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Architecture Course Descriptions

ARCH115 - SURVEY OF ARCHITECTURE I (3-0-3)
This course is a lecture-based historical survey of western and non-western architecture, covering the ideas, their social implications, and the evolution of construction technology. The survey follows the course of history through the Industrial Revolution. Co-requisite: ARCH155 Design Principles I.

ARCH145 - ARCHITECTURAL CADD (2-3-4)
Introductory course in the use of computer-aided-design and drafting techniques in architecture utilizing AUTOCAD® software. Instruction on the use of various commands and functions.

ARCH155 - DESIGN PRINCIPLES I (2-4-4)
This course focuses on freehand drawing, utilizing drawing as a tool for the exploration of the built environment. Drawing as a method of 'seeing,' the sketchbook as a recording device, and drawing as a tool in the design process are studied. Weekly exercises guide the course and weekly seminars integrate the materials covered in ARCH115 Survey of Architecture I. Co-requisite: ARCH115 Survey of Architecture I.

ARCH165 - SURVEY OF ARCHITECTURE II (3-0-3)
This course is a lecture-based historical survey of Western and non-Western architecture, covering the ideas, their social implications, and the evolution of construction technology. The survey follows the course of history from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. Prerequisite: ARCH115 Survey of Architecture I and ARCH155 Design Principles I. Co-requisite: ARCH175 Design Principles II.

ARCH175 - DESIGN PRINCIPLES II (2-4-4)
This course introduces students to computer-aided drawing, utilizing the computer as a tool in its many roles in the exploration and the production of architecture. Two-dimensional drawing, three-dimensional modeling, and animation are discussed and explored. Weekly exercises guide the course and weekly seminars integrate the materials covered in ARCH165 Survey of Architecture II. Prerequisite: ARCH115 Survey of Architecture I and ARCH155 Design Principles I. Co-requisite: ARCH165 Survey of Architecture II.

ARCH184 - DESIGN I: DESIGN PRINCIPLES (2-2-4 )
An introduction to the principle elements of design. Through a series of two and three-dimensional projects, students study the basic considerations of design that include function, shape/form, hierarchy, organization, scale, proportion, materials, and light. A small architectural design study requiring the synthesis of these principles is the final project for this course. Prerequisites: ARCH131 or ARCH132 Graphic Communications and ARCH191 Contract Drawings I or ARCH195 Contract Drawings and Methods I, or ARCH201 and HUMN105.

ARCH195 - CONTRACT DRAWINGS AND METHODS I (1-3-4)
Emphasis includes the development of contract documents for light construction projects using CAD, and a study of light construction methods in architecture. Prerequisite:ARCH131 or ARCH132 Graphic Communications, or ARCH145 and BLDG155.

ARCH201 - CONTRACT DRAWINGS AND METHODS II (1-3-4)
Emphasis includes the development of contract documents for heavy construction projects using CAD, and a study of heavy construction methods in architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH195 Contract Drawings and Methods I and BLDG210.

ARCH216 - STRUCTURAL DESIGN (3-1-4)
A study and development of the techniques used in analyzing, selecting, and designing statically determinate structural building elements including footings, retaining walls, slab systems, beams, columns, rigid frames, arches and trusses, and prefabricated veneer walls. Prerequisites: ARCH195 Contract Drawings and Methods I and MECH190 Mechanics and Strength of Materials, or ARCH201 and PHYS205.

ARCH235 - MATERIALS AND METHODS I (4-0-4)
A lecture-based survey on materials and methods of construction as they relate to structural design. The course provides an overview of contemporary building technology and theory. State-of-the-art technology is introduced through the use of high quality contemporary case studies. Prerequisite: ARCH165 Survey of Architecture II and ARCH175 Design Principles II. Co-requisite: ARCH245 Architecture Design and Technology I.

ARCH245 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY I (0-12-6)
A studio-based design course that explores the issues presented in ARCH238 Materials and Methods I lectures in a series of design problems of increasing complexity and length, and through discussions in weekly seminars. Prerequisite: ARCH165 Survey of Architecture II, ARCH175 Design Principles II. Co-requisite: ARCH235 Materials and Methods I and HUMN150 Art and Theory. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH335 - MATERIALS AND METHODS II (4-0-4)
A lecture-based survey on materials and methods of construction as they relate to systems design. The course provides an overview of contemporary building technology and theory. State-of-the-art technology and sustainability are introduced through the use of high quality contemporary case studies. Prerequisite: ARCH245 Architecture Design and Technology I and ARCH235 Materials and Methods I. Co-requisite: ARCH345 Architecture Design and Technology II.

ARCH345 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY II (0-12-6)
A studio-based design course that explores the issues presented in ARCH338 Materials and Methods II lectures in a series of design problems of increasing complexity and length, and through discussions in weekly seminars. Prerequisites: ARCH245 Architecture Design and Technology I and ARCH238 Materials and Methods I. Co-requisites: ARCH335 Materials and Methods II and LITR445 Literature and the Modern Age. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH370 - IDP REGISTRATION (0)
Students entering into the first semester of the junior year are required to register for the Intern Development Program (IDP) of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and establish an NCARB file number before the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Junior status.

ARCH402 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE I (FC) (3-0-3)
This course surveys the design, constructional technology and cultural significance of buildings from the Ancient World through the Renaissance, examining both western and non-western traditions, and addressing topics pertinent to the Form and Culture concentration. Prerequisite: Junior status in Form and Culture concentration.

ARCH406 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE I (TS) (3-0-3)
This course surveys the design, constructional technology, and cultural significance of buildings from the Ancient World through the Renaissance, examining both western and non-western traditions, and addressing topics pertinent to the Tectonic Studies concentration. Prerequisite: Junior status in Tectonic Studies concentration.

ARCH408 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE I (BE) (3-0-3)
This course surveys the design, constructional technology, and cultural significance of buildings from the Ancient World through the Renaissance, examining both western and non-western traditions, and addressing topics pertinent to the Built Environment concentration. Prerequisite: Junior status in Built Environment concentration.

ARCH432 - ENVIRONMENTAL ACOUSTICS (4-0-4)
Introduces students to basic acoustic design analysis and application techniques including the study of absorption, and sound isolation in a variety of building types. Field trips to observe significant examples will be taken. Prerequisite: MATH245; Junior status or above.

ARCH433 - TECTONICS AND DESIGN (4-0-4)
This course examines the relationship between sophisticated design thinking and advanced materials/building technologies in contemporary architecture. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH435 - DESIGN METHODS (4-0-4)
Students consider the multiple aspects of the architectural design process, beginning with information modeling and information diagramming. The student then progresses to image analysis, function analysis, context analysis and diagramming. The student ends the course with concept development and design process synthesis. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH436 - MARKETING FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS (4-0-4)
This course introduces the process necessary to define the market for services and to further examine its segments and targets. Concurrent awareness of the tools and techniques used to move through the stages of proposal, courting, presentation and closing will enable students to actively participate in case analysis early in the course. The scope includes comparison of different design segments, their overlapping segments and the identification of opportunities for partnering. Prerequisites: Junior status or above.

ARCH449 - CONSTRUCTING SACRED SPACE (4-0-4)
Concepts in religious and symbolic architecture will be studied, including sacred cities, places of worship, and symbolic sites, both past and present in Eastern and Western thought and tradition. Students create design projects involving cultural and religious influences on the forms and technology of sacred spaces. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH453 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT (4-0-4)
Investigation of the various systems of composing ornament that have been used since early historic times. Students analyze from both reproductions and original examples in the Museum of Fine Arts and other local collections as well as actual Boston buildings. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH454 - HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY (4-0-4)
Students are introduced to the social and cultural history of building technologies and their consequences in the built environment. Students are familiarized with the idea of technology and culture, and then explore materials, production methods, and building systems. Junior status or above.

