Spring 2021 Studios
ARCH 571 (E3), David Chasco
The ARCHON studio is a graduate studio awarding the Archon Prize for a 1000 sq. ft. “Essential House.”
ARCH 571 (E2), Paul Hardin Kapp
In this design studio, students will design a rehabilitation and an addition to the I.C. Fowler House in Bristol, Virginia. Built in 1867, this Greek Revival residence is a contributing resource to the Virginia Hill National Historic District. It has the potential of providing three income producing bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and an entertainment room. Another two bedrooms, a catering kitchen, a dining room, and an outdoor terrace will be placed in the proposed addition.
Students will learn the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation, traditional architecture, and light frame construction in this design studio.
ARCH 571 (E1), Tom Loew
Fall of 2020 marks the advent of the I-House Design/Build Initiative on the University of Illinois Architectural campus. The I-House Design-Build Initiative affords graduate students in the School of Architecture the opportunity of exploring design process as it directly relates to both the practice of custom design, as well as to the fabrication of the given I House studio project.
ARCH 572, Christina Bollo and Trina Sandschafer
In this graduate studio students will design a multifamily housing building in the city of Chicago. The project will feature 100-200 units with amenity rich programming. The focus of the studio will be exploring the shift in housing amenities in response to health, wellness, economic, and social concerns. Studio projects will propose new directions for how amenities build community within multi-family buildings and their neighborhoods.
ARCH 573 (E1), Scott Murray
The project for this studio is to design a Community Internet Center: a public facility that provides local community members of all ages with easy access to digital resources, including the internet and computer hardware and software, offering educational, economic, and recreational opportunities for the local community. The building will serve as information infrastructure, with a program including classrooms, meeting spaces, tutoring spaces, offices, study carrels, and informal Wi-Fi lounges and gathering spaces, both interior and exterior. Given the intensity of electricity usage in such a facility, projects will incorporate building-integrated photovoltaic systems to offset building operational energy and reduce the overall carbon footprint.
ARCH 573 (E2), Ralph Hammann
ARCH 574 (E1), Sara Bartumeus Ferre
This studio redesigns the relationship between Colloserola Natural Park and Llobregat River following the natural stream of La Salut through the town of Sant Feliu, Spain.
ARCH 574 (E2), Botond Bognar
In the Tokyo Urban Studio, you will work on two sites across a main road next to the Station plaza in Shibuya, one of the busiest centers in this metropolis.
ARCH 574 (E3), Kevin Hinders
The Chicago Studio will be undertaking an urban design project and architecture projects located in Woodlawn, Ward 20, Chicago. Students will create an urban design proposal based upon the 2020 Consolidated Plan, produced by the Chicago Department of Planning, and then create teams to resolve specific sites and issues in the plan.
ARCH 574 (E4), Mark Raymond
This project will investigate the idea of the analogue in architecture and how this idea might be understood to operate in both our individual and collective practice of architecture. The word analog (US) or analogue (En.) derives from the Greek word analōg meaning ‘proportionate’ or ‘in relation to’. Contemporary applications of the word reflect the idea of ‘something existing in relation to another’ or ‘the opposite of digital.’
Spring 2021 Electives
ARCH 407, Heather Grossman
This course considers the city of Rome from its foundation until today, using critical strategies for understanding urban environments as well as individual monuments.
ARCH 576, Aaron Brakke
This graduate seminar examines the role of machines as tools for architectural design, drawing, and fabrication.
ARCH 576, Ralph Hammann
The course introduces sustainable concepts for building enclosure design in various climate regions.
ARCH 576, Carl Lewis and Lowell Miller
In this fabrication workshop, students will gain proficiency in the use of hand and power tools used in making fine furniture. They will gain a deeper understanding of material properties and will explore the implications of material choice in the design process.
ARCH 591HG, Heather Grossman
This new seminar explores ‘building identity’ – the relationships between the designed environment and personal and group identities. We will dissect theoretical and conceptual texts from multiple disciplines on the subject of identity, and examine architectural and design case studies from around the world to understand the roles of architecture in shaping identity within both distinct moments and across time.
ARCH 592, John Stallmeyer
This seminar seeks to re-center the z-axis as critical to our understanding and occupation of urban space. Through case study analysis, students will investigate the Urban Zed in an effort to understand the spatial variability of urban public spaces and how the z-axis is integral to the experience of urban space.
ARCH 594, Rick Strand
This course will focus on learning one energy simulation program and how to use it effectively to model building energy performance.
