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ENVD 1104 - Introduction to Environmental Design Methods 

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Your Assignment

Choose a major public project by a Pritzker Prize-winning architect. Critique this project, at minimum, through the lens of Emotivism and Communitarianism. On which end of the spectrum does the project fall? Why? What are the consequences of the project ethically?


To find out the effects, criticism, and facts about your architect


Try searching for the name of your architect rather than a particular project.



Chinook is the catalog for books and other materials owned by the CU Libraries. Articles are not in Chinook. Search for more broad subjects.


Finding Articles & Magazines

Articles will be a good source for finding the effects, criticism, and analysis of specific building projects


Use the "Find it at CU" button to search for full text. If there is no digital version available click "Document Delivery/ILL" to request a scanned PDF be e-mailed to you.


Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The primary resource for finding architecture, planning, and design articles.

Finding Newspapers

Newspapers will be a good source to trace the controversies surrounding the contruction or use of the buildings. As well as reactions, opinions, and facts about a project


Proquest Newsstand

Great source for newsarticles from 1980-.


Proquest Historical Newspapers

Find newspaper articles from pre-1980.


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Cite your Sources!

Inline citations and a bibliography are required. The correct number of citations is the number necessary to make your argument, no more and no less.

My preferred citation style is Harvard. I have uploaded a Harvard citation-style guide onto D2L, along withthis assignment sheet.

Formatting Citations

Here are two useful guides to citing in harvard style:



Automate your Bibliography

There are several programs available that allow you to save citations you find on the web and automaticaly generate bibliographies. Using them at the outset of your research means you won't have to go back. These are huge time savers!
Citation Managers


A Firefox plugin that easily captures citations from library catalogs and article databases. Integrates with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice to generate bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations.



Stand alone software that allows you to organize your citations, add pdf's, and annotate. Integrates with word processing software.


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