Architectural Design I (6) Design of limited environments within defined constraints.
ARCH 231 Architectural Design I (6)
The second-year design curriculum introduces the student to the complexity of the architectural whole. The curriculum bridges the abstract design principles taught in the first year and the ability to put together a large building, the focus in the third-year. The objectives are to create an understanding of architectural elements and develop a sensitivity and awareness required for valid interpretations as well as to develop a reflective and critical design process with emphasis on the individual ability to articulate ideas. The major means of accomplishing development is through the design of smaller buildings/environments. To introduce the pragmatic and expressive aspects of architectural design and integrate visual communication with the design process. The emphasis is on developing comprehensive architectural thought, on the foundations of skill and knowledge essential for designing more "complex" buildings in later years, and making the students aware of the multiplicity of factors involved in the design process and their civic responsibility in making informed choices Thus, the pervasive issue of meaning in architecture is given a high priority and is interwoven in all stages of design exploration.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.