Theories of Architectural Form

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Theories of Architectural Form
Spring 2024
Taught By: Matt Burgermaster and Robert Kirkbride
Section: A

CRN: 1931

Credits: 3

The physical forms of buildings and cities embody complex and multivalent forces. Rooted in the ancient Greek theoria (Θεωρία – contemplation), architectural theories draw upon ancient histories and contemporary issues and practices to determine principles for action. Through readings, lectures and site visits, this course examines architectural form as a confluence and reconciliation of environmental, socio-economic, material and historical-theoretical forces that inform placemaking and professional identity. This course will unfold in a curated series of lectures by architecture faculty, featuring how each reconciles the forces of architectural form in her/his/their own research and creative practice.

Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: Masters Degree in Architecture Majors and Masters Degree in Architecture and Lighting Design Dual Degree Majors Only; Others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:56pm EDT 6/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1107
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024
Days: TBD
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/11/2024 - 5/15/2024