Workshop in Classical Architectural Design: Oklahoma State University
5 AIA CES HSWs and 5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture
This program introduces the practice of classical architectural design with emphasis on its application in the design of new buildings and places. Traditional architectural design encompasses work that employs the grammar of the classical language and the adaptation of its elements and principles to regional settings. This spectrum of expression may be found in the full range of buildings comprising the traditional city and its neighborhoods, from private to civic edifices.
Presentations on Friday and Saturday feature case studies of recent professional work in this field, introduce the elements of the classical architectural language, and demonstrate ways in which architects utilize the wealth of material found in precedents to inform the design of new buildings.
Image: Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University
The ICAA's Workshops in Classical Architecture are generously funded by The Benton Family Foundation.
• The nomenclature and proportional relationships of the classical orders and their role as a language and tectonic system.
• A method for drawing a classical order modelled after the architect Vignola, proceeding from a block layout of principal components, to details of key elements, to their application within a composition.
• The use of the sketchbook from the Renaissance to present day as a tool for studying adaptations of the language in architectural precedents.
• Field techniques for measuring and drawing to scale in a sketchbook to develop a sensibility for physical dimension, scale and composition.
• How the wealth of material found in precedents can inform new design.