Architecture

School of Architecture

 

Web www.uta.edu/architecture/

Phone 817.272.2801

Fax 817.272.5098

 

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Architecture, M.ARCH.

Certificates

Property Repositioning & Turnaround Strategies

Graduate Faculty

Heath Macdonald

Kevin Sloan

Bijan Youssefzadeh

Associate Dean

David Jones

Professor

Edward Baum

Robert Hamilton

Craig Kuhner

John McDermott

Madan Mehta

Associate Professor

George Gintole

David Hopman

John Maruszczak

Steven Quevedo

Senior Lecturer

Bill Boswell

Lecturer

Ogden Bass

Graduate Advisors

David Jones

Architecture, M.ARCH.

Department Information

Courses

 

Department Information

Master of Architecture

Objective

NAAB Statement

Admissions Requirements

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Fellowships

Degree Requirements

Objective

The purpose of the Master of Architecture program is to educate for ultimate leadership positions within the architecture profession.

Design is emphasized as central to the discipline of design deeply informed by history, theory, technology, and the broader cultural setting. Design studios, lecture courses, seminars, and workshops develop the critical mind as well as the visual sensibility.

Architecture and its practice exist within the social fabric. Thus discourse and communication are a vital part of the educational process. Through case studies in studios and courses, students learn to present ideas, and to use and give commentary. Visiting faculty leading practitioners and teachers from other schools provide a rich connection to the world of building and to a variety of views. In addition, international student exchange programs, study-travel courses, and numerous internship opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area connect the learning of architecture with the wider world.

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB,) which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a five-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.

Master's degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. The University of Texas at Arlington does not offer the Bachelor of Architecture degree.

The professional program leading to the Master of Architecture degree consists of a sequence of coordinated core courses that introduce and develop architectural knowledge; this is followed by a flexible array of more advanced and speculative course options. The preparation each student brings determines where, in this progression from introductory to advanced work, the program is entered. Path A is for those with a baccalaureate degree but no specific background in architecture; this sequence normally takes 3.5 years to the M.Arch. Path B is for those with a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree with a major in architecture; this sequence assumes satisfactory core studies and consists of about two years of more advanced professional studies. Path C is for those who already hold an accredited professional degree in architecture and who wish for a second professional degree; at least one year of advanced work is required.

NAAB Statement

The National Architectural Accrediting Board explains the accreditation policy:

"In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB,) which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a five-year, three-year or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.

"Master's degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree."

The complete NAAB Conditions for Accreditation, including Student Performance Criteria, can be found on the NAAB website at www.naab.org.

Admissions Requirements

Unconditional Admission

Path A: For unconditional admission to the Path A program, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • B.S. or B.A. Degree - Hold a 4-year B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited program.
  • GPA of 3.0 - Have a GPA of 3.0 as calculated by the Graduate School.
  • GRE score of 1000 - Have a minimum total score of 500 in the verbal and 500 in the quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • 3 Letters of recommendation - Submit three letters of recommendation from sources who are familiar with the applicant's academic record, preferably former professors. (For applicants who have been out of school for an extended period, letters of recommendation may be from professional sources if academic ones are no longer available).
  • 200 Word Essay

    Submit a short 200-word personal statement providing evidence of professional or academic goals consistent with the Architecture Program.

  • TOEFL Score of 550

    For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the equivalent score on the computer based test. For otherwise highly qualified candidates, this requirement may be eased.

  • Portfolio Submission (Optional)

    Submission of a design portfolio is not required. If a candidate does have a portfolio of creative work showing freehand drawings or sketches, painting, graphic design, architectural or furniture design, he/she is encouraged to submit it.

Path B: For unconditional admission to the Path B program, the candidate must meet the above requirements, and in addition must:

  • Portfolio Submission (required)

    Submit a portfolio of design work and/or professional involvement, which shows evidence of design capability on a level expected in the graduate program as determined by the Graduate Architecture Admissions Committee. (Design work produced in an office as an employee carries less weight because of the difficulty in determining the applicant's exact contribution to the work shown). The best indication of probable success in the program is the quality of work demonstrated in the portfolio.

Path C: For unconditional admission to the Path C program, the candidate must meet the requirements of the Path A and Path B programs (except the requirement of a B.A. or B.S. degree) and must:

  • Professional Architecture Degree

    Have a professional architecture degree (B.Arch. or M.Arch. or the international equivalent) from an accredited architecture program.

