Sustainability and the Architectural History

sustainability architectural history survey environmental history


  • Vandana Baweja
    Assistant Professor of Architecture University of Florida, School of Architecture POB 115702 Gainesville , FL 32611-5702
December 2, 2014


In this paper, I will address the challenges of incorporating the discourse of Sustainability into the architectural history curriculum and how Sustainability in the survey can be related to the Sustainability education the design studio. I argue that the inclusion of Sustainability into the architectural survey will necessitate the production of revisionist architectural histories that are written through an environmental paradigm and are able to establish a dialogue with Sustainability education in the design studio. These revisionist histories will occupy the disciplinary territory that is produced at the intersection of architectural and environmental histories