Learning from the Masters Promoting the Use of Precedent Studies in Building Technology


Chad Schwartz


This paper outlines an analysis-centered research project undertaken by a group of second-year architecture and interior design students in a recent introductory building technology course. In this semester-long project, fifteen buildings were examined through a series of linked exercises that slowly built for the students an understanding of the complexities involved in the process of designing and constructing architectural works.


History and Precedents