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Architecture of New York

New York has a compelling architectural heritage, from the Federal-style rowhouse to the modern skyscraper. Acquaint yourself with the philosophy and forces that have shaped our city. Using the city as a classroom, physically experience New York City architecture and its urban environments. Learn to identify architectural styles and understand them in the context of social, economic, and technological currents. The first class meets at Parsons' Greenwich Village campus; subsequent classes meet off campus at various Manhattan locations.

Jan 23 - Apr 17
9:15 - 11:45 AM
Spring 2019
CRN 5302
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  • Learn to "See" architecture and urban design using New York City as our classroom.
  • Understand the design choices architects make based upon cultural, economic, legal and technological currents.
  • Identify architectural styles within the context of NYC's history.
  • Understand the historical influences that determine the physical shape of the city.
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