ARCH 101 - Introduction to Architecture
An introduction to architecture, architectural education and the profession with emphasis on issues that influence architecture and the people and processes involved.
ARCH 164 - Architecture as a Second Language
Unique to architects is the combination of thinking tools in a conceptual toolbox, a resource to which they have access at any time and in all situations. These tools can be thought of as a second language. Architecture as a Second Language is a hands-on, experiential online course in which students are immersed in challenging activities similar to those architects face. The course helps develop new perspectives, capabilities, and insights that can be applied to any calling or discipline.
ARCH 172 - Drawing and Modeling
Introduction to the architectural graphic communication skills that architects use to visualize, analyze, and record creative thoughts: freehand sketching, architectural delineation, and digital applications. Prerequisite: ARCH 171 or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in ARCH 231 or consent of instructor.
ARCH 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar
May be repeated.
ARCH 210 - Introduction to the History of Architecture
Visual and cultural analysis of selected buildings, urban spaces, and cities, from ancient Greece to modern times; emphasizes the architectural traditions of Western Civilization, especially as they affect the built environment of America and the Middle West.
ARCH 222 - Islamic Gardens & Architecture
Study of the formation, history, and meaning of the landscape and architecture of the Islamic world.
ARCH 231 - Anatomy of Buildings
Introduction to building technology, materials and methods emphasizing integration of design and technology. Introduces buildings as a network of systems including space, structure and environmental controls operating within a larger context of environment and social function. Skills developed include analysis of building form and function, understanding of design/technology interrelationships, and communication of ideas through drawing.
ARCH 232 - Structural Fundamentals
The study of forces, their distribution, and their impact on building structure. Topics include: equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; trusses; shear and bending moments in beams; arches and frames; stresses, strains, and deformations in axially loaded members; direct shear and bearing stresses; torsion; beam stresses and deflections; introduction to the design of structural members; and architectural applications.
ARCH 233 - Construction of Buildings
Second course in building science and technology with emphases on the process of project execution from the initiation of design to the completion of construction of commercial, institutional, and other heavy construction building types. Includes comprehensive study of the construction of buildings and their systems, materials and methods, and their implications on building sustainability and design decision-making. CAD and BIM systems are used to develop construction documents for a case study building.
ARCH 273 - Representation
Develops understanding of the representation of ideas, values, and meaning in the built environment. Focuses on three topic areas: analysis, technical communication, and modeling. Exposure to multiple software tools and mastery of basic skills in each. .
ARCH 274 - Strategies of Architectural Design
Focuses on understanding architecture as holistic synthesis of principles, technology and form. Content is arranged in six areas: Research and Analysis, Typology Analysis, Street Analysis, Block Analysis, Neighborhood Analysis, and Development and Presentation. Students work both on individual assignments and in teams on design projects. Emphasis on combining graphic and modeling skills with analytical skills. Exercises require demonstration of skills and concepts introduced in earlier design and technology courses.
ARCH 314 - History of World Landscapes
Analysis of the development of landscape architecture as a result of environmental and cultural influences.
ARCH 341 - Environment Technology: HVAC
Study of the control of thermal environment, mechanical and related building sub-systems, and their integration into the overall building design. The specific topics include: thermal comfort and behavioral implications; fundamentals of thermal behavior of buildings; the principles of heat and moisture in buildings; indoor air quality and "Sick Building Syndrome"; energy and sustainability implications of building design; and mechanical systems including HVAC and plumbing systems.
ARCH 342 - Environment Technology: Lighting & Acoustics
Study of the control of luminous and sonic environments, the supporting building systems, and their integration into the overall building design. Specific topics include: lighting fundamentals; light sources; effects of lighting on comfort and performance; lighting calculations and design; energy economy and sustainability; acoustic fundamentals; room acoustics; noise control; and basic electrical and sound systems.
ARCH 351 - Statics & Dynamics
Study of equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; trusses; shear and bending moments in beams; arches and frames; cables; friction; introduction to dynamics; architectural applications.
ARCH 352 - Mechanics of Materials & Design Applications
Study of stresses, strains, and deformations in axially loaded members; direct shear and bearing stresses; torsion; beam stresses and deflections; stresses under combined loading; column buckling; design of structural members; introduction to statically indeterminate structures; architectural applications.
ARCH 373 - Architectural Design and the Landscape
Building design in a landscape setting; creation of place; schematic building design and site planning issues, universal design and accessibility; principles of energy efficient building design; human-environment relationship issues; and architectural design and presentation methods; required field trips.
Arch 374 - Architectural Design and the City
Building design in the community setting; creation of place; introductory urban design and site planning issues, including universal design and accessibility; human-built environment relationship issues; architectural design and presentation methods; required field trips.
ARCH 400 - Senior Honors in Architecture
For candidates for honors in Architecture. Independent guided study and research in a selected area of architecture.
ARCH 401 - Independent Study
Independent guided study and investigation in a selected area of architecture.
ARCH 402 - Intro to History of Architectural Theory
Architectural theory, criticism, and historiography from antiquity to the present. Based on close readings of texts from antiquity to the present day.
ARCH 403 - Special Topics in Architectural History
Special topics in Architectural History courses. Topics and subject matter to be published in course listings.
ARCH 407 - Rome: The Eternal City
Considers the architecture and urbanism of the city of Rome across time. Special focus will be placed on critical strategies for understanding urban sites.
ARCH 409 - Special Topics in French Architecture
Explores aspects of the architecture and urban design of France from antiquity until the present.
ARCH 410 - Ancient Egyptian & Greek Architecture
Architecture and urban design in the ancient Egyptian and Greek world from Predyanastic Egypt through the Hellenistic period.
ARCH 411 - Ancient Roman Architecture
Architecture and urban form in the ancient Roman world from the Etruscans through the Late Antiquity. Connections between Roman Late Antique, Early Christian, and Byzantine Architecture will be considered.
ARCH 412 - Medieval Architecture
Explores aspects of the architecture and urban design of medieval Europe from late antiquity to the late Middle Ages.
ARCH 413 - Renaissance Architecture
Developments in architecture, urban design, and garden art in Italy and northern Europe in the fifteenth through the sixteenth centuries.
ARCH 414 - Baroque & Rococo Architecture
Developments in architecture, urban design, and garden art in Italy, France, Germany, and England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
ARCH 415 - Neoclassical & Nineteenth Century Architecture
Evolution of Continental and British architecture and urban planning from 1750 to World War I; includes some reference to American architecture of the same period.
ARCH 416 - Modern American Architecture
Development of American architecture and urban planning from the seventeenth century to the present.
ARCH 417 - Twentieth-Century Architecture
Developments in Western architecture and urban design from 1900 to the present; examines the rise of modernism in Europe and after World War II; includes work in the United States, India, Japan, and Australia.
ARCH 418 - History of the Urban Environment
Examines the evolution of town planning and urban design in Western civilization from prehistory to the present; studies cultural and technical advancements affecting the form of the urban environment.
ARCH 419 - Historic Building Preservation
Introduces historic preservation: legal, financial, and administrative assistance, graphic examination of restored buildings and sites, and application of conservation technology.
ARCH 423 - Social Behavior Factors for Design
Research-oriented introduction to existing social and behavioral knowledge, methods, and tools for relating man to his physical and social environment, with implications for theories and a philosophy of architectural design.
ARCH 424 - Gender & Race in Contemporary Architecture
Analyzes how the built environment reflects social attitudes towards gender and race. Identifies the work of women and people of color in architecture and related disciplines as consumers, critics, and creators of the environment. Provides links with valuable professional networks in Chicago and elsewhere.
ARCH 433 - Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures
Loads and load combinations; design methods/structural safety; steel as a structural material; design of structural steel members subject to tension, compression, bending, shear, and combined forces as well as bolted and welded joints. Reinforced concrete as a structural material; transformed sections; design for bending, shear, and serviceability; design of one-way slabs and columns.
ARCH 434 - Environmental Control Systems I
Study of the control of thermal, luminous, and sonic environments with an emphasis on passive means of controls. Specific topics include: thermal comfort and behavioral implications; fundamentals of thermal behavior of buildings; the principles of heat and moisture in buildings; lighting fundamentals; light sources; effects of lighting on comfort and performance; energy economy and sustainability; acoustic fundamentals; room acoustics; noise control; basic electrical, plumbing, vertical transportation, and life safety systems.
ARCH 435 - Structural Systems and Construction Methods
Presents a unified approach to architectural structures and construction technology to enable students to integrate design, engineering, and construction, while providing an understanding of how material/component/system decisions impact the work of architects, engineers, and constructors. Using a series of case-studies and project-based assignments, students learn about the various structural systems and construction methods used in the design of buildings. The evolution and state-of-the-art in structure and construction strategies will be discussed to provide requisite breadth and depth. Topics covered include: structural and building codes; structural systems and their layout planning; foundation systems; construction methods and technologies in wood, steel, concrete, and masonry; sustainability considerations; detailing; and digital modeling.
