Fall 2021 Courses

Fall 2021 Studios

Plym Studio: Foreign Affairs

ARCH 571/573/574, Solano Benítez and Andrea Melgarejo de Berry 

[competition] IN THE AGE OF [digital] REPRODUCTION

ARCH 571, Erik Hemingway 

AirBnb: Historic Preservation Design Studio

ARCH 571, Paul Hardin Kapp

Century of Progress Center

ARCH 573/575, Ralph Hammann 

High Performance + Responsive Architecture

ARCH 573, Yun Kyu Yi

High-Rise and Habitat Graduate Design Studio

ARCH 574, Paul Armstrong

A New Museum of Etruscan and Roman Culture and Artifacts

ARCH 574, David Chasco

Beyond Poble Espanyol

ARCH 574, Alejandro Lapunzina 

Mixed-Use "Green" Residential and Hotel Complex in Tokyo

ARCH 574/575, Botond Bognar 

Fall 2021 Electives

Gender and Race in Contemporary Architecture

ARCH/GWS 424, Kathryn Anthony

The Black Lives Matter movement and related demonstrations held in 2020 across the globe have called international attention to the need to address and remedy diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in virtually every arena of society. The #MeToo movement has called attention to previously untold stories of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace and elsewhere, and the need for gender equity and an international movement for justice for marginalized people in marginalized communities. With this background in mind, this course shines the spotlight on our own architectural profession.

This course calls attention to the work of both women architects and architects of color as consumers, critics, and creators of the environment–as clients and users, writers and researchers, design practitioners, educators, and students.

Architecture and Graphic Design

Arch 576 AGD, R. Planas Casado

This is an introductory course on the study of the systems and principles of graphic design, with an emphasis on the use of digital media. The seminar covers general concepts of graphic design such as: color theory, contrast and balance, visual hierarchy and structure, figure ground relation, fundamentals of composition, proportions and scale, typographic systems, creation of icons, brands and logos, data visualization among other subjects.

Developing Architectural Programs for Cultural Art

ARCH 576 AP, David Chasco

Students will engage architectural programming to explore design issues and their intellectual impact on built cultural art architectural projects in the urban environment.

Experimental Envelopes

ARCH 576 EXP, Scott Murray

This graduate seminar focuses on the theory, design, and analysis of building-envelope systems, with an emphasis on experimental approaches in the realms of energy performance, geometry, fabrication, and user experience. How have architects advanced the field of building envelope design over the last century, and where is the potential for future development?

Age of Digital Reproduction

ARCH 576 FAB, Erik Hemingway

Students will study recent design/fabrication projects by William Massie, Peter Lynch, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Robert Mangurian + Mary Ann Ray, Doug Jackson, Marshall Brown, Axiome, Nader Tehrani, Thom Faulders, and Josh Stein. Projects include axonometric drawings, modeling with the laser cutter, and compiling the semester’s work into a book.

High Performance Building Design

ARCH 576 HPB, Yun Kyu Yi

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to theoretical and analytical approaches to evaluate building performance through computational simulation. Students will learn how to utilize computational tools at an advanced level, and utilize them as applications to examine an existing building.

Japanese Minimalism

ARCH 576 MIN, Botond Bognar 

The course introduces the idea or theories of minimalism, a significant, although not an exclusive, feature characterizing Japanese architecture in the past and, more importantly, as well as more in detail, in the present. The covered material emphasizes the various post-bubble developments of this important design strain in Japan, discussing its roots, social, cultural, and environmental background. Students learn about the architectures of such prominent designers as Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma, Hiroshi Sambuichi, Hiroshi Nakamura, Toyo Ito, SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa, Junya Ishigami, Sou Fujimoto, and others.

Post-Colonial Landscapes

ARCH 576 PCL, Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia 

Picking Up the Pieces

ARCH 576 PUP, Mark Taylor 

In this seminar the focus will be holistic sustainable living, sometimes referred to as Permaculture. The student designed and built Gable Home will act as a “muse” for the seminar. During the semester is expected that each student will experience the home at least once and gain an understanding of what works in the house and what could be improved on or made more affordable.

Spatial Practice: Placemaking

ARCH 576 SPP, Benjamin Bross

Using a case study methodology and a selection of compelling readings, students will explore beyond form and function and dive into the production of space through the lenses of phenomenology, history (including collective memory), and sociocultural practice.

Urban Design and Morphology

ARCH 576 UDM, Kevin Hinders 

Urban Design and Morphology introduces seminal ideas and theoretical writings and connects them to social, political, economic, cultural and technical events and developments as they influenced architectural thought and built urban environments.

