Architecture : Courses

AP 100 College Physics

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: MTH 121
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Cross-listed with PHY 101 College Physics. Students must complete MTH 121 Survey of Calculus I prior to enrollment in AP 100. Open to School of Architecture and Planning students only.

AP 496 Architecture and Urban Planning Practicum

Tutorial
Credits: 1-6
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Allows students to gain exposure and experience with a host agency as well as increase their understanding in particular areas of architecture, environmental design, and urban planning. Advanced permission, agreement with the host agency, and a required final written report must be approved by School of Architecture and Planning Advisement.

AP 499 Independent Study

Tutorial
Credits: 1-8
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Designed to add depth and breadth to a student's understanding of architecture or environmental design and urban planning. Students electing this course must be accepted for work on a specific topic by a member of the School of Architecture and Planning's faculty, and must have the approval of School of Architecture and Planning Advisement.

ARC 101 Architectural Design Studio 1

Lecture
Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is visual communications and critical processes. Introduces two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation techniques for developing and presenting design concepts. Develops creative thinking and critical awareness in design. Cognitive understanding for spatial relationships present in structural, proportional, and site systems are introduced, combining geometry and graphics. Freehand drawings, 2-D and 3-D projections, shades, shadows, perspective, and reproduction techniques. Development of model-making skills utilizing various design media. Studio projects introduce a range of assignments for the making of both 2-D and 3-D environments. Introduces drawing and making as a mode of seeing and thinking.

Laboratory
Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 111LEC. Student must register for ARC 101LAB & ARC 111LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is visual communications and critical processes. Introduces two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation techniques for developing and presenting design concepts. Develops creative thinking and critical awareness in design. Cognitive understanding for spatial relationships present in structural, proportional, and site systems are introduced, combining geometry and graphics. Freehand drawings, 2-D and 3-D projections, shades, shadows, perspective, and reproduction techniques. Development of model-making skills utilizing various design media. Studio projects introduce a range of assignments for the making of both 2-D and 3-D environments. Introduces drawing and making as a mode of seeing and thinking.

ARC 102 Architectural Design Studio 2

Laboratory
Credits: 5
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 101LAB and Architecture majors only
Co-requisites: ARC 112LEC. Students must register for both ARC 102LAB and ARC 112LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is techniques plus materiality and visual communications. Provides a working forum for developing creative thinking and critical awareness in design. Further examines two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation techniques for developing and presenting design concepts. Cognition for spatial relationships present in structural, proportional, and site systems are acquired via freehand drawings, 2-D and 3-D projections, shades, shadows, perspective, and design techniques. Further enhancement of model-making skills utilizing various design media. Advanced emphasis of 2-D and 3-D projections, shades, shadows, perspectives, and reproduction techniques. Studio projects introduce a range of assignments for the making of both 2-D and 3-D environments.

ARC 121 Introduction to Architecture

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduction to Architecture provides a fundamental examination of architecture and the built environment, focusing on both western and non-western cultures and traditions. Course material is presented in a lecture format, utilizing multiple media. Course topics include historical examples of architecture, using past and present buildings, landscapes, and urbanism as a tool for developing an understanding and appreciation of the architecture discipline and its design objectives. Course material is drawn from numerous fields including architectural history and theory, the arts and letters, design studies, philosophy, literature, and urban studies, all supporting Louis Kahn's claim that architecture is ?the handwriting of humanity.? Fulfills the SUNY Arts general education requirement.

ARC 122 Design and the Built Environment

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines contemporary perspectives on the physical environment and design, focusing on relationships between humans, the natural and constructed environments, and landscapes. Explores implications human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks or green space to neighborhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply, or energy networks.

ARC 201 Architectural Design Studio 3

Laboratory
Credits: 6
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 102LAB and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 311LEC. Students must register for ARC 201LAB and ARC 311LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is ancient architectural history and precedent. Emphasizes conceptualization, critical thinking, planning, and making. Analyzes the basic materials, methods, tools, and conventions of architectural design. Examines the connections between design precedent and the physical and visual environments. Project themes include transformation, connection, threshold, movement/storage, surface/structure, accessibility, and transition.

