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ARCH 220 Design II: Architecture Design, Form and the Built Environment

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Architecture Preparation

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 courses.

Course Description

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. (Spring only)

Units: 4
Degree Credit
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
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC