FROM THE AIA MARYLAND
The project exposes the student to iconic cities with notable architecture, the architects whom contributed to the city’s landscape and the context of the city exhibiting its global existence. Using an iconic building or architect as a central influence, students select a city that incorporates a rich architectural presence. Students delve into the city’s history, culture, demographics, and economic center in addition to selecting two buildings and a green space. These noted architectural examples are inked and color rendered to illustrate realism and relational environment. In the last phase of the project, students consider the architectural framework to reflect the attributes, qualities and characteristics of the city by designing a travel poster. This graphic exercise is a culmination of the students’ ink and color rendering reflecting their selected pieces of architecture.