May 26, 2024  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
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ARCH 214 - Architectural Design Core Studio IV


Prerequisites: ARCH 213 , MATH 136  or higher
This studio continues to develop the students’ design process and explores the concepts and strategies that have the capacity to significantly determine building form. Particular emphasis will be placed on the relationship of design to program, structure and materials through the study of dwellings. Special attention will be paid to an understanding of human scale and its impact upon design. Short sequential exercises enable students to develop an understanding of the use of different materials and their structural implications. Bearing wall, columnar (including free-plan) and modular building systems will be studied. These shorter problems will be followed by a longer assignment that uses different urban sites in a variety of locations as the catalyst for an investigation into how the fundamental human need for shelter is affected by regional and cultural precedents and particular climatic conditions. Students are asked to address basic environmental issues by considering passive strategies for heating and cooling. The development of graphic, computer and three-dimensional communication skills development are also continued. Faculty lectures will be integrated into the semester and a digital portfolio will be required. Minimum passing grade of “C” required.

5 credits
Spring



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