PRST 6610 History of Architecture of the Americas I

This course will investigate the Pre-Columbian world of the Americas through the Colonial Period. Landscape, decorative arts and furniture will be surveyed. Design, theory, and their influences will be considered. The course will utilize examples of preservation and conservation projects to illustrate the changes in architectural styles over time and the special issues and challenges that have been created. Individual and group projects and reports will develop public presentation skills.