Note Taking Format

This is a list to help students determine the kind of information, which might be important to note down. This particular example is relevant to lectures and seminars concerning the history of architecture. A similar format could be devised for any other subject.


The week’s theme:

Leading Ideas and Lecturer’s main argument:


Information concerning the main examples (Buildings):

Name:                                                            Maker(s):


Place:                                                 Country:                                 Date:

(Building) Type:


Leading Ideas: (generators within contemporary culture)

Topographical context:

Structure & materials: (volumes/scale/hierarchy)

Articulation of facade: (Expression & Impression)


Plan: (ordering principle)

Circulation and progression:

Interior: (dressing, light, climate, special places, public/private)

Management & Cost:

Later modifications:

Special remarks: