Urban sketching and Journaling is offered to students enrolled at Sant' Anna Institute as part of the study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy. The course is designed to augment the architecture students' experience of their semester abroad, but is also intended for students of the arts, and for any student wishing to develop drawing skills and observational acuity. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of drawing as an invaluable tool for seeing, learning, thinking, and communicating.
ARCH 2204 with C or better or CIAT 2204 with C or better
This design course focuses on the development of complex interior space planning for large commercial/public facilities. Problem solving for both individual and collaborative projects are accomplished through various research methods and programming of client needs. Students will refine both manual and computer generated drawing and rendering techniques. An integrative approach to the design process will include technical issues, budgetary concerns, and code compliance. There is a final project in this course.
FNAT 1303 with C or better or COMP 1503 with C or better
This course is a survey of major historical design periods in interior design from prehistoric to the present. Emphasis is placed on styles and furniture and their relationship to social and political settings, and technological evolvement.
CIAT 2394 with C or better or ARCH 2394 with C or better
This studio course emphasizes the design process and space planning for modest size facilities. The students will apply color rendering techniques to present interior design solutions. Students will select appropriate materials for various spaces in accordance with accepted design standards. Design issues such as furniture planning and layouts, application of color, and building code and ADA (American with Disabilities Act) considerations are included.
This is an introductory course that examines the practical and theoretical issues of the computer as a tool for the production of architectural presentations. Technical skills in SketchUp, Revit and Photoshop are learned through tutorials and projects. Students learn to create and execute projects utilizing the computer as an architectural tool through the application of technical skills.
(ARCH 1433 with C or better or CIAT 1433 with C or better) and (ARCH 2394 with C or better or CIAT 2394 with C or better)
This course is a fundamental course that investigates the properties and principles of basic color theory and its interrelationship with lighting. The focus is on the psychological and physiological effects of color and lighting as they apply to the form, texture, and finish of interior spaces. It also provides a basic understanding of lighting calculations, types of lamps and their uses. Additionally, there will be a segment on calculations related to acoustical performance.
(ARCH 1184 with C or better or CIAT 1184 with C or better) and (ARCH 1023 with D or better or CIAT 1023 with D or better)
This survey course examines the selection, specification, composition, manufacture, and application of finishes and materials in interior design and presents an overview of furniture construction, types, planning and selection.
Introductory course designed to acquaint students with how design evolved through the ages as a vehicle for comprehending the world, giving order to it, improving life, and endowing it with symbolic meaning. It studies comparatively many modes of design operations geared toward creating such order and conditioning our experience of the world around us. It introduces the major disciplines that evolved over time and probes their distinct modes of inquiry and underlying bodies of theory as well as their differences and shared concerns.
The context within which buildings and spaces are created is rapidly evolving as is the way in which architecture and design is practiced. This advanced course is designed to provide the future practitioner with a comprehensive study of the business and practice of architecture and design. Emphasis will be placed on practical skills and usable information that will enhance the students’ ability to function within the design professions and/or related disciplines.
This course will consist of lectures and associated exercises intended to provide the student with a framework that will support and guide them through the beginning stage of their senior thesis project exploration. Emphasis will be placed on developing research and writing skills that will enhance the student's ability to select an acceptable thesis project and site, and develop a program based on a given set of requirements.