Intro. to Architectural Design

Introduction to Architectural Design
Are you fascinated by buildings and interested in trying your hand at architectural design? This course will introduce you to principles of architecture and teach you the skills architects use to explore and communicate design ideas. We will consider urban and rural settings, sustainability, energy efficiency, functionality, comfort, and the role architecture plays in shaping community. Classroom instruction by a practicing architect will provide hands-on drawing, model-making, and materials research. Students will work to analyze existing buildings and design their own. Students seeking to improve their understanding of the built environment as well to develop their design-mind to reconcile social-ecological challenges are encouraged to take this course. No prior experience is needed.

Alix Pauchet is a 2015 alumna and has taught one other Winter Term class at Middlebury ('Buildings of the City', in 2022)./
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HARC 0130

All Sections in Winter 2024

Winter 2024

HARC0130A-W24 Lecture (Kaplan)
HARC0130B-W24 Lecture (Pauchet)