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Curriculum

The curriculum is divided into three segments:

Segment I: Foundation. Students in Foundation acquire beginning knowledge, abilities, and understanding in both professional and liberal studies education necessary for all undergraduates. For the first year this is in a transdisciplinary setting.

Segment II: Integration. Students explore - in depth and breadth - the field of architectural design. Emphasis is on integrating skills, knowledge, and understanding. For this reason courses are sometimes paired. For instance a student designing a building for studio will use it as a case study for a building technology class.

Segment III: Synthesis. The BDS to M. Arch track appeals to many undergraduates because it concludes with a year-long self-directed project. At the end of the program, students are able to draw upon a wealth of academic, professional and extracurricular knowledge and tie it together through an in-depth architectural project. These projects are as individualistic as their makers because students have freedom to research their particular passions and bring them to a project they invent for themselves.

  • All Segments
  • Segment I, II & III Undergraduate
  • Segment II & III Graduate

Semester 1

  • FND1006 City Lab
  • FND1003 Transdisciplinary Studio 1
  • FND1005 Design Representation
  • FND1001 Critical Reading and Research 1

Semester 2

  • FND1004 Transdisciplinary Studio 2
  • FND2002 Sustainable Material Assemblies
  • FND2001 Making and Modeling
  • FND1002 Critical Reading and Research 2
  • FND2003 Community Practice
  • PRV0001 Portfolio Review

Semester 3

  • ARC1001 Architecture Studio 1
  • TSM2001 Sustainable Systems 1
  • DME1000 Drawing: Spatial Thinking
  • MNS1001 College Algebra and Trigonometry

Semester 4

  • ARC1002 Architecture Studio 2
  • HTC1001 History of Architecture and Design 1
  • TSM2002 Sustainable Systems 2
  • SSH1002 History and Modernity: Special Topics
  • MNS1002 Physics

Semester 5

  • ARC1003 Architecture Studio 3
  • TSM2003 Sitework
  • HTC1002 History of Architecture and Design 2 
  • Geometric Modeling and Visualization Imaging Elective
  • HTC1004 Modern and Contemporary Art

Semester 6

  • TSM2004 Structural Systems 1
  • HTC1003 Contemporary Architecture
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences Elective
  • SSH1001 Social and Political Theory
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 500

Semester 7

  • XDS1001 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio
  • TSM2005 Structural Systems 2
  • SSH1003 Critical Theories
  • Advanced Liberal Studies Electives
  • PRV002 Portfolio Review
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 500

Semester 8

  • SSH1004 Advanced Research Strategies
  • Social Sciences Humanities Elective
  • Advanced Lieral Studies Elective
  • Advanced Liberal Studies Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 500

Semester 9

  • DST1002 Degree Project
  • Arts Elective
  • Advanced Liberal Studies Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 500

    Practice Requirement: Skill Level 6

Semester 10

  • ARC3004 Architecture Studio: Comprehensive Project
  • TSM2006 Detailing and Construction
  • TSM2019 Human Factors, Programming and Codes
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 750

Semester 11

  • XDS3001 Interdisciplinary Studio
  • Design Elective: Design Media or Workshop
  • History and Theory Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 750

Semester 12

  • ARC3011 Thesis Seminar and Studio
  • TSM2018 Professional Practice
  • Advanced Drawing Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 750

Semester 13

  • ARC3012 Thesis
  • DME2100 Representation/ Workshop
  • History and Theory Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 750

    Practice Requirement: Skill Level 8
    Total Practice Hours: 5000

Semester 1

  • FND1006 City Lab
  • FND1003 Transdisciplinary Studio 1
  • FND1005 Design Representation
  • FND1001 Critical Reading and Research 1

Semester 2

  • FND1004 Transdisciplinary Studio 2
  • FND2002 Sustainable Material Assemblies
  • FND2001 Making and Modeling
  • FND1002 Critical Reading and Research 2
  • FND2003 Community Practice
  • PRV0001 Portfolio Review

Semester 3

  • ARC1001 Architecture Studio 1
  • TSM2001 Sustainable Systems 1
  • DME1000 Drawing: Spatial Thinking
  • MNS1001 College Algebra and Trigonometry

Semester 4

  • ARC1002 Architecture Studio 2
  • HTC1001 History of Architecture and Design 1
  • TSM2002 Sustainable Systems 2
  • SSH1002 History and Modernity: Special Topics
  • MNS1002 Physics

Semester 5

  • ARC1003 Architecture Studio 3
  • TSM2003 Sitework
  • HTC1002 History of Architecture and Design 2
  • Geometric Modeling and Visualization Imaging Elective
  • HTC1004 Modern and Contemporary Art

Semester 6

  • TSM2004 Structural Systems 1
  • HTC1003 Contemporary Architecture
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences Elective
  • SSH1001 Social and Political Theory
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 500

Semester 7

  • XDS1001 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio
  • TSM2005 Structural Systems 2
  • SSH1003 Critical Theories
  • Advanced Liberal Studies Electives
  • PRV002 Portfolio Review
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 500

Semester 8

  • SSH1004 Advanced Research Strategies
  • Social Sciences Humanities Elective
  • Advanced Lieral Studies Elective
  • Advanced Liberal Studies Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 500

Semester 9

  • DST1002 Degree Project
  • Arts Elective
  • Advanced Liberal Studies Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours:500

    Practice Requirement: Skill Level 6

Semester 10

  • ARC3004 Architecture Studio: Comprehensive Project
  • TSM2006 Detailing and Construction
  • TSM2019 Human Factors, Programming and Codes
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 750

Semester 11

  • XDS3001 Interdisciplinary Studio
  • Design Elective: Design Media or Workshop
  • History and Theory Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 750

Semester 12

  • ARC3011 Thesis Seminar and Studio
  • TSM2018 Professional Practice
  • Advanced Drawing Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 750

Semester 13

  • ARC3012 Thesis
  • DME2100 Representation/ Workshop
  • History and Theory Elective
  • Semester Total of Practice Hours: 750

    Practice Requirement: Skill Level 8
    Total Practice Hours: 5000