ARCH456 - STUDIO III: TECTONICS (FC) (0-12-6)
A series of design projects are explored with an emphasis on the integration of structural systems and building envelope. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSA Form and Culture concentration, ARCH335 Materials and Methods II, ARCH345 Architectural Design & Technology II; Co-requisite: ARCH481 Structures I, ARCH482 Site Planning and Landscape. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH467 - STUDIO III: TECTONICS (TS) (0-12-6)
A series of design projects are explored with an emphasis on the integration of structural systems and building envelope. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSA Tectonic Studies concentration, ARCH335 Materials and Methods II, ARCH345 Architectural Design & Technology II; Co-requisite: ARCH481 Structures I, ARCH528 Environmental Systems. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH469 - STUDIO III: TECTONICS (BE) (0-12-6)
A series of design projects are explored with an emphasis on the integration of structural systems and building envelope. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSA Built Environment concentration, ARCH335 Materials and Methods II, ARCH345 Architectural Design & Technology II; Co-requisites: ARCH481 Structures I and ARCH528 Environmental Systems. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH472 - HISTORY OF BOSTON ARCHITECTURE (4-0-4)
Study of the architectural and urban developments of the City of Boston from the seventeenth century to the present. Selected readings, lectures, and visits to historic sites are included. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH474 - AMERICAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPES (4-0-4)
Students explore the idea of cultural landscapes and the theory and practice of cultural landscape studies. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH479 - BUILDING GREEN: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN DETAIL (4-0-4)
Through lectures, case studies, and the investigation of materials and construction details, this course will focus on a tectonic understanding of sustainable design. Students will research built examples of 'green' architecture and study their construction through specific system and detail models. Junior status or above.

ARCH481 - STRUCTURES I (3-0-3)
Students learn how loads are supplied and distributed, and how to analyze beams and trusses. Both the method of joints and the method of sections will be used. Basic principles of Strength of Materials, Structural Mechanics and Structural Analysis are presented. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSA and ARCH238 Materials and Methods I.

ARCH482 - SITE PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE (3-0-3)
A history and theory of landscape design is coupled with topics in site planning - such as topography, soils, drainage, and planting - to provide an overview of the relationship between building and site design. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH502 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE II (FC) (3-0-3)
This course surveys the design, constructional technology and cultural significance of buildings from the Baroque era through Modernism, examining both western and non-western traditions and addressing topics pertinent to the Form and Culture concentration. Prerequisite: Enrollment in BSA Form and Culture concentration, ARCH402 History of Architecture I (FC).

ARCH510 - ARCHITECTURE AND MEANING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (4-0-4)
This course covers the beginning of the modern world as it evolved from absolute monarchy and religious orthodoxy to political revolution and a new freedom for the(secular) individual, giving birth to a new vocabulary and a new vision of architecture. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH515 - PAINTING IN ARCHITECTURE (4-0-4)
A study of the role painting has played in the history of architecture. Vast numbers of paintings in the past were created with the specific setting and location in mind to complete their meaning. The course includes field trips to view selected examples of mural cycles and other examples of architecturally-oriented painting in the Boston area. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH516 - STUDIO IV: SITE & ENVIRONMENT (FC) (0-12-6)
Architectural design issues of materials, structure, and environmental systems relative to specific sites and programs are emphasized in this studio. Students design site, landscape and environmental systems in projects of different scales to investigate the integration of design. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSA Form and Culture concentration, ARCH456 Studio III: Tectonics (FC), ARCH481 Structures I, ARCH482 Site Planning and Landscape; Co-requisite: ARCH528 Environmental Systems. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH517 - STUDIO IV: SITE & ENVIRONMENT (TS) (0-12-6)
Architectural design issues of materials, structure, and environmental systems relative to specific sites and programs are emphasized in this studio. Students design site, landscape and environmental systems in projects of different scales to investigate the integration of design. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSA Tectonic Studies concentration, ARCH467 Studio III: Tectonics, ARCH481 Structures I, ARCH528 Environmental Systems; Co-requisite: ARCH482 Site Planning and Landscape. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH519 - STUDIO IV: SITE & ENVIRONMENT (BE) (0-12-6)
Architectural design issues of materials, structure, and environmental systems relative to specific sites and programs are emphasized in this studio. Students design site, landscape and environmental systems in projects of different scales to investigate the integration of design. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSA Built Environment concentration, ARCH469 Studio III: Tectonics, ARCH481 Structures I, ARCH528 Environmental Systems; Co-requisite: ARCH482 Site Planning and Landscape. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH525 - ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS (4-0-4)
Students analyze a number of significant historic and contemporary architectural works through the medium of drawing. The course exposes students to a variety of presentation drawing techniques and their appropriate use as analytical tools. The course includes field trips to a number of the studied works. Junior status or above.

