Architecture: Summer 2017


AR 595-3: ST: Adobe Suites

Credits: 3

Schedule: Every other Saturday 9:00 - 12:50

Focusing on the Adobe Suites platform, students develop sophisticated page layouts and graphic design suitable for presentations, thesis book development and other forms of visual production.

AR 595-4 ST: Art Installation

Taught by Chuck Crawford. More details to come.

AR 595-5: ST: Design Build

Credits: 6

Schedule: M & W 2:00 – 3:50 additional off cite meeting times will be set up by the professor.

This popular returning summer design-build workshop again takes on the creation of a traditional Jewish shelter known as a Sukkah for the Leichtag Foundation in Encinitas. Note: this course may apply to the V/I/T Project requirement for grad students.

AR 595-7: ST: Design Build

3 credits taught by Robin Brisebois. More details to come.

AR 595-6: ST: Introduction to Construction Management & Team

Credits: 3 Prerequisites: None

Schedule: 3 hours weekly: Lecture (3)

This course is an introduction to the construction industry, the various types of construction, and the roles of the different professions involved. A brief description of the construction process is also provided. Students analyze the characteristics of an effective team model, review the role of a construction manager in the building team, and study the various career paths available to the Construction Management graduate.

AR 704-1 Design Studio

Credits: 6 Prerequisites: AR703

Schedule: 10 hours weekly: Lecture (2), Lab (8)

This studio, the fourth and final part of the first year sequence, directs its focus and inquiries toward the city, utilizing the design of urban housing as a programmatic vehicle and methodological backbone. Exercises focus on the study of the formant forces of architecture in relationship to architecture and to the larger context of the urban realm and its infrastructure, materialized through techniques that use emergent form generation, field conditions, and system analysis. A compressed level of programmatic complexity is followed, combined with a continuous dialogue between conceptual abstractions, representational techniques, and reality-based analysis. Representational techniques are advanced by the further introduction of hybrid manual/digital tools used as the basis of an analytical process for the generation of form and relationships. A collaborative design process is introduced, complementing previous processes of individual vision toward a design method based on participation, interaction, and negotiation.

AR 722-2: Materials & Methods II

Credits: 3 Prerequisites: None

Schedule: 3 hours weekly: Lecture (3)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of the properties and methods of construction for concrete, masonry, gypsum products, glass, and finishes available for the interior and exterior of buildings, and thermal and moisture protection materials. A detailed analysis of the methods of application of these materials is the main subject of this course.

AR 727-1 Structures III: Emergent Trend

Credits: 3 Prerequisites: AR726 Schedule: 3 hours weekly: Lecture (3)

This course exposes students to the latest trends in non-conventional and sustainable structural design involving parametric and computational tools and approaches, diagrid systems and dynamic equilibrium. Note: upper-level undergraduates may enroll through AR595C Special Topics: Emergent Trends.

AR 5001-1: Vertical Studio: Arch Development

Credits: 6

Schedule: 2nd 5 Weeks M-F 1:00 - 5:50

An engaging upper-level studio taught by an award-winning architect/developer that takes students through the process of development from project conceptualization through funding and implementation.

AR 5801-1: Landscape Architecture

Credits: 3

Schedule: T & F 6:00 - 7:20

An introduction to the design of the landscapes and urbanscapes that complement the work of architects and planners, taught by popular instructor Fred Besancon from the Spurlock office, one of the region’s leading landscape architecture firms.

CSC 5201-1: Beginning Rhino

Credits: 3 Prerequisites:
Schedule: 4 hours weekly: Lecture (2), Lab (2)
This course introduces basic commands and operations of Rhino software as applied to the production of architectural design drawings.

CSC 5101-1: Beginning Revit
Credits: 3 Prerequisites:
Schedule: 4 hours weekly: Lecture (2), Lab (2)
This course introduces basic commands and operations of Revit software as applied to the production of architectural drawings.

AR5841 City Planning

Explore the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary city planning and the political, economic and regulatory forces that shape it, in this course taught by a noted planner and educator. Note: this course may substitute for a required lecture class for the Certificate in Healthy Urbanism.