Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
If you are interested in architecture, historic preservation, or related design fields, look no further! This program will provide you with a basic understanding of the day-to-day work involved in these careers, their creative processes, and the educational training they require. Students will learn how architects employ an iterative process to come up with ideas for solving an architectural problem, refine their ideas, and clearly present their solutions through drawings and models. A vacant site in Homestead, PA, is the blank canvas for which students conceive their designs.
This program is offered in eight sessions over a period of twelve weeks. It employs a variety of teaching formats, including in-person classes, instructional videos, walking tours of architecture, and critique of student work by professional architects. In addition to attending class sessions, participants will have to spend one to three hours between sessions on drawing assignments.
The Architecture Apprenticeship starts on September 28; students’ presentations of their final designs will take place on December 10. All sessions run from 9:00 to 11:30. So that students do not miss the same class(es) every week, sessions take place on alternating days through the run of the course. The schedule is available upon request.
A materials fee of $35.00 will be collected in addition to the AIU’s application fee.