ARC 202 Architectural Design Studio 4

Laboratory
Credits: 6
Semester(s): Spring
Co-requisites: ARC 312LEC. Students must register for both ARC 202LAB and ARC 312LEC concurrently.
Requisites: Pre-requisitie: ARC 201LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is modern architectural history and precedent. Emphasizes conceptualization, critical thinking, planning, and making. Analyzes the basic materials, methods, tools, and conventions of architectural design. Examines the connections between design precedent and the physical and visual environments. Project themes include transformation, connection, threshold, movement/storage, surface/structure, accessibility, and transition.

ARC 211 American Diversity and Design

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An approved University at Buffalo American Pluralism/SUNY American History general education course. Examines the history and diversity of cultural experiences within the United States and their attendant design issues. Specifically, the course concentrates on the ways in which our physical and media environments affect various populations in the U.S. and, in turn, the ways these populations have affected our designed environments. It introduces students to eight issues of U.S. diversity: race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, physical ability, cognitive ability, and religion. Writings, films, products, graphics, electronic media, buildings, and physical environments by and about diverse U.S. individuals and groups are examined. The U.S. history of our diverse physical and media environments are analyzed using theories and principles related to inclusive design. Open to all undergraduate University at Buffalo and SUNY students.

ARC 231 Architecture History I: Ancient - 1450

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 121
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the development of urban and architectural form in a cultural context from the first settlements of Neolithic times to the consolidation of architecture as a discipline in the 1450s.

ARC 234 Architecture History II: 1450- Present

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 231 and Architecture major/minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the fundamentals of architectural design from the theory and practice of the 1450's to the built and written manifestos of modern times. Situates the evolution of the architectural discipline within the context of social, cognitive and technological transformation.

ARC 241 Introduction to Building Technology

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: MTH 121 Or MTH 131 and Architecture major/minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Overview on interrelationship of environment and building, specifically examining site design, structure/tectonics, and environmental systems, as they relate to building design.

ARC 280 Buffalo Niagara by Design

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Cross-listed with PD 279 Buffalo Niagara by Design. Explores the planning and design history of the Buffalo Niagara region in relation to the future. Examines proposals aimed at revitalizing the economy, improving the quality of life, and protecting the environment of Buffalo Niagara for future generations. Involves historical plus current plans and designs accompanied with lectures, discussions, films, and readings. Introduces urban design and regional development theory and practice . Provides an opportunity to understand community design, the full scope of small to large scale regional work, and comprehend location of place in relationship to the Buffalo Niagara region. Researches the history of Buffalo Niagara communities, examine the place as planned, and critically interpret its history, plans, and designs. Open to non-majors.

ARC 301 Architectural Design Studio 5

Laboratory
Credits: 6
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 202LAB and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 411LEC. Students must register for ARC 301LAB and ARC 411LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is systems and subjectivity. Synthesizes design fundamentals with architectural design. Includes the theme of transformation to convert various aspects of architectural design-form, spatiality, materiality, structure, construction, use, site conditions, context, aesthetics, zoning, codes, accessibility, and cultural conditions.

ARC 302 Architectural Design Studio 6

Laboratory
Credits: 6
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 301LAB and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 412LEC. Students must register for ARC 412LEC and ARC 302LAB concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is models, organizations, and environments. Synthesizes design fundamentals with architectural design. Uses organization and environment to convert various aspects of architectural design-form, precedent, spatiality, systems, preparation, use, context, aesthetics, construction, collaboration, and human behavior.

ARC 311 Architectural Communications I

Lecture
Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 112LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 201LAB. Students must register for ARC 311LEC and ARC 201LAB concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to techniques of representation with emphases on the description of part/whole relationships: objects and their contexts. Course assignments will develop a range of skills including: use of diagrams to describe, generate, and manipulate relationships between objects and contexts; proficiency in the description plus manipulation of surfaces through contour line drawings; laser cutting; AutoCad; and, basic modeling. Digital media skills introduced will be coordinated with course material from ARC 201: Architecture Design Studio 3.