Probationary Admission

Path A: Candidates who do not meet the criteria for unconditional admission to Path A, will be considered for probationary admission in which they will be required to maintain a grade of B or better in the first 12 credit hours of courses in the program. To be considered for probationary acceptance, the candidate must perform well on four of the following six criteria:

  • Undergraduate performance in relevant courses
  • Work experience
  • GPA
  • GRE
  • Portfolio review (optional)
  • Letters of recommendation

Path B: Candidates who do not meet the criteria for unconditional admission to Path B may be considered for probationary admission in which they will be required to maintain a grade of B or better in the first 12 credit hours of courses in the program. And/or they may also be required to take one or more Path A and/or fourth year design studio as determined by the graduate advisor on review of their portfolio before continuing with the Path B design studio sequence.

To be considered for probationary acceptance, the candidate must perform well on three of the following five criteria:

  • Undergraduate performance in relevant courses
  • GPA
  • GRE
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio review

Path C: Candidates who do not meet the criteria for unconditional admission to Path C, may be considered for probationary admission in which they will be required to maintain a grade of B or better in the first 12 credit hours of courses in the program. To be considered for probationary acceptance, the candidate must perform well on three of the following five criteria:

  • Performance in relevant courses in a program leading to the B.Arch or M.Arch degree.
  • GPA
  • GRE
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio review

Note: Applicants whose native language is not English who do not meet the program's minimum TOEFL score, may be asked to complete extramural training in English, as approved by the program and the Graduate School.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the submission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission. All missing documentation must be received before the end of the first semester of study.

Deferred Admission

A deferred admission may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.

Waiver of Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

A waiver of the Graduate Record Exam may be considered for a UT Arlington undergraduate who has completed an undergraduate degree in Architecture or Interior Design; the student's GPA must equal or exceed 3.50 in all undergraduate coursework completed at UT Arlington. The GRE waiver may also be extended to other UT Arlington undergraduates who have completed an undergraduate degree at UT Arlington; the student's GPA must equal or exceed a 3.50 in all undergraduate coursework completed at UT Arlington. The final decision to waive the GRE also requires a positive review of completed coursework by the graduate advisor to determine the applicant's readiness to study Architecture.

Denial of Admission

Candidates who do not satisfy the requirements for probationary admission will not be admitted.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

To be considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistant position, the candidate must be admitted without provisional conditions. Candidates whose native language is not English must submit an acceptable score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE-A) before arriving in the United States. GTA positions in architecture are limited and are very competitive.

Fellowships

To be considered for a Dean's Fellowship, the candidate must have a favorable review in most of the evaluation criteria. Candidates must be new students coming to UT Arlington, must have a GPA of 3.0 in their last 60 undergraduate credit hours and any graduate credit hours, and must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours in both long semesters to retain their fellowships. Fellowships in architecture are limited and very competitive.

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the Graduate Advisor and discuss their options, the admission process, and how the M.Arch program may fit in their professional plans. Students are also invited to visit the School, sit in on classes, and meet faculty and students at the School of Architecture.

Degree Requirements

Professional Degree Program: Path A (3.5 years)

For applicants holding a baccalaureate (B.A., B.S.) degree in a subject outside architecture, such as liberal arts, sciences, business, or another profession.

A minimum of 104 credit hours in architectural design, theory, and practice is required of Path A candidates for the professional degree in architecture (M.Arch). Due to the rigor of the program (not unlike any other professional school, law or medicine), students entering this program are advised to discontinue outside employment.

Advancement in Professional Degree Program Path A is predicated upon successful and timely completion of required coursework as well as an annual review of the student's portfolio of design work by the Directors Group of the Architecture Program.

In addition to completing an introductory curriculum beginning in the summer of the first semester of enrollment, students must also complete the Path B core curriculum of 39 credit hours. The core curriculum of this course of study is ARCH 5325, 5326, 5329, 5331, 5333, and 24 hours of advanced studio. Students approved by the Directors Group to substitute a design thesis for the last semester of the required studio sequence must also take ARCH 5363 prior to enrollment in ARCH 5693.

Electives must include at least one course from each of the following categories of courses offered by the school: (a) history and theory (b) technology and practice, and (c) allied disciplines (landscape architecture, urban design, housing, and interior design).

