ARCH - Architecture and Design

ARCH 5900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Upper
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
5
6
Description: 

A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

ARCH 5001 - Hist of Arch & Urb Fm-Sty Abrd

Level: 
Upper
Credits: 
1
Description: 

This course is a survey of the history of trends in western architecture and urban form. It is in conjunction with an Architecture and Design department trip. Emphasis is placed on buildings and cities they will see and visit on the trip.

ARCH 4900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Description: 

A student may contract for one to four credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

ARCH 8793 - Professional Development

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 8003 with C or better or CIAT 8003 with C or better

Description: 

This course, offered in the final year, provides the students with practical application of skills developed in their specific major. This directed study provides valuable real-life experience while extending the skills and good-will of the students towards the college and/or local community. The student will be responsible for all aspects of the project for a college or community organization while under the guidance of the curriculum faculty. Internships outside the Alfred community are also an option and will be discussed prior to the student registering for the course.

ARCH 8776 - Design Studio 8-Thesis Develop

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 8716 with B or better or CIAT 8716 with B or better

Description: 

This course is the capstone of the eight semester sequence of architectural design studios. Building upon the thesis research completed during the previous semester in Design Studio 7 – Studio Definition, students will finalize a design program for their chosen thesis project. They will carry out a comprehensive design development study, present their design solution to a jury of faculty and visiting professionals, and defend the decision making process that gave rise to their design.

ARCH 8753 - Advanced Structural Concepts

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

CIVL 5213 with C or better

Description: 

This course addresses advanced architectural structures, exterior building envelopes and production technologies. It explores structural elements and expands to include more complex determinate, indeterminate, long-span, thin shells and tensile systems. Materials covered are; reinforced concrete, steel and contemporary composites. Material performance and detailing of the exterior envelope are emphasized.

ARCH 8733 - Modern Architectural Theory

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

FNAT 5303 with C or better and (ARCH 8306 with B or better or CIAT 8306 with B or better)

Description: 

This seminar introduces the student to theories and criticisms of contemporary architecture from the beginnings of the Bauhaus to the issues of contemporary practice. The course is designed to be interactive and will consist of discussion, writing assignments, in class exercises and presentations. Students, singularly and in groups of two, will have the responsibility of initiating weekly discussion of the assigned readings. In class discourse includes discussion and analysis of the central arguments and conclusions of the theoretical constructs presented in the piece.

ARCH 8716 - Design Studio 7-Thesis Defntn

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 8306 with grade B or better or CIAT 8306 with B or better

Description: 

This course will consist of lectures and associated projects intended to provide the student with a framework that will support and guide them through the beginning stage of their Bachelor of Architecture thesis project exploration. Emphasis will be placed on developing research and writing skills that will enhance the student's ability to define an acceptable thesis project, develop a program based on a given set of requirements, and select an appropriate project site.

ARCH 4433 - Architectural Photography

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

Architectural Photography is a course taught in conjunction with the Junior Year Study Abroad Program in Sorrento, Italy. It is designed for the novice photographer and is intended to give the students the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively document the architecture seen while traveling throughout the semester. The course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of digital photography and digital imaging. Students enrolled in the course will need a reasonably good digital camera, a laptop computer and image-editing software.

ARCH 4013 - Municipal Codes & Regulations

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 3014 with C or better or CIAT 3014 with C or better

Description: 

This course covers the municipal code review process and definition of model building and zoning codes. The course emphasizes use and occupancy, special use and occupancy, building heights and areas, types of construction, fire-resistive construction, interior finishes, fire-protection systems, means of egress, accessibility, interior environment, energy efficiency, exterior walls, roof assemblies, structural provisions, building materials and systems and existing structures as described in the Building Code of New York State.

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