From the time that Vitruvius defined architecture as “an expertise born of both practice and reasoning,” architects have first envisioned buildings as lines on paper before they could be realized in brick, stone, wood, steel, and glass. At the beginning of the 21st century, we are witnessing a profound shift away from hand drawing towards a reliance on the computer in both architectural education and the profession.
What effect is this loss of hand drawing having on the creative process of design, and ultimately, on the quality of the built environment? What are we giving up in this technological shift, and what should we preserve?
This conference will explore the role of hand drawing in architecture from a variety of perspectives, focusing on three broad categories: History, Education, and Practice.
Architects, architectural historians, educators, and students are invited to attend the conference. Please visit the conference website for additional details at: https://artofarchitecturend.wordpress.com