Architectural history is not simply the study of buildings, it is also the study of context and society. Culture and art influence architecture and are influenced by it. Architecture embodies the story of a culture and reflects a constantly changing world-view. This presentation will explore how architecture does not occur in a vacuum but reflects the culture that creates it and how,in turn, it influences culture. We will examine the relationship between art, architecture, and historical context through a number of examples from western civilization, including some examples from Regina.
Presented by James J. Youck, B.A., B. Arch., MSAA, RAIC, AIA Principal, Architect, P3Architecture Partnership (P3A).
James holds degrees in Art History and Architecture from the University of Saskatchewan and Carleton University respectively, both achieved with Distinction. He returned to his hometown of Regina in 1994 after a short sojourn in Japan and began his career. He joined Pettick Phillips Partners Architects, now P3Architecture Partnership (P3A), in 1998, becoming a partner in 2002. P3A has grown into the largest locally owned design company in Regina with an extensive portfolio of high profile work.