Fall (16 hours)

ARCH 321: Environment, Architecture, and Global Health (3 hours)

This course surveys current research at the intersection of the built environment, health, and well-being. It emphasizes relationships among people and multiple scales of the environments they inhabit and the health and well-being consequences of these relationships. It comparatively examines these relationships within a broad range of Western and Non-Western cultures and contexts by introducing significant historical and contemporary theories, data of relevance, research processes, and applications in environmental design and planning processes. To improve person-environment fit, the roles of social groups, institutions, and organizations in the person-environment-health/well-being nexus within various cultural and geographic contexts are examined and compared.

ARCH 371: Intermediate Design I (6 hours)

Investigates individual and collective architectural habitats. Students examine the effects of environmental context, cultural perspectives, and multi-sensory perceptions in living conditions. Students design livable, integrated, and inclusive habitats considering universal design, accessibility, and life safety.

ARCH 433: Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures (4 hours)

Loads and load combinations; design methods/structural safety; steel as a structural material; design of structural steel members subject to tension, compression, bending, and shear. Reinforced concrete as a structural material; design for bending, shear, and serviceability; introduction to design of columns.

4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 232. Restricted to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Architecture.

Students must register in one lecture and one lab section.

ARCH 41X: Architectural History Before 1850 CE (3 hours)
General Education (3 hours)

Spring (16 hours)

ARCH 372: Designing for Human Well-Being

This course focuses on person-environment relationships to improve the well-being outcomes of design. Students explore nested environmental scales, human and built context, natural environment systems, cultural perspectives, multi-sensory perception, and widely accessible, enabling and inclusive environments. This course introduces design projects as discrete places, both within and influenced by broader physical, social, cultural, and economic systems. This class requires field trips.

Prerequisite: ARCH 171, 172, 273, 274, 321, 371 or consent of Instructor. Course restricted to BSAS majors with junior standing or above.

ARCH 435: Structural Systems and Construction Methods (4 hours)

Presents a unified approach to architectural structures and construction technology to enable students to integrate design, engineering, and construction, while providing an understanding of how material/component/system decisions impact the work of architects, engineers, and constructors. Using a series of case-studies and project-based assignments, students learn about the various structural systems and construction methods used in the design of buildings. The evolution and state-of-the-art in structure and construction strategies will be discussed to provide requisite breadth and depth. Topics covered include: structural and building codes; structural systems and their layout planning; foundation systems; construction methods and technologies in wood, steel, concrete, and masonry; sustainability considerations; detailing; and digital modeling.

4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 231ARCH 232 and ARCH 433.

ARCH 41X: Architectural History After 1850 CE (3 hours)
General Education (3 hours)

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