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Classical Architecture +
Urbanism

 

 

More than 3,000 years ago civilizations of the Mediterranean Basin transformed mere construction into the art of Architecture by designing and building in such a way that buildings would convey meaning and do so in recognizable, understandable, legible and beautiful ways.

 

The Greeks, and soon after, the Romans, developed their architecture in parallel and in ways complimentary to human form and to the ongoing developments in Philosophy, Government, Law, History and the Educational Arts.  At its zenith this classical architecture also gave form to their religious beliefs and practices, to their homes and to their cities.  It would go on uninterrupted for more than a millenia and give form to countless generations’ and civilizations’ expressions of greatness, culminating in an architecture that today strives and succeeds to commemorate the very truth, goodness, and beauty that forms its foundations.

 

CUA’s “Classical Concentration” teaches architecture in this unbroken tradition: ever-ancient and ever-new.  Students are taught architecture as a language - verifying that the arts and sciences when bound by the beauties of architecture are able to communicate the most profound knowledge, beliefs, and hopes of each generation while engaging those who came before us and holding a high standard for those who will follow. 

 

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Please contact the Classical Concentration Director James McCrery