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DESIGN 275: Architectural Style Series: American Arts and Crafts, Architects Greene and Greene

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the Arts and Crafts movement, the lives and work of architects Charles and Henry Greene.
  • Identify Craftsman-style bungalows, landscape designs of the period, and related architectural styles from the early 20th century.
  • Identify houses designed by Greene and Greene.
  • Discuss and recognize landscapes designed by the Greenes, including early water-element designs from the 1910s and 1920s.


This class will provide an overview of the American Arts and Crafts movement, including a summary of its roots in England, and will focus particularly on Charles and Henry Greene, architects who gave the movement its most sophisticated and sought-after expressions in home building and garden design in the early 20th century. We will trace the evolution of their work, from its early adherence to the prevailing Craftsman aesthetic to their unique, interpretation of Japonism and structural expressiveness in designs tailored for the California climate, topography and lifestyle. We will also look briefly at examples of 21st-century projects inspired by the Greenes’ work of a century ago.

Time/ Credits

1:75 hrs

Instructor TBA