ARTH 3144 – Contemporary Architecture

A study of selected contemporary buildings and their urban environments, in a global context, with emphasis on the social, political, and economic forces that shape them. Study includes critical theories and will investigate not only signature architecture but also vernacular forms of building, post-modern and late modern. Topics include building genres, international competitions, critical reception, celebrity architects, and participatory design as well as environmental issues-land use and landscape architecture. Prerequisite: ARTH 1124, 2144, or 2154. IV