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Architecture (Arch)

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Calvin Lewis, Chair of Department
Professors: Block, Chan, Engelbrecht, Lewis, Osterberg, Palermo, Shao
Professors (Emeritus): Findlay, Heemstra, Kitzman, McKeown, Mukerjea, Shank, Stone
Associate Professors: Bassler, Bermann, Cardinal-Pett, Ghandour, Horwitz, Leslie, Muecke, Paxson, Schwennsen
Associate Professors (Adjunct): Masterson
Assistant Professors: Alread, Call, Campbell, Golec, Maves, Naegele, Robinson, Squire, Zarecor
Lecturers: Gino, Goche, Griffiths

Undergraduate Study

The undergraduate program in architecture is a five-year curriculum leading to the bachelor of architecture degree. The program provides opportunities for general education as well as preparation for professional practice and/or graduate study. An optional one-semester foreign study program is offered to fourth year students.

The undergraduate curriculum includes one year of preprofessional coursework and four years of professional coursework. Admission to the professional degree program is based on the applicant's performance in the completed preprofessional curriculum; previous high school record (or transfer record where applicable); portfolio and essay evaluations; and on available departmental resources.

Objectives of the Bachelor of Architecture program:
The Department is committed to the study of architecture as a cultural discipline in which issues of practice, of the multiplicity of social formations in which buildings exist, and of environmental effect are enfolded with the subject matter of building design - construction, space, material, form and use. Architecture arises from the aspirations that diverse individuals and groups have for their physical environment, and from the social enterprise of designing and fabricating the landscape we inhabit. It involves individual and multiple buildings, the spaces within them, and the exterior landscape.

It is our intent: that our students develop the skills with which to critically assess and research architectural questions and to invent architectural designs that address those questions; that they develop a working method for designing and that they have the communication, graphic, modeling and computational skills to support design exploration and to represent their design ideas to others; that they gain knowledge of architectural technologies through which buildings are given form, of which they are constructed and by which they are environmentally tempered; that they understand architectural history, that they understand the theoretical and diverse cultural underpinnings of the discipline of architecture, that they are able to reference architectural precedents and know how to utilize all of these in the development of their ideas; and that they have grounding in the ethical and practical aspects of the architectural profession in society.

For students entering the professional program, the department highly recommends purchase or lease of a laptop/notebook computer and appropriate software. See theUndergraduate Academic Advising Handbookin the departmental office or the departmental web pages for hardware and software specifications.

For a more complete undergraduate program description, seeCollege of Design, Curricula.

Graduate Study

The Department of Architecture offers professional, post-professional and research-oriented degrees for graduate students. The M.Arch. I and M. Arch. II emphasize the relationship between professional education and research. The M.S.A.S. is for students with non-professional degrees who want to pursue graduate-level research on the built environment. All the programs encourage interdisciplinary work within the College of Design and across related fields within the univesrity.

Objectives:
The graduate program assumes the following: the built environment is an active agent in a global ecosystem and the setting for most forms of cultural exchange; the built environment can make positive and negative contributions to the vitality of local and global communities; understanding the dynamics of social production, material consumption and cultural exchange is a prerequisite to meaningful architectural design. For the most part, the built environment is designed by people who do not consider the consequences of their actions broadly. Therefore, our program demands engagement with contemporary issues and a commitment to lifelong learning. We encourage students to examine the relationships between local, regional and global contexts with a particular emphasis on the dynamics of the contemporary American Midwest. The domain of the architect's action is limited, but the range of information needed to make intelligent and responsible design decisions is vast. We expect our graduates to value the necessity of research, interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork.

The M.Arch. I is an accredited first professional degree in architecture. Students with an undergraduate degree other than architecture enroll in a 100-credit, seven semester program. The curriculum starts with an intensive three-semester course sequence that places equal emphasis on architectural design, science and technology, and social and historical seminars on the built environment. The remaining four semesters have an open structure that allows students to explore architecture within an interdisciplinary context. These four semesters include a series of thematic and option studios, as well as various elective offerings. Students with a B.A. or B.S. in architecture or other affiliated design fields are considered for advanced standing based on a review of their academic record.

