Contemporary Architecture in Allen Center  

Contemporary Architecture students looks over the posters before beginning their presentations. 

The proximity of the structures—which range from the Aqua Tower in Chicago to the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati to The Atheneum visitor’s center at New Harmony, Indiana—was central to the class assignment. Students were required to pair up, visit a site of their own choosing, then make a film and present a poster introducing the class to the structure.

“I could have taken the whole class to Columbus, Indiana and taken a tour,” Bricker said. “But I’d rather give them a list of 15 buildings I showed in class and say, ‘You and a partner pick which one you want to visit—just impulse—then drive there and explore it.

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