Suggested Course Sequence: Path A

First Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester

5591 Design Studio I

5301 Principles of Architecture

5342 Architectural Graphics I

5592 Design Studio II

5323 Construction I

5343 Architectural Graphics II

5303 History of Architecture I

Summer Semester  

5593 Design Studio III

Elective 3 hours

 

Second Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester

5594 Design Studio IV

5324 Architectural Strutures I

5304 History of Architecture II

Elective 3 hours

Advanced Studio 6 hours

5327 Architectural Structures II

5329 Computers and Design (or approved alternative)

Elective 3 hours

Summer Semester  

Advanced Studio 6 hours

5328 Architectural Structures III

Elective 3 hours

 

Third Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester

Advanced Studio 6 hours

5333 Construction II

5325 Environmental Control Systems I

Elective 3 hours

5672 Comprehensive Studio 6 hours

5326 Environmental Controls Systems II

5331 Professional Practice

Electives 3 hours

Professional Degree Program: Path B (2 years)

For applicants holding a baccalaureate degree with a major in architecture. Placement in the graduate curriculum may be adjusted on the basis of previous academic and professional work.

A minimum of 54 credit hours is required for the thesis option or 57 for the design thesis and advanced studio options.

The core curriculum for this course of study is ARCH 5325, 5326, 5327, 5328, 5329, 5331, 5333, 18 hours of advanced studio, and 5693 or 5698 or advanced studio. Students in design thesis option must take ARCH 5395 prior to enrollment in ARCH 5693.

Electives must include at least one course from each of the following categories of courses offered by the School of Architecture: (a) history and theory (b) technology and practice and (c) allied disciplines (landscape architecture, urban design, housing and interior design).

Suggested Course Sequence: Path B

First Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester

Advanced Studio 6 hours

5325 Environmental Controls I

5333 Construction II

5327 Structures II

Advanced Studio 6 hours

5326 Environmental Controls II

5329 Computers and Design (or approved alternative)

5328 Structures III


Second Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester

Advanced Studio 6 hours

5331 Professional Practice

5395 Issues in Contemporary Architecture (for design thesis option)

Elective: 3 hours

6 hours (advanced studio option)

5698 Thesis

or

5693 Design Thesis

or

Advanced Studio 6 hours

Electives: 6 hours

Post-Professional Degree Program: Path C (1 year)

For applicants holding a previous professional degree in Architecture (B.Arch.) from an accredited program. The M.Arch, as a second rather than a first professional degree, does not receive NAAB Accreditation.

Thirty credit hours are required of students in Path C with thesis while 33 hours will be required of students with design thesis or advanced studio options.

A minimum of 18 hours is required in architectural program courses including six hours of history/theory as well as thesis, design thesis, or advanced studio. Students are also required to take an advanced studio which may be waived by student request if design proficiency or equivalent experience has been demonstrated. The remainder of the work will be arranged with and approved by the Graduate Advisor to suit the interests of the student. Courses of study provide for an area of specialization or for advanced general studies.

Suggested Course Sequence: Path C

Fall Semester Spring Semester

History/Theory: 3 hours

Advanced Studio: 6 hours

5363 Design Research (for design thesis option)

Elective: 3 hours

History/Theory: 3 hours

Advanced Studio 6 hours

or

5693 Design Thesis

or

Electives: 9 hours (for design thesis or Advanced studio options)

6 hours (for thesis option)

The School of Architecture offers international study programs in Rome, Italy, Barcelona, Spain, Innsbruck, Lund, Sweden and Cottbus, Germany. The Rome Program, conducted for five weeks each summer by UT Arlington faculty, is open to upper division and graduate students and may be used to satisfy history and elective requirements. The Barcelona, Innsbruck and Lund programs are semester-long exchange programs with universities in these cities, with the normal expectation of both studio and elective credit.

M.C.R.P. and M.Arch. Dual Degree Program

Students in this dual program may earn both the Master of City and Regional Planning and the Master of Architecture degrees in a curriculum of 87 semester credit hours. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both the M.C.R.P. and the M.Arch. programs. City and Regional Planning students wishing to earn the M.Arch degree will be required to take Path A in the Architecture Program unless they have earned an undergraduate degree in architecture which will allow CIRP applicants to take Path B. Programs of study will follow both master's programs, with all of the 15 credit hours of electives in the M.Arch program to be taken in the MCRP program. In addition to the 36 credit hours of architectural core courses, the remainder of coursework will be in the City and Regional Planning program in the School of Urban and Public Affairs with a required thesis proposal and programs of work to be jointly approved by the City and Regional Planning Program and the Architecture Program. A thesis supervisor should be selected from CIRP or the School of Architecture, and committee members should be selected from both faculties.

