Architectural Analysis (ARC4157.01)

Donald Sherefkin

Students will select a critically significant building from the history of architecture. After careful research and documentation, a detailed analysis will be made, resulting in critical drawings, diagrams and both physical and digital models. A final project will then be formulated for a new project, generated from the discoveries that emerged through the analysis.


Learning Outcomes:
1. Visually communicate architectural concepts and design intent using discipline-specific techniques.
2. Verbally communicate architectural ideas and spatial concepts
3. Demonstrate an understanding of precedent and site analysis
4. Demonstrate an understanding of design method as a step-by-step, iterative and incremental process of research, synthesis and feedback
5. Demonstrate an understanding of design thinking as responsive to and shaper of social and cultural context
6. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaboratively
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and theoretical contexts for architectural representational conventions
8. Utilize both analog and digital techniques in the design process
9. Demonstrate an understanding of program, use and activity
10. Demonstrate an understanding of material and fabrication
11. Utilize a range of analog and digital techniques in the design process



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Prior work in architecture or permission of instructor (email dsherefkin@bennington.edu).
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM & W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Architecture , Fully In-Person , All courses
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