The program is taught by local London professionals carefully selected by the Syracuse School of Architecture. Study and design work is intensified by the presence of distinguished visiting European critics who join the faculty each semester for reviews and lectures. To participate in the architecture program, students must have successfully completed six semesters of design.
This is a studio-based course that will focus on issues of contemporary architectural and urban design within the context of a traditional city. Projects will be developed that utilize the unique historical and contemporary condition of London and other English cities. The studio will meet each week for three afternoons for a total of 12 contact hours per week. Evaluation of student performance will be based on quality of participation, quality of ideas and the quality of project production.
This course will provide a comprehensive and international introduction to the philosophy of technology. The ethical impact of technology will be stressed, from a wide variety of perspectives, with some special attention to the implications of technology for architecture and future society. There will be visits to outstanding London museums showcasing technology, architecture, and design.
Through a series of lectures and discussions, this course(s) will introduce students to the rich tradition of English architectural history that spans the periods from the Roman origins of London to the most recent innovations of architects such as Norman Foster and Herzog and De Meuron. While following a broadly chronological structure the course will also attend to recurrent themes and issues, such as national identity, the image of the city and the uses of classicism in British architecture. Note: These courses will be cross listed with Fine Arts and be available to nonmajors.