ARC 122: Architectural Sketching and the Built Environment

Sketch by LeCorbusier at the Parthenon, 1910-1911. Fondation Le Corbusier .

Sketch by LeCorbusier at the Parthenon, 1910-1911. Fondation Le Corbusier 

This course explores the medium of drawing as a fundamental tool of communication. Drawing is a tool that is often used to describe physical and psychological points of contact with the world—including our experiences of places, people or things—as well as ideas and emotions. Drawing is an activity of discovery, both for the creator as well as for the viewer.

Making and interpreting drawings can help us to understand our relationship to our surroundings in new ways. In this course, students will gain exposure to ways of recording experiences and perceptions through drawing, focusing especially upon the built environment. Our drawings should shape us even as we shape them. 

Faculty

8/19/19
The work of Dennis Maher has ranged from a localized form of civic activism and material experimentation to a synthetic proposition for re-imagining the post-industrial environment  through a variety of modes and media.