ARCH 596, Kathryn Anthony
How are architecture, architects, and designers portrayed in cinema? In what ways do built environments portrayed in cinema influence characters’ behaviors and reflect their personalities? Which architects and designers have made their careers in the film industry and how did they navigate their careers? This seminar addresses these issues and more.
ARCH 596, Lynne Dearborn
The seminar will expand students’ knowledge of healthy housing, and research ethics and techniques. Students will be expected to actively engage in skill-building around human-subjects research in architecture, interviewing and guided case study development, and to apply these skills within a team-based case-study research project investigating cases in six states where policies encourage development of healthy affordable housing.
Spring 2021 Full Course Listing
|ARCH 172/482||Drawing and Modeling||Brakke, A.||1-3|
|ARCH 199||Undergraduate Open Seminar||Varies||1-5|
|ARCH 232||Structural Fundamentals||Uihlein, M.||4|
|ARCH 274/484||Representation||Yi, Y., Melgarejo de Berry, A.||1-4|
|ARCH 314/LA 314||History of World Landscapes (Undergraduate)||Rhee, P.||4|
|ARCH 372||Designing for Human Wellbeing||Barinas-Uribe, M., Bliss, A., Dearborn, L., Deutsch, R., Lewis, C., Nuding, A., Swiatek, H.||6|
|ARCH 400||Senior Honors in Architecture: Independent Study||Varies||1-4|
|ARCH 401||Independent Study||Varies||0-4|
|ARCH 407||Rome: City of Visible History||Grossman, H.||3|
|ARCH 416||The Architecture of the United States, c.1650 to Present||Johnson, T.||3|
|ARCH 435||Structural Systems and Construction Methods||Krishnan, S.||4|
|ARCH 472||Architectural Design in Landscape and Cities||Armstrong, P.||6|
|ARCH 474||Architectural Design and Making||Erickson, K., Hemingway, E., Melgarejo de Berry, A., Staback Rodriguez, D.||6|
|ARCH 491||Architecture Professional Internship||Lewis, C.||0|
|ARCH 501||Architectural Practice||Deutsch, R.||3|
|ARCH 510/LA 513||History of World Landscapes (Graduate)||Rhee, P.||4|
|ARCH 517||Modern Architectural History, 1850-Present||Bross, B.||3|
|ARCH 537||Environmental Control Systems II||Strand, R.||4|
|ARCH 557||Seismic Analysis and Design||Varies||3|
|ARCH 558||Structural Wood Design||Aminmansour, A.||3|
|ARCH 560||Advanced Structural Analysis||Krishnan, S.||3|
|ARCH 563||Social and Behavioral Research for the Designed Environment||Bliss, A.||4|
|ARCH 571||Design: Detail and Architectonics||Chasco, D., Kapp, P., Loew, T.||6|
|ARCH 572||Design: Behavior and Environment||Sandschafer, T.||6|
|ARCH 573||Design: Technology and Performance||Hammann, R., Murray, S.||6|
|ARCH 574||Design: Architecture and Urban Design||Bartumeus Ferre, S., Bognar, B., Hinders, K.||6|
|ARCH 576||Architectural Design Seminar: Architectural Drawing Machines||Brakke, A.||3|
|ARCH 576||Architectural Design Seminar: Climate Design||Hammann, R.||3|
|ARCH 576||Architectural Design Seminar: [architecture] IN THE AGE OF [digital] REPRODUCTION||Hemingway, E.||3|
|ARCH 576||Architectural Design Seminar: Urban Design and Morphology||Hinders, K.||3|
|ARCH 576||Architectural Design Seminar: Urban Matters--Thresholds||Bartumeus Ferre, S.||3|
|ARCH 576||Architectural Design Seminar||Lewis, C.||3|
|ARCH 590||Directed Research||Varies||0-8|
|ARCH 591HG||Architecture and Identity||Grossman, H.||3-4|
|ARCH 591||Special Problems in Architectural History and Theory: Independent Study||Stallmeyer, J.||3-4|
|ARCH 592||Special Problems in Urbanism||Stallmeyer, J.||2-4|
|ARCH 593||Special Problems in Detail and Fabrication: Design and Construction Futures||Johnson, T.||2-4|
|ARCH 594||Special Problems in Building Performance: Building Energy Simulation||Strand, R.||2-4|
|ARCH 595||Special Problems in Structures Theory and Design: Integrated Design and Construction of Buildings||Aminmansour, A.||2-4|
|ARCH 596||Special Problems in Health and Wellbeing: Architecture, Cinema, Environment & Behavior||Anthony, K.||2-4|
|ARCH 597||Special Problems in Architectural Design: Independent Study||Varies||2-4|
|ARCH 599||Thesis Research||Varies||0-16|