The M.Arch. II is a 30-credit post-professional degree in architecture for students with a B.Arch. or equivalent professional degree in architecture. The program is not subject to NAAB accreditation. The M.Arch. II program offers designers with a professional degree an opportunity to pursue advanced research in design. The program of study is expected to explore architectural design within interdisciplinary fields and requires completion of a creative component. As a precondition for acceptance, applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose that defines the research they want to pursue in architectural design. Upon admission, students partner with a faculty member to select courses from across the university to determine their program of study. A minimum of two semesters should be devoted to the program; due to teaching assistantship and research needs, students often take longer to finish.

The M.S.A.S. is a 30-credit interdisciplinary research degree in architectural studies. This degree is for students with bachelor degrees in various fields and interests in graduate-level research on the built environment. The M.S.A.S program is not subject to NAAB accreditation and is not intended, on its own, to lead to a career as a licensed architect. The program of study is expected to explore architecture within interdisciplinary fields and requires completion of a thesis project. As a precondition for acceptance, applicants are required to submit a thesis proposal. Upon admission, students partner with a faculty member to serve as a thesis adviser and to determine their program of study. A minimum of two semesters should be devoted to the program; due to teaching assistantship and research needs, students often take longer to finish. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: accessibility, architectural education, architectural history, building technology, energy and sustainability, environmental and social change, globalization and the built environment, historic preservation, housing, light and sound, politics and architecture and professional ethics.

Double-degree programs are currently offered with the Department of Community and Regional Planning (M.Arch./M.C.R.P.) and the College of Business (M.Arch./M.B.A.).

Financial support in the form of teaching and research assistantships is available.

Contact the department office for specific curricula.

Courses open for nonmajor graduate credit: 420, 422, 423, 424, 425, 427, 434, 437.

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Arch 102. Pre-Architecture Design. (1-6) Cr. 4. F.S. Three-dimensional design and drawing, with emphasis on creative conceptualization, exploration of materials, and analytical thinking. Includes study of architectural precedents and exercises to develop ability to communicate about form and space.

Arch 132. Two-Dimensional Studio. (0-6) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: Enrollment in the preprofessional program. Introduction to free-hand drawing concepts and practices. Exploration of the sketch as a means of inquiry, conceptualization and representation of form and space. Exercises focus on acquiring proficiency in the perceptual and experiential aspects of drawing. Various media, subjects and environmental contexts.

Arch 182. An Introduction to Architecture. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Open to non-majors. Through the study of architects, buildings, and theories, an introduction to the discipline of architecture, presenting architectural process and architectural works as culturally grounded events and artifacts.

Arch 201. Architectural Design I. (1-15) Cr. 6. F. Prereq: Completion of the preprofessional program and admission into the professional program. Introduction to architectural design. Exploration of fundamental architectural ideas--form, space, meaning--through studio projects that focus on human inhabitation of the material environment. Design processes: research, invention, problem solving, visualization, and communication. Opportunities to develop design media skills. Special emphasis on materials and methods of building construction.

Arch 202. Architectural Design II. (1-15) Cr. 6. S. Prereq: 201. Continuation of 201. Studio projects demand more sophisticated exploration of the relations between ideas and materiality and of the complex cultural interrelations within which we design. Further development of design process skills with a special emphasis on the relations between design media and design processes.

Arch 221. History of Western Architecture I. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Introductory survey with emphasis on the cultural, visual, natural, and constructed context. Ancient through Renaissance.

Arch 222. History of Western Architecture II. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Introductory survey with emphasis on the cultural, visual, natural, and constructed context. Renaissance to present.

Arch 230. Design Communications I. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Admission to the professional program. Investigations of various design media--including computer graphics and freehand drawing--and their applications to design, specifically to the course work in 201. Exercises to develop manual skill and perceptual sensitivity.

Arch 240. Materials and Assemblies I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Completion of the preprofessional program and admission into the professional program. Introduction to common architectural materials, their physical properties, and integration into light construction subsystems. Model building codes, gravitational and climactic forces, and simplified methods of analysis for the preliminary design of building systems.

Arch 242. Architectural Structures I. (3-1) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 240. Structural performance and preliminary design of residential scale wood frame members and systems; principles of equilibrium and material behavior.

Arch 271. Human Behavior and Environmental Theory. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Completion of the preprofessional program and admission into the professional program. Exploration of theories that describe social structure and order and the manner in which individuals and societies organize themselves and structure their environment.

Arch 301. Architectural Design III. (1-15) Cr. 6. F. Prereq: 202. Consideration of landscape as a constructed, cultural artifact. Projects address the perceptual aspects and strategies of situation and location; examination of environmental phenomena and patterns of use and settlement as revealed and affected by the architectural artifact. Development of a critical design process is stressed.

Arch 302. Architectural Design IV. (1-15) Cr. 6. S. Prereq: 301 and minimum 2.0 GPA in previous studio courses. Continuation of 301, examining housing in the urban situation; diverse scales of use and occupation within the city as shaped by cultural tendencies. Projects examine collective and individual identities related by the condition of adjacency, the ability to consider varieties of scale within a project, and a further development of critical and technical methods.

Arch 310. Practical Experience. Cr. R. Prereq: Permission of department chair. Students must register for this course prior to commencing each term. Available only to students taking course loads of eleven credits or less.

Arch 334. Computer Applications in Architecture. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: 201; 230. Current and potential applications of digital computers in architecture. Projects employing computer graphics and modeling methods. Awareness of programming languages related to applications.

Arch 335. Three-Dimensional Studio. (Cross-listed with ArtIS). (0-5) Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S. Investigation of basic sculptural media; modeling in clay, wood carving, stone carving, casting in plaster and metal, welding, and other constructing techniques.

Arch 344. Architectural Structures II. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 242. Structural performance and preliminary design of low to medium rise steel frame members and systems, long span steel systems, and masonry walls and systems. Principles of equilibrium and material behavior.

Arch 346. Architectural Structures III. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 344. Structural performance and preliminary design of low- to medium- rise reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete members and systems. Wind and seismic lateral forces and the principles of equilibrium and material behavior.

Arch 351. Solar Home Design. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 202. Architectural design and technical analysis of residential structures with emphasis on energy construction and solar energy utilization.

Arch 357. Environmental Forces in Architecture. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Completion of the preprofessional program and admission into the professional program. Introduction to environmental forces that describe the function of buildings in terms of human comfort and patterns of occupancy. Emphasis on analytical rules of thumb and calculation methods that contribute to design synthesis. A design process is developed utilizing building climatology, control of thermal, luminous, and acoustic environments.

Arch 401. Architectural Design V. (1-15) Cr. 6. F. Prereq: 302. A rigorous examination of architecture's relationship with culture and technology. Studio projects stress the interpretation and integration of contextual and historical considerations, as well as structural, environmental, and communication systems, in a comprehensive design proposal.

Arch 402. Architectural Design VI. (1-15) Cr. 6. S. Prereq: 401 and minimum 2.0 GPA in previous studio courses. An examination of the relationship between architecture and the city. Studio projects stress analysis and interpretation of the diverse forces and conditions that impact and inform architecture in the urban environment. Urban design project. Study abroad option.

Arch 403. Architectural Design VII. (1-15) Cr. 6. F. Prereq: 402. Advanced forum for architectural research and or design. Choice of thematic studios or student initiated research and design. Experimentation and innovation are encouraged. Dsn S 446/546, for 6 crs. each time taken, can be substituted for this class and be taken up to a maximum of 12 credits.

Arch 404. Architectural Design VIII. (1-15) Cr. 6. S. Prereq: 403. Advanced forum for architectural research and or design. Choice of thematic studios or student initiated research and design. Experimentation and innovation are encouraged. Dsn S 446/546, for 6 crs. each time taken, can be substituted for this class and be taken up to a maximum of 12 credits.

Arch 420. Topics in American Architecture. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Junior classification. History, theory, and principles of American architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of Arch 420 may be applied to degree program. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 422. Topics in Medieval Architecture. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: Junior classification. History, theory, and principles of medieval architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of Arch 422 may be applied to degree program. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 423. Topics in Renaissance to Mid-Eighteenth Century Architecture. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: Junior classification. History, theory, and principles of renaissance to mid-eighteenth century architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of Arch 423 may be applied to degree program. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 424. Topics in Nineteenth Century Architecture. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Junior classification. History, theory, and principles of nineteenth century architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of Arch 424 may be applied to degree program. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 425. Topics in Twentieth Century Architecture. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Junior classification. History, theory, and principles of twentieth century architecture and urban design considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of Arch 425 may be applied to degree program. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 426. Topics in Native American Architecture. (Cross-listed with Am In, Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Junior classification. History, theory, and principles of Native American/American Indian architecture, landscape architecture and planning considering relationships to the culture, visual arts, site, and surroundings. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements. A maximum of 6 credits of Arch 426 may be applied to degree program. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 427. History, Theory, and Criticism of Chinese Architecture. (Dual-listed with 527). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Junior classification. Survey of the history and theoretical concept of Chinese built environment with emphasis on the morphology of built form and its relation to art, landscape design, and urban structure. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 431. Analytical Drawing. (1-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 232, 302. Exploration of 2- and 3-dimensional representations. Emphasis on on-site freehand sketching, perspective and orthographic drawing, rendering of shadows and textures, and use of diverse media.

Arch 434. Computer-aided Architectural and Environmental Design. (1-4) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 334. Emphasis on application of the computer as a design tool, topical applications and computer graphic methods, development of computer software for architectural and environmental problem solving. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 436. Advanced Design Media. (2-2) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.SS. Prereq: 230. Special topics in design media applications.

Arch 437. Architectural Photography. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 202. Emphasis on use of the camera and lighting in photographing drawings and interior and exterior building environments. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Arch 448. Materials and Assemblies II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 346. Investigation of the materials and integrated systems found in complex construction assemblies. Emphasis on determination and utilization of appropriate forms of material assemblies and structural systems for large scale construction.

Arch 458. Environmental Control Systems. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 357. Overview of architectural environmental control systems in response to occupant comfort, patterns of use, health, and safety regulations. Emphasis on the analytical rules of thumb and calculation methods necessary to provide integrated design synthesis of technical systems within architecture. Understanding the use and design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire safety, transportation, and conveying systems and subsystems.

Arch 482. Professional Practice. (Dual-listed with 582). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 202. Emphasis on the circumstances and opportunities of the professional practice of architecture: practice as profession, process, organization, business, and evolving models of practice.

Arch 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-9. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form. Independent investigation.
A. Design Communications.
B. Design
C. Technical Systems.
D. Architectural History
E. Behavioral Studies
F. Practice
H. Honors

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

Arch 505. Architectural Design I. (0-12) Cr. 5. F. Prereq: Admission to the M Arch program. Coreq: 595; 541. An introduction to comprehensive architectural design projects (individual and collaborative) with coordinated studies in design media, history, theory, culture, science and technology. Projects establish a framework for designing buildings as aspects of dynamic circumstances such as environmental forces, construction methods, economic and political regulations, social relationships and cultural values. Course content and assignments coordinated with 541 and 583.

Arch 506. Architectural Design II. (0-12) Cr. 5. S. Prereq: 505; 583; 541. Coreq: 596; 542. Continuation of 505. More challenging comprehensive architectural design projects (individual and collaborative) with coordinated studies in design media, history, theory, culture, science and technology. Projects establish a framework for designing buildings as aspects of dynamic circumstances such as environmental forces, construction methods, economic and political regulations, social relationships and cultural values.

