Theories of Architectural Form

Parsons School of Design: Architecture

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Theories of Architectural Form
Spring 2023
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 word, theoria (contemplation), architectural theories draw upon ancient histories and contemporary 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 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: Architecture (PGAR)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 27

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 7:24am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 101
Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023