ARCH150: Introduction to Architecture—Discovering Architecture
If you dream of designing buildings, bridges, or parks, discover the possibilities in this hands-on course. Designed to assist you in making an intelligent choice about a possible career in architecture, you'll learn about careers in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Meet successful architects, go on guided tours of architectural landmarks, and learn basic design principles that you'll use to complete your own design project. You'll work on your project in the School of Architecture's design studio environment and interact with graduate architecture students while getting a taste of what it's like to be an architecture student. Note: Participants enrolled in this course DO NOT have to purchase drawing supplies and tools. Click here for course meeting times. Sample Course Syllabus available here. Enrollment limit: 60.
ARCH150 Studio Supply Package Fee: $90. Students enrolled in ARCH150 are assessed an additional $90 fee that covers the Studio Supply Package. The Studio Supply Package contains: T-square; adjustable triangle; pencil sharpener; metal straight edge; buff or white tracing paper for draft layouts; architectural scale; Sobo® white glue; self-healing cutting mat; white eraser; X-acto® knife with blades; Pentel®, Flair®, or thin nib Sharpie® pen; sketchbook, plain paper; assorted pencils; cardboard sheets; and white cardboard sheets.
Michael A. Ambrose, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, teaches this course. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University where he studied in Philadelphia and Rome on a Temple University Study Grant. Ambrose completed his graduate studies in Italy, working in Florence, earning a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University through the MArchII program. His research and design work focuses on developing a broader understanding of the spatial and temporal issues related to the human form in architecture.