Advanced Architecture 3: World Architects & City Design

his course is very similar to Advanced Architecture 1 - City Design, except that instead of studying American Architects in relation to City Design, we will study Architects from Around the World.

In this course, students study the styles of different World Architects in relation to City Design. Students design the "form" of a different type of building each lesson based on the style of the "World Architect of the Lesson."

The buildings that they design will eventually come together as a mini-city. This course requires a lot of model building. (Students will chose their modeling materials and may use a CAD program - if they are already familiar with it.)

The internet or the library will be used for research purposes similar to the "Introduction to Architecture" Course.

Students must fully complete each lesson before moving on the to the next lesson.  Students will be coached to use Padlet to share their work and ideas with the class. This course provides a large amount of practice with Critical Thinking and Presentation Skills.

Emailed reviews and grades provide students the opportunity to grow and excel according to their abilities.

Students should expect to work on the course for 8 - 12 hours per lesson. Usually 1/2 high school credit is suggested (based on 90 hours of course work).

Note: Zoom class meets every other week.

Requirements for each lesson:

  • Paper
  • Sketching
  • Project
  • Presentation/Explanation
  • Peer Comments

Materials should be chosen by students as needed for modeling their designs.