Laboratory
Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Architecture majors only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
2-D and 3-D representation techniques for developing and presenting design concepts. Freehand drawings, 2-D and 3-D projections, shades, shadows, perspective, and reproduction techniques. Utilizes various media. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 312 Architectural Communications II

Lecture
Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 311LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 202LAB. Students must register for ARC 202LAB and ARC 312LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to techniques of representation with emphases on the description of part/whole relationships: (proto)types and their variations. Course assignments will develop a range of skills including: understanding of formal organizations as systems of interrelated parts; Rhinoceros (advanced modeling); 3D printing. Digital media skills introduced will be coordinated with course material from ARC 202: Architecture Design Studio 4.

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 311 and Architecture majors only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Three-dimensional drawings as tools for design development and presentation. Development of model-making skills. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 318 Design Methods

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, design, sketching, and graphic production, using drawing and making as a mode of seeing and thinking. May be offered on an intermittent basis. As topics vary annually, pre-requisites will vary contingent upon semester topic.

ARC 322 Introduction to Building Reuse

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 241 and Architecture major/minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics examined case studies of past uses, present conditions, and future functional and structural possibilities of older buildings. Analyzes opportunities for adaptive reuse. Discusses development of design concepts and space-use programs, including renovation, restoration, and reconditioning, as well as preservation. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 328 Historic Preservation

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Historic preservation theory as related to architectural design, emphasizing preservation practice, including tools of effective preservation, legislation, community roles, economics, adaptive reuse, and project management. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 343 Building Systems Technology I

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 202 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics detailed studies of design/build and existing systems available to meet needs of the built environment. Studied future possibilities of systems that meet the demands of a rapidly changing environment. Surveyed historical evolution of building systems, while emphasizing methodology of development and implementation. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics detailed studies of design/build and existing systems available to meet needs of the built environment. Studied future possibilities of systems that meet the demands of a rapidly changing environment. Surveyed historical evolution of building systems, while emphasizing methodology of development and implementation. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 344 Building Systems Technology II

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 343 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics investigated current design/build practices, especially those of practitioners in the northern US and Canada. Examined building system research, first hand case study investigation, materials exploration, system prototyping, planning and design, project administration, and construction. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics investigated current design/build practices, especially those of practitioners in the northern US and Canada. Examined building system research, first hand case study investigation, materials exploration, system prototyping, planning and design, project administration, and construction. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 352 Structures I

Lecture
Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 241LEC, PHY 101LR, or AP 101LR.
Co-requisites: ARC 352LAB. Students must register for ARC 352LAB and ARC 352LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the fundamentals of statics and strength of materials. Provides a theoretical and scientific basis for understanding how various structural systems and structural materials work and withstand loading. Investigates the concepts introduced during the course with qualitative methods, as well as quantitative analysis. The course's scope is limited to examining simple structural elements, such as trusses, beams, and columns.

Laboratory
Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 241LEC and PHY 101LR or AP101LR.
Co-requisites: ARC 352LEC. Students must register for ARC 352LEC and ARC 352LAB concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the fundamentals of statics and strength of materials. Provides a theoretical and scientific basis for understanding how various structural systems and structural materials work and withstand loading. Investigates the concepts introduced during the course with qualitative methods, as well as quantitative analysis. The course's scope is limited to examining simple structural elements, such as trusses, beams, and columns.

ARC 354 Experimental Structures

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics included dimensional analysis, intersections of urban structure and metropolitan infrastructures, models, design prototypes, systems of forces and mass, structural materials, and contemporary theories. Reviewed experimental elements within three-dimensional structural systems for constructed environments. Discussed physical and immaterial structure, and studied stability of structural system elements within urban and built environments. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 352 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics included dimensional analysis, intersections of urban structure and metropolitan infrastructures, models, design prototypes, systems of forces and mass, structural materials, and contemporary theories. Reviewed experimental elements within three-dimensional structural systems for constructed environments. Discussed physical and immaterial structure, and studied stability of structural system elements within urban and built environments. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 357 Fabric Structures

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 352 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics reviewed theory and practice of building with stressed fabric membranes, and explored principles of cable structures, nets, tension membranes, and air-supported and inflated membranes. Also examined minimal surfaces, curved surfaces, materials, joints, and details along with design development, production, erection, and performance in use. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 362 Architectural Theory

Lecture
Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 302LAB and Architecture majors only
Co-requisites: ARC 403LAB. Students must register for ARC 403LAB and ARC 362LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Overview of architectural theory and approaches. Examines architectural theory as applied to building design, using architectural theory as a basis for developing design paradigms. Introduces research methods used in architectural theory.

