2014 Architecture Appreciation Courses

Registration Open
Know Your Architectural Styles II
at New York University's
School of Continuing and Professional Studies

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - 6:45 pm to 8:25 pm
  FEB 3 - APRIL 9 (9 Classroom Sessions + 1 Walking Tour)
Walking Tour - Saturday, MARCH 29, 2014- 11:00 am -12:45 pm

Don't ever confuse Doric, Ionic and Corinthian again! This course reviews six major historic architectural styles and their revivals in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Learn the stylistic, structural and formal characteristics of Greek, Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.  Then discover how these styles were adapted to modern times centuries later in Greek and Roman Revival, Romanesque Revival, Neo-Gothic, Italianate and Beaux Arts architecture.  Examples presented will be from New York City as well as other cities around the world.
For more information or to register, go to this course page on NYU's website:


Registration Open for This New Mini-Course
Understanding Contemporary Architecture
at the 92 Street Y, New York, NY

4 WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
OCTOBER  23, 30, NOV. 6, 13, 2013

In this new mini-course, explore styles and trends in architecture from the 1990s to the present.  Look at the historic forces and creative impulses that led to contemporary architecture.  Learn about new building forms that were made possible through computer-aided design tools and new building materials.  Examine the trend toward unique sculptural buildings that have given rise to “star-chitects.”  Then discover how building designs of the 21st century are being driven by environmentally-friendly technology.  Important examples from around the world and New York City will be studied.

For registration information, go to http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?PID=98135 
Thom Mayne's Cooper Union Building, NYC

Registration Open for This New Talk
Monumentality, Form and Meaning
at the 92 Street Y, New York, NY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 - 7:00-8:00 pm
Why do we build monuments and memorials?  And why do we build them the way we do?  What do they say about our desire to remember?  Our ability to forget?  Are conceptual designs more effective that figurative?   Through images of a variety of monuments from around the world and New York City, this talk will explore these questions and more.

9/11 Living Memorial, Jerusalem,Israel