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Introduction to Architecture

The built environment — where we live, work, and entertain privately or in public — was designed by someone at some time. In this course, students develop an understanding of the architectural design process and its impact on outcome. Topics will cover historical and contemporary architecture, freehand drawing, and representation through mechanical means. The drawing components are introductory in nature, preparing students with the basic skills and confidence required to pursue further study in drawing or design at SAIC and other institutions. Virtual field trips, readings, and class projects provide an overview of both the science and art of designing buildings. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Class meeting time 6:00-9:00 PM CDT
Class meeting days Thursday
Building and room Online
Course number 2542
Course instructor Terry J. Surjan