ARCH 273: Strategies for Architectural Design
Aneesha Dharwadker and Andrea Melgarejo de Berry, Fall 2019
This course seeks to familiarize students with architectural principles at the scales of the public square, building, and city. Through iterations of model-making, drawing, photography, and other representational methods, students explore creative design processes and develop a personal voice for their work. Special attention is given to principles of contemporary urbanism, relating architecture to landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. Through a series of hands-on assignments, we emphasize craft, verbal presentation, curation, and relationships between design work and readings.
Sites for design interventions include Savannah, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; and Chandigarh, India. These cities represent grid planning across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, spanning colonialism, industrialization, and modernist planning.