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Architecture (ARCH)
Architecture Building, Room 104
(520) 621-6751

Professors Robert G. Hershberger, Dean, Charles A. Albanese,
Kenneth N. Clark, Robert C. Giebner, Acting Associate Dean,
Ronald R. Gourley (Emeritus), Ellery C. Green, Gordon Heck
(Emeritus), William Kirby Lockard (Emeritus), Fred S. Matter,
Robert E. McConnell (Emeritus), Richard L. Medlin, Robert L.
Nevins, Robert R. Rice, Sandra Rosenbloom, Linda W. Sanders,
Harris Sobin, William P. Stamm

Associate Professors Harry der Boghosian, Nader V. Chalfoun,
Dennis C. Doxtater, Robert W. Dvorak, Charles Poster

Assistant Professors Dominique Bonnamour-Lloyd, Richard A.
Ebeltoft, Abigail Van Slyck

Lecturers Oscar A. Blazquez, Richard Brittain, Warren Hampton,
Carl Rald, Chet J. Ross, Marshall Worden

Undergraduate Program: The College of Architecture offers a five-
year program leading to the first professional degree, Bachelor
of Architecture. For degree requirements, see the College of
Architecture section of this catalog. In addition to required
architecture and general education courses, electives are taken
in four areas of knowledge: sciences, humanities, business, and
the arts. Open and architecture electives are also required
enabling students to develop an elective concentration.

Graduate Program: The college also offers the Master of
Architecture degree for students with a previous degree in
architecture. See the Graduate Catalog for more information.

Architectural Design Courses (201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402, 451,
and 452): Design courses deal with buildings, design methods,
building consequences and student development and maturation. The
design sequence begins with 201, an introductory course for all
students enrolled in the professional phase of the college. Early
experiences are involved with an overview of design fundamentals,
methods and vocabulary. Intermediate and advanced design courses
deal with technical and environmental factors that influence
built form, with evaluation and communication of design ideas and
with analysis and planning for large-scale projects. All design
courses stress synthesis and the application of previous course
content and experience to current projects. Student projects may
be retained by the college.

101. Architecture and Society (3) I II An overview of
architecture and its relationship to society through a study of
its history, its contemporary forms and its future; designed for
nonmajors.

112. Introduction to Design Communication (3) I II Overview of
the principles of architectural drawing; lectures on various
types of design communication supplemented by studio exercises;
experience in graphic projections, perspective and freehand
sketching. Fee.

114. Introduction to Architectural Theory (3) I II A broad
introduction to the historical, physical and cultural forces that
affect the formation of buildings and physical environments.
Lectures with slides examine current and recurring problems and
principles.

118. Structure in Architecture (2) I II An introduction to the
role of structure in architecture; to the principles of
structure, and to the behavior of structural elements, subsystems
and systems. Fee.

201. Fundamentals of Architectural Design (6) Basic design
principles and introduction to design of built form and exterior
space, with attention to site analysis and natural siting,
horizontal circulation systems, basic materials and structural
systems. P, admission to professional phase. Fee.

202. Environmental Influences in Architectural Design (6) Design
of built form and exterior space, site planning, climatic
analysis and passive methods of environmental conditioning,
including daylighting; horizontal and vertical systems of
circulation, advanced materials and structural systems. Fee. P,
201, 212.

212. Design Communication (3) I Methods used to study and
communicate architectural ideas, concepts and space. Conceptual
diagramming, alternative perspective methods and delineation. P,
112 and admission to professional phase.

222. Techniques of Design Communication (3) II Rendering
techniques and media for use in finished architectural
presentation. Shade and shadow, entourage, reflections,
reproduction techniques, color rendering. P, 201 and 212.

226. Environmental Analysis (2) I Introduction to theory and
methods of environmental analysis in architecture including the
influences of site, climate and social/physical context. Open to
majors only. P, admission to professional phase in architecture.

227. Architectural Programming (2) II Introduction to theory and
methods of architectural programming including influences of
users, economics, time, technology, safety, and aesthetics. Open
to majors only. P, admission to professional phase of
architecture.

235. Fundamentals of Building Construction Systems (3) I Systems
of building construction with emphasis on materials and methods.
P, admission to professional phase. Nonmajors may petition to
enroll.

236. Fundamentals of Environmental Control Systems (3) II Systems
and means of environmental control with emphasis on passive and
active methods and principles, energy conservation, and
satisfying basic human needs with respect to heat, light and
sound. P, 235.

263. Architectural Design and Drawing (3) [Rpt./1] S Studio-based
coursework in architectural design or drawing with supplemental
lectures. Emphases in building design, perspective and rendering,
or construction documents. Students must select one area of
concentration. Open to non-majors.

270. Introduction to Architectural Computing (3) I II Study of
micro-computer hardware, software and programming techniques in
architecture, including; word processing, spread sheet design,
data base management, graphics and structured programming using
PASCAL. No previous computer experience required. P, professional
phase admission.

301. Human Influences in Architectural Design (6) Design of
buildings with emphasis on human needs and space and place
making; integration of structural, mechanical, electrical,
lighting and acoustic systems and building code constraints. Fee.
P, 202, 222.

302. Architectural Design (6) Design of built form with emphasis
on theoretical issues, meaning, principles of order; alternative
means of enclosing architectural space; synthesis of space,
light, structure, materials, and environmental control systems.
Fee. P, 301.

318. Elements of Structural Systems (3) I Study of systems of
forces and rigid bodies in equilibrium, Centroids, introductory
mechanics of materials, moment and shear diagrams. Response of
structural elements to force systems including shear,
compression, and bending stress. P, 118, admission to
professional phase.

324. History of Architecture and Western Civilization: Ancient
through Medieval (4) I History of architecture as a reflection of
the western heritage of ideas, values and artistic expression and
economic, social, and political conditions. P, for majors,
admission to professional phase.

328. Wood and Steel Structural Systems (3) II Analysis and design
of structural components and systems constructed of wood and
steel including joists, beams, and columns. Analysis and design
of members under single and combined loads. Examination of the
behavior of individual elements and the total system. P, 318.

334. History of Architecture and Western Civilization:
Renaissance to Present (4) II History of architecture as a
reflection of the western heritage of ideas, values and artistic
expression and economic, social, and political conditions. P, for
majors, 324.

335. Construction Systems (3) II Analysis of contemporary systems
of building construction with emphasis on assembly and
integration of components; construction procedures and sequences;
understanding how buildings go together. P, 235. Writing-Emphasis
Course. P, Satisfaction of the upper-division writing-proficiency
requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses" in the Academic
Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog).

336. Environmental Control Systems (3) I Analysis of contemporary
systems of environmental control including heating, ventilation,
air conditioning, lighting, power distribution, plumbing and
hygiene. Emphasis on integration of these systems into buildings
and understanding the impact of systems upon architectural design
and each other. P, 236.

343. Watercolor Techniques for Architects (2) Techniques of
watercolor communication utilized in architecture.

401. Systems Approach in Architectural Design (6) Design and
programming of built form which changes and grows with systematic
clarity; emphasis on the interface with contextual systems of
activity and integrated choices of structural and environmental
control systems. Fee. P, 270, 302. May be convened with 501.

402. Topics in Architectural Design (6) Studio work emphasizing
design of large buildings or building complexes in one of the
following: building design, urban design, campus design, design
competitions, computer-aided design. Offerings are limited by
faculty availability, and all topics may not be offered each
year. Other topics may be introduced. Fee. P, 401. May be
convened with 502.

403. Solar Utilization in the Built Environment (3) I Survey of
solar energy utilization principles, methods and case studies
focused upon building and site planning design. May be convened
with 503.

404. Architecture and Planning in Mexico (3) I Study of
architectural development in Mexico during the prehispanic,
Spanish colonial and contemporary periods, with emphasis on
design ideas from each period. May be convened with 504.
(Identical with LA S 404).

412. Topics in Design Communication (3) I II [Rpt./2] Directed
studies in advanced design communications. Topics vary. Selected
topics may include rendering, design publications, public
relations, portfolio preparation. Other topics may be introduced.
P, 222, 301. May be convened with 512.

413. Architecture and the Arid Region (2) I Studies of the
relationship between architecture and the climatic
characteristics of arid regions with emphasis on passive cooling
techniques. P, 302. May be convened with 513.

414. History of American Architecture (3) II Developments in
American architecture from the colonial to the early modern
period. P, 6 units of art history or architectural history.
Nonmajors may petition to enroll. May be convened with 514.

418. Concrete and Masonry Structural Systems (3) I Analysis and
design of structural components and systems constructed of
concrete and masonry including slabs, joists, beams, columns,
retaining walls, and foundations. Analysis and design of members
under single and combined loads using working stress and ultimate
strength procedures. Examination of the behavior of individual
elements and the total system.

422. Urban Communications (3) [Rpt./6 units] II Study of design
communication in urban settings including perception, way finding
and systems of signage. Class project of a specific urban area
required. P, 222, 301; upper-division standing. May be convened
with 522.

424. Modern Architecture (3) II Study of recent architectural
developments throughout the world, focusing on the personalities,
theories and issues influencing built form since 1945. P, 334 or
by permission of instructor; upper-division standing. May be
convened with 524.

427. Field Methods in Environmental Psychology (3) II (Identical
with PSYC 427) May be convened with 527.

428. Advanced Structural Systems (3) II Analysis and design of
long span elements and structures subject to lateral loads.
Evaluation of alternative systems. Methods of analysis for
various systems from single story to high rise. Response of
systems to wind and seismic loads. Response of long span
structures to alternative loading conditions. P, 418.

429. Pre-Design Services (2) II S GRD Principles and operations
of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, translating and presenting
information and ideas pertinent to architectural design. Credit
is allowed for this course or ARCH 227. P, admission to
professional phase. May be convened with 529.

432. Video and Media in Design Communications (3) [Rpt./1] II
Introduction to video and other media in architectural design
communication with emphasis on photographic reproduction, graphic
design, desktop publishing, slide photography, slide
presentations, and video production. Personal presentations based
upon communication psychology and theory. May be convened with
532.

433. Lightweight Construction Techniques (3) II Survey of
lightweight construction techniques, including pneumatics,
tensile membranes, three-dimensional cable nets, grid shells and
flexure stiff plates. May be convened with 533.

434. History of the American House (3) II Survey of American
domestic buildings from European settlement to the present
including social, political, and economic forces affecting
architectural change. P, 201, admission to professional phase.
(Identical with ARH 434) May be convened with 534.

439. Construction Documents (3) I Content, intent, functions and
practice of preparing documents needed for various construction
delivery systems. P, 302. May be convened with 539.

442. Architectural Photography (3) II Theory and practical
techniques for the varied uses of photography in the field.
Emphasis on the "daily use" of 35mm equipment and color slide
films for self expression, documentation (exteriors/interiors),
copywork, scale models and simulation. Introductory hands-on
exploration of large format photography with polaroid film. May
be convened with 542.

443. Architecture in the Mediterranean (3) S Summer study tour of
the Mediterranean focusing on architecture. Includes Greece and
the Greek islands. Seminars and graphic and written projects and
assignments. Emphasis on field investigation. May be convened
with 543.

444. Site Planning (3) II Studies relating to design determinants
for development of outdoor space. Lectures and exercises dealing
with individual design criticism including topography, hydrology,
climate, and vegetation. Final project summarizing and applying
all criteria to a realistic development project is required. P,
302. (Identical with PLNG 444) May be convened with 544.

451. Emphasis Areas in Architecture (6) I Studio work emphasizing
one of the following: desert architecture, community design,
historic preservation, design communication, computer-aided
design, entrepreneurial design, architectural programming and
evaluation. Offerings are limited by faculty availability, and
all topics may not be offered each year. Other topics may be
introduced. Fee. P, 334, 335, 336, 402, 428. May be convened with
551.

452. Senior Project (6) I II Studio-based project demonstrating a
synthesis of knowledge or development of theoretical concepts.
Fee. P, 451.

452H. Honors Senior Project (6) I II S Studio-based honors
project demonstrating a synthesis of knowledge or development of
theoretical concepts. P, 451, admission into Honors Program.

459. Ethics and Practice (3) I Standards and values of
architectural services and professional project and practice
management. P, 270 and 402. May be convened with 559.

462. Design Communication (3) [Rpt./1] I Advanced topics in
design communication. P, 402. May be convened with 562.

463. Computer Energy Analysis (3) [Rpt./1] I Utilization of
computer simulations in energy analysis and design of buildings.
Prediction of thermal performance and energy consumption.
Fundamentals of solar energy, building physics and human thermal
comfort. P, 302. May be convened with 563.

464. Women in American Architecture (3) II 1993-94 Women as
users, patrons, and architects of American buildings with
emphasis on understanding the relationship between gender and
architecture in the history of the United States. P, junior
standing. (Identical with ARH 464 and W S 464) May be convened
with 564.

466. The Art and Architecture of LeCorbusier (3) [Rpt./1] II
1993-94 Introduction to the art and architecture of Le Corbusier
(1887-1965), which emphasis on his energy conscious techniques;
technology as a major design determinant; monumental urban spaces
and structures. P, 334. (Identical with ARH 466) May be convened
with 566.

470. Computer Graphics in Architecture (3) II Introduction to the
theory, techniques, and applications of computer-aided design.
Focusing on modeling buildings using three dimensional CAD
strategies and techniques on IBM and Macintosh platforms.
Lectures and seminars on technical topics, plus intensive
experience on graphic work stations. P, 270 and 202. May be
convened with 570.

473. Introduction to the Conservation of Cultural Resources (3) I
An overview of the Historic Preservation movement in America,
including discussion of concepts, rationale for and methods of
resource utilization, implementation of plans, legislation, etc.
Field trips. May be convened with 573.

480. Computer Applications in Architecture (3) I Introduction to
the theory, techniques, and applications of computer-based
architectural presentations and color renderings. Focusing on
generating photo realistic architectural images and fly-throughs
that are assembled in a finished multimedia presentation.
Intensive experience on graphic work stations. P, 470.

483. Advanced Computer Energy Analysis (3) [Rpt./1] II Prediction
of thermal performance of buildings, using computer simulation.
Applications of advanced conservation and passive solar systems,
cost benefit analysis and economic optimization. P, 463/563. May
be convened with 583.

484. Planning the Built Environment (2) I A lecture survey
dealing with the origins and implications of the physical
manifestations of communal ordering systems. An analytic
vocabulary is developed with which current and historic
settlement patterns are visually compared to discover spatial
attributes as a dimension of human experience. P, 302 and 334.
(Identical with PLNG 484) May be convened with 584.

487. Space: A Social-Cultural View (3) [Rpt./1] I Human, socio-
cultural use of space including processes of symbolic expression.
Investigation of the role of space through ethnographic readings
describing both ritual and architectural examples. Consult
department before enrolling. May be convened with 587.

496. Seminar
a. Readings in Architectural Theory (2-4) [Rpt.] I II Open to
majors only. May be convened with 596a.

 


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