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Architecture and the City

This course will introduce students to the inspiring field of architecture. We will take its definition broadly to allow for an expansive journey from the planning of entire cities to the design of buildings to the engineering of structural and mechanical systems. We will also practice a process of creative problem-solving which combines design, art, engineering, and science, as well as principles of sustainability and ethics. We will draw no boundaries around the scope of architecture, neither in its content nor its process. Students will be expected to move rapidly between different scales, media, and tools to complete a series of increasingly challenging projects. The end goal is that students will have gained not just an awareness and appreciation of how architecture permeates every aspect of their built environment, but a practice of visual thinking and tactile doing which can be applied to almost any problem of their choice in essence, the tools to become architects of their own futures.

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Session One
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Course is Full
Session Two
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Course is Full
Grade(s)
8-11
at the time of application
Age(s)
14-17
on the first day of session