Create a PowerPoint Presentation for the Styles of Buildings in Your Town

Choose THREE examples of everyday buildings in your state’s capital.  I recommend you use the internet to save time, unless you wish to visit Olympia, Washington.  🙂

Everyday buildings include schools, office buildings, churches, libraries, hotels, and banks.

Prepare a 5- to 7-minute Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation identifying the styles of banks, apartments, office buildings, stores, schools, and hotels in your town using the images gathered by team members. Building styles include Beaux Arts, Art Deco, International, and Postmodern. 

Choose THREE of these styles and give several images for each one.  You need to demonstrate that you know the primary elements of these styles:  breaking them down for us would been good.  If possible, include the year the buildings were built and the architects. 

Address the following in your presentation:

  • How the architecture was influenced by industry and technology
  • How these buildings follow the development of the American industrial–commercial financial complex
  • How the styles of the buildings evolved over the years
  • Why these styles might have changed

Please note:  Your team cannot earn higher than a B+ if you go over or under the time limit.  I strongly urge you to time yourselves.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines and include a slide with all references.