Arch 507. Architectural Design and Media III. (1-12) Cr. 5. SS. Prereq: 506, 596, 542. Coreq: Arch 543. Design projects that examine the relationship between architectural concepts and the reality of built form. Emphasis is placed on the multi-faceted role of the architectural detail in the design process. Assignments involve the study of contemporary and historic construction documentation, research into architectural materials and the use of representational media appropriate to the scale of the detail. Projects also demand engagement with the cultural and technological issues explored in previous and concurrent courses.

Arch 510. Practical Experience. Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Graduate standing and permission of department DOGE. Students must register for this course prior to commencing each period. Available only to students taking course loads of 8 credits or less.

Arch 527. History, Theory, and Criticism of Chinese Architecture. (Dual-listed with 427). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Senior classification or graduate standing. The history and theoretical concept of Chinese built environment with emphasis on the morphology of built form and its relationship to art, landscape design, and urban structure. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements.

Arch 528. Topical Studies in Architecture. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 2-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Arch 221, 222 or senior classification or graduate standing.
A. Studies in Architecture and Culture
B. Technology
C. Communications
D. Design
E. Practice

Arch 534. Advanced Computer-aided Architectural Design. (1-4) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: 434, permission of instructor. Emphasis on concepts, algorithms, data structures, advanced modeling, rendering, animation, and virtual reality applications in architectural design.

Arch 535. Advanced Three-Dimensional Studio. (0-5) Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 335 or graduate standing. Advanced investigation of sculptural expression with emphasis on individual projects.

Arch 541. Science and Technology for Architects I. (1-12) Cr. 5. F. Prereq: Admission to the M.Arch I program. Coreq: 505; 595. First of a four-course series in building science and technologies. Introduction to Human Factors, Descriptive Geometry, Basic Building Materials, and Small-Scale Building Envelopes. Theory and case studies, stressing the connectivity of technical issues to broader formal, social, and cultural spheres. Course content and assignments coordinated with 505 and 595.

Arch 542. Science and Technology for Architects II. (1-12) Cr. 5. S. Prereq: 505; 541; 595. Coreq: 506; 596. Second of a four-course series in building science and technologies. Elementary Statics and Beam Theory, Basic Construction Materials, and Site and Building Circulation. Theory and case studies stressing the connectivity of technical issues to broader formal, social, and cultural spheres. Course content and assignments coordinated with 506 and 596.

Arch 558. Sustainability and Green Architecture. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate standing. Issues of Sustainability as related to living patterns and city design, population, pollution and use and availability of natural resources for the built environment; Issues of Green Architecture as it relates to building material selection, systems of building materials, the environment of the United States and the World, architects and examples of buildings with green or sustainable designations.

Arch 567. Preservation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Senior classification. Construction standards and procedures for preserving, restoring, reconstructing, and rehabilitating existing buildings following the guidelines of the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements.

Arch 571. Design for All People. (Cross-listed with Dsn S, Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Senior classification or graduate standing. Principles and procedures of universal design in response to the varying ability level of users. Assessment and analysis of existing buildings and sites with respect to standards and details of accessibility for all people, including visually impaired, mentally impaired, and mobility restricted users. Design is neither a prerequisite nor a required part of the course. Enrollment open to students majoring in related disciplines. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements.

Arch 575. Contemporary Urban Design Theory. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Senior classification or graduate standing. Current urban design theory and its application to urban problems. Credit counts toward fulfillment of Studies in Architecture and Culture requirements.

Arch 576. Study Abroad Options. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. SS. Special topics in environmental design, architectural history and contemporary practice. Travel to relevant countries. General cultural and historical studies, topical projects and individual inquiry. Courses may be taught by departmental faculty or faculty from approved Iowa State Study Abroad programs. See current offerings for detailed syllabus.

Arch 581. Service Learning. (1-12) Cr. 5. SS. Prereq: 506, 596, 542. Planning and construction of a full-scale project serving a community need. Learning occurs through both theory and active involvement in constructed work. Projects connect previous coursework to practical applications and community involvement.

Arch 582. Professional Practice. (Dual-listed with 482). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate standing. Emphasis on the circumstances and opportunities of the professional practice of architecture: practice as profession, process, organization, business, and evolving models of practice.

