Guide to the Architectural Design Student Projects, 1922-1938

Collection number: UA 8/2/4
Size: 1 boxes (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the Architectural Design Courses

From 1917 to 1944 UNH offered a degree in architecture through the College of Technology. It was the only architecture program in Northern New England during that time. It graduated 130 men and women, many of whom stayed in New Hampshire, including 18 who owned their own firms. Courses were taught by Eric Huddleston, George Thomas and Arnold Perreton.

Architectural Design courses were offered in the sophomore, junior and senior years. Each course consisted of a progressive series of competitive problems in the composition and application of architectural elements and principles. The fourth year was devoted chiefly to thesis work in which the student was given one problem of planning a residence or public building. The first month was spent in research. They then made several drawings of the interior and exterior and plans of the building until producing one that satisfied the specifications given them. Next they made a clay model of the structure and finally constructed a scale model of the project including appropriate landscaping and props.

About the Architectural Design Student Projects

This collection includes photographs of the course work submitted for the Architectural Design classes including interior and exterior plans, clay models and final models. The bulk of the project are from 1937. Most are identified with the student's name.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Architectural Design Student Projects, 1922-1938, UA 8/2/4, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Drs. David and Ann Thomas Wilkins, Oct. 2002