Sep 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

ACH 263 - Architectural Travel Study 2

3 credit hours - 30 hours of lecture and 45 hours of laboratory
Further explore significant architecture in different destinations not previously studied in ACH 262 . 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.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 262  and permission of department chair

Crosslisted: Also offered as ACH 263H ; credit not given for both ACH 263 and ACH 263H .

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.

Course Outcomes:

Analyze designs.

  • 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