This course develops the concept of proportion as a design tool in classical architecture. It is focused on the application of traditional geometric, arithmetic and harmonic ratio methods to classical architectural design.
Advanced Study of the Doric Order
This course introduces two methods in determining the spacing of columns, both Vitruvian and Triglyphic. The course will also look at the principles governing superposition, or the use of orders one above the other.
Typology and Use of Precedent in Design
This lecture course is an introduction to the study of typology and the use of precedent in architectural design. The course will explore a methodology of study of building types, how to select precedent, including historical books and reference sources for architectural design.
The Study of Traditional Arches
This course will examine the typology, construction, and design of traditional arches and arcades. Through freehand drawing, students will layout the primary types of arches culminating with the study of the Roman Arch.
Drawing Architecture in Two-point Perspective
This course, geared towards drawing architectural spaces, will teach students how to create two-point perspective drawings using the Office Method. For 500 years, perspective drawing remained one of the basic principles of Western art knowledge.