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Analysis of Contemporary Architecture

Explores pivotal buildings and theoretical positions that shaped today's understanding and approaches to architecture. Careful attention to buildings and environments as seen from historical and design perspective. Students analyze architectural works through drawing, modeling, reading and writing. Provides a general framework in which to understand contemporary architectural design and to build a visual vocabulary to help communicate more effectively about design. Open to MArchs, SMArchS and PhDs under the subject number 4.604, where units are flexible and appropriate level of coursework may be arranged with the instructor.