Architecture is broadly defined as any structure that human beings construct to fill an empty space. Architectural discussions can take varied approaches: anthropological, historical or even psychological. An essay on architecture involves choosing a specific subject, researching and crafting an paper that presents the material. Thus, despite not having any images (which might seem essential for an essay on an aesthetic field), a well-crafted essay can fully convey information on architecture.
Narrow your topic. Architecture is a huge field; simply writing an essay on it would be like writing an essay on science. Architecture, for instance, can be broken down and discussed by time period, geographic location and style.
Research your chosen topic. Researching architecture can include examining the aesthetics of the buildings in question, reading critical essays by professionals and considering the historical context in which the works were built.
Choose a style for your essay. Most essays on architecture are likely to be analytical, which means they are presenting factual information. Depending on your topic, you might want to consider a persuasive essay, especially if you're arguing for the benefits of a particular style of architecture.
Outline your essay. Write out your thesis statement, which will be the crux of your essay, and then determine (based on your research) what facts will support your thesis. Organize those facts into body paragraphs, ideally with one to two sentences describing the content of the paragraphs.
Write your introductory paragraph. The introductory paragraph should not be more than five sentences long, and it should include your thesis statement.
Write body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should include at least one fact, as well as why that information is significant and how it helps prove your thesis.
Finish with the conclusion. The conclusion should re-state the thesis, and, if applicable, end with an emotional appeal. The conclusion paragraph should not be longer than the introduction.
Drew Lichtenstein started writing in 2008. His articles have appeared in the collegiate newspaper "The Red and Black." He holds a Master of Arts in comparative literature from the University of Georgia.