ARCH528 - ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (3-0-3)
This course will study mechanical, electrical, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, including equipment selection, energy issues, code requirements, environmental conservation, and sustainable design. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSA and ARCH335 Materials and Methods II.

ARCH531 - STRUCTURES II (3-0-3)
Students analyze more complex systems and design beams and columns in wood, steel, and concrete. Topics include analysis of continuous beams and rigid frames, loads on structural systems, grids & pattern layout and funicular structures (cables and arches).Prerequisite: ARCH481 Structures I.

ARCH537 - PROJECT PLANNING (4-0-4)
This course is a hands-on study of the planning process for a complex design project. It examines the many options and decisions involved in project delivery through each phase of a project from schematic design through construction administration. Students develop comprehensive plans for projects and firms. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH541 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IV (4-0-4)
Through lectures and readings, students explore issues of contemporary architectural and technological thought from 1965 to present. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH552 - INNOVATIONS IN URBAN HOUSING DESIGN (4-0-4)
This course is a survey and analysis of the design and new architecture of urban housing, with focus on urban communities and affordable housing. Topics include social theory, culture of communities, new architectural design precedents, and the implementation of affordable housing to urban communities. Prerequisite: Junior status or above in BSA.

ARCH554 - THEORY STUDIES (3-0-3)
This course investigates the role of theory and culture in architectural design, including topics such as 20th century ideologies and built work, design methodologies, and the influence of other disciplines on architectural thought. Pre-requisite: Senior status in BSA, Form and Culture concentration.

ARCH556 - STUDIO V: COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN (FC) (0-12-6)
Students develop highly detailed design proposals, integrating structure, mechanical systems, building envelope, and other major building systems within the framework of well-articulated design intentions. Prerequisite: Senior status in BSA Form and Culture concentration, ARCH516 Studio IV: Site & Environment. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH558 - MATERIAL STUDIES (3-0-3)
This course studies the role of materiality and tectonics in architectural design, research and practice, including topics such as sustainability, critical regionalism, and performative design. Prerequisite: Senior status in BSA Tectonic Studies concentration.

ARCH560 - URBAN STUDIES (3-0-3)
This course focuses on issues of urbanism - understood as the social and physical context of architecture - and their role in design, including topics such as urban design, community design, and cultural landscapes.

ARCH565 - AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE (4-0-4)
The history of architecture in the United States from the 17th century colonial beginnings to the early 20th century. Topics include: European influence, the progression from housewright/craftsman to 'gentleman-architect' to professionalism; and distinctively American contributions to design and construction, from balloon framing to the skyscraper. Field trips will be taken, primarily in the Boston area, to inspect significant examples of historic buildings in New England. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH566 - LATIN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE (4-0-4)
Advanced architecture students are introduced to the diversity and richness of Latin American social and natural landscape and the avant-garde architecture produced in the second half of the 20th century. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH567 - STUDIO V: COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN (TS) (0-12-6)
Students develop highly detailed design proposals, integrating structure, mechanical systems, building envelope, and other major building systems within the framework of well-articulated design intentions. Prerequisite: Senior status in BSA Tectonic Studies concentration, ARCH517 Studio IV: Site & Environment. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH569 - STUDIO V: COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN (BE) (0-12-6)
Students develop highly detailed design proposals, integrating structure, mechanical systems, building envelope and other major building systems within the framework of well-articulated design intentions. Prerequisite: Senior status in BSA Built Environment concentration, ARCH519 Studio IV: Site & Environment. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH590 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE (4-0-4)
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Recent Special Topics (ARCH590) course offerings include:


