Architecture for Non Majors

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Wonderworks in Florida

Wonderworks is an indoor amusement park and museum for what they call “edu-tainment”. I visited this wacky place in Panama City, Florida two years ago. It was not something we originally had on the...

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Everest Training Center

  Everest Training Center and the Mosier Indoor Facility is where I spend the majority of my time on campus. Many people drive by this large building that sits across from Headinton Hall on...

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The Guaranty Building

This is the Guaranty Building designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler. It is located in Buffalo, New York and was opened in 1896. It is 13 stories high which was great for it’s...

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The building shown above is the Palmer Drive Life Sciences Complex designed by Robert Venturi and associates. Venturi and associates helped the University of Michigan create and evolving master plan for its 3,000 acre...

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Built on the last open space on Trafalgar Square in London, England, the Sainsbury Wing houses one of the world’s greatest and most visited collections of early Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings. This project...

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The photo above shows us the facade of the Vanna Venturi House, one of the first prominent works of the postmodern architecture movement. This house designed by Robert Venturi, finished construction in 1964, was...

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Another famous work designed by Robert Venturi would be his work in Northwest Washington, D.C. called the Freedom Plaza. The plaza was constructed in 1980. Constructed mainly with stone inlaid with a partial depiction...

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Located in Philadelphia, the Guild House was Robert Venturi’s first major work. Construction on this 6 story building started in 1960 and was later completed in 1963. The main use for this building was...

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The Pantheon

As a child, I was fascinated with Roman mythology. I used to have pictures of the Pantheon all over my room. This is at the top of my bucket list of places to visit....

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Robert Venturi was born June 25, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA and went to Princeton University where he studied architecture. He is the founding principal of the firm Venture, Scott Brown and Associates, and one...

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