OBJECTIVES of Teaching Fundamentals of Architecture and Environmental Design
Architecture and Environmental Design, unlike other art forms is everywhere present and cannot be consciously “avoided” or “selected” by the individual. The major objective will be to make the participants aware of what they see, use, touch, and are surrounded with every minute of their waking hours. What is it that we DO see? What are the elements that describe Architecture and Environmental Design?
Teachers should strive to:
Describe the elements that identify A&ED as an art form.
Explore each of these elements to the depth necessary to allow students to understand what they see.
Explore some of the natural, cultural, technological, and functional factors that affect A&ED to better understand the designer’s response to problems and the resultant solutions.
Give the students enough background through the process so they can make their own valid analyses and responses to what they see.
Units of Curriculum
Site Surveys & Blue Prints:
House Plans for Morris-Meisel House
Site Survey for Ford House
Appendix A: BUILDINGS AND SITES IN CLEVELAND AND IMMEDIATE AREAS