ADVANCED DIGITAL REPRESENTATION
This course encourages students to explore both new and conventional forms of graphic representation in architecture. Focusing on innovative presentation techniques, students will diagram, map, record and render using video, audio, and computer-generated models and images. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
ARCHITECTURAL PERCEPTION AND COMMUNICATION
This elective course is a drawing-based course that will examine architecture in detail through freehand drawing. Pencil, pen and limited color drawing media will be explored. Prerequisite: Junior status or above. Day Course.
ARCHITECTURE RENDERING: COLOR TECHNIQUES
This introductory course in architectural rendering exploring various color media including watercolor, marker and color pencil provides the student with a better understanding of the use of color as it pertains to architectural presentation techniques. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
BOOKS ABOUT BUILDING: HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE LITERATURE
Students will investigate the surviving writings on the theory and practice of architecture, beginning with the earliest examples (the De Architecture of Vitruvius and the comments of ancient writers on the subject). The Medieval phase and the Renaissance will be examined along with writings from Manetti?s life of Brunelleschi through the published (and often illustrated) treatises of Alberti, Selio, Palladio, and Vignola. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
BOSTON, THE CITY, AND THE SEA
Using site visits, photography, documentation, and graphic analysis, this course will focus on the interwoven relationship of water, land, architecture, and urban design in Boston?s present and recent history. Students will experience the city through on-site explorations in the formation of the city, evolving building forms and urban spaces, and the cultural significance of the architecture. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
COMPUTER-BASED DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND DRAWINGS
This course examines the ability of today?s designers to prepare preliminary sketches, present schematic solutions, prepare preliminary design, perform structural analysis and design, prepare drawings and presentations using only computer software packages. Students proceed from schematic design, through analysis and then to construction drawings using different computer software packages without using any paper tools. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
CONCEPTUALIZATION THROUGH PAINTING
Using the medium of painting, students will analyze and diagram precedent studies, and discover the role of abstraction in art and architecture. They will then use abstraction through the painting medium for conceptualization. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE THEORY
This course provides an overview of Western landscape architecture theory starting with its roots in 18th Century Europe and continuing to the present day. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
DESIGN ANALYSIS
Through readings, analysis and diagramming, students discover the role of abstraction in architecture. By analyzing and diagramming precedent studies, students will see principles in architecture that go across history and style. These ideas will be presented through various media (two dimensional, three dimensional, and time-based). Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
EMERGENCY STRUCTURES
This course investigates nomadic design, postwar architecture, emergency and homeless shelters, and transitional dwellings. Through case studies, research and a final design problem, the course focuses on developing innovative strategies and techniques in the production of emergency shelters. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
FOUND DESIGN REFERENCE
The consideration of design references found in the study of the un-built environment, observed in work of notable artists, authors, and philosophers. Students progress from the abstraction and intensification of found form to the projection of architectural form. Prerequisite: Junior status or above. Day Course.
GENERATIVE FORCES IN DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE
This course is directed towards advanced CAD users with a working knowledge of FormZ. Beginning with simple explorations into existing topographical conditions, students will explore the possibilities of using the software to generate new and emergent forms. These forms will then be organized into verifiable structures that can be expressed as a new architectural typologies. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
ITALY
Students explore historic Italian cities and their relationship to urban design and the architectural design of selected buildings, in order to understand their design and the culture that influenced their evolution, form, and architectural expression. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
NON-ORTHOGONAL ARCHITECTURE
This course is an exploration into the architectural spatial potential of non-orthogonal structure as found in nature and a translation of that spatial structure to buildable architectural form. Prerequisite: Junior status or above. Day Course.
PRECEDENT AND INVENTION
As a practice, the work of an architect is founded on the previous work of others. This course explores how precedent and invention are inherent to architectural production. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
SCANDINAVIA
Students examine a broad range of architecture, landscape, and urban design topics through daily site explorations of selected buildings and urban fabric. Scandinavia?s rich architectural history is experienced firsthand, through on-site observation and documentation. Special emphasis is placed on the evolution of Nordic building traditions, materials and technology. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
SECOND MODERNITY
This course will explore early and recent modern architecture to test a thesis that we are entering a new era characterizable as a second modern movement. Prerequisite: Junior status or above. Day Course.
SWITZERLAND
Students will explore a range of selected buildings throughout Switzerland to understand the architectural systems utilized there. The architecture and systems will be analyzed through on-site observation and documentation. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.
VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE
Students explore the roots of human habitation, which were developed pragmatically through the influences of climate, site, available materials, known technologies, and local culture, but without the benefit of architects. This wide variety of shelter spans the globe and serves to demonstrate the importance of these basic factors to good architectural design. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH604 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE II (TS) (3-0-3)
This course surveys the design, constructional technology and cultural significance of buildings from the Baroque era through Modernism, examining both western and non-western traditions and addressing topics pertinent to the Tectonic Studies concentration. Prerequisite: Enrollment in BSA Tectonic Studies concentration, ARCH406 History of Architecture I (TS).

