Vocational technical high school, Houston, Texas
Campbell, Jonathan Corbet Currie
Master of Architecture
This investigation attempts to create an environment that will foster the notion that the creation of an object is not merely a physical act but a mental journey. As architects, we are aware of the lack of separation between learning and making. Yet mainstream American education has long adhered to a practice of division of study and separation of disciplines. The result has been less than satisfactory. The building strives to mimic the journey from the unknown to the known and thus parallel the educational process. The method of exploration has been the construction of large scale models of technology. The design process has not taken the traditional form of architectural exploration of plan, elevation and section. Rather, the construction process has served as design process, and by questioning and examining the way objects are made and joined the building as a whole has been generated.
Architecture; Secondary education