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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(1-15) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: Completion of the pre-professional program and admission into the professional program in Architecture
Introduction to architectural design. Introduction to architectural design, including precedent research, drawing conventions, model making, and diagramming. Studio projects focus on investigating the impact of specific site conditions on design, threshold conditions, and small-scale domestic space. Students will learn skills in problem solving, visualization, and written, oral, and graphic communication. Field trips to relevant architectural sites.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. F.

Prereq: Completion of the pre-professional program and admission into the professional program in Architecture
Introduction to architectural design. Introduction to architectural design, including precedent research, drawing conventions, model making, and diagramming. Studio projects focus on investigating the impact of specific site conditions on design, threshold conditions, and small-scale domestic space. Students will learn skills in problem solving, visualization, and written, oral, and graphic communication. Field trips to relevant architectural sites.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: ARCH 201; MATH 142; PHYS 111
Continuation of fundamental architectural design exploration. Studio projects focus on the generation of ideas based on experience and an understanding of urban spaces. Emphasis on systematic analysis of urban culture, scale, materiality, and networks. Students work in groups and individually. Representational methods expand on architectural conventions through experimentation. Fieldtrips to relevant architectural sites.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. S.

Prereq: ARCH 201, MATH 142 and PHYS 111
Continuation of fundamental architectural design exploration. Studio projects focus on the generation of ideas based on experience and an understanding of urban spaces. Emphasis on systematic analysis of urban culture, scale, materiality, and networks. Students work in groups and individually. Representational methods expand on architectural conventions through experimentation. Fieldtrips to relevant architectural sites.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Survey of western architectural ideas and practices in their social, cultural, and representational contexts. Comparisons with global examples. Ancient through 1750.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Survey of western architectural ideas and practices in their social, cultural and representational contexts. Comparisons with global examples. 1750 to present.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Admission to the professional program in architecture
Investigations of various design media--including computer graphics and freehand drawing--and their applications to design, specifically to the course work in ARCH 201. Exercises to develop manual skill and perceptual sensitivity.

(1-15) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: ARCH 202
Consideration of landscape as a constructed, cultural artifact. Projects address the perceptual aspects and strategies of situation and location; examination of environmental phenomena and patterns of use and settlement as revealed and affected by the architectural artifact. Development of a critical design process is stressed.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. F.

Prereq: ARCH 202
Consideration of landscape as a constructed, cultural artifact. Projects address the perceptual aspects and strategies of situation and location; examination of environmental phenomena and patterns of use and settlement as revealed and affected by the architectural artifact. Development of a critical design process is stressed.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: ARCH 301 and minimum 2.0 GPA in previous studio courses
Continuation of ARCH 301, examining housing in the urban situation; diverse scales of use and occupation within the city as shaped by cultural tendencies. Projects examine collective and individual identities related by the condition of adjacency, the ability to consider varieties of scale within a project, and a further development of critical and technical methods.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. S.

Prereq: ARCH 301 and minimum 2.0 GPA in previous studio courses
Continuation of ARCH 301, examining housing in the urban situation; diverse scales of use and occupation within the city as shaped by cultural tendencies. Projects examine collective and individual identities related by the condition of adjacency, the ability to consider varieties of scale within a project, and a further development of critical and technical methods.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Sophomore classification
Study of the development of the built environment and urban condition in the United States from the colonial period to today. Through the theme of infrastructure, primary attention is given to urban spatial organization, built form, technological change, regulatory and funding patterns, and social categories such as class, race, and gender. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ARCH 221, 222. Course restricted to ARCH majors only.
Survey of theories impacting the production of architecture, historically and in contemporary practice. Emphasis will be given to recent movements and architectural manifestations, as well as close examinations of socio-cultural conditions. Weekly readings and an analytic term paper (3000 words minimum) are required.

(2-2) Cr. 3.


Current and potential applications of digital computers in architecture. Projects employing computer graphics and modeling methods. Awareness of programming languages related to applications.

(Cross-listed with ARTIS). (1-4) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.