ARCH605 - ALVAR AALTO SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP (4-0-4)
This course surveys the breadth of Alvar Aalto's oeuvre, examines his influences, and investigates his design processes. Weekly lectures, seminars, and workshops engage the student in an active study of this important master of 20th Century architecture. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH606 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE II (BE) (3-0-3)
This course surveys the design, constructional technology, and cultural significance of buildings from the Baroque era through Modernism, examining both western and non-western traditions and addressing topics pertinent to the Tectonic Studies concentration. Prerequisite: Enrollment in BSA Built Environment concentration, ARCH408 History of Architecture I (BE).

ARCH615 - LOUIS I. KAHN: ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY (4-0-4)
This course investigates the relationship between significant architectural ideas and the development - sometimes invention - of cutting-edge technology in the work of Louis I. Kahn. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH622 - TRANSFORMATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE (4-0-4)
This seminar studies the work of architects from the last decade to illustrate a range of approaches to conceiving and making buildings. Themes focus on the transformation of architectural practice in the face of contemporary global cultures. Prerequisite: Junior status or above in BSA.

ARCH625 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I: CONTRACT DOCUMENTS (4-0-4)
Students gain a detailed understanding of the structure, content, and legal framework of construction documentation through lectures, readings, and the development of selected graphic and written documents. Prerequisite: Senior status in BSA, ARCH556 / 567 / 569 Studio V - Comprehensive Design.

ARCH627 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN FINANCE (4-0-4)
An overview of financial tools and the management of money as it applies to the design professions. Topics include fundamentals of cash management, leveraging options, investments, design fee management, project development financing, and current economic trends. Prerequisite: Junior status or above.

ARCH656 - STUDIO VI: COMMUNITY DESIGN (FC) (0-12-6)
Housing and community design are studied through the development of medium-sized urban projects. Site design, building technology, community planning, and social issues in design are addressed. Prerequisite: Senior status in BSA Form and Culture concentration and ARCH556 Studio V: Comprehensive Design (FC). Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH667 - STUDIO VI: COMMUNITY DESIGN (TS) (0-12-6)
Housing and community design are studied through the development of medium-sized urban projects. Site design, building technology, community planning, and social issues in design are addressed. Prerequisite: Senior status in BSA Tectonic Studies concentration and ARCH567 Studio V: Comprehensive Design (TS). Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH669 - STUDIO VI: COMMUNITY DESIGN (BE) (0-12-6)
Housing and community design are studied through the development of medium-sized urban projects. Site design, building technology, community planning, and social issues in design are addressed. Prerequisite: Senior status in BSA Built Environment concentration and ARCH569 Studio V: Comprehensive Design (BE). Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH825 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II: PROJECT MANAGEMENT (4-0-4)
A comprehensive study of architectural practice, including project management, financial planning, organizational structure, scheduling, marketing, legal issues, and the roles and responsibilities of design professionals. Prerequisite: MArch status.

