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.