This course deals with three dimensional problems in visual invention, organization, and expression emphasizing creative manipulation of tools, materials, and techniques as means for three dimensional thinking. Projects cover the additive (modeling), subtractive (carving), substitutional (casting) as well as constructive techniques.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 545). (2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Admission to the professional program in architecture; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 345L; graduate: Admission to the M. Arch. program and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 505 and ARCH 595; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 545L
First course in a sequence focused on architectural building technologies. Lectures and labs cover: environmental forces and systems (solar orientation, climate, daylighting, natural ventilation, human comfort and occupancy patterns), materials and assemblies (drawing conventions, building codes, and physical properties of materials) and fundamental structural principles (forces/loads, equilibrium, and stability).

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Admission to the professional program in architecture; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 345.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 345 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 546). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Undergraduate: ARCH 345, ARCH 345L, MATH 145 and PHYS 111; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 346L. Graduate: ARCH 505, ARCH 545, ARCH 545L, and ARCH 595; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 506, ARCH 546L and ARCH 596.
Second course in a sequence focused on architectural building technologies. Lectures and labs cover: environmental systems (heat transfer in the building envelope, passive heating and cooling, daylighting, thermal comfort, analytical guidelines and building energy calculation methods), materials & assemblies (building envelope systems, accessibility, egress, and material properties), and structural systems (structural system selection/comparison, and design and analysis of “form-active” compression and tension structures).

(0-4) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: ARCH 345, ARCH 345L, MATH 145 and PHYS 111; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 346.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 346 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 547). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Undergraduate: ARCH 346, ARCH 346L; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 347L. Graduate: ARCH 506, ARCH 546, ARCH 546L, and ARCH 596 or advanced standing in the M.Arch program; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 601 and ARCH 547L.
Third course in a sequence focused on architectural building technologies. Lectures and labs cover: multistory building framing, assembly, and enclosure systems, sizing and selecting structural framing components (foundations, columns, beams, etc.), and an environmental design process that demonstrates the ability to integrate climate into the control of thermal, luminous, ventilative and acoustic environments. Introduction to plumbing and rain water collection systems.

(0-4) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: ARCH 346, ARCH 346L; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 347.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 347 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 548). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Undergraduate: ARCH 347, ARCH 347L; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 348L. Graduate: ARCH 547, ARCH 547L and ARCH 601; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 548L.
Fourth course in a sequence focused on architectural building technologies. Lectures and labs cover: ability to demonstrate active environmental HVAC control systems design, use and design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire safety, transportation, and conveying systems and subsystems, constructed building assemblies and details (building envelope details for waterproofing and enclosure, advanced material properties, costs, and serviceability), and structural design for multi-story structures (design and documenting various framing patterns, integration with other building systems, and lateral stability strategies for wind and seismic).

(0-4) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: ARCH 347, ARCH 347L; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 348.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 348 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format.

(2-2) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ARCH 202, 245, 341. Open to non-majors by permission of instructor.
Architectural design, design evaluation and technical analysis using energy performance modeling tools. Emphasis will be given to whole building energy efficiency including passive and active systems integration.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Completion of the pre-professional program and admission into the professional program in architecture
Exploration of theories that describe social structure and order and the manner in which individuals and societies organize themselves and structure their environment.

(1-15) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: ARCH 302
A rigorous examination of how buildings participate sustainably in socio-political and environmental systems. Student projects consider in a comprehensive proposal how issues of physical site, socio-economic context, programming, structure, form, materiality, and building systems are interconnected through the design process and within the built environment. Projects typically focus on a smaller scale urban public building that is closely connected to its physical, environmental, and social context.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. F.

Prereq: ARCH 302
A rigorous examination of how buildings participate sustainably in socio-political and environmental systems. Student projects consider in a comprehensive proposal how issues of physical site, socio-economic context, programming, structure, form, materiality, and building systems are interconnected through the design process and within the built environment. Projects typically focus on a smaller scale urban public building that is closely connected to its physical, environmental, and social context.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: ARCH 401 and minimum 2.0 GPA in previous studio courses
An examination of the relationship between architecture and the city. Studio projects stress analysis and interpretation of the diverse forces and conditions that impact and inform architecture in the urban environment. Urban design project. Study abroad option.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. S.