ARCH916 - STUDIO VII: SPECIAL TOPICS (FC) (0-12-6)
This studio addresses topics relevant to the concentration in Form and Culture. Students integrate the major architectural issues emphasized in the previous studios in a single design project. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Form and Culture concentration, ARCH656 Studio VI: Community Design (FC); Co-requisite: ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH917 - STUDIO VII: SPECIAL TOPICS (TS) (0-12-6)
This studio addresses topics relevant to the concentration in Tectonic Studies. Students integrate the major architectural issues emphasized in the previous studios in a single design project. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Tectonic Studies concentration, ARCH667 Studio VI: Community Design (TS); Co-requisite: ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH919 - STUDIO VII: SPECIAL TOPICS (BE) (0-12-6)
This studio addresses topics relevant to the concentration in Built Environment. Students integrate the major architectural issues emphasized in the previous studios in a single design project. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Built Environment concentration, ARCH669 Studio VI: Community Design (BE); Co-requisite: ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH926 - THESIS PREPARATION I: RESEARCH METHODS (4-0-4)
This course examines the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies pertinent to research in architecture. Students come to understand how researchers conduct architectural research, with the goal of preparing their own thesis agenda. Prerequisite: M-Arch status; Co-requisite: ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II, ARCH 916 / 917 / 919 Studio VII: Special Topics (FC / TS / BE).

ARCH936 - THESIS PREPARATION II: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT (4-0-4)
Students prepare the groundwork for their thesis project through research and development of an architectural program, site analysis, and design methods that support an original design project in ARCH956 / 967 / 969 Studio VIII: Thesis (FC / TS / BE). Prerequisite: M-Arch status; Co-requisite: ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I, ARCH 916 / 917 / 919 Studio VII: Special Topics (FC / TS / BE).

ARCH956 - STUDIO VIII: THESIS (FC) (0-12-6)
Students pursue a final thesis design of a project of their own definition, as developed during the fall semester in ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Form and Culture concentration; ARCH916 Studio VII: Special Topics (FC), ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I, and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II; Co-requisite: ARCH976 Advanced Topics (FC). Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH967 - STUDIO VIII: THESIS (TS) (0-12-6)
Students pursue a final thesis design of a project of their own definition, as developed during the fall semester in ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Tectonic Studies concentration; ARCH917 Studio VII: Special Topics (TS), ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I, and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II; Co-requisite: ARCH977 Advanced Topics (TS). Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH969 - STUDIO VIII: THESIS (BE) (0-12-6)
Students pursue a final thesis design of a project of their own definition, as developed during the fall semester in ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Built Environment concentration; ARCH919 Studio VII: Special Topics (BE), ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I, and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II; Co-requisite: ARCH979 Advanced Topics (BE). Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course.

ARCH976 - ADVANCED TOPICS (FC) (4-0-4)
This course addresses topics relevant to the Form and Culture concentration. Readings, discussion and analytical projects address contemporary issues in the field. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Form and Culture concentration, ARCH916 Studio VII: Special Topics (FC), ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I, and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II; Co-requisite: ARCH956 Studio VIII: Thesis (FC).

ARCH977 - ADVANCED TOPICS (TS) (4-0-4)
This course addresses topics relevant to the Tectonic Studies concentration. Readings, discussion and analytical projects address contemporary issues in the field. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Tectonic Studies concentration, ARCH917 Studio VII: Special Topics (TS), ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I, and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II; Co-requisite: ARCH967 Studio VIII: Thesis (TS).

ARCH979 - ADVANCED TOPICS (BE) (4-0-4)
This course addresses topics relevant to the Built Environment concentration. Readings, discussion and analytical projects address contemporary issues in the field. Prerequisite: M-Arch status in Built Environment concentration, ARCH919 Studio VII: Special Topics (BE), ARCH926 Thesis Preparation I, and ARCH936 Thesis Preparation II; Co-requisite: ARCH969 Studio VIII: Thesis (BE).

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