Architecture 373 focuses on building design in a landscape setting including: creation of place, schematic building design and site planning issues, universal design and accessibility, principles of energy efficient building design, human-environment relationships, and architectural design and presentation methods.
Students build on previous design courses to strengthen graphic and verbal communication skills to communicate findings, ideas and proposals and develop research skills and methods for reading, analyzing and recording the physical and cultural landscapes of various sites. Students develop fundamental skills in site planning, including site contour manipulation.
Four projects as listed below are undertaken in the class. The examples above represent the best work of Project 4 as selected by a jury of Architecture Faculty.
1 Research Assignment: Reading the Landscape
2 An Intervention on the Boneyard Creek
3 Small Event Space, University of Illinois Arboretum
4 Camp Ground and Boat House, Kickapoo State Park, Danville, IL
First Place Alex Brosh - Critic, Emmons
Second Place Adam Souhrada - Critic, Bliss
Third Place Bokang Du - Critic, Xu
Honorable Mention Marija Sassine – Critic, Taylor
Honorable Mention Saina Xiang – Critic, Bliss
Honorable Mention Peter Westerfield – Critic, Loew