Grades 9–12. Term I, ½ credit. Fee: $30
Through sketching, model making, class discussion, and viewing images of architecture, students explore elements of architectural design, such as form and mass, site and context, scale and proportion, rhythm and composition, texture and pattern, detail and light. Students then undertake a more formal analysis of building and site by measuring, calculating, and drawing plans, sections, and elevations of a particular building. Finally, students work within given site restrictions and programming requirements to create individual design projects, which they present as drawings and 3-D models.