What is the course about?
Architectural History in London, through its most important architects, builders & engineers. Exploring London’s built environment today.
What will we cover?
.1) Introductory Lecture - CityLit
2) The new Classicism or not - Whitehall and the heart of London - the genius of Inigo Jones
3) Si monumentum requiris circumspice - Christopher Wren and the post fire City of London
4) The Height of Fashion - St James’s and William Kent
5) In pursuit of perfection - Bloomsbury
6) A Grand Design - Regent's Park and beyond - Nash and the Regency’s plans for London
7) Unsung Heroes - The Embankment - Joseph Bazelgette, Coade and the engineers
8) Building a Better Tomorrow - the South Bank & Post War Regeneration
9) Reaching for the Sky - Rogers, Forster and the modern Titans Of Architecture.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Identify key London buildings/areas associated with major architects, engineers and builders
Have an increased understanding on the growth and change of the physical city.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
An interest in London. An ability to walk for 2 hours at a gentle pace.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Initial lecture followed by a series of guided walks. Comprehensive handouts for each walk.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for London's variable weather.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other London guided walks. Please see Build website.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details