Works by Stanford Summer Arts Institute high school students in the Architecture, Drawing and Design class

Architecture, Drawing and Design

This course provides an introduction to architecture and the design process through design drafting and free-hand drawing. Students explore the built environment and gain a conceptual understanding of dimension, scale, form and materiality. The architecture, landscape design and art collections of the Stanford campus serve as an outdoor studio classroom for on-site field sketching and 2D/3D investigations. Morning lectures, class discussions and site visits are supplemented by hands-on drawing exercises: diagrams and architectural plans, sections, elevations and perspective drawings using collage, pencil, ink and watercolor media. The course culminates with final presentations and a group exhibition of design drawings.