Successful architects must be able to sketch freely and without fear, drawing to see, to understand, to imagine, to design, and to communicate. Drawing is as essential for architects as speaking is for everyone else.
In the first half of the workshop, Bill Tripp will introduce Layers of Meaning and Threads of Continuity, two essential concepts for understanding architecture.
In the second half we will learn how to overcome the fear of drawing and how to use sketching as a powerful means of exploration, discovery, and design.
Bill Tripp is the principal of TRIPP ARCHITECTURE, a multi-faceted architectural practice designing buildings, urban spaces, memorials and theatre sets. He teaches architectural design, theory, and drawing. His expertise includes the work of Alvar Aalto, drawing and sketching methods, and the design of ritual space.
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Each Friday at 4pm during most of the academic term, PSU School of Architecture students and faculty gather together to hear from professional designers and architects, academics, visiting artists, innovators, and students in the program. All architecture students enrolled in studio courses are expected to attend.
Free and open to the public.
Friday, November 8, 2019, 4pm to 6pm
Shattuck Hall Annex
1914 SW Park Avenue (on SW Broadway at Hall Street)
School of Architecture
Portland State University
Images courtesy Bill Tripp.