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
Continuation of the architectural design studio methodology introduced in Arch 210.
Introduction to the tactile, experiential, and ordering elements of architectural
and environmental form as physical responses to specific needs and constraints. Design
opportunities, lectures, and discussion include the presentation, development, and
analysis of elemental architectural solutions and topics. Introduction of fundamental
principles and opportunities in the design of elementary three dimensional architectural
solutions and the making of buildings in response to specific program needs within
defined constraints. Design exercises explore the development of building forms, circulation/movement,
experiental quality of space, site analysis and the materiality of building solutions
within the context of the problem solving process. Graphic processes and visual analysis
combined with model building and freehand drawings and digital media are used for
a more critical approach to problem solution and developed graphic expression. Design
process issues, setting design goals and objectives and the creation of spatial settings
for human use are critically investigated. Graphic supplies will be 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: ARCH 210 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 140