Prereq: 401 and minimum 2.0 GPA in previous studio courses
An examination of the relationship between architecture and the city. Studio projects stress analysis and interpretation of the diverse forces and conditions that impact and inform architecture in the urban environment. Urban design project. Study abroad option.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(1-15) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: ARCH 402
A rigorous examination of architecture's relationship with culture and technology. Studio projects stress the interpretation and integration of contextual and historical considerations, as well as structural, environmental, and communication systems, in a comprehensive design proposal.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. F.

Prereq: ARCH 402
A rigorous examination of architecture's relationship with culture and technology. Studio projects stress the interpretation and integration of contextual and historical considerations, as well as structural, environmental, and communication systems, in a comprehensive design proposal.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: ARCH 403
Advanced forum for architectural research and/or design. Choice of thematic studios or student initiated research and design. Experimentation and innovation are encouraged. DSN S 446 or DSN S 546, for 6 cr. each time taken, can be substituted for this class and be taken up to a maximum of 12 credits.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. S.

Prereq: ARCH 403
Advanced forum for architectural research and/or design. Choice of thematic studios or student initiated research and design. Experimentation and innovation are encouraged. DSN S 446 or DSN S 546, for 6 cr. each time taken, can be substituted for this class and be taken up to a maximum of 12 credits.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: Junior classification
History, theory, and principles of American architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of ARCH 420 may be applied to degree program.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: Junior classification
History, theory, and principles of medieval architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of ARCH 422 may be applied to degree program.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: Junior classification
History, theory, and principles of renaissance to mid-eighteenth century architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of ARCH 423 may be applied to degree program.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: Junior classification
History, theory, and principles of nineteenth century architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment History, Theory, Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of ARCH 424 may be applied to degree program.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.


History, theory, and principles of twentieth century architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment History, Theory, Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of ARCH 425 may be applied to degree program.

(Cross-listed with AM IN). (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: Junior classification
History, theory, and principles of Native American/American Indian architecture, landscape architecture and planning considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment History, Theory, Culture. A maximum of 6 credits of ARCH 426 may be applied to degree program.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Dual-listed with ARCH 527). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior classification
The history and theoretical concept of Chinese built environment with emphasis on the morphology of built form and its relationship to art, landscape design, and urban structure. Credit counts toward fulfillment History, Theory, Culture.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


History, theory and principles of Italian architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.

(1-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.

Prereq: ARCH 230 and ARCH 302
Exploration of 2- and 3-dimensional representations. Emphasis on on-site freehand sketching, perspective and orthographic drawing, rendering of shadows and textures, and use of diverse media.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: ARCH 230 and ARCH 301
Exploration of the computer as a design and communication tool. Emphasis on lighting and rendering techniques.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: ARCH 230 and ARCH 301
Exploration of the computer as a design and manufacturing tool. Emphasis on fabrication techniques and rapid prototyping including laser-cutting, 3-D printing and CNC routing.

(1-4) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ARCH 334
Emphasis on application of the computer as a design tool, topical applications and computer graphic methods, development of computer software for architectural and environmental problem solving.

(2-2) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.SS.

Prereq: ARCH 230
Special topics in design media applications.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ARCH 202
Emphasis on use of the camera and lighting in photographing drawings and interior and exterior building environments.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: ARCH 348, ARCH 348L; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 445L.
Final course in a sequence of architectural building technology courses comprising environmental systems, materials/assembly, and building structures topics. Using both lectures and labs, the three interrelated modules each emphasize a particular building technology subject with an overall focus on synthesizing and integrating building technologies together in sustainable design strategies. Topics include: integration of active environmental control and service systems into the design of larger scale buildings, the development of construction details for building shell and interiors, and the design and analysis of various long-span structural systems.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: ARCH 348, ARCH 348L; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 445.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 445 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 582). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: ARCH 202
Emphasis on the circumstances and opportunities of the professional practice of architecture: practice as profession, process, organization, business, and evolving models of practice.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


An investigation of the history of Italian design in its contemporary form as part of International study abroad program in Rome. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.

Cr. 1-9. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Independent investigation.

Cr. 1-9. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Independent investigation.

Cr. 1-9. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Independent investigation.

Cr. 1-9. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Independent investigation.

Cr. 1-9. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Independent investigation.

Cr. 1-9. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Independent investigation.

Cr. 1-9. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Independent investigation.

Cr. 1-9. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Independent investigation.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(0-10) Cr. 5. F.

Prereq: Admission to the M Arch program. Concurrent enrollment in ARCH 541 and ARCH 595
An introduction to comprehensive architectural design projects that focuses on three interrelated design skills: mapping, programming and building. Projects establish a framework for designing buildings that considers multiple factors such as environmental forces, construction methods, building codes, urban regulations, social relationships, and cultural values.

(0-10) Cr. 5. S.

Prereq: ARCH 505, ARCH 541, ARCH 595 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 542 and ARCH 596
Small-scale architectural design projects that investigate design representation through analogue and digital means. The projects explore different representation strategies to help students develop an understanding of the particular modes of architectural representation that advance the designer's knowledge of space as a complex interaction between materials with inherent physical characteristics, mobile socializing bodies, and changing environmental cycles.

(0-10) Cr. 5. SS.

Prereq: ARCH 506, ARCH 542, ARCH 596 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 581
Design projects that emphasize the multi-faceted role of the architectural detail in the design process through first, understanding the historical specificity of building construction and detailing; second, utilizing working drawing as a mode of communication; and third, designing with details. The term-long project will consider a set of working drawings of past buildings as a site for design intervention.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: Junior classification
History, theory, and principles of construction from ancient times through today. Analytic project or term paper and weekly readings with discussion questions. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.

(Cross-listed with C R P). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification
Introduction to basic academic writings on Middle Eastern cities in addition to other contemporary cultural productions of the region. Study of various aspects of Middle Eastern life and the built environments that this life produces.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Junior classification
Urban theory and history as manifested in popular films and videos, both fiction and documentary. Term projects require students to make short videos. (Experience with video-making not necessary.) Credits counts towards fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate or Junior or Senior classification
Seminar on critical analysis of meaning and form in architecture and human-made environment in various cultural contexts examined from historical and theoretical perspectives. Analytic term paper and weekly readings with discussion questions. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 427). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior classification
The history and theoretical concept of Chinese built environment with emphasis on the morphology of built form and its relationship to art, landscape design, and urban structure. Credit counts toward fulfillment History, Theory, Culture.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times.

Prereq: ARCH 221, ARCH 222 or senior classification or graduate standing
Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.

(3-0) Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times.

Prereq: ARCH 221, ARCH 222 or senior classification or graduate standing

(3-0) Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times.

Prereq: ARCH 221, ARCH 222 or senior classification or graduate standing
n/a.

(3-0) Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times.

Prereq: ARCH 221, ARCH 222 or senior classification or graduate standing
n/a.

(3-0) Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times.

Prereq: ARCH 221, ARCH 222 or senior classification or graduate standing

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification
The American Midwest has witnessed dramatic transformation during the last two centuries which impacted its physical, environmental, economic and social characteristics. This course is an interdisciplinary study of the evolution and sustainability of Midwestern space in relationship to forces of flow shaped by the mobility of bodies, products, meanings, and symbols that are enforced, incorporated, reproduced or destroyed. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(1-4) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.

Prereq: ARCH 434 and permission of instructor
Emphasis on concepts, algorithms, data structures, advanced modeling, rendering, animation, and virtual reality applications in architectural design.

(1-4) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: ARCH 335 or Graduate classification
Advanced investigation of sculptural expression with emphasis on individual projects.

(4-2) Cr. 5. F.

Prereq: Admission to the M. Arch. program and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 505 and 595
Introduction to Human Factors, Descriptive Geometry, Basic Building Materials, and Small-Scale Building Envelopes. Theory and case studies, stressing the connectivity of technical issues to broader formal, social, and cultural spheres.

(4-2) Cr. 5. S.

Prereq: ARCH 505, ARCH 541, ARCH 595 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 506 and ARCH 596
Elementary Statics and Beam Theory, Basic Construction Materials, and Site and Building Circulation. Theory and case studies stressing the connectivity of technical issues to broader formal, social, and cultural spheres.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 345). (2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Admission to the professional program in architecture; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 345L; graduate: Admission to the M. Arch. program and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 505 and ARCH 595; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 545L
First course in a sequence focused on architectural building technologies. Lectures and labs cover: environmental forces and systems (solar orientation, climate, daylighting, natural ventilation, human comfort and occupancy patterns), materials and assemblies (drawing conventions, building codes, and physical properties of materials) and fundamental structural principles (forces/loads, equilibrium, and stability).

