Texas Tech University


ARCH 3314/5301 · Summer 1

Instructor: Hendrika Buelinckx, PhD

This course explores issues relating to women and architecture. It traces female contributions to architecture in the past, assesses their status in the present, and strategizes on how to envision their role in the future. Topics for the readings, lectures, and discussions will be culled from a wide variety of sources—briefly reviewing the classical tradition, critically examining their contributions to the modern architecture of the twentieth century, scrutinizing their present status, and distilling conclusions for future action. This chronological—then, now, next—review of issues pertaining to women and/in architecture aims to provide students with a basic framework to assess contemporary and future architectural practices.

Illuminating Illustrator

ARCH 4341/5301 · Summer 1

Instructor: Oscar Natividad

A comprehensive overview of Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to use Illustrator for 2D design from the pixel to the pica.

Art and Activism in Public Spaces

ARCH 3314/5301 · Summer 2

Instructor: Lior Galili

The street as the stage for the display of public art ultimately produces two unique conditions: One is the blend between “High” and “Low” art, and the other, is the intersection between artistic and social forms. This course explores both the potential of the exterior art figure to construct the social meaning of space and the possible expansion of public art expression in relation to spontaneous social acts.

Architecture IRL

ARCH 3362/5302 · Summer 2

Instructor: Neal Lucas Hitch

Architecture IRL (in real life) will function as a design-build focused course and will result in the designing, planning, fabrication, and installation of a single piece of constructed architecture. Participants will gain practical knowledge working through the struggles of real budgets, complex spatial problem solving, and on-site decision-making. Ultimately the class will act as a preformative manifesto showcasing the power of design, not only as a means to generate drawings and discussions but also as a mechanism to aid in the physical production of experimental and testable solutions in real life.