Month: February 2016

Tips for taking Built Environment Notes and Composing Annotated Bibliographies

Tips for taking Built Environment notes

  • Research your site first
  • Create a list of key terms to search
  • Record the sounds, images, smell, people (race, ageism, ethnicities, sexism,gender, abelism, classism)
  • Create a thesis: (e.g. The way Atlantic station is built encourages a lack of diversity.)
  • Create questions about the thesis

Annotated bibliographies (5″ish”-sentence pattern)

  • Write the citation first
  • Follow the 5-sentence pattern
  1. Who is author and why are they qualified? Introduce the name of the text and state the thesis. Quote the thesis or cite the paraphrase of the thesis. ALL IN ONE SENTENCE.
  2. What kind of evidence is used as support in the text? Interviews? Secondary sources?
  3. What is the author’s purpose?
  4. Who is the intended audience?
  5. Why/how is the source useful?
  • Include pictures! (LABEL & SITE THE IMAGES)
  • You need 3 sources for your external environment

In class AB for “Sexism is Alive and Well in Architecture” by Kennedy&Iman

Hosey, Lance. “Sexism Is Alive and Well in Architecture.” The Huffington Post., 13 July 2015. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.



  Diva At Home 29″ Hand Sculpted Forged Metal Mesh Curvy Woman Sculpture on Black Base from Linens-N-Things


Lance Hosey, the Chief sustainability officer for Perkins Eastman, states in his blog ‘Sexism Is Alive and Well in Architecture’ that “Sexism takes many forms in architecture” and women aren’t recognized enough for their work in the field.  The purpose of this blog is to inform people of the “objectification of women through architecture”.  Hosey states that, “emulating women’s bodies in architecture objectifies women, but it also objectivities architecture, reducing buildings to mere totems, ciphers reminding us who is in power”. The intended audience is the architects themselves because Hosey is ultimately making a call for action for architects to have a non-sexist inspiration for their sculptures.  Hosey uses secondary support from articles, statistics from websites, and interviews.


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Study Group session 1/21/16

During this study session, Mrs. A, Iman, another student and myself worked with Mrs. A to set up our Outlook Note accounts.  We came to the consensus that using google documents to post our class’s points was a better option.  We also discussed  Nerssesova’s message in her article Tapestry of Space.  Iman commmented that an example of how the authorities shapes our experiences is how there are bus tours of major cities but the tour guides only show tourists certain aspects of the city.  However, we concluded that only seeing the major attractions of a city is not truly getting the full experience of being in the city.  I feel that this study session was beneficial because we were able to discuss topics in a small group with our instructor on a more personal level.

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