Spring 2018

This lecture/discussion course surveys architecture in the United States from Pre-Columbian times to the present. It is arranged chronologically and thematically, examining topics such as Native American architecture, national and regional identity, and responses to rapid economic and social change. In addition to examples by celebrated architects such as Thomas Jefferson, H. H. Richardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, and Charles Moore, the course examines aspects of vernacular building and modern commercial architecture. Architecture in Texas is considered within these broader contexts.