Course selection and programs of study should be designed with the assistance of the Graduate Advisors in both programs. Only in special instances may students select the thesis substitute plan of the MCRP program. The successful candidate will be awarded both degrees rather than one joint degree.

 

ARCH Courses

ARCH5101 – DIRECTED STUDY: ANALYTICAL SOFTWARE TUTORIAL

0 Lecture Hours  ·  1 Lab Hour

Introduction to software relevant to ARCH 5375, ARCH 5376 and ARCH 5377: Excell Argus.

 

ARCH5191 – CONFERENCE COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Special subjects and issues as arranged with individual students and faculty members. May be repeated for credit as topic changes.

 

ARCH5301 – PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A survey study of the interrelationships between society, culture, and architecture. Concurrent enrollment of ARCH 5591 and 5342 required.

 

ARCH5302 – LYRICISM IN ARCHITECTURE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Concepts and models of architecture that express a philosophy concerning feelings, intuition, and creative spontaneity, emphasizing flowing rhythms and nature-inspired forms.

 

ARCH5303 – HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

History of architecture from pre-history through the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

 

ARCH5304 – HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

History of Architecture from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisite: ARCH 5303 and permission of the instructor.

 

ARCH5305 – CITY OF ROME

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

History, topography, and monuments of Rome and its environs from its legendary founding in 753 B.C. until the 20th Century, with special emphasis on imperial and papal Rome.

 

ARCH5306 – URBAN DESIGN

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Urban design theory, method, and implementation using contemporary and historic examples.

 

ARCH5307 – THE LIFE OF CITIES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A look at a series of world cities by situating their architectural context, with a particular focus on the impact of 20th century modernism and postmodernism on city fabric. Prerequisites: ARCH 2303 & 2304 or ARCH 5303 & 5304.

 

ARCH5308 – HISTORY OF URBAN FORM

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The history of cities as physical form, influenced by political, economic, and social forces.

 

ARCH5311 – ARCHITECTURAL THEORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A review and analysis of the concepts, philosophy, ideology, and models that promulgated 20th Century architectural design. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: permission of the department.

 

ARCH5314 – HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Concepts and implementation of the restoration and preservation of historic structures and places, including archaeological, bibliographic, legislative, institutional, and physical parameters to the retention and adaptive re-use of significant architecture.

 

ARCH5315 – TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Courses to explore and present selected topics in architecture and related fields of the Ancient Mediterranean, the Classical World, the Middle Ages, the 19th Century, and the Non-Western Traditions. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303 and 2304.

 

ARCH5316 – MODERN ARCHITECTURE I 1890 TO 1945

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Origins and development of Modern Architecture in Europe from 1890 to World War II, and its further evolution in Europe and America from 1918 to 1945. Prerequisites: ARCH 2303 and 2304

 

ARCH5317 – MODERN ARCHITECTURE II 1945 TO PRESENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Architectural developments in Europe, Asia, and America since World War II. Prerequisites: ARCH 2303 and 2304

 

ARCH5319 – HOUSING DESIGN

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Evolution of housing from the end of the 19th Century to the present with particular emphasis on contemporary design methods, techniques and solutions.

 

ARCH5321 – ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The study and application of specialized computer programs in environmental design. Prerequisites: ARCH 4329 or 5329 or the equivalent, and permission of the instructor.

 

ARCH5323 – CONSTRUCTION I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Construction materials and structural concepts as used in buildings. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

 

ARCH5324 – ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Statics, strength of materials and simple structural systems in buildings. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

 

ARCH5325 – ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Illumination,acoustics, climate controls, mechanical and electrical systems, and their significance in the total design.

 

ARCH5326 – ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Climate controls, mechanical and electrical systems, and their significance in the total design. Prerequisite: ARCH 5325.

 

ARCH5327 – ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Continuation of ARCH 5324 with emphasis on structural theory and systems in wood and steel. Prerequisite: ARCH 5324.

