London is arguably the center of global design. Many local design firms have offices in London and abroad, and it is this global design network intersecting with British design traditions that situates architectural inquiry in this course. The architectural survey course involves directly engaging works — archival objects, physical buildings and urban assemblages visited in the field — and producing analytic representations of those works in order to glean lessons. Site visits, office visits, readings 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.
Open only to students admitted to the London architecture program who are required to take this course.
Course fee: $1,125 (2017-18) billed from 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