Open only to students admitted to the London architecture program who are required to take this course. On-site survey of architecture, art, urbanism and contemporary architectural practice in London and other selected cities. Site visits and lectures introduce individual works of historic and contemporary architecture and the contexts in which they were created, considering the questions and methods that drive architectural practice. While this is not an architectural history course, the history of sites and buildings surveyed, together with issues of urbanism, landscape, technology and sustainability, is introduced through talks and readings to further an understanding of their planning, place in history, and architectural significance. London, our center, is the common denominator in these comparative analyses. The site visits will also demonstrate the essential requirement of good communication and representation skills to enhance understanding of ideas and concepts. A course-related fee of $1,125 (2017-18) will be charged in Syracuse to cover day and overnight field study (travel, entry fees, special exhibitions, and related costs).
Coreq: Architecture studio: ARC 407/408/608/609.
Semesters: Fall, Spring