Practicing Conscious Architectural Experience


  • Jacob A. Gines Mississippi State University


The procedural exercise of practicing Conscious Architectural Experience (CAE) was first authored by Julio Bermudez, Professor of Architecture at Catholic University of America, as a means of engaging an architectural work that requires the suspension of the critical mind and preferences the embodied experience. The premise is that through slowness and openness one might more fully understand and comprehend a work of architecture. While the practice of CAE was originally intended to be building focused, this paper expands this practice to engage places and project sites.