ARCH 441 - Heat and Moisture in Buildings
Provides information and skills necessary for the designer to deliver dry, durable and healthful buildings. First half covers theory, including heat transfer, psychometrics, steady-state diffusion and conduction analysis, and transient analysis. Second half covers building applications: roofs, walls, windows, foundations, and mechanical systems.
ARCH 451 - Theory & Design of Steel and Timber Structures
Analysis and design of steel and timber structures for buildings. Steel columns, beams, trusses, connections, roof and floor framing systems; timber beams, columns, roof and floor framing systems.
ARCH 452 - Theory of Reinforced Concrete
Concrete materials; behavior of reinforced concrete construction; behavior and design of structural elements, one-way slabs, beams, and girders; columns; ACI code requirements; and introduction to continuity in reinforced concrete structures.
ARCH 460 - International Architecture
Interdisciplinary opportunity to focus on, study, and record the design and planning of cities and rural settlements in other cultures. Through directed study and participation in the intellectual environment of a foreign university, students analyze unfamiliar settings, developing insights to enrich their professional development.
ARCH 461 - Critical Travel Documentation
Modern and historic city forms and rural practices are analyzed while experiencing the realities of daily life traveling in another culture. Journals include drawings and writings that record buildings, environs, and landscapes.
ARCH 468 - Overseas Architectural Studies
This course is designed to enrich the professional development of students in a study abroad location. Students participate in thematic workshops, seminars, lectures and field trips focused on understanding and analyzing architectural and urbanistic landmarks and settings on site through both directed and independent assignments.
ARCH 471 - Fundamentals of Architectural Design
Basic architectural design methods, fundamentals, principles and concepts including creative problem solving in two- and three-dimensions.
ARCH 472 - Architectural Design in Landscapes & Cities
Intermediate architectural design methods, fundamentals, principles and concepts focusing on buildings in landscape and urban contexts.
ARCH 473 - Architectural Design and Performance
Schematic design and development of a small-scale public building emphasizing the integration of the basic elements of building: materials, details, structure, technology, program, life safety, and universal design.
ARCH 474 - Architectural Design and Making
Building design that emphasizes the creative process of making, experimentation, and theories of contemporary methods and materials. Projects focus on translating design ideas at multiple scales into reality through computation, representation, or production, utilizing fabrication processes. Outcomes foreground entrepreneurial design thinking and team-based learning.
ARCH 475 - Architectural Design & Development
Schematic design and development of a small-scale public building emphasizing the integration of the basic elements of building; materials, details, structure, technology, program, life safety, and universal design.
ARCH 476 - Architectural Design & Exploration
Exploration of boundaries of architecture and the built environment. Focused exploration into specific design topics, such as issue-oriented building problems, urban design theory, intermediate building design and site planning theory, human-environment relationship theory, interdisciplinary design, and architectural design and presentation methods. Previous topics include:
Making it Real: Solar Decathlon
Making it Real: Haiti and Honduras
SMALL Projects: Design of a Hut
Post-Conflict Urban Microcosms in Mogadishu, Somalia
Energy Science Building: Argonne National Lab
Emotion, Materiality, and Design
Dwelling, Health and the Built Environment
The Illinois State Armory, Historic Readaptation
Timber in the City-Urban Habitat Competition
ARCH 490 - Special Topics in Contemporary Architecture
Selected topics in and applications of contemporary architecture; see Class Schedule or department office for current topics.
ARCH 491 - Arch Professional Internship
Full-time or part-time professionally supervised field experience in design intended to introduce students to the practice of architecture in a commercial firm or agency of government. Students work in the school-approved firm or agency of their choice. Written work reports and reflective experiential learning reports are required.
ARCH 498 - Directed Research in Architecture
Participation in on-going research projects which may include energy management, environmental perception, facilities development, building science, and other topics.
ARCH 499 - Off-Campus Study
Provides opportunity for approved off-campus study. Detailed proposal for study off campus must be submitted for approval to the appropriate committee in the School prior to such study. Final determination of credit and its application toward the degree is made after a review of the student's off-campus work by the above committee and the Director of School.
ARCH 501 - Architectural Practice
Role of the architect in the building enterprise, professional ethics, and the conduct of professional practice; legal aspects of architectural practice and building construction; introduction of business management, marketing, operational procedures, financial planning, and cost control of architectural practices; and the administration of construction contracts.
ARCH 502 - Structural Planning
General problems in the selection and design of structural systems for buildings; methods of analysis; site explorations, soils, and foundations; bracing; and special systems.
ARCH 510 - History of World Landscapes
Introduction to the landscape architectural heritage of the past in its social, environmental and historical context.
ARCH 511 - Seminar in Ancient Architecture
Seminar on topics in ancient architecture.
ARCH 512 - Seminary in Medieval Architecture
Previous topics include:
Rupture, Renascence, Renovatio, Renaissance in Medieval Architecture
What We Talk About When We Talk About Columns
ARCH 513 - Seminar in Rennisance & Baroque Architecture
Seminar on topics in European architecture from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries.
ARCH 516 - Architecture Seminar 1800 - 2000
Seminar on topics in European and American architecture from 1800 to 2000. Previous topics include:
The Globalization of Architecture
ARCH 517 - Development of Contemporary Architectural Thought
This course is a survey of significant buildings, movements, and figures of modern and contemporary architecture, with a focus on contextualizing built environments as the embodiment of social, cultural, political, economic, and technological developments of their time. It outlines the development of modern, postmodern, and contemporary architectural thought. Key themes include industrialization and modernization, the development of the modern movement in twentieth-century architecture, non-Western modernism, the development of postmodernism as an architectural movement, regionalism, globalization and architecture, the sustainability movement, and the development of digital technology in architecture.
ARCH 518 - Recording of Historic Buildings
Examines techniques for recording historic buildings and sites: measuring, photographing, and drawing to Historic American Building Survey standards; taking field notes and investigating public records to document reports.
ARCH 519 - Conservation of Building Materials
Examination, analysis, and pathologies of building materials and techniques for treatment and repair of historic buildings. Emphasis is on conservation of traditional masonry, concrete, and metals. Field trips and lab work.
ARCH 530 - Management in Architecture
Study of management and business administration topics relevant to the architecture profession. The application of: marketing, ethics, accounting, organizational behavior, quantitative analysis, finance, operations, economics, and strategic planning to the field of architecture. Management and economic issues that influence and motivate commercial, industrial, institutional, and individual clients are addressed.
ARCH 534 - Building Economics
Study of factors affecting cost of building including: the building market, construction cost, estimates and cost control, time value of money and building life-cycle cost, measuring the worth of investments, depreciation and tax consideration of cash-flows.
ARCH 536 - Planning and Design of Structural Systems
This course addresses the selection, planning, and preliminary design of structural systems for buildings. Emphasis is on understanding structural systems and their components as part of an integrated building system. Topics covered include a review of concepts from statics and strength of materials, structural requirements of strength-stiffness-stability, structural planning considerations, gravity loads and systems, lateral loads and systems, soils and foundations, and cable-net and other facade systems.
ARCH 537 - Environmental Control Systems II
This course investigates the control of thermal and luminous environments with an emphasis on active means of controls and building envelope design. Specific topics include: heating and cooling load and energy calculations; primary (boilers, chillers, etc.) and secondary (comfort delivery) mechanical systems; indoor air quality; energy, lighting, and daylighting codes and metrics; electric lighting properties, selection, design, and calculations; advanced daylighting strategies and calculations; visual comfort assessment; curtain wall and masonry systems; and rain screen principles.
ARCH 544 - Building Systems & Design Integration
Advanced course on building design for greater performance, including the study of: the anatomical and functional variations of building subsystems and their design implications; inter-system relationships and synergistic integration of building subsystems into the overall building; and the strategies for designing buildings of high functional performance and greater overall value.
ARCH 545 - Design & Constructability
Advanced course on building design for greater constructability, including material alternatives and their architectural, performance, and construction implications; the implications of the specifics of design on the range of applicable construction methods, and therefore, on construction productivity and economy; and the strategies for designing buildings of high constructability and greater overall value.
ARCH 546 - Programming & Concept Studio
An advanced course on programming architectural projects and developing design concepts to best meet the project goals and maximize value creation. Investigation of relevant issues and appropriate methods of programming and concept development are followed by programming and design exercises. The specific contents include: theories and methods of programming; general program requirements and exemplary design responses for selected major building types; testing of the viability of selected model programs through exploration of appropriate design responses; further enhancement of the subject programs in light of such explorations; and investigation and development of philosophically sound and operationally efficient methods of programming and design.