Arch 590. Special Topics. Cr. 1-5. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on approved form. Investigation of architectural issues having a specialized nature.

Arch 595. Seminar on the Built Environment I: History. (5-0) Cr. 5. F. Prereq: Admission to the MArch I program. Coreq: 505; 541. Introduction to architectural history and its role in shaping the contemporary practice of architecture. Students learn skills in critical thinking, visual analysis, and research methods. Course sessions develop thematically with interdisciplinary readings, group discussions, student presentations, and research projects. Course content and assignments coordinated with 505 and 541.

Arch 596. Seminar on the Built Environment II: Landscape and Society. (5-0) Cr. 5. S. Prereq: 505; 541; 595. Coreq: 506; 542. Introduction to landscape as artifact and multi-disciplinary knowledge-base for design thinking. Literatures and methods of environmental psychology, cultural geography, landscape and architectural history and theory, site and circulation design as intersection of built infrastructural, natural, and social systems. Emphasis on sensory perception, and human movement; investigations of climate, environmental conditions, and values toward consumption and sustainability in everyday experience of the built environment. Course content and assignments coordinated with 506 and 542.

Arch 597. Seminar on the Built Environment III: Theory. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 596 or advanced standing. Multidisciplinary overview of contemporary theories concerned with the production of the built environment. Particular attention to urbanism as a discourse that relates social interactions and power structures to material space. Coursework includes readings, seminar discussion and a research paper.

Arch 598. Seminar on the Built Environment IV: Research in Practice. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 601, 643, 597 or advanced standing. Foundational course in the methods and conceptual tools of design research in the context of practice. Through team and individual guided projects, students generate, analyze and represent knowledge in design-related communications and contexts. Alternative models of practice, client groups and communities are addressed within projects that precede, feed, follow, or overlap with architectural contracts.

Courses for graduate students

Arch 601. Architecture and Landscape Design. (1-15) Cr. 6. F. Prereq: 507; 542; 596 or advanced standing. Coreq: 643. Design projects that explore the relationships among architecture, cultural landscapes, and biological issues. Emphasis on regional sites and socio-economic conditions. Projects stress engagement with local circumstances and stakeholders, and the application of interdisciplinary research, new materials and systems. Course content and assignments coordinated with 643.

Arch 602. Design Studio Options. (1-15) Cr. 6. Repeatable. S. Prereq: 601. Design studio electives include, but are not limited to: independent and interdisciplinary projects, study abroad, and design-build. Dsn S 446/546, for 6 crs. each time taken, can be substituted for this class and be taken up to a maximum of 12 credits.

Arch 603. Comprehensive Design. (1-15) Cr. 6. F. Prereq: 601. Rigorous examination of architecture's relationship with culture and technology. Studio projects stress the interpretation of contextual and historical considerations, as well as structural, environmental, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, in a comprehensive design proposal. This course fulfills the Graduate College Creative Component Requirement. Dsn S 446/546, for 6 crs. each time taken, can be substituted for this class and be taken up to a maximum of 12 credits.

Arch 643. Science and Technology for Architects III. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 507, 542, 596, 581 or advanced standing. Coreq: 601. Third in a four-course series in building science and technologies. Structural Elements and Systems, and Building Services. Theory and case studies stressing the connectivity of technical issues to broader formal, social and cultural spheres. Course content and assignments coordinated with 601.

Arch 644. Science and Technology for Architects IV. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 643 or advanced standing. Fourth of a four-course series in building science and technologies. Building Enclosures, Interior Construction and Sensory Qualities, Fabrication and Construction. Theory and case studies stressing the connectivity of technical issues to broader formal, social and cultural spheres. Summative Student Project.

Arch 690. Independent Design Study. (1-15) Cr. 6. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Admission to MSAS or M ARCH 30 credit program. Independent architectural design projects commensurate with student interests requiring approval of Architecture Graduate Advisory Committee.

Arch 698. Graduate Seminar. Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Graduate standing. Special topics and guest speakers.

Arch 699. Research. (1-18) Cr. 3-9. Repeatable. F.S.SS.