ACADEMIC EDUCATION

Arch 574 Building Performance Simulation for Integrated Design (3cr)

This course focuses on design decisions that impact energy, thermal, visual and acoustic comfort with a strong emphasis on building simulation tools. This course provides students with the understanding of the nature of building thermal comfort, building envelope behavior, ventilation requirements, indoor air quality, passive cooling systems, energy conservation, and the importance of iterative building simulation in achieving high performance buildings.
(offered spring only) Prereq: NONE

Arch 573 Daylight Design and Simulation (3cr)

This course focuses on design decisions that impact energy, thermal, visual and acoustic comfort with a strong emphasis on building simulation tools. This course provides students with the understanding of the nature of building thermal comfort, building envelope behavior, ventilation requirements, indoor air quality, passive cooling systems, energy conservation, and the importance of iterative building simulation in achieving high performance buildings.
(offered fall only) Prereq: NONE

Arch 572 Integrated Design Seminar (1 cr, max 4)

This course is modified each semester by hosting outside expert lecturers in topics related to integrated energy design in buildings and inviting professionals and students together for an interactive learning experience. Every other week, the instructor hosts a discussion session with students based upon the presented content from the previous week.
Prereq: NONE

Arch 556 Architectural Design IX (6 cr)

Schematic and design development of graduate project, a self-directed architectural design study with faculty consultation within a studio context. Students will demonstrate their capacity to apply appropriate programming and research methods. The project culminates with a project book prepared by the student.
(offered Fall 2009) Prereq: Arch 510

Arch 554 Architectural Design VIII (5 cr)

Topical studio will explore specific issues or questions in architecture and/or urban design in depth, allowing faculty on a rotating basis to share areas of expertise with students. Topics might include but are not limited to day-lighting, historic preservation, design-build, grant-related projects, art and design interface. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work; field trips may be reqd at student expense; some class jury sessions will meet outside of scheduled hours.
(offered spring only) Prereq: Arch 510 and 553

Arch 553 Architectural Design VII (5 cr)

Topical studio requiring comprehensive design of an architectural project that includes pre-design, schematic design and design development phases. Demonstration of ability to develop details in support of schematic design concepts. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work; field trips reqd at student expense; some class jury sessions will meet outside of scheduled hours.
(offered fall only) Prereq: NONE