CARTA Fall 2016 Workshops and Lectures

We have an exciting, informative, and educational range of activities this fall. From classes, to lectures, and workshops, we are focusing on the full range of knowledge necessary for today’s practitioners, students, and members of the general public who seek to learn more about traditional architecture, urban design, landscape, and building crafts.

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Click below to register or rsvp for each activity:

CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
Fundamentals of Traditional Design: Part I
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Fundamentals of Traditional Design: Part II
Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

 

DISCUSSION SEMINARS
Builders’ Network Breakfast (By invitation)
Tuesday, November  8, 7:30am – 8:30am

Concepts of Time and Newness in Architecture
Tuesday, November 29, 6:00PM – 7:30 PM

 

BUILDING CRAFT FIELD TRIPS
Stone Quarry Tour with Loukonen Bros.  Stone
Friday, November 4, 3:00pm—6:00pm

Masonry Workshop with Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute
Friday, December 2, 3:00pm—6:00pm

 

SKETCHING WORKSHOPS
Introduction to Watercolor Sketching
Saturday, November 5, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A Perspective on Classical Architectural Education

A Perspective on Classical Architectural Education

We’ve added a link to the video of a new lecture delivered by CARTA Director Christine G. H. Franck at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture for Thomas Gordon Smith’s retirement colloquium, “Classical Architecture: Explore, Build, Teach,” for which she explored different perspectives on classical architectural education.

Click on the link above or the image below to watch.

What have your experiences of education in classical and traditional architecture been?

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The Necessity for Drawing in the Education of the Architect

The Necessity for Drawing in the Education of the Architect: A Lecture by Christine G. H. Franck

CARTA’s Director, Christine G. H. Franck, considers the role of hand drawing in the development of design thinking at the recent conference on the “Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design” held at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. Click on the link above of the picture below to watch the lecture, starting at about 21 minutes into the session.

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New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism: A Lecture by Christine G. H. Franck

New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism: A Lecture by Christine G. H. Franck

CARTA’s Director, Christine G. H. Franck, joined the College of Architecture and Planning in October 0f 2013 to establish and develop CARTA. Among her first activities in early 2014 was to deliver a lecture exploring contemporary classical and traditional architecture and urbanism in a lecture sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter and held at the College. We are pleased to share her lecture here. Click on the link above to watch the lecture and view pictures from the event.

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Director Franck lectures at the College of Architecture and Planning.

 

Rule and Invention in Classical Architecture: A Lecture by Thomas Gordon Smith

Rule and Invention in Classical Architecture: A Lecture by Thomas Gordon Smith, Architect and Professor of Architecture, University of Notre Dame

CARTA was honored to help bring Thomas Gordon Smith to lecture in Denver, for The 2nd Clinton Family Fund Lecture, organized by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter and CARTA. At this event, Bruce and Martha Clinton had an opportunity to meet the inaugural class of The Clinton Scholars, students at CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning interested in the mission of CARTA and supported in their efforts with scholarships from The Clinton Family Fund. CARTA’s mission is to advance the interdisciplinary study and practice of traditional architecture, building craft, landscape architecture and urban design through spirited debate, rigorous education and transformative research so we may improve the built environment and people’s quality of life. Click on the link above to watch CARTA’s third lecture with architect, professor, and former Chairman of the Department of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.

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Dean and CARTA Faculty Director Mark Gelernter, PhD, (second from left) visits with guest lecturer Professor and Architect Thomas Gordon Smith (right), and CAP alumna Samantha White (MArch 2014) (left), and guest.

On the Nature of Tradition and Innovation: A Lecture by Robert Adam

On the Nature of Tradition and Innovation: A Lecture by Robert Adam

CARTA has brought some of the world’s leading figures in design and education to Denver to further our mission of advancing the interdisciplinary study and practice of traditional architecture, building craft, landscape architecture and urban design through spirited debate, rigorous education and transformative research so we may improve the built environment and people’s quality of life. Click on the link above to watch CARTA’s second lecture with architect Robert Adam and to see pictures of his visit.

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Architect Robert Adam reviews student work in Lecturer Cameron Kruger’s design studio.

The Architecture of Community: A Lecture by Léon Krier

https://cudenvercarta.org/videos/leonkrier/

We are pleased to begin sharing videos of the lectures CARTA has organized at the College of Architecture and Planning. CARTA has brought some of the world’s leading figures in architecture, urban design, and academia to Denver to further our mission of advancing the interdisciplinary study and practice of traditional architecture, building craft, urban design and landscape architecture through spirited debate, rigorous education and transformative research so we may improve the built environment and people’s quality of life. Click on the link above to watch CARTA’s inaugural lecture with Léon Krier and to see pictures of his visit.

Dean and CARTA Faculty Council Director Mark Gelernter, PhD visits with Architect Léon Krier
Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning and CARTA Faculty Council Director Mark Gelernter visits with Architect Léon Krier.