ARC 403 Architectural Design Studio 7

Laboratory
Credits: 6
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 302LAB and ARC 442LAB.
Co-requisites: ARC 362LEC. Students must register for ARC 403LAB and ARC 362LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is comprehensive design. Uses comprehensive architectural projects to address the complexity of the discipline-site conditions, construction technology, programming, research methods, life safety and accessibility, codes and standards, building systems, representation, documentation, and comprehensive design. Examines the values and ideologies architects bring forward in their work.

Recitation
Credits: 0-19
Semester(s): Spring
Grading: Graded (A-F)
DESIGN STUDIO

ARC 404 Architecture Design Practicum

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 403
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Theme is advanced topics in architecture and design. Uses comprehensive architectural projects to address the complexity of the discipline -- site conditions, construction technology, programming, safety and accessibility, codes and standards, and representation. Examines the values and ideologies that architects bring forward in their work.

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 403
Grading: Graded (A-F)

ARC 406 Architectural Design Studio Abroad

Laboratory
Credits: 6
Semester(s): Summer
Pre-requisites: ARC 301 and ARC 302
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Locations vary annually. In the past, students have participated in architecture design studios taught in Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, and other international locations as organized by the Department of Architecture. Other in-house study abroad programs will be offered on an ad-hoc basis as determined the Department of Architecture, based upon faculty and student interest. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 411 CAAD 1: Introduction to Computer Aided Architectural Design

Lecture
Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 312LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 301LAB. Students must register for ARC 411LEC and ARC 301LAB concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to techniques for representing and simulating sunlight, daylight and radiance within architecture. Course assignments will develop a range of skills including: proficiency in Autodesk Ecotect; lighting photography of physical models; raytrace and radiosity rendering; relief material models; 3D printing; 2D/3D diagraming of lighting performance; `contour map? or `false color rendition? techniques. Digital media skills introduced will be coordinated with course material from ARC 301: Architecture Design Studio 5.

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisites: ARC 411LEC. Students must register for ARC 411LAB and ARC 411LEC in the same term.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to fundamental theoretical concepts and current research themes in computing and design, as well as their practical application in electronic publishing, drafting, modeling, and design.

ARC 412 CAAD 2: Models, Objects, & Environment

Lecture
Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 411LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 302LAB. Students must register for ARC 302LAB and ARC 412LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to techniques for generating formal organizations through computational means and representing movement in architecture. Course assignments will develop a range of skills including: Parametric modeling through Grasshopper/Rhinoscript; Processing/other intro programming platform; animation; 2D/3D/4D diagramming methods. Digital media skills introduced will be coordinated with course material from ARC 302: Architecture Design Studio 6.

Laboratory
Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces advanced concepts and current research trends in computer-aided design, rendering, animation, and advanced virtual-reality Web publishing. Addresses ways in which advanced computer techniques can be used in support of architectural design and presentation. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 419 Contemporary Theory

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 234 and Architecture major / minor
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines trends in design, contemporary theory, and criticism in art and architecture. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 426 Color Culture Theory

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 211 and Architecture major only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines recent approaches to the study of color in relation to space, surface, and representation through the lenses of expanding and overlapping practices. Students study color in painting, literature, film, consumer media, installation and architecture to develop an understanding of its cultural impact. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 435 American Architecture and Urbanism

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. An introduction to the history of American architecture with emphasis on American urbanism. Historical and contemporary review for exploring the underpinnings of architecture and American urbanism in past, present, and future situations. Past topics have included American architecture and urbanism from pre-colonial to 1870 as well as American architecture and urbanism from 1870 to post-modernism. As topics vary annually, pre-requisites will vary contingent upon semester topic.

