ACH 262 - Architectural Travel Study 1
3 credit hours - 30 hours of lecture and 45 hours of laboratory.
Explore significant architecture in various trip destinations. Analyze site specific architecture through tours and in-person observations. Experience architecture from several time periods that has influenced design throughout the world. Examine architectural design styles within the context of the trip destination such as monuments, outdoor spaces, museums, civic and religious buildings, along with other historic and contemporary structures.
Crosslisted: Also offered as ACH 262H ; credit not given for both ACH262 and ACH 262H .
Note: This travel study course is taught primarily on site and requires pre and post-trip meetings. Students are required to sign up for the associated travel section and pay for travel fees separately. Students are also required to have a valid passport 90 days prior to departure and valid 90 days after the return date. Typically offered summer term.
- Identify significant architectural features
- Diagram plans and designs of building projects
- Diagram plans and designs of outdoor spaces
- Illustrate design characteristics
- Contrast buildings with outdoor spaces
Evaluate architectural building types.
- Assess building use
- Identify building program
- List building program requirements
- Diagram building spaces
Develop presentation skills.
- Draw diagrams and plans of design projects
- Assemble project imagery
- Evaluate appropriateness of diagrams and imagery
- Explain project information formally to others
Incorporate sketching as a design communication tool.
- Acquire sketching skills and techniques
- Develop rendering and proportional techniques
- Identify applications and uses for sketching
- Assess scope and subject of the sketch
- Identify sketch attributes
- Compile various sketches and drawing types in sketchbook
Identify architectural design styles.
- Evaluate use of materials, form, details and composition
- Contrast contemporary design with classical design
- Draw representative projects of given architectural periods
- Describe major features of various design styles
Investigate cultural influences and responses.
- Acquaint self with local customs
- Evaluate appreciation and response to design
- Identify elements of city planning
- Adjust self to local customs
- Compare to American culture and influences on design