ARCH 547 - Architectural Practice Studio
Comprehensive building design with emphasis on holistic design integration for optimum performance and constructability with best possible economy under the realistic temporal, technical, legal, and budgetary limitations. The projects, typically real ones, are executed through partial construction document phase through collaborative design by project teams. (Day-long Friday field trips).
ARCH 548 - Construction Execution & Administration
Advanced course in construction with emphasis on acquiring knowledge and developing skills for successful project execution in a real-time project with numerous variables affecting the project outcome, including: devising methods and strategies for effective project execution; making decisions that can steer the project to the best possible direction; and skillfully mediating disputes and conflicts that might arise. For this purpose, on-going major construction projects are used as Learning Laboratories.
ARCH 550 - Reinforced Concrete Design
Selection, design, and comparison of reinforced concrete floor systems for buildings; study and design of columns and footings; and prestressed concrete.
ARCH 551 - Structural Analysis
Advanced problems in the analysis of statically determinate structures; general theories and methods of analysis of statically indeterminate structures by geometric and energy methods; and introduction to theory of plastic design.
ARCH 552 - Soil Mechanics and Foundations
Soil properties and site exploration; stresses in soils; soil consolidation and settlement; shear strength of soils; bearing capacity; design of spread and combined footings; mats; pile foundations; lateral soil pressure and retaining walls.
ARCH 553 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Critical review of the analysis, methods, and specifications involved in the design and behavior of reinforced concrete structures for buildings, including tall buildings, plates, and shells; computer applications.
ARCH 554 - Advanced Steel Design
Advanced topics in the design of steel structures; critical study of the AISC specification; design of steel members and their connections; composite structures; and the analysis and design of continuous structures and tall buildings.
ARCH 555 - Prestressed Concrete Design
Theory and design of prestressed concrete structures and suspension shell structures.
ARCH 556 - Advanced Structural Planning
Study of the loads, functional and spatial requirements, and construction problems in the selection and design of structural systems for buildings; cost estimates; and integration of mechanical and electrical equipment.
ARCH 558 - Structural Wood Design
Analysis and design of wood structures for buildings; response of wood buildings to gravity and lateral loads; design of structural elements: beams, columns, beam-columns, members in tension, and trusses using NDS specifications; connections; plywood panels; diaphragms and shear walls.
ARCH 559 - Structural Masonry Design
Engineering properties of masonry materials; codes and standards for masonry structures; analysis and design of masonry structures including multistory buildings and arches.
ARCH 560 - Advanced Structural Analysis
Advanced theory and analysis of statically indeterminate structures, recognizing effects due to temperature, settlement, and fabrication errors; matrix methods focusing on computer analysis techniques; introduction to plastic analysis and design.
ARCH 563 - Social Behavioral Research Designed Environments
Introduction to methods and techniques of systematically generating social and behavioral information relevant to the programming, design, and evaluation of physical environments.
ARCH 571 - Design: Detail & Architectonics
Design studio investigations of multiple techniques and methodologies addressing the design and fabrication of small-scale architectural constructions, explorations of specific sites and places, and interdisciplinary projects. Field trips may be required. Shop safety orientation required. Previous topics include:
Architecture and Communication; Cultural Structures
Temporary, Transitional and Contemporary Sheltering
Big Design comes from Small Projects
CASABLANCA Sustainable Market Square
500 Square Feet - Architectural Assemblies in Detail
The Small Studio
ARCH 572 - Design: Behavior & Environment
Design studio explorations responding to social, economic, political and behavioral dimensions of human existence and settlement. Projects investigate the experience of physical environments at the human scale and socially sustaining design strategies addressing diverse human needs. Field trips may be required. Previous topics include:
An Investigation of Appropriate Development: The Haiti Idea Challenge
Hospital in an Inhospitable Land: An off-the Grid Hospital in Afghanistan
Neighborhoods, Housing, and Health
Chicago Lakefront Design and Connection with its Northern Neighbor
A Travelers' Inn
Northern Plains Native American Studies Center
Connecting Modes and Scales Experience
Chronic Disease and Post Industrial Transformations
New Harmony - The Next Century
Culturally - and Environmentally Sensitive Architecture
The WIld Things & An Arts Museum for Children
Dwelling, Health and the Built Environment
Cross-Training Diversity - Midwest Olympic-Paralympic Sport Center
