Architecture Students intended to major in Architecture are advised to consult with
the architectural counselor/advisor in the Math/Science Division before registering.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
An introduction to architectural and environmental design with emphasis on critical
two and three dimensional thinking utilizing visual, graphic, written, and three-dimensional
analysis. Explores principles and relationships of form and space with people and
place, scale, proportion, order, contrast, balance, and unity. Design exercises allow
students to explore and manipulate ordering elements in architecture, essential principles
of architectonic form including order, shelter, enclosure, light, texture, place,
solids/voids, hierarchy and circulation/movement. The relationship and value of the
design process and design decisions on human existence is interwoven through the semester's
work. Includes introduction of exemplar buildings and environments including significant
movements and theories in design and architecture history as well as indigenous cultures.
Studio design exercises provide an introductory exposure to the means of design communication
and craft, including verbal, written, hand graphic and three-dimensional object model
building skills. Graphic supplies required. A materials fee in the amount shown in
the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 120