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Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH 431 Architectural Design V (6) Continuation of ARCH 331 and 332, with design and research in program option areas.

ARCH 431 Architectural Design V (6)

The fourth-year architecture studio emphasizes the development of skills in research, documentation, analysis and presentation of project-related physical and cultural information. The studio will investigate the implications of a rigorous predesign process in the design of architecture. The studio curriculum seeks to investigate the role of the architect in urban design, especially the design relationship between individual buildings, groups of buildings, exterior spaces, streets and streetscapes. Students will explore the synthesis of individual landmark buildings, building groups, urban landscape and service systems.

The studio explores the difference between the roles and responsibilities of public and private clients. In particular the implications of establishing levels of control within the built environments, such as design guidelines, circulation systems and utility networks.

Emphasis will be placed on the development of the following design skills:
•Cooperation and collaboration in research and design.
•Understanding the implications of existing patterns on subsequent design.
•Understanding attitudes toward contexts: cultural, physical, economic, personal, political, organizational (bureaucratic).
•Integration of scale: Development of logics (orders) for the use of the site and continuity of logic across scales of building.
•Developing culturally meaningful relationships between the ordering of land-use and space throughout related buildings.
•Design of exterior space using architectural relationships between multiple buildings
•Investigation of the implications of design controls on the single building.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 332 andA E 424

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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