In the following pages you will be able to investigate the different types of architecture that has been constructed throughout Alberta’s history. Alberta has a rich history of buildings that includes the tipis of the First Nations People, sod houses of the first settlers, glass towers of its cities, and the organic and curvilinear buildings of Alberta’s Douglas J. Cardinal.
As Alberta architecture is explored you will examine form and structure of natural and man-made objects as sources of images. You will be able to compare natural forms and man-made buildings. While you examine the different buildings constructed in Alberta, you will “consider the impact of man-made structures upon human activity in the modern world.”