ARCH107
Sustainability Basics and the Build Environment

Description: Introduction to the fundamentals, principles and current assessments relative to responsible, sustainable design as applied to the built environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ARCH210
Architectural Design Studio: Representation

Prerequisites: Admitted to Professional Architecture Program

Letter grade only

Description: Introduction to architectural design through reflective and projective techniques. Divergent and convergent approaches focus on fundamental ways in which user(s), matter, and environment inform architecture.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 211; ARCH 310

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

ARCH211
Architectural Design Studio: Ideation

Prerequisites: ARCH 210

Letter grade only

Description: Consideration of multiple parameters including structure, organization, and material acknowledging their potential to inform each other. Exercises will engage a student's ability to effectively and persuasively communicate design positions with regards to appropriateness.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 310

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

ARCH222
BIM for Design - Introduction to BIM

Prerequisites: Admission to the Architecture Program

This course is a mini course, not a semester-long course.

Description: Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its application for design. An overview of the capabilities of BIM for 3D modeling, information tracking, documentation, and collaboration.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ARCH231
Structural Fundamentals

Prerequisites: Admission to a professional program in the College of Architecture or permission

Description: Introduction to the concept of structure as integral and essential to architectural design. Exposure to basic physical principles and structural systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH232
Materials and Assemblies

Prerequisites: Admission to a professional program in the College of Architecture or permission

Description: Introduction to materials and assemblies with an emphasis on design implications and contemporary practices.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 331

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH240
Architecture History and Theory I

Description: Survey of the development of architecture from prehistory to the mid-eighteenth century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 7 Arts

ARCH241
Architecture History and Theory II

Description: Survery of the history and theory of architecture from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 262

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ARCH262
Building Organization

Prerequisites: Admission to a professional program in the College of Architecture, or DSGN 110 and ARCH 241

Description: Introduction to spatial organizations as related to architectural programming and the design process. Exposure to common types of organizational configurations, the forces that shape them, and their consequential affects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH310
Architectural Design Studio: Organize

Prerequisites: ARCH 210, ARCH 211

Description: Architectural design creating a complex programmatic and spatial organization. Creation/critique of design program; the proposal of plausible structure, material and their expressions; and the exploration of analytical and expressive potentials of representation.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

ARCH311
Architectural Design Studio: SituateCrosslisted with ARCH 311H

Prerequisites: ARCH 310

Description: Architectural design creating effective and appropriate relationships with manmade/natural environments. Selection/critique of site; the analysis and documentation of contextual conditions; and the incorporation of structure, material, and their expressions into design.

This course is a prerequisite for: DSGN 410

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

ARCH311H
Architectural Design Studio: SituateCrosslisted with ARCH 311

Description: Architectural design creating effective and appropriate relationships with manmade/natural environments. Selection/critique of site; the analysis and documentation of contextual conditions; and the incorporation of structure, material, and their expressions into design.

This course is a prerequisite for: DSGN 410

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

ARCH327
Parametric Modeling for Design

Prerequisites: DSGN 123

Description: Introduction to parametric and related basic computational concepts for design. Explorations in specific parametric modeling software techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ARCH331
Structural Mechanics

Prerequisites: ARCH 232 Materials and Assemblies or admission into the Construction Management degree program

Description: Introduction to various external force systems, and their resulting internal forces and deformations, which act on structural elements.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 332

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH332
Structural Optimization

Prerequisites: ARCH 331 Structural Mechanics

Description: Optimization of key properties of elemental components and systems of building structures: force, geometric, and material.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH333
Building Environmental Technical Systems ICrosslisted with CNST 305

Prerequisites: PHYS 151 or permission.

Description: Characteristics and performance of buildings with respect to thermal and psychrometric environment in buildings related to human comfort, heat gain/heat loss, ventilation, natural energy systems and sustainable design principles, and plumbing and life safety systems in the Built environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH334
Building Environmental Technical Systems IICrosslisted with IDES 334

Prerequisites: Admission to the third year architecture or Interior Design Program.

