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-related fee: A fee will be billed from Syracuse to cover day and overnight field study (2023-24 fee = $1,265). For this course, tickets are purchased by Syracuse London in advance. Once registered, students are responsible for all expended and committed costs, even if the course is dropped prior to the start of classes.
Coreq: Architecture studio: ARC 407/408/608/609.
Semesters: Fall, Spring