Getting Started with the ALN!

Below are some helpful PDF instructions to:

  1. document your work> PDF LINK
  2. start an online portfolio> PDF LINK
  3. submit a badge> PDF LINK

Article and Video Resources

These resources are always changing and being updated. Thank you for your patience as we create this new online resource for students.

DESIGN FOUNDATIONS: Collaborate, critique, communicate

  • Architecture Vs. Engineering: Solutions for Harmonious Collaboration > LINK
  • Collaboration Between Architects and Planners in a Design Studio: Potential for Interdisciplinary Learning > LINK
  • How to Survive a Critique: A Guide to Giving and Receiving Feedback > LINK
  • Communicating Through Sketching > LINK
  • Sketching Tutorials > LINK

DEsign FoundationS: Plans, Sections, and Elevations

  • A Plan, Elevation, and Section of a Building > LINK
  • Drawing Sections Video > LINK
  • Architecture Drawing YouTube Channel > LINK

Learning from the past: Precedents you need to know

  • The Pritzker Architecture Prize > LINK
  • Wonders of the World > LINK

Active citizen: connecting with your community

  • How to Organize and Run Effective Community Meetings > LINK
  • Regular Community and Neighborhood Meetings in Pittsburgh > LINK
  • Pittsburgh Community Plans > LINK
  • Pittsburgh Council Districts > LINK

EXPLORING THE FUTURE: DESIGN, ADVOCATE, DO

  • Study Architecture > LINK
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) > LINK
  • Becoming an Architect > LINK
  • Different Careers using Architecture Degree > LINK

DESIGN APPLICATION: CONCEPTS, CODES & CONSTRUCTION

  • Sketching Concepts > LINK
  • Time Lapse: Student Preparing for Review > LINK
  • How to Think Like an Architect > LINK
  • Understanding ADA Accessibility > LINK
  • Experiments and Constructing with Brick > LINK
  • Example of 3D Model, Fallingwater > LINK

ARCHITECTURE ADVOCATE: THE HISTORY OF THE MASTER ARCHITECT

  • The Changing Role of Architects over Centuries > LINK
  • Architecture: Today and Tomorrow > LINK