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Admission to the M. Arch. program and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 505 and ARCH 595; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 545.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 545 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format. Readings and project presentations.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 346). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Undergraduate: ARCH 345, ARCH 345L, MATH 145 and PHYS 111; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 346L. Graduate: ARCH 505, ARCH 545, ARCH 545L, and ARCH 595; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 506, ARCH 546L and ARCH 596.
Second course in a sequence focused on architectural building technologies. Lectures and labs cover: environmental systems (heat transfer in the building envelope, passive heating and cooling, daylighting, thermal comfort, analytical guidelines and building energy calculation methods), materials & assemblies (building envelope systems, accessibility, egress, and material properties), and structural systems (structural system selection/comparison, and design and analysis of “form-active” compression and tension structures).

(0-4) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: ARCH 505, ARCH 545, ARCH 545L, and ARCH 595; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 506, ARCH 546 and ARCH 596.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 546 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format. Readings and project presentations.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 347). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Undergraduate: ARCH 346, ARCH 346L; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 347L. Graduate: ARCH 506, ARCH 546, ARCH 546L, and ARCH 596 or advanced standing in the M.Arch program; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 601 and ARCH 547L.
Third course in a sequence focused on architectural building technologies. Lectures and labs cover: multistory building framing, assembly, and enclosure systems, sizing and selecting structural framing components (foundations, columns, beams, etc.), and an environmental design process that demonstrates the ability to integrate climate into the control of thermal, luminous, ventilative and acoustic environments. Introduction to plumbing and rain water collection systems.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: ARCH 506, ARCH 546, ARCH 546L, and ARCH 596 or advanced standing in the M.Arch program; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 547 and ARCH 601.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 547 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format. Readings and project presentations.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 348). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Undergraduate: ARCH 347, ARCH 347L; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 348L. Graduate: ARCH 547, ARCH 547L and ARCH 601; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 548L.
Fourth course in a sequence focused on architectural building technologies. Lectures and labs cover: ability to demonstrate active environmental HVAC control systems design, use and design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire safety, transportation, and conveying systems and subsystems, constructed building assemblies and details (building envelope details for waterproofing and enclosure, advanced material properties, costs, and serviceability), and structural design for multi-story structures (design and documenting various framing patterns, integration with other building systems, and lateral stability strategies for wind and seismic).

(0-2) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: ARCH 547, ARCH 547L and ARCH 601; concurrent enrollment in ARCH 548.
Laboratory to accompany ARCH 548 and must be taken concurrently. Integrating building technologies into architectural designs through experiments and exercises in laboratory format. Readings and project presentations.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification
Issues of Sustainability as related to living patterns and city design, population, pollution and use and availability of natural resources for the built environment; Issues of Green Architecture as it relates to building material selection, systems of building materials, the environment of the United States and the World, architects and examples of buildings with green or sustainable designations.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Senior classification
Construction standards and procedures for preserving, restoring, reconstructing, and rehabilitating existing buildings following the guidelines of the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Senior classification
The history and theory of the Historic Preservation movement including an overview of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; the National Register of the Historic Places; the National Park Service; federal programs, funding sources, preservation law, national landmarks, and historic distracts. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification
Principles and procedures of universal design in response to the varying ability level of users. Assessment and analysis of existing buildings and sites with respect to standards and details of accessibility for all people, including visually impaired, mentally impaired, and mobility restricted users. Design is neither a prerequisite nor a required part of the course. Enrollment open to students majoring in related disciplines. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification
Current urban design theory and its application to urban problems. Credit counts toward fulfillment of History, Theory, Culture requirements.

Cr. 1-12. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. SS.


Special topics in environmental design, architectural history and contemporary practice. Travel to relevant countries. General cultural and historical studies, topical projects and individual inquiry. Courses may be taught by departmental faculty or faculty from approved Iowa State Study Abroad programs. See current offerings for detailed syllabus.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(1-12) Cr. 5. SS.

Prereq: ARCH 506, 542 and ARCH 596
Planning and execution of a project serving a community need. Learning occurs through both theory and active involvement in on-site work. Projects connect previous coursework to practical applications and community involvement.

