Architectural Paleontology: Revealing and Activating the Role of History, Culture, and Precedent

By Gregory Marinic.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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For most of the twentieth century, the study of architectural history has been a central pedagogical component of architecture education in the United States. While the impact of emerging technologies has challenged its prominence, architectural history remains a vital and timeless aspect of a balanced curriculum. When integrated into the design studio itself, alternatively framed history pedagogies offer an opportunity to simultaneously engage the functional, structural, social, and technical aspects of architecture through the filter of multiple perspectives and diverse cultures.

Keywords: Architecture, Precedent, Architectural History, Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary Design Education

The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.11-25. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 13.565MB).

Prof. Gregory Marinic

Professor, División de Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Gregory Marinic is Director of Interior Architecture and Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. His previous teaching experience includes undergraduate-graduate design studios and directed research at Pratt Institute, City University of New York, and Universidad de Monterrey. Gregory is director and co-founder of d3, a New York-based art/architecture/design stewardship organization. He is principal of Archipelago, a New York- and Houston-based architectural practice engaged in design, research, teaching, and experimentation. Prior to independent practice, Gregory worked in the New York and London offices of Rafael Viñoly Architects and his portfolio includes AIA and RIBA award-winning work undertaken at Rafael Viñoly, Tsao-McKown, Yoshihara McKee, and ABS Architects. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Maryland, and Bachelor of Science degree in Geography/UrbanPlanning from Ohio University. Gregory currently serves as Associate Director of AIA Forward and editor of International Journal of the Arts in Society, Design Principles and Practices, IDEC Exchange, and d3: dialog. His recent critical essays and design work are included in Design Issues (MIT Press), International Journal of Architectural Research (MIT Press), Design Principles and Practices, International Journal of the Arts in Society, and various publications of Seoul-based Damdi Architecture Publishing Ltd. and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. His architecture practice has been awarded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Socio-Design Foundation, IJRAA-AIA, and ACSA. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture at Texas A&M University where his research focuses on utopianism and diasporas.