Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari, an Italian painter, historian, and architect, was born July 30, 1511, in Arezzo. If you took art history courses in college, you probably recall Vasari as the author of Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, one of our principal sources for biographical...

Inigo Jones

Inigo Jones, an English architect, was born July 15, 1573.  Jones is noted for being the first to introduce Italian Renaissance architectural style, in particular the style of Palladio, into Great Britain. Renaissance architecture has been called Vitruvian, and also...

Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi, a Florentine goldsmith, sculptor, engineer, and architect, died Apr. 16, 1446, at the age of about 66; his date of birth is unknown. Trying to discuss Brunelleschi in one post is almost as daunting as trying to do so with Leonardo da Vinci, our...

How Do I Become an Architect?

Have you always wanted to be an architect?  If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from architects Jake Brannon and Tara Bray. During this interactive Q&A session, students will have the chance to ask questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and anything else about becoming a successful architect!