ARC 439 Computer Modeling

Lecture
Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 411, Junior / Senior standing and Architecture major only
Co-requisites: Student must register for ARC 439LEC and ARC 439LAB in the same term
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics examined theoretical and practical approaches of computing technologies in the design process through CAAD systems, drafting, graphic modeling, and rendering, with particular emphasis on architecture. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Laboratory
Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Co-requisites: Student must register for ARC 439LEC and ARC 439LAB in the same term
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics examined theoretical and practical approaches of computing technologies in the design process through CAAD systems, drafting, graphic modeling, and rendering, with particular emphasis on architecture. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 440 Computer Applications

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 411, Junior / Senior standing and Architecture major only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics introduced students to theoretical computing applications used for design, including theory of design evaluation, prediction, and generation. Investigated emerging techniques related to computer assisted design environments. Explored computing relational geometries in spatial and constructional systems. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 411
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics introduced students to theoretical computing applications used for design, including theory of design evaluation, prediction, and generation. Investigated emerging techniques related to computer assisted design environments. Explored computing relational geometries in spatial and constructional systems. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 442 Construction Tech Lab

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 301LAB and ARC 411LEC, and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 442LAB. Students must register for ARC 442LAB and ARC 442LEC concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A structures/construction course. Emphasizes details of construction. Examines interfaces of materials and systems: foundation/wall, wall/window, wall/roof, floor/wall, etc. Investigates the effect of materials and processes on appearance and life of building components. Studies interior and exterior finishes, joints, fire protection, and specification.

Laboratory
Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 301LAB and ARC 411LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 442LEC. Students must register for ARC 442LEC and ARC 442LAB concurrently.
Grading: Graded (A-F)

ARC 448 Building Projects

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 202 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics examined design/build projects as a complex system of enterprises producing built facilities and altering environments. Included field trips, hands-on steel fabrication and erection, concrete demolition, concrete pours, pattern making, painting, landscaping, stone setting, as well as shop drawings. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 449 Architectural Materials

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 302LAB and Architecture majors only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. In the past, observed and quantitatively and/or qualitatively predicted the behavior of materials: metals, polymers, ceramics, glass, wood, composites, paints, and preservatives. Explored and challenged the properties, social context, and methods of fabrication for the most common materials found in architecture. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 453 Structures 2

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 352 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Concentrates on the study and investigation of various structural materials, connections and details. Students study various design criteria for specific materials, such as timber, steel, and concrete, and are introduced to the proper use of various building codes in the structural design process.

ARC 455 Structures 3

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 453 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Begins by emphasizing the investigation of reinforced concrete structures and continues by studying various types of foundation systems, such as footings, and retaining and bearing walls. Also includes a general overview of indeterminate structures and the behavior of continuous beams. Concludes with the study of lateral forces and dynamic loading, and their impact on the design of seismic and wind-resistant structures. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 456 Structures 4

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 455 and Architecture major only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics examined systems in large and/or tall structures affecting decisions of architecture in relation to lightweight systems, physical constraints of the materials, manufacture of the material, and geometry in the material distribution. Reviewed stability considerations of structural systems and individual elements, as well as reserve strength and redundancy concepts. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 457 Fabric Structures

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics reviewed theory and practice of building with stressed fabric membranes, and explored principles of cable structures, nets, tension membranes, and air-supported and inflated membranes. Also examined minimal surfaces, curved surfaces, materials, joints, and details along with design development, production, erection, and performance in use. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 463 Design for the Life Span

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: upper class standing in Architecture major only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Overview of major goals and approaches for design and planning for life-span needs, with special attention to older and disabled individuals. Students pursue selected research projects or work together on a class project. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 464 Behavior and Space

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 362 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Role of social and cultural theory in understanding design and physical environments. Impact of buildings and designed environments on human behavior, and behavioral issues within the design process. Effects of social and cultural factors on development, implementation, and use of research information in design. Explores contributions architects, urban planners, and landscape architects make to the design discourse. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 465 Urban Planning and Design 1

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: upperclass standing in Architecture major only or permission of advisement
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the current practice of urban design in the context of the United States. Examines new opportunities and constraints in environmental assessment, and management structure in local government; mechanisms for land-use controls or incentives; public investment strategy; and case studies assessing major development strategies used in today's practice. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 467 Research Practice

