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2020-2021 Catalog

EGRS 273 Architecture Theory and Practice

Architects may consider a number of issues in their designs: environmental responsibility, physical and historical relationships with the adjacent community, the symbolic and psychological impact buildings have on their occupants, etc. This course examines these issues as well as the way architects employ aesthetic devices like proportion or scale or perspective to address them. Also explored is the impact of practical concerns such as building codes, engineering requirements and construction details. Architecture minors or anyone with an interest in design may find the course of particular interest.