Architecture for Non Majors

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Philip Johnson’s Glass House

2. The Glass House can also be known as the Johnson House. It is located in New Canaan, Connecticut and was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1997. Philip Johnson began the schematic design...

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Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park

Blog 10 – Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park Before I get into this building, I’ll provide some background on my “star-chitect” Jean Nouvel. Born on August 12th, 1945, in Fumel, France, he was encouraged...

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Giovannitti House

The Giovannitti House was designed by Richard Meier and is located in Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a 2200 square foot house meant for two people. The house consists of a double square, with one...

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Kansas City Public Library

6. The last building that has had a large impact on my life is the Kansas City Public Library. Before having a desktop computer in our household, the public library is where my older...

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International Center for Possibility Thinking

Richard Meier also designed the International Center for Possibility Thinking, which is located in Garden Grove, California. The center is partially cylindrical and is four stories tall. It serves as a gathering place for...

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The Atheneum

The Atheneum is another structure designed by Richard Meier. It is located in New Harmony, Indiana and begins the tour for the historical town. The building is intended to serve as a visitor center....

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The Grand Lucayan – Bahamas

I stayed in the Grand Lucayan resort for my summer trip to the Bahamas. The resort building was neatly shaped; you could see it when you fly onto the island. The building wrapped around...

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Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino

5. When visiting Colombia, people tend to only think of the capital Bogota or Medellin before considering the city of Barranquilla, but honestly some treasures can be found on the Caribbean coast of Colombia....

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Humanities Building of Rose State

Rose State College was the first university I attended and I have never regretted it. This building, the Humanities building, may not look like much, and it may be ugly, but my life was...

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