(Dual-listed with ARCH 482). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: ARCH 202
Emphasis on the circumstances and opportunities of the professional practice of architecture: practice as profession, process, organization, business, and evolving models of practice.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification
Foundational course in the methods and conceptual tools of design research in the context of practice. Through team and individual guided projects, students generate, analyze and represent knowledge in design-related communications and contexts. Alternative models of practice, client groups and communities are addressed within projects that precede, feed, follow, or overlap with architectural contracts.

Cr. 1-5. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on approved form
Investigation of architectural issues having a specialized nature.

(5-0) Cr. 5. F.

Prereq: Admission to the M. Arch. program and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 505 and ARCH 541
Introduction to historical canons and traditions of architecture and urbanism. Discussion of the relationship between historical inquiry and contemporary practice. Students learn skills in critical thinking, visual analysis, and research methods. Course sessions develop thematically with interdisciplinary readings, group discussions, student presentations, and research projects.

(5-0) Cr. 5. S.

Prereq: ARCH 505, ARCH 541, ARCH 595 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 506 and ARCH 542
Introduction to landscape as artifact and multi-disciplinary knowledge-base for design thinking. Literatures and methods of environmental psychology, cultural geography, landscape and architectural history and theory, site and circulation design as intersection of built infrastructural, natural, and social systems. Emphasis on sensory perception, and human movement; investigations of climate, environmental conditions, and values toward consumption and sustainability in everyday experience of the built environment.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification
Multidisciplinary overview of contemporary theories concerned with the production of the built environment. Particular attention to urbanism as a discourse that relates social interactions and power structures to material space.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification
A research seminar which considers a topic within contemporary discourses on the built environment outside of Europe and North America. The topic will be studied from multiple perspectives highlighting the historical and theoretical relationships between architecture, global cultures, geography, landscape, and urban planning. Credit counts toward fulfillment History, Theory, Culture requirements.

Courses for graduate students:

(0-12) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: ARCH 507, ARCH 542, ARCH 596 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 643
Design projects that are developed through integrative design strategies that explore the relationship between buildings and environmental forces to maximize non-wasteful, efficient use of resources such as energy, water and building materials. Projects will include investigations of the impact of solar energy, airflow, building materials, passive and active systems and wall sections on spatial quality and form making. Design decisions will be quantitatively validated through energy modeling and performance simulation.

(0-12) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: ARCH 601, ARCH 643, ARCH 597 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 644
Design projects that explore the relationships between architectural, cultural, and environmental landscapes. Emphasis on regional sites, socio-economic conditions, and sustainable design and planning practices at multiple scales. Projects stress engagement with local circumstances and stakeholders; systemic interconnections and strategies; and the application of interdisciplinary research.

(0-12) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: ARCH 601
Rigorous examination of architecture's relationship with culture and technology. Studio projects stress the interpretation of contextual and historical considerations, as well as structural, environmental, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, in a comprehensive design proposal. This course fulfills the Graduate College Creative Component Requirement.

(0-12) Cr. 6. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. S.

Prereq: ARCH 602
Design studio selected by the students, which may include but is not limited to: independent design study, interdisciplinary design studio, study abroad, and design build. DSN S 546 for 6 cr. may be substituted for this course.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: ARCH 507, ARCH 542, ARCH 596, ARCH 581 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 601 or or Graduate classification and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 601
Third in a four-course series in building science and technologies. Structural Elements and Systems, and Building Services. Theory and case studies stressing the connectivity of technical issues to broader formal, social and cultural spheres.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ARCH 643 or Graduate classification
Fourth of a four-course series in building science and technologies. Building Enclosures, Interior Construction and Sensory Qualities, Fabrication and Construction. Theory and case studies stressing the connectivity of technical issues to broader formal, social and cultural spheres. Summative Student Project.

(1-15) Cr. 6. Repeatable.

Prereq: Admission to the M. S. in Arch. program
Independent architectural design projects commensurate with student interests requiring approval of Architecture Graduate Committee.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Admission to the M. Arch. or M. S. in Arch. programs
Special topics and guest speakers.

(1-18) Cr. 3-9. Repeatable.


Research.