 

ARCH5328 – ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES III

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Continuation of ARCH 5327 with emphasis on structural theory and systems in masonry and reinforced concrete. Prerequisite: ARCH 5327.

 

ARCH5329 – TOPICS IN COMPUTERS AND DESIGN

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Computer aided design, drafting and graphic techniques as applied to architecture. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

ARCH5330 – COMPARATIVE STRUCTURES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Comparative analysis and design of structural systems and construction techniques, including architectural and economic determinants. Prerequisite: ARCH 5328 or permission of the instructor.

 

ARCH5331 – PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Survey of the administrative functions, and the ethical and legal responsibilities of the architect.

 

ARCH5332 – ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION IN ARCHITECTURE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Concepts of the efficient use and conservation of energy and their embodiment in the built environment. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

 

ARCH5333 – CONSTRUCTION II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Advanced construction assemblies and methods, including the principles of cost control. Prerequisites: ARCH 5670.

 

ARCH5335 – ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II: MARKETING DESIGN SERVICES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A study of the strategies and methods for marketing professional services. Presented as case studies of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firms.

 

ARCH5336 – ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II: PROGRAMMING AND SITE PLANNING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The course focuses on project programming and the technical aspects of site design.

 

ARCH5337 – SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Soil classifications, field and laboratory identification, physical properties and load-bearing characteristics, retaining walls and foundations. Prerequisite: ARCH 5328 or permission of the instructor.

 

ARCH5339 – DIGITAL TECTONICS/FABRICATION II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The conceptualizing and making of objects lying outside the traditional scope of architectural practice, including elements of industrial and product design and the development of working prototypes. Prerequisites: None, although Digital Fabrication I is highly encouraged.

 

ARCH5340 – THE EVERYDAY CITY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Seminar concerned with the examination of theories and practices about creating place(s) from real existing conditions within the everyday city.

 

ARCH5341 – NOTATIONAL DRAWING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Seminar concerned with analytical drawing techniques and how to use the sketchbook as a tool and process for architectural production. Emphasis will be on cultivating drawing strategies that will heighten the ability to make observations through first-hand experience and record them with the correct conventions in order to enable recovery for future use in architectural design.

 

ARCH5342 – ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS I

0 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

Architectural drawing, perception, projections, and three-dimensional representation. Concurrent enrollment in ARCH 5591 is required.

 

ARCH5343 – ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  4 Lab Hours

A continuation of ARCH 5342 with emphasis on more advanced techniques: composition, tone, shades and shadows, and color.

 

ARCH5344 – CONCEPTUAL DRAWING

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Seminar to explore aspects of conceptual drawing for the architect and the relationship of design ideas in the drawing process.

 

ARCH5345 – DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

A workshop exploring video cartography using photography, animation, motion graphics and digital video.

 

ARCH5346 – CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  4 Lab Hours

The techniques of building construction, the communication of technical information, and the process of preparing contract drawings for construction.

 

ARCH5347 – DIGITAL TECHTONICS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The focus for this seminar is the examination and exploration of full-scale digital fabrication techniques and methodologies. Completion of ARCH 4343 or ARCH 5339 recommended.

 

ARCH5348 – PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

2 Lecture Hours  ·  4 Lab Hours

The use of photography as an investigative and presentation medium in architecture. Emphasis on composition in black and white technique.

 

ARCH5349 – ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Seminar concerned with goal toward the production of a personal design portfolio.

 

ARCH5350 – VESSELS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The design of objects for the post-Industrial Age, including vehicles, furniture, jewelry, household objects, and clothing.

 

ARCH5351 – WILDERNESS: A CONDITION OF MIND

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Changing conceptions of wilderness in Western thought, from ancestral prejudices to recent, revolutionary appreciation. Literary and visual documentation.

 

ARCH5355 – HEMISPHERES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The study and analysis of Japanese arts and contemporary culture. The arts of ceramics, painting, calligraphy, and sculpture are examined. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

 

ARCH5356 – BASIC AUTOCAD

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Preparation for professional work using AutoCAD and a professional file structure system.

 

ARCH5357 – B. I. M. & VISUALIZATION

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

To gain a working knowledge of Autodesk Revit and 3D Studio Max. Prerequisites: ARCH 4356, 5356 or INTD 3329.