Lecture
Credits: 1-3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Past activities involved analysis and development of real problems accepted from various sponsors. The student's specific contribution to the research findings must be documented and filed with the department and sponsor. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Laboratory
Credits: 1-3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Past activities involved analysis and development of real problems accepted from various sponsors. The student's specific contribution to the research findings must be documented and filed with the department and sponsor. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Tutorial
Credits: 1-7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Past activities involved analysis and development of real problems accepted from various sponsors. The student's specific contribution to the research findings must be documented and filed with the department and sponsor. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 470 Climate and Architecture

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 241 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces issues, awareness, and understanding of climate as a determinant of urban design, site design, site/building interface, and building. Studies global scale climatic zones to general/regional zones. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 472 Energy and Shelter

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 473 and Architecture major only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Investigates current techniques and strategies centered around climate-responsive, energy-conscious design. Emphasizes manual, handbook, and computer techniques to determine comfort conditions and performance of small, passively heated, cooled, daylit buildings. Provides usable information applicable to various stages of the design process.

ARC 473 Environmental Controls 1

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 241 and Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Active systems of climate control in buildings and their relation to energy management. Evaluation and selection of mechanical equipment systems, their cost implications, and effectiveness. Design considerations in integrating various systems. Introduces sanitation, fire protection, and vertical transportation systems. Students must have completed ARC 241 and possess basic graphic skills, model making skills, and access to the Architecture Shop as pre-requisites for enrollment.

ARC 475 Environmental Controls 2

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: ARC 241 and Architecture major or minor
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Acoustics and lighting impact on building design, including form, structure, and material. Qualitative and quantitative issues in the lighting of space, integration of natural and artificial light, fundamental nature of sound transmission and absorption, and principles of design for an effective acoustic environment.

ARC 476 Landscape Design

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 241 and Upperclass standing in Architecture major only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the discipline and criteria of landscape design. The art of site planning, including analysis in relation to physical factors, such as topography, soil structure, climate, and behavior. The ecological basis for site planning and use of vegetation. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 479 Sustainable Design

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 121 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Offers a working understanding of the issues inherent in the discourse of sustainability as it occurs in planning and design professions. Students explore the practical and theoretical relationships among urban form, democratic ideals, and ecological imaginations. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 481 Cost Analysis and Control

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: ARC 241 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics examined the financial framework within which the building industry operates, and its impact on design decisions. Course developed analytical skills necessary to evaluate financial and economic viability of project proposals. Taught estimation of project development and operating costs, methods of finance, and market forces as components of feasibility studies. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 482 Professional Practice

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 241 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Phases of management involving architects from project inception to its realization. Office organization, contractor and owner management of projects, construction-cost analysis, organization and preparation of construction documents, review of related legal papers and standardized forms, alternative patterns of construction management relations. Emerging patterns of architectural practice.

ARC 488 Special Topics: Seminar in Design Theory

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisites: ARC 234 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor or permission by advisement
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture and design theory. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 489 Special Topics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Architecture major only or permission of advisement
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 490 Special Topics Lecture

Lecture
Credits: 1-7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Architecture major only or permission by advisement
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Tutorial
Credits: 1-7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 492 Special Topics

Lecture
Credits: 1-3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Architecture major only or permission by advisement
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Tutorial
Credits: 1-7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 493 Special Topics

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Architecture major only or permission by advisement
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. In the past this course addressed issues in architecture history and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 496 Community Design Service

Tutorial
Credits: 1-7
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Architecture major / minor only and permission of instructor
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Matches students with community organizations in need of architecture-related services. Students do hands-on work serving community needs and pursue learning experiences with faculty. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 498 Undergraduate Research in Architecture

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Architecture majors or Architecture minors or permission of advisement.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Topics vary annually. In the past this course addressed research and creative issues in architecture and design.

ARC 499 Independent Study

Tutorial
Credits: 1-7
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisites: Architecture major / minor or permission of instructor
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Designed to add depth and breadth to a student's formal degree program. Students electing this course must be accepted for work on a specific topic by a member of the architectural faculty, and must have the approval of the department chair. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

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