ARCH - Architecture and Design

ARCH 6406 - Studio Sorrento

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 5306 with C or better or CIAT 5306 with C or better

Description: 

Studio Sorrento is intended solely for students enrolled in the Junior Year Study Abroad Program in Sorrento, Italy. The course will be structured around the experiences, field trips and other learning opportunities during the semester of study in Italy. Particular attention will focus on elements of traditional town design, sustainable building strategies, historic building analysis, and adaptive/sustainable re-use of historic structures.

ARCH 5503 - Sustainable Building Design

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(ARCH 2123 with D or better or CIAT 2123 with D or better) and (ARCH 3304 with D or better or CIAT 3304 with D or better)

Description: 

Sustainable building design is a relatively new approach to architectural design which evolved from solar design solutions of the past three decades. In this field, architects attempt to design structures that have a minimum negative impact on the natural world. In this course students concentrate on five major area of sustainability including energy, air, water, materials, and site planning. Students will produce a final design project that integrates the five major areas discussed.

ARCH 8306 - Design Studio VI

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(ARCH 7306 with C or better or CIAT 7306 with C or better) and (ARCH 7001 with S or better or CIAT 7001 with S or better)

Description: 

This course is the capstone of the six semester sequence of architectural design studios. Building upon the thesis research completed during the previous semester, 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 7306 - Design Studio V

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 6306 with C or better or CIAT 6306 with C or better 

Description: 

This studio focuses on the design of buildings and places in an urban setting that require an intense concentration of support systems. The course exploration and study of architectural design, technology, and planning principles is designed to bridge the gap between architectural theory and practice through the design of structures and places for human use and inspiration. Students will be expected to progress through the schematic design and design development phases of short-term and extended design projects.

ARCH 6306 - Design Studio IV

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 5306 with C or better or CIAT 5306 with C or better

Description: 

This studio course concentrates on developing the problem solving skills associated with the design of adaptive reuse and historic preservation building projects. Projects will involve the gathering of information about the historical evolution of the building, the documentation and analysis of the building's structural and material conditions, the understanding of the building's relationship to its wider physical and cultural environment and making appropriate design decisions in respect to new uses.

ARCH 5306 - Design Studio III

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(ARCH 1184 with B or better or CIAT 1184 with B or better) and (ARCH 2394 with B or better or CIAT 2394 with B or better) and (ARCH 3104 with B or better or CIAT 3104 with B or better) and (ARCH 4304 with B or better or CIAT 4304 with B or better)

Description: 

This studio is designed to develop the student's ability to apply and integrate architectural principles and methods to design of buildings and spaces. The exploration and study of architectural design and technology makes connections between theory and practice through the design of buildings and environments that explore the relationship between architecture, building systems, and human experience. Students will be expected to progress through the schematic design and design development phases of short-term and extended design projects.

ARCH 4403 - Computer Visualization

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 2201 with D or better or CIAT 2201 with D or better

Description: 

This is an advanced 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 4304 - Design Studio II

Credits: 
4
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 3104 with C or better or CIAT 3104 with "C" or better

Description: 

The course concentrates on problem solving methods for a variety of architectural project types and sizes. Students working individually and in teams explore and document their work through sketches, study models, and preliminary working drawings. The students are encouraged to develop a professional approach to investigating, analyzing, and solving architectural problems. This is the culminating course of the two-year degree program as well as a stepping-stone to the upper level studio courses in the four-year degree program.

Architecture Fee - $106

ARCH 4101 - History of Italian Architecture

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
Description: 

This course is a survey of the history of Italian architecture. It is in conjunction with the CIAET trip to Italy. Emphasis is placed on buildings and cities they will see on the trip.

ARCH 4003 - Professional Practice I

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

ARCH 3304 with D or better or CIAT 3304 with D or better 

Description: 

This 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 modern office environment. The study of construction contract documents and estimating techniques will provide the platform for more in-depth discussion of the design professions and/or related disciplines.

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