 

ARCH5358 – ADVANCED VISUALIZATION

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Exploring Architecture using animation, editing and compositing to produce a professional "Story & FORM" presentation. Prerequisite: ARCH 4356, 5356 or INTD 3329.

 

ARCH5359 – WATERCOLOURS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Seminar with the intent to explore and experience a variety of watercolour techniques and possibilities.

 

ARCH5361 – ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An overview of sustainable design integrated with natural resource conservation.

 

ARCH5362 – STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An overview of various structural systems including those used in long-span and high-rise buildings. Numerical work limited to the explanation of relevant structural concepts. Prerequisite: ARCH 5324.

 

ARCH5363 – DESIGN RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Seminar directed toward the understanding of research methods and the programming of an independent design project, leading to the thesis substitute.Graded P/F/R.Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Advisor.

 

ARCH5370 – ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO

0 Lecture Hours  ·  4 Lab Hours

Studio course in the generation and development of architectural ideas in formal and environmental contexts. May be repeated for credit. Two of these courses are equivalent to ARCH 5670.

 

ARCH5375 – PROPERTY AND ASSET REPOSITIONING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The physical planning and design issues impacting project performance levels and asset appreciation.

 

ARCH5376 – PROPERTY DUE DILIGENCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Course addresses physical project data collection techniques.

 

ARCH5377 – ASSET RESTRUCTURING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The processes of property foreclosure and restructuring.

 

ARCH5381 – PRACTICUM

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Internship program including work done through an approved architectAs office, designed to give practical experience leading to a broader knowledge of the profession. Placement in offices must be approved, and in some cases may also be arranged by the school. Students may enroll in 5381 for half-time employment or 5681 for full-time employment. Students enrolled in Practicum may also participate in the Intern Development Program of the American Institute of Architects. No more than six total credit hours in Practicum are allowed for degree. Graded P/F/R.

 

ARCH5391 – CONFERENCE COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Special subjects and issues as arranged with individual students and faculty members. May be repeated for credit as content changes.Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Advisor.

 

ARCH5395 – TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Studio, lecture or seminar courses to explore and present special topics in architecture and environmental design. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

ARCH5591 – DESIGN STUDIO I

0 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

An intensive studio course in architectonic theory and operations. Emphasis on analytic, conceptual, and manipulation procedures.

 

ARCH5592 – DESIGN STUDIO II

0 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Continuation of ARCH 5591. Studio course emphasizing the interrelationship of formal/spatial ideas, use, and the building fabric. Prerequisite: ARCH 5591.

 

ARCH5593 – DESIGN STUDIO III

0 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Continuation of ARCH 5592. Studio course emphasizing the interrelationship of formal/spatial ideas, use, and the building fabric with special attention to the urban context. Prerequisite: ARCH 5592.

 

ARCH5594 – DESIGN STUDIO IV

0 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Continuation of ARCH 5593. Emphasis on complex building designs in urban environments. Off campus study may be substituted.

 

ARCH5670 – ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO

0 Lecture Hours  ·  9 Lab Hours

Studio course emphasizing the analysis and design of building aggregations within the urban context. May be repeated for credit.

 

ARCH5672 – ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO COMPREHENSIVE

0 Lecture Hours  ·  9 Lab Hours

Comprehensive studio course emphasizing the analysis and design of building aggregations within the urban context. May be repeated for credit.

 

ARCH5681 – PRACTICUM

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Internship program including work done through an approved architectAs office, designed to give practical experience leading to a broader knowledge of the profession. Placement in offices must be approved, and in some cases may also be arranged by the school. Students may enroll in 5381 for half-time employment or 5681 for full-time employment. Students enrolled in Practicum may also participate in the Intern Development Program of the American Institute of Architects. No more than six total credit hours in Practicum are allowed for degree. Graded P/F/R.

 

ARCH5691 – CONFERENCE COURSE

6 Lecture Hours  ·  12 Lab Hours

Special subjects and issues as arranged with individual students and faculty members. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Advisor.

 

ARCH5693 – DESIGN THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individual study project conducted by a supervising committee, with program and statement of intent to be filed with the Graduate Advisor during the previous semester. Graded R. Prerequisite: ARCH 5363

 

ARCH5695 – TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Studio, lecture or seminar courses to explore and present special topics in architecture and environmental design. May be repeated for credit as topics change.Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Advisor.

 

ARCH5698 – RESEARCH THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours