Fanshawe College: Western University - Architectural Case Study

A photographic essay of space and place

Second year interior design students met at University College at Western University in London, Ontario for an architectural walking tour as part of their Case Studies in Design course. The tour was given by Alan Noon, photographer, film maker and retired media specialist in photography at Western.  Noon revealed the history and evolution of the campus, from farm fields and laneways to a formidable collection of architectural styles and building techniques.

This term, the students have been studying space and place and its relationships with the built environment. Not only did students learn about the rich history associated with Western University’s architecture, they embarked upon an independent case study project. Each student composed a visual essay, as a documentation of findings that considered chronology, elements and principles of design, cultural and socio-economic factors.