Architectural technology is the study of how buildings are built and how they work. In the Architectural Technology Concentration, students will gain an understanding of the basic principles of selecting and detailing building components, materials, systems and technology, including:
- standards and applications of various construction materials and assemblies
- documentation of building design in 2D and 3D formats
- environmental and mechanical systems, ecology, and the designer's responsibility to conserve energy and natural resources
- behavior of structural systems in withstanding both gravitational and lateral forces
- the nature of codes, regulations and standards applicable to all building projects
The curriculum of the Architectural Technology Concentration covers a wide range of building technology and design courses as well as general electives. This breadth of inquiry allows students to pursue a course of study tailored to their own interests and career objectives.
The Design Studies Practicum helps students connect their studies to applications in the workplace. More