Jeffrey Burden and I gave this talk at the invitation of Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Assistant Professor and Acting Executive Officer, MA in Liberal Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Our protocol of tectonic analysis springs from the synthesis of our architectural and archeological experience. Our work in our research lab, The Building History Project, has served to enhance architectural and interdisciplinary learning at City Tech while also serving scholars and researchers studying a wide range of artifacts from Ottoman Palaces in Syria, to architectural interiors in Italy, to a 18th century table in the Metropolitan Museum’s British Collections.
This talk provided an overview of our research approach and the tools we implement in our projects. We presented a series of case studies taken from City Tech Building Technology courses that apply our methodology, the development of the interdisciplinary course Learning Places, as well as our analysis work on active projects, including the contribution to the forthcoming book on Bay Farhi, to be published as part of the Manar al-Athar Monograph Series at Oxford University.