Learn about Architecture for Free


The Harvard Graduate School of Design is set to offer a free, online introductory course called “The Architectural Imagination” beginning Feb. 28.

The course, which will review how to “read” architecture as a cultural expression as well as a technical achievement, is available at this link.

The 10-week course description lists the following objectives:

  • How to read, analyze and understand different forms of architectural representation;
  • Social and historical contexts behind major works of architecture;
  • Basic principles to produce your own architectural drawings and models; and
  • Pertinent content for academic study or professional career as an architect.

The following Harvard University professors will instruct the course: K. Michael Hays, the Eliot Noyes professor of architectural theory and associate dean for academic affairs; Erika Naginski, professor of architectural history and director of graduate studies; and Antoine Picon, G. Ware Travelstead professor of the history of architecture and technology and technology director of research.

A certificate of completion is available for $99.

More information: The Architectural Imagination.


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