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2019 Summer
* GLS 263 / CEE 263 / ARC 263 / ART 263 (STN)   na, npdf

Two Millennia of Structural Architecture in Italy

Sigrid M. Adriaenssens
Maria E. Garlock
Branko Glisic


The aim of this course is to track and understand the structural and architectural engineering leadership of Italy in the context of social-political-economic circumstances. The course studies various structure of Italy in three distinct time frames: creativity in structural and architectural engineering during the classical and medieval period, vaulted reinforced concrete structures of the 1900s, and modern times of lightweight structures and advanced technologies. In all parts of the course, calculations are made to examine the structural integrity. The course is open to all majors, no prerequisites.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Required readings will be given from various sources as pdfs. See detailed syllabus. The course is divided into three parts, each taught by a different instructor. Assignments include Problem Sets and a Design Project.

Design Project - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Problem set(s) - 50%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Other Requirements:
International Travel Required

Other information:
This course will meet 7/1/2019 to 8/9/2019. "Precept participation" includes effort and attendance in CEE263 lectures/studios and the Italian classes (three days per week) and drawing classes (once a week). "Other" refers to a sketchbook, which will be evaluated based on effort.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
10059 S01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:15