conceptual architecture.
This course traces the history of modern cartography from the integration of indigenous map-making techniques to the use of GIS software to create detailed images of foreign and domestic territories.
This course will consider the role of the ruin in the history of art, including paintings, prints, photographs, films, sculpture, and architectural remains, making extensive use of the exhibition “Architectural Ghosts” at the Mead Art Museum.