Description: Architectural lighting and acoustical systems of buildings for non-engineers. Fundamentals of light and vision, lighting equipment, requirements for building lighting, fundamentals of sound and hearing, room acoustics, noise control, and basic design methods for both architectural lighting and acoustics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH341
Architectural Theory

Prerequisites: ARCH 240 and 241.

ARCH 341 is organized thematically.

Description: Architectural theory. Written accounts on what architecture should be and why. Compare a number of positions on particular issues that have persisted through the history of architectural theory.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH347
African ArchitectureCrosslisted with ARCH 547, AHIS 366, ETHN 347

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Survey of the architectural traditions of the African continent, from pre-historic times to the present day. Buildings-famous and typical-theories, and approaches that are appropriate to the specific cultural environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH360
Site Context IssuesCrosslisted with ARCH 360H

Prerequisites: ARCH 310 or permission.

Description: Investigation of the interrelationship among the physical context as created by nature and humanity, the various design professions concerned with site development and architectural ideas. Site analysis, research, selection, and development projects along with practical exercises form the basis of the lab experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH360H
Site Context IssuesCrosslisted with ARCH 360

Description: Investigation of the interrelationship among the physical context as created by nature and humanity, the various design professions concerned with site development and architectural ideas. Site analysis, research, selection, and development projects along with practical exercises form the basis of the lab experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH397
Selected Topics in Architecture

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Group investigation of a topic in architecture originated by the instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ARCH398
Problems in Architecture

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Individual investigation of a topic in architecture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ARCH411
Architectural Design: IntegrateCrosslisted with ARCH 411H

Prerequisites: DSGN 410, or by permission

Description: Continuation of complex problems as it relates to the integration and consideration of environmental stewardship, technical documentation, accessibility, site design, life safety, environmental systems, structural systems, and building envelope systems and assemblies, emphasizing technological considerations as formal and organizational determinants.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:5

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ARCH411H
Architectural Design: IntegrateCrosslisted with ARCH 411

Prerequisites: DSGN 410, or by permission

Description: Continuation of complex problems as it relates to the integration and consideration of environmental stewardship, technical documentation, accessibility, site design, life safety, environmental systems, structural systems, and building envelope systems and assemblies, emphasizing technological considerations as formal and organizational determinants.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:5

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ARCH417
Product DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 617, ARCH 817, IDES 417

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.

Description: Practical investigation in the use of materials and their fabrication process with emphasis on wood, plastic, and steel. Generate a design from conception to a finished product.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH418
Fabrication and Construction TeamCrosslisted with ARCH 518, ARCH 818

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: The shifting relationship between conceiving and making through hands-on, collaborative experience with actual design-construct projects in which students play a decisive role in all aspects of research, design and construction of the commission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ARCH430
Technological IntegrationCrosslisted with ARCH 430H

Prerequisites: ARCH 311, 332, 333, 334, 360. Parallel: ARCH 411.

Description: Integrative study of structural, building technology, and environmental technology systems in a building within the context of ARCH 410: Architectural Design, Tectonics. Emphasis on the role structural, mechanical systems, and assemblages play in the evolution of an architectural design project. Students illustrate an understanding of the principles which underlie each of the technical systems and demonstrate the ability to apply those principles to the design project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH430H
Technological IntegrationCrosslisted with ARCH 430

Prerequisites: ARCH 311, 332, 333, 334, 360. Parallel: ARCH 411.

Description: Integrative study of structural, building technology, and environmental technology systems in a building within the context of ARCH 410: Architectural Design, Tectonics. Emphasis on the role structural, mechanical systems, and assemblages play in the evolution of an architectural design project. Students illustrate an understanding of the principles which underlie each of the technical systems and demonstrate the ability to apply those principles to the design project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH440
DetailsCrosslisted with ARCH 540, ARCH 840

Prerequisites: ARCH 341 or permission.