Wood Furniture Workshop

ARCH 576 WFW, Carl Lewis 

This seminar couples accessible design with an emphasis on craft in the production of a piece of furniture. Students will be tasked with the design and construction of a piece of furniture of their choosing. The design of the piece, the craft with which it is constructed, and its usability by its intended audience will be equally weighted. Working in this manner, students will be going against the grain of contemporary consumer culture; they will be tasked with the development and construction of objects that should endure beyond their own lifetimes.

Daylighting Design and Human Health

ARCH 594 DDH, Mohamed Boubekri 

In this course students will learn about the basic principles of the utilization of natural light in buildings (daylighting), and how it impacts building occupants’ comfort, performance, health and general wellbeing. Through a series of lectures, case studies, and round table discussions students will be exposed to the impact of natural light, or lack thereof, on the health and wellbeing of building users.

Fall 2021 Full Course Listing

Table of Fall 2021 Courses

Number Title Faculty Credits
ARCH 171 Concepts and Theories of Architectural Design Bliss, A. 3
ARCH 199 Undergraduate Open Seminar Varies 1-5
ARCH 210 Introduction to the History of World Architecture Grossman, H. 3
ARCH 231 Anatomy of Buildings Deutsch, R. 4
ARCH 273 Strategies of Architectural Design Melgarejo De Berry, A. 3
ARCH 321 Environment, Architecture, and Global Health Bollo, C. 3
ARCH 371 Architectural Design and Urbanism Bartumeus Ferre, S., Bross, B., Dharwadker, A., Marcos, C., Sabate Giner, M., Serrat, S., Swiatek, P., Vidal, R. 6
ARCH 400 Senior Honors in Architecture Varies 1-4
ARCH 401 Independent Study Varies 1-4
ARCH 412 Medieval Architecture Grossman, H. 3
ARCH 417 Modern and Contemporary Global Architecture Johnson, T, 3
ARCH 424 Gender & Race in Contemporary Architecture Anthony, K. 3
ARCH 433 Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures Aminmansour, A. 4
ARCH 434 Environmental Control Systems I Boubekri, M., Strand, R. 5
ARCH 471 Fundamentals of Architectural Design Lewis, C. 6
ARCH 473 Architectural Design and Performance Barinas Uribe, M., Deutsch, R., Johnson, T., Murray, S., Staback Rodriguez, D., Taylor, M. 6
ARCH 481 Concepts and Theories of Architectural Design Bliss, A. 1-3
ARCH 483 Strategies of Architectural Design Melgarejo De Berry, A. 1-3
ARCH 491 Architecture Professional Internship Lewis, C. 0
ARCH 498 Directed Research in Architecture Varies 1-4
ARCH 521 Advanced Applications in the Built Environment, Architecture and Global Health and Well-Being Bollo, C. 4
ARCH 536 Planning and Design of Structural Systems Krishnan, S. 4
ARCH 550 Reinforced Concrete Design Aminmansour, A. 4
ARCH 551 Structural Analysis Uihlein, M. 4
ARCH 552 Soil Mechanics and Foundations Varies 3
ARCH 555 Prestressed Concrete Design Krishnan, S. 3
ARCH 557 Seismic Analysis and Design Varies 3
ARCH 571 Design: Detail and Architectonics Hemingway, E., Kapp, P., Melgarejo De Berry, A. 6
ARCH 572 Design: Behavior and Environment Varies 6
ARCH 573 Design: Technology and Performance Hammann, R., Yi, Y. 6
ARCH 574 Design: Architecture and Urban Design Armstrong, P., Bognar, B., Chasco, D., Hinders, K., Lapunzina, A. 6
ARCH 576 Architectural Design Seminar Varies 3
ARCH 577 Theories of Architecture Stallmeyer, J. 4
ARCH 589 PhD Colloquium Ruggles, D. 1
ARCH 590 Directed Research Varies 0-8
ARCH 591 Special Problems in Architectural History and Theory Varies 3-4
ARCH 593 Special Problems in Detail and Fabrication Varies 2-4
ARCH 594 Special Problems in Building Performance Boubekri, M., Strand, R. 0-4
ARCH 595 Special Problems in Structural Theory and Design Varies 2-4
ARCH 597 Special Problems in Architectural Design Varies 2-4
ARCH 598 Specialized Architectural Practice Varies 0
ARCH 599 Thesis Research Varies 0-16
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