Polytrauma and Integration: A continuum of care for wounded veterans in higher education
ARCH 573 - Design: Technology & Performance
Design studio investigations of buildings and systems focusing on structure, enclosure, technology and performance. Integration of building materials, components and systems and their impact on the design, construction, and sustainability of buildings. Field trips may be required. Previous topics include:
Architecture for Aquaculture: Investigation, Design and Tech. of Future Symbiotic Fish/Algae Plants in S.E. Asia
Replacing the Oil Barrel
Adaptive Enclosures for Affordable Housing
Hotel/Condominium Tower: A Mixed-Use Skyscraper in Chicago's Streeterville District
Integrative Architectural Design
The John Cranko School
Chicago HSR Commerce Tower (CHSRCT)
House of Corn and Beans
ARCH 574 - Design: Architecture, Urbanism & Preservation
Design studio investigations of issues that impact urban habitats, buildings and people. Architecture and urban design, preservation, and adaptation of new and existing buildings, cities, districts, public realms and urban environments. Designing and preserving buildings and communities in a sustainable manner. Field trips may be required. Previous topics include:
Urban Gallery with Information Center
New Models New York
Historic Preservation and Adaptive use Design: The Old Sheriff's House and Holley Jail
Network City, A New Metro Station for Chicago
Urban Complex in Chicago
IDEAS, New York City
The St. Louis Experiment, Post-Industrial Urbanism
Chicago 2025: Reinventing the Post-Industrial City
Between Reality and Fiction plus New School of Architecture University
Restoring, Rehabilitating and Adding to a National Historic Landmark
Can Batllo Barcelona
A Multipurpose Cultural Urban Complex in Chicago
The Orpheum Children's Science Museum: Rennovation and Addition
Franklin Point, Postindustrial Redevelopment in Chicago
22@smart City Campus Barcelona
The Illinois State Armory, Historic Re-adaptation
Urban Mix Use in Arlington, Virginia Transit Corridor
ARCH 576: Architectural Design Seminar
Presentations and discussions relative to various areas of architectural and environmental design concerns. Previous topics include:
Hand-to-Digital: Contemporary Topics in Architectural Drawing
Prototype vs Paper Architecture
[architecture] IN THE AGE OF [digital] REPRODUCTION
Post Digital Strategies
Motivated Portables: The Design and Construction of Furniture Prototypes
Digital Fabrication and Public Architecture
Connections and Constructs
The Evolution and Present State of Moderism in Japanese Architecture and Urbanism
Japanese Architecture and Urbanism, Past and Present
Community Engagement Seminar 3.0
Transformations of Vernacular Environments in the Era of Globalization
Sensory Response to the Built Environment
Chronic Disease and Post Industrial Transformations
Healthcare Architecture in an Era of Radical Transformation
Innovative Solar Powered Homes - Past, Present, and Future
Curtain Wall Design and Construction
Climate Responsive Building Skins
Smart Cities and the Utopian Project
Smart Cities: Building the Future
Architecture and New Media: Design Practice in the Information Age
Urban Design Theory
Contemporary Architects and Criticism
Architectural Speak Sustained
Entrepreneurship in Design, Diversity, Environment and Behavior
Architecture, Cinema, Environment and Behavior
High-Rise and Habitat
ARCH 577 - Theory of Architecture
Review of principles of architectural design; factors in programming architectural requirements; design development; and evaluation and criticism.
ARCH 589 - Ph.D. Colloquium
Provides graduate students insight on the responsibilities and expectations of academic faculty. Core responsibilities - research, teaching and service - required of faculty will be discussed, along with important resources and strategies to aid students in obtaining a faculty appointment and plotting a successful career path.
ARCH 590 - Directed Research
Nature and scope of projects to be determined by consultation between student and faculty advisor; open to architecture and landscape architecture majors as well as those from other disciplines who wish to engage in interdisciplinary work.
ARCH 591 - 597 - Special Topics
Previous topics include:
Building Energy Case Studies
Assessment of Green Design Strategies Using Computer Simulation
Building Mechanical Systems
Daylighting Design: Systems Performance and Human Factors
Methods and Materials
Seismic Analysis and Design
Integrated Design and Construction of Buildings
Real Estate Development
Construction Management: Virtual and Real
ARCH 598 - Specialized Architectural Practice
This course adds an academic dimension to professionally supervised field experiences in which problems in architectural design and technology are defined, researched, and solved. Advanced doctoral students are introduced to applied research processes in any of architecture's sub-disciplines. Sites of applied research may include commercial firms, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies. Students work in school-approved firms or agencies of their choice. Written accounts of work accomplished, documentation of research questions developed and pursued, and reflective experiential learning reports must be submitted for evaluation. Field experiences may be part time or full time.
ARCH 599 - Thesis Research
Approved for S/U grading only.