Elements of Architecture (ARC2121.01)

Donald Sherefkin

An introduction to the discipline of architectural exploration through direct experience, drawing and modeling. We begin with a series of abstract exercises which explore ways in which meaning is embedded in form, space, and movement.

These exercises gradually build into more complex architectural compositions organized around particular problems.

Workshops will focus on a range of representation techniques, including observational drawing, speculative sketching, analysis, collage, orthographic projection and both physical and digital modeling.

Students will learn to work in scale to generate projects that will be reviewed during regular studio critiques.

This class also requires registration in ARC 2104: Architectural Graphics. When you register for ARC2121.01 Architecture I – Elements online, the Registrar’s Office will automatically register you in this co-requisite course on Thursday, November 18.

Learning Outcomes:
Understanding the process of design thinking through iteration
Reading, interpreting and analyzing architectural drawings.
Exploring architectural projection systems.
Creating scale models and drawings.
Presentation of work in a public forum.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: ARC 2104: Architectural Graphics.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
Th 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Architecture , Fully In-Person