While most American college campuses had been built piece by piece as the institution grew, the Air Force Academy was largely planned and constructed all at once.
Questions for Drawing 1
1. The contour lines on Drawing 1 show changes in elevation. What can you learn about the topography of the site by studying the drawing?
2. Locate Vandenberg Hall. This 1,337-foot long building contained 1,320 rooms capable of housing 2,640 cadets. Why might Air Force officers have wanted all cadets to live in the same dormitory? How did SOM's layout of the Cadet Area take into account the cadets' busy schedule?
3. What can you learn about cadet life by studying the drawing and key?
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