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ARCH 225 Making Architecture: Building Methods, Materials & Design Build 1

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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

Introduction to the terminology, principles, and materials of construction and building components within the context of the design & build process in architecture. Emphasis on the origin, history, nature and application of both traditional and emergent materials and processes in building construction. Includes discussion of sustainable materials and methods in construction and fundamental principles of stability and form in buildings. Term project is a student team or individual design-build project. Additional supplies and fees may be required.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: ARCH 120, Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 140 and ARCH 210.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU