Architecture: A Beginner's Guide


This is a one-semester course.

This course will introduce students to the art of architecture. Through a series of case studies, we will be looking at and evaluating significant environments, buildings, and cities. We will look at architecture from the earliest known to those presently under construction.

Students will make sketches based on information given to them. They will keep a sketchbook—their architect diary/journal. This course will enable students to attain critical thinking and communications skills about the subject matter.


Francis Wickham

Class Details

Live Class: Thursdays at 2:00 ET

Office hours: Thursdays at 4:00 ET

Student Expectations:
Student must keep a sketchbook. Assignment sketches will need to be digitized (digital photo or scan) and emailed to the instructor.

Student Support:
Weekly office hours; teacher is also available by email.

Instructor will provide feedback on sketches and other assignments. Grades will not be issued; this course is pass/fail.

Pencil, paper, sketchbook; access to a digital camera, smartphone, or scanner to email sketches to instructor

Interest in the built environment

Approximate weekly time allotment:
3 hours