Architecture : Courses

AP 100 College Physics

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MTH 121
Type: LR
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

Credits: 1 - 6
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: TUT
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.
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

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
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

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 111LEC. Student must register for LAB & ARC 111LEC concurrently.
Type: LAB
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

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ARC 101LAB and Architecture majors only
Co-requisites: ARC 112LEC. Students must register for both LAB and ARC 112LEC concurrently.
Type: LAB
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 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides a view and understanding of the profession and the discipline of architecture. Introduces architectural education and practice in the United States. Architecture responds to the past, embodied in the stones of the built environment, and is a fundamental aspect of the present. Connects architecture history and theory in an effort to show why architecture has been called 'the handwriting of humankind.' Examines architecture as a way of viewing the constructed world in the context of a liberal arts education as a study of aesthetic, technological, behavioral, social, environmental, physical, and legal forces determining architectural forms, landscapes, and urban patterns. Open to non-majors

ARC 201 Architectural Design Studio 3

Credits: 6
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ARC 102LAB and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 311LEC. Students must register for LAB and ARC 311LEC concurrently.
Type: LAB
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

Credits: 6
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisitie: ARC 201LAB
Co-requisites: ARC 312LEC. Students must register for both LAB and ARC 312LEC concurrently.
Type: LAB
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the history and diversity of cultural experiences within the United States and their attendant environmental 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 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 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 non-majors.

ARC 234 Architecture History II: 1450- Present

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ARC 231 and Architecture major/minor only
Type: LR
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MTH 121 Or MTH 131 and Architecture major/minor only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 6
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ARC 202LAB and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 411LEC. Students must register for LAB and ARC 411LEC concurrently.
Type: LAB
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

Credits: 6
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ARC 301LAB and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 412LEC. Students must register for ARC 412LEC and LAB concurrently.
Type: LAB
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 Architecture Media 3

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 112LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 201LAB. Students must register for LEC and ARC 201LAB concurrently.
Type: LEC
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.

ARC 312 Architecture Media 4

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 311LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 202LAB. Students must register for ARC 202LAB and LEC concurrently.
Type: LEC
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.

ARC 318 Design Methods

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: senior architecture majors only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, design, and graphic production, using drawing and making as a mode of seeing and thinking. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 322 Introduction to Building Reuse

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 241 and Architecture major/minor only
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 202 and Architecture major / minor only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 343 and Architecture major / minor only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ARC 241LEC and PHY 101LR or AP 101LR.
Co-requisites: LEC. Students must register for LEC and LAB concurrently.
Type: LAB
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 352 and Architecture major / minor only
Type: SEM
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 362 Architectural Programming

Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 442, Architecture major / minor only or permission of instructor
Co-requisites: ARC 403 or permission of advisement
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Overview of architectural space programming process and approaches. Examines the performance concept applied to building design, using human factors as a basis for developing building programs. Introduces research methods used in pre-design activities and post-occupancy evaluation.

ARC 403 Architectural Design Studio 7

Credits: 6
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ARC 301 and ARC 302
Co-requisites: ARC 362
Type: LAB
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.

ARC 404 Architecture Proseminar

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

ARC 406 Architectural Design Studio Abroad

Credits: 6
Semester(s): Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: ARC 301 and ARC 302
Type: LAB
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.
An undergraduate research and creative activity studio. Locations vary annually.In the past, undergraduate students have participated in architecture design studios taught in Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, 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 by 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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: LEC. Students must register for LAB and LEC in the same term.
Type: LAB
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 Architecture Media 6

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 411LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: ARC 302LAB. Students must register for ARC 302LAB and LEC concurrently.
Type: LEC
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.

ARC 419 Contemporary Theory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 234 and Architecture major / minor
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 211 and Architecture major only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 121 or ARC 211 and Architecture Major or Architecture Minor or permission of advisement.
Type: LEC
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 American architecture and urbanism in past, present, and future situations. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 439 Computer Modeling

Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Co-requisite: Student must register for LEC and LAB in the same term
Type: LAB
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 411, Junior / Senior standing and Architecture major only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 301LAB and ARC 411LEC and Architecture majors only.
Co-requisites: LEC. Students must register for LEC and LAB concurrently.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)

ARC 448 Building Projects

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 202 and Architecture major / minor only
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 202 and Architecture majors only
Type: LAB
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ARC 352 and Architecture major / minor only
Type: LLB
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ARC 453 and Architecture major / minor only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 455 and Architecture major only
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: upper class standing in Architecture major only
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 362 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: upperclass standing in Architecture major only or permission of advisement
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 1 - 7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Type: TUT
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.
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 241 and Architecture major / minor only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 473 and Architecture major only
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ARC 241 and Architecture major / minor only
Type: LEC
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.

ARC 475 Environmental Controls 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ARC 241 and Architecture major or minor
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 241 and Upperclass standing in Architecture major only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 121 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 241 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ARC 241 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only
Type: LEC
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ARC 234 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor or permission by advisement
Type: SEM
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Architecture major only or permission of advisement
Type: LEC
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. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

ARC 490 Special Topics

Credits: 1 - 7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
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

Credits: 1 - 7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Architecture major only or permission by advisement
Type: LAB
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

Credits: 1 - 7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Architecture major / minor only and permission of instructor
Type: TUT
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

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Architecture major or permission of instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary annually. In the past this course addressed research and creative issues in architecture and design.

ARC 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 7
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Architecture major / minor or permission of instructor
Type: TUT
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.
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.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:17 EST