Description: Focused study of architectural theory and problems of practice and physicality examined in the context of the architectural detail.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH443
Architectural Representations: Theory + ApplicationCrosslisted with ARCH 543, ARCH 843

Prerequisites: ARCH 311 or by Permission

Description: Explores architectural practice relative to representational communication both internally within the design process as well as with an external audience. This course also investigates the impact of tangential techniques appropriated to the practice. Readings, discussions, and projects will focus on issues of perception and projection relative to these systems and how they impact the practice of architecture in a contemporary context. Course structure is both a theory seminar addressing the position of representation through readings, as well as a laboratory for investigating their application.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH458
The Changing WorkplaceCrosslisted with ARCH 558, ARCH 858, IDES 458, IDES 858

Description: Survey and integration of theory, methods, research and findings from the social, behavioral, and managerial sciences as they relate to the design of work environments. Factors effecting change in the contemporary workplace.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH461
UrbanismCrosslisted with LARC 461, ARCH 561, ARCH 861

Prerequisites: ARCH 360 or permission.

Description: Issues of contemporary urbanism and the processes of urban design. Experiential nature of cities, role of public policy, ideology, genesis and development of urban form and space.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH466
Community Design CenterCrosslisted with ARCH 566, ARCH 866

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Community-oriented design studio. The design process and its relationship to the environmental development process.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ARCH467
Planting DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 567, ARCH 867, LARC 467, HORT 467

Prerequisites: HORT/LARC/NRES 212; ARCH 210 or HORT/LARC 266.

Description: Design processes, principles, and elements as applied to the use of native and ornamental plant materials. Aesthetic, functional, and micro-climatic arrangements of plant material in parks, on commercial property, on home grounds, along roadways, and in urban open spaces. Develop a palette of plants and graphics for designs.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ARCH469
Senior Landscape DesignCrosslisted with HORT 469

Prerequisites: HORT 341 and/or permission.

Description: Capstone course for the landscape option. Students work individually on real-world projects with actual clients. They select the project location and scope in consultation with the instructor prior to the semester this course is taken. The project must reflect evidence of a design process, design articulation and communication understandable to the client and provide in depth drawings, details needed to carry out the implementation of the design.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ARCH481
Women in DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 581, ARCH 881, IDES 481

Prerequisites: Admission to the BSD program or permission.

Description: Intensive study of particular historical and contemporary contributions by women to the design professions related to the built environment. Evaluation of design work by and about women seen in their aesthetic and intellectual context. Examinations of the roles and values of women in design and their impact on the assumptions and issues currently held by the profession.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH482
Advanced Color TheoryCrosslisted with ARCH 582, ARCH 882, IDES 482, IDES 882

Prerequisites: Admission to the third year in architecture or Interior Design Program; or permission.

Description: Advanced color theories and their application to the Built environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH489
Design ResearchCrosslisted with ARCH 589, ARCH 889, IDES 489, IDES 889, LARC 489

Description: Comprehensive overview of the complementary and contributory relationship between research and design, with a particular emphasis on design research as a projective activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ARCH491
Seminar in Architecture

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Selective studies of contemporary problems in design and practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

ARCH497
Selected Topics in ArchitectureCrosslisted with ARCH 497H, ARCH 597, ARCH 697, ARCH 897

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Group investigation of a topic in architecture originated by the instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ARCH497H
Selected Topics in ArchitectureCrosslisted with ARCH 497, ARCH 597, ARCH 697, ARCH 897

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Group investigation of a topic in architecture originated by the instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ARCH498
Problems in ArchitectureCrosslisted with ARCH 498H, ARCH 598, ARCH 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Individual investigation of a topic in architecture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ARCH498H
Problems in ArchitectureCrosslisted with ARCH 498, ARCH 598, ARCH 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Individual investigation of a topic in architecture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE: