Architecture (PAAR)

Architecture (PAAR)

PAAR 1230  New Orleans Architecture  (3 Credit Hours)  

This illustrated course examines New Orleans architecture from the city's founding in 1718 to the present time, as well as its historic neighborhoods. The city's architectural legacy will be explored from the standpoint of broad architectural stylistic trends, their relationship to national and international trends, the forces and architects that helped shape the styles, and local building types. Thirty-eight architectural styles will be examined, including Colonial, Revivals, Aesthetic, Eclectic, Arts and Crafts, and Modern Movement. Identifying characteristics and materials of each style will be discussed through numerous illustrations of demonstrating the variety of each style based on the most current research. Historic interiors and landscapes will be perfunctorily addressed. Field observations of historic architecture will be included, as well as urban history of New Orleans.

PAAR 2600  Old & Green Restoration  (3 Credit Hours)  

The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction on where Historic Preservation and Environmental Conservation overlap in practice and theory. Topics include sustainability, preservation and environmental planning, rural preservation, easements and transfer of development rights, Smart Growth, adaptive reuse, green building, heritage eco-tourism, historic places and global climate change, and interior environmental health.

PAAR 2910  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in architecture.