Spring 2021

ARC 386M (01165) 

“The Architect should be equipped with knowledge of many branches of study and varied kinds of learning, including philosophy, for it is by his judgment that all work done by the other arts is put to test.”
- Vitruvius
Theories of architecture attempt to provide a framework for architectural practice and to relate that practice to society. This course will introduce you to texts that play or have played pivotal roles in defining architectural thought so that you would sharpen your critical response to contemporary discourse and anchor your own critical positions. The main thrust of this required course will be on reading, discussion, and a presentation on the subject of your choice.