Students Explore the History of Contemporary Architecture with Special Collections


Dr. Burak Erdim with students in ARC 441: History of Contemporary ArchitectureDr. Burak Erdim with students in ARC 441: History of Contemporary Architecture

Students in Dr. Burak Erdim's fall 2017 course ARC 441: History of Contemporary Architecture visited the Special Collections Research Center this week to view materials from early faculty in the College of Design at NC State University. As part of an assignment for the class, students will conduct research and compose a biographical essay and design posters on leaders in the history of the College of Design using primary sources in the SCRC. 

During their visit, students viewed materials from the collections of George MatsumotoMatthew NowickiHenry KamphoefnerJames FitzgibbonT.C. HowardEduardo CatalanoG. Milton SmallEdward "Terry" Waugh, and others who were influential in the legacy of modernist architecture and the early evolution of the NC State College of Design. 

Student examines architectural drawings by G. Milton Small.

Concept drawings and model of Harrelson Hall on the NC State campus, by Edward "Terry" Waugh.

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