Fall semester only; T Th 1:00–2:20pm, Anderson Hall, room 117
 
This course consists of a series of illustrated lectures and walking tours that describe and analyze the architectural history of Houston. The basis of the lectures is a chronological account of the development of Houston from its founding in 1836 to the present. Characteristic building types and exceptional works of architecture are identified for each period within the city’s development. Notable architects who worked in Houston are also studied and the evolution of the practice of architecture is profiled. Walking tours acquaint class members with outstanding buildings and educate them in developing an awareness of the historical dimension of urban sites. Open to non-architecture majors. The final course roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.

 

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