Mayan Architects have been wrestling with volcanoes, earthquakes and mudslides for millennia. Students will build a school using locally owned, sustainable materials and techniques. We will also explore two different architecture styles: Mayan and Spanish Colonial.
Using a single project, students fully explore the design phase implementation, estimating, scheduling and project management skills required in traditional construction. In this program students will build a dome project on site. Local materials will be used to construct Tecnico Mayo, a school in Guatemala.
Includes two day trips: to the Spanish Colonial Capital of Antigua and to the Archeological Museum in Guatemala City. Ability to speak Spanish is not a prerequisite and on-site language workshops will be available.
This course will be registered as a Spring 2014 course, so Spring Financial Aid is available!