Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Architecture - Courses


ARC 101 Architectural Design Studio 1
Architecture

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.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture majors only.
Co-Requisites: ARC 111LEC. Student must register for ARC 101LAB & ARC 111LEC concurrently.


ARC 102 Architectural Design Studio 2
Architecture

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.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 101LAB and Architecture majors only
Co-Requisites: ARC 112LEC. Students must register for both ARC 102LAB and ARC 112LEC concurrently.



ARC 121 Introduction to Architecture
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ARC 122 Architectural Sketching and the Built Environment
Architecture

Examines contemporary perspectives on the physical environment and design, focusing on relationships between humans, the natural and constructed environments, and landscapes through drawing and sketching. Using drawing and sketching as a mode of seeing and thinking, explores human-made surroundings ranging in scale from human activity to buildings and parks or green space and neighborhoods. Involves lectures, in-class workshops, discussions, and fieldwork. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ARC 201 Architectural Design Studio 3
Architecture

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.

Credits: 6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 102LAB and Architecture majors only.
Co-Requisites: ARC 311LEC. Students must register for ARC 201LAB and ARC 311LEC concurrently.


ARC 202 Architectural Design Studio 4
Architecture

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.

Credits: 6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: ARC 312LEC. Students must register for both ARC 202LAB and ARC 312LEC concurrently.
Other Requisites: Pre-requisitie: ARC 201LAB



ARC 211 American Diversity and Design
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ARC 231 Architecture History: Ancient - 1450
Architecture

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 121 or AHI 101; Soph or higher; Must be a major or intended major in one of the following: Art, Architecture, Architecture & Planning, Art History, Classics, Environmental Design, Film, Fine Art, History, Media Study, or Studio Art.



ARC 234 Architecture History: 1450 - Present
Architecture

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 231 or ARC 121 or AHI 102; Sophomore or higher required; must be an Architecture major or minor or a Studio Art, Classics, Art History, or Fine Art major or intended major.


ARC 241 Introduction to Building Technology
Architecture

Overview on interrelationship of environment and building, specifically examining site design, structure/tectonics, and environmental systems, as they relate to building design.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 121 Or MTH 131 and Architecture major/minor only



ARC 280 Environments and Landscapes
Architecture

Explores perspectives on the physical environment and design, focusing on relationships between people, the natural and constructed environments, and landscapes. Introduces new ways of seeing, understanding, and communicating landscape design. Considers problems in landscape design including greenspace, complex urban centers, post-industrial wastelands, physical infrastructure, and entire watersheds. Reviews how the planning and development of our landscaped settings affects quality of life in physical environments within the context of environmental design. May be offered on an intermittent basis. Open to all undergraduate majors.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ARC 301 Architectural Design Studio 5
Architecture

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.

Credits: 6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 202LAB , ARC 241LEC, ARC 352LAB/LEC, and Architecture majors only.
Co-Requisites: ARC 411LEC. Students must register for ARC 301LAB and ARC 411LEC concurrently.



ARC 302 Architectural Design Studio 6
Architecture

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.

Credits: 6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 301LAB and Architecture majors only.
Co-Requisites: ARC 412LEC. Students must register for ARC 412LEC and ARC 302LAB concurrently.


ARC 311 Architectural Communications I
Architecture

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture majors only



ARC 312 Architectural Communications II
Architecture

Three-dimensional drawings as tools for design development and presentation. Development of model-making skills. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 311 and Architecture majors only


ARC 318 Design Methods
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ARC 322 Introduction to Building Reuse
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 241 and Architecture major/minor only


ARC 328 Historic Preservation
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ARC 343 Building Systems Technology I
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ARC 344 Building Systems Technology II
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ARC 352 Structures I
Architecture

Introduces the fundamentals of statics and strength of materials and the principals of structure. 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 includes examining simple structural elements, such as trusses, beams, and columns used throughout our human designed built environment. The lab component to ARC 352LEC; students must enroll in ARC 352LEC and ARC 352LAB concurrently.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 241LEC and PHY 101LR or AP101LR.
Co-Requisites: ARC 352LEC. Students must register for ARC 352LEC and ARC 352LAB concurrently.


