Saturday, August 29, 2009

The first building that we analyzed was the Foust Building. Located at the corner of College Ave. and Administration Dr., Foust is the oldest building on campus.

Here is the entrance:

Notice the stone balcony above the arches. While some of the surrounding buildings seem to take elements from Foust, this building is overall very unique. Some physical aspects of the building are pointed roofs, stone arch details over the windows and brick chimneys. It is asymmetrical in that the entrance is situated to the right of the center of the building. There are signs that the building is older, including the air vents from the old natural air system and the earthquake ties on the rear of the building.

This building is different than any other on campus, but the following pictures show some elements from Foust seen in surrounding buildings.

-Arches over the windows (Forney Building)

-Grand entrance (Alumni House)

The Foust building is rich in both architectural detail and history. On to the next building...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day

I wasn't sure what to expect when I walked in to this class, but after hearing the plans for the semester, I'm excited. I think it will be very beneficial for me to learn more about the town that I will be spending the next 4 years in, and hopefully will help me become better with directions around town. I've also never taken a class like this, and I'm excited to expand my knowledge of architecture and the city of Greensboro.