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ARCH 439: Computational Design Theory

(Dual-listed with ARCH 539). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ARCH 220, ARCH 221, and ARCH 322 or senior classification or graduate standing.
Seminar discussion of critical readings and theories surrounding computational design; This course surveys the history and development of digital computing and its use in design from early thought experiments, to computer-aided design systems, to present day artificial intelligences and robotics. The potentials and consequences of emerging computational design systems are discussed.