ARC 354 Experimental Structures
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ARC 357 Fabric Structures
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 352 and Architecture major / minor only


ARC 403 Architectural Design Studio 7
Architecture

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.

Credits: 6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 302LAB and ARC 442LAB.
Co-Requisites: ARC 362LEC. Students must register for ARC 403LAB and ARC 362LEC concurrently.



ARC 404 Architecture Design Practicum
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 404SEM and ARC 404LAB must be taken during the same term.
Architecture BS students only.
Senior standing required.


ARC 406 Architectural Design Studio Abroad
Architecture

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.

Credits: 6-15
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 301 and ARC 302



ARC 411 CAAD 1: Introduction to Computer Aided Architectural Design
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: ARC 411LEC. Students must register for ARC 411LAB and ARC 411LEC in the same term.


ARC 412 CAAD 2: Models, Objects, & Environment
Architecture

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ARC 419 Contemporary Theory
Architecture

Examines trends in design, contemporary theory, and criticism in art and architecture. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 234 and Architecture major / minor


ARC 426 Color Culture Theory
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 211 and Architecture major only



ARC 435 American Architecture and Urbanism
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ARC 439 Computer Modeling
Architecture

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: Student must register for ARC 439LEC and ARC 439LAB in the same term



ARC 440 Computer Applications
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 411


ARC 442 Construction Tech Lab
Architecture

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
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.



ARC 448 Building Projects
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 202 and Architecture major / minor only


ARC 449 Architectural Materials
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 302LAB and Architecture majors only



ARC 453 Structures 2
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 352 and Architecture major / minor only


ARC 455 Structures 3
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 453 and Architecture major / minor only



ARC 456 Structures 4
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 455 and Architecture major only


ARC 457 Fabric Structures
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ARC 463 Design for the Life Span
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: upper class standing in Architecture major only


ARC 464 Behavior and Space
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 362 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only



ARC 465 Urban Planning and Design 1
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: upperclass standing in Architecture major only or permission of advisement


ARC 467 Research Practice
Architecture

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.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only



ARC 470 Climate and Architecture
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 241 and Architecture major / minor only


ARC 472 Energy and Shelter
Architecture

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, day lit buildings. Provides usable information applicable to various stages of the design process.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 473 and Architecture major only



ARC 473 Environmental Controls: Thermal Environmental Systems
Architecture

Examines active systems of climate control in buildings and their relation to energy management. Assesses evaluation and selection of mechanical equipment systems, cost implications, and effectiveness. Investigates design considerations of integrating various building systems, including: mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment; water; and waste water systems. Introduces sanitation, fire protection, and vertical transportation systems. Considers techniques for solar heating, passive cooling, indoor air quality, and human health. 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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 241 and Architecture major / minor only


ARC 475 Environmental Controls: Acoustics & Lighting
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 241 and Architecture major or minor



ARC 476 Landscape Design
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 241 and Upperclass standing in Architecture major only


ARC 479 Sustainable Design
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 121 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor



ARC 481 Cost Analysis and Control
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 241 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only


ARC 482 Professional Practice
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 241 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor only



ARC 488 Special Topics: Seminar in Design Theory
Architecture

Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture and design theory. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ARC 234 and upperclass standing in Architecture major / minor or permission by advisement


ARC 489 Special Topics
Architecture

Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture major only or permission of advisement



ARC 490 Special Topics Lecture
Architecture

Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Credits: 1-7
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture major only or permission by advisement


ARC 492 Special Topics
Architecture

Topics vary annually. Past topics addressed issues in architecture, planning, and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture major only or permission by advisement



ARC 493 Special Topics
Architecture

Topics vary annually. In the past this course addressed issues in architecture history and design. May be offered on an intermittent basis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture major only or permission by advisement


ARC 496 Community Design Service
Architecture

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.

Credits: 2-7
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture major / minor only and permission of instructor



ARC 498 Undergraduate Research in Architecture
Architecture

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture majors or Architecture minors or permission of advisement.


ARC 499 Independent Study
Architecture

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.

Credits: 1-7
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Architecture major / minor or permission of instructor




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