ARC 3319 Architectural Design Techniques
Prerequisite: Completion of all lower-division course work required
for B.Arch. program
Interpretation and analysis of architectural form, order, spatial composition, and representation. Students are taught several different methods of design delineation with an emphasis on the clear communication of spatial conditions and design intentions.
ARC 3320 Architectural Design 5
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in all pre-professional design studio courses. Completion of all required lower-division pre-professional and general education course work, and approved portfolio.
Emphasis on the interpretation and analysis of structural expression and its interrelationships with principles of architectural ordering and the composition of space. Students will work collaboratively and individually on a project where imposed conditions of an urban site, program, and building system focuses on the interrelated aspects of an urban fabric. Knowledge of the elements of architectural design is developed in the decision-making process.
ARC 3321 Architectural Design 6
Prerequisites: ARC 3320, ARC 3503 and ARC 3610.
A continuation of the themes in Architectural Design 5 with particular emphasis on integrating conditions of site, climate and environmental systems, circulation, and developing a material presence through the design of a project as an object in an existing architectural and/or natural landscape.
ARC 3374 Site Planning & Engineering
Site planning and construction engineering considerations in architectural decision-making. Theories to be applied to studio projects.
ARC 3503 Architectural Structures 2
Structural analysis and design in wood, masonry, and steel with reference to integration of technical systems and architectural design decisions. Through studio consultation, theories are applied to studio projects.
ARC 3610 Environmental Technology 1
Theoretical and practical applications of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and plumbing systems. Through studio consultation, theories are applied to studio projects.
ARC 3461 Materials & Methods of Construction
An introduction to building materials, their manufacture and assemblies, with emphasis on investigating the theories and practical applications of materials and tectonics to current studio projects. Strong focus on case studies of both contemporary and historical precedents.
ARC 3710 Pre-Modern Architectural History and Theory
Survey of the development of architecture and urban form from the Renaissance through the Industrial Revolution. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of the interrelationships among cultures, architecture, urban form, and technology throughout the world.
ARC 4219 Architectural Theory
Basic philosophical considerations in architecture as manifested in the works and writings of recognized authorities in the field. Recommended readings guide students' assignments.
ARC 4270 Professional Practice 1
Introduction to principles of professional practice, focusing on the historical, ethical, and legal framework of the practice of architecture.
ARC 4322 Vertical Studio
Prerequisite: Preceding design studio (e.g., ARC 3320 or 3321 or 4326)
Holistic architectural responses to different human activities in a given context interspersed with existing and planned buildings and green areas.
(This course may be taken, when offered, in place of Architectural Design 6,7, or 8.)
ARC 4326 Architectural Design 7
Prerequisites: ARC3321, ARC3710 and ARC3653.
Applied principles of programming are explored in developing a design process by combining existing buildings with new development in the making of space and form. These issues are investigated collaboratively and individually in a project with a specific, predominant use within a clearly defined architectural context, and in connection to open urban, public space(s).
ARC 4327 Architectural Design 8
Prerequisites: ARC4322, ARC3374 and ARC4682. Co-requisite: ARC4712.
The focus of the studio is on contextual sensitivity, integration of environmental control techniques and technology, articulation of the public, private and mediate realms through investigations of a large urban building and its architectural landscape.
ARC 4504 Architectural Structures 3
Structural analysis and design in concrete and composite materials with reference to integration of technical systems and architectural design decisions in small, medium, and large buildings. Theories applied - through consultation - to studio projects.
ARC 4620 Environmental Technology 2
Theoretical and practical applications of electric, lighting, and acoustics design. Consultation in studio helps students to include principles in their studio projects.
ARC 4712 Modern Architectural History & Theory
Corequisite: ARC 4323.
Continuation of the study of the development of architecture and urban form from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of design as revealed in the interrelationships of cultures, architecture, urban development and technology throughout the world.
ARC 4907 Directed Independent Study
Independent study, research, or other project to extend and integrate the student's knowledge, directed and approved by faculty.
ARC 4930 Special Topics
Study relating to special topics in Architecture, directed and approved by faculty.
ARC 5271 Professional Practice 2
Introduction to cash flow and discounting techniques, project financial analysis, cost allocation, income tax considerations, project economic analysis, and life-cycle costing.
ARC 5272 Professional Practice 3
Introduction to principles of professional office practice, focusing on the economic and business aspects of the practice of architecture.
ARC 5328 Advanced Architectural Design 1
Prerequisites: ARC4323, ARC4504
This advanced level studio focuses on the relationship of buildings and spaces to the public realm through the development of an urban design master plan and complex building intervention. Course work includes advanced design research, urban analysis, and study of the social and physical attributes of public and semi-public space. Clear communication, through drawing, writing, and speaking are practiced through public presentations and workshops.
ARC 5352 Comprehensive Design Studio
Prerequisites: ARC 5328, ARC5910
This capstone studio focuses on comprehensive design development for a complex building and site location. Projects will demonstrate competent design research, a balance of convention and invention, and a high level of effectiveness with regard to building technology, site development, and graphic and linguistic modes of communicating a design solution.
ARC 5907 Directed Independent Study
Independent study, research, or other project to extend and integrate the student's knowledge; directed and approved by faculty.
ARC 5910 Project Research Methods
Research and data gathering, analysis, organization, and evaluation of information and observations of the design process, in preparation for the thesis phase terminal design project.
ARC 5930 Special Topics
Study relating to special topics in Architecture; directed and approved by faculty.