Architecture, School of

Peter Mortensen, Ph.D.
117 Temple Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
PH: (217) 333-1330, (G) (217) 244-4384 (U) (217) 333-7720
http://arch.illinois.edu

At Illinois, we are an internationally recognized leader in educating future professionals and scholars in architecture and allied fields. We provide a robust technical and conceptual program that enables students to create and innovate. The depth and breadth of our curriculum enables students to become leaders in a range of disciplinary specialties. Our comprehensive programs prepare students to design and research in a rapidly changing global context from the macro to the micro scale through our bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Degree Programs in Architecture

Contact: Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D., Administrator for Undergraduate Student Services
School Office: 117 Temple Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, (217) 333-7720, lwaldrep@illinois.edu

The School of Architecture offers a four-year preprofessional curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSAS) degree as well as a minor in Architectural Studies. The BS in Architectural Studies degree provides an undergraduate academic education in architecture that can serve as a foundation for advanced professional education. The undergraduate curriculum offers an appropriate balance of basic professional studies in architectural design, architectural history, practice and technology, structures, and studies in the arts and sciences.

The following statement is from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB):

"In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.”

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

Master of Architecture (Pre-professional undergraduate degrees + 62 graduate credits)
Master of Architecture (Undergraduate degree + 65 prerequisite credit hours + 54 graduate credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2023

The NAAB Conditions for Accreditation (including Student Performance Criteria) may be found on the NAAB Web site.

Since 1967, the School of Architecture operates a full academic-year study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain, which is open to qualified students on a priority basis. Course offerings parallel those available to students on the Urbana-Champaign campus but stress the European context.

The School of Architecture occupies design studios, lecture rooms, and offices in the Architecture Building, Architecture Annex, and Temple Hoyne Buell Hall. The Ricker Library of Architecture and Art is located in the Architecture Building.

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

In this curriculum, normal progress is imperative. A student failing to complete any required course more than one semester later than the time designated in the curriculum is prohibited from progressive registration in architectural courses until the deficiency is corrected. To continue at the sophomore level and beyond, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (A = 4.0) for all University course work attempted. For the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree, a total of 120 semester hours are required.

First Year
First SemesterHours
MATH 220 or 221Calculus5-4
General Education16
FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
 Semester Hours12
Second Semester
ARCH 172Drawing and Modeling3
ARCH 210Intro to the Hist of Arch3
MATH 231 or PHYS 101Calculus II3-5
Composition I24
General Education13
 Semester Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
ARCH 231Anatomy of Buildings4
ARCH 273Representation3
UP 101 (or approved urban studies substitute)5Introduction to City Planning3
General Education or Electives1,36
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
ARCH 232Structural Fundamentals4
ARCH 274Strategies of Architectural Design3
General Education or Electives1,39
 Semester Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
ARCH 321Environment, Architecture, and Global Health3
Electives33
ARCH 433Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures4
 Semester Hours10
Second Semester
ARCH 434Environmental Control Systems I5
ARCH 435Structural Systems and Construction Methods4
 Semester Hours9
Fourth Year
First Semester
ARCH 473Architectural Design and Performance6
Architectural History43
Electives34
 Semester Hours13
Second Semester
ARCH 474Architectural Design and Making6
Electives36
 Semester Hours12
 Total Hours: 104

Minor in Architectural Studies

The minor in Architectural Studies allows non-architecture undergraduate students to gain an overview of architecture by taking a series of required courses in architecture. This is the only undergraduate minor offered by the School of Architecture.

Course Requirements

The architecture minor requires the successful completion of a minimum of 20 hours of architecture courses. Students entering the program with advanced credit for required courses must take courses from the Additional Courses list to attain the total hours needed for completion of the minor. All students in the minor must have at least 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses.

Required Courses
ARCH 101Introduction to Architecture3
ARCH 172Drawing and Modeling3
ARCH 210Intro to the Hist of Arch3
ARCH 231Anatomy of Buildings4
Additional Courses
Select two of the following:6-8
Environment Tech HVAC
Environment Tech Ltg & Acoust
Statics & Dynamics
Mech of Mat & Design Appl
Islamic Gardens & Architecture
History of World Landscapes
Intro to Hist of Arch Theory
Spec Topics in Arch History
Rome: The Eternal City
Ancient Egyptian & Greek Arch
Ancient Roman Architecture
Medieval Architecture
Renaissance Architecture
Baroque & Rococo Arch
Neoclass & Nineteen Cent Arch
Modern American Architecture
Twentieth-Century Architecture
Hist of the Urban Environment
Total Hours19-21

Prerequisites

Students must comply with the prerequisite requirements of courses to be taken under this program. Some of these requirements may be satisfied while in the program.

Admission

Admission to the minor will be processed by the School of Architecture Undergraduate Programs Office. Students may enter the Minor in Architectural Studies from sophomore year until such time that allows the completion of the minor before graduating in their major area of study.

Advising

Advising of students in the minor will be conducted by the advisors in the Undergraduate Programs Office of the School of Architecture.

Certification of Successful Completion

The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) will certify successful completion of the minor.

Students must declare their intentions and be admitted to the program to pursue the Minor in Architectural Studies. 

ARCH Class Schedule

Courses

ARCH 101   Introduction to Architecture   credit: 3 Hours.

An introduction to architecture, architectural education and the profession with emphasis on issues that influence architecture and the people and processes involved.

ARCH 164   Architecture as a 2nd Language   credit: 3 Hours.

Unique to architects is the combination of thinking tools in a conceptual toolbox, a resource to which they have access at any time and in all situations. These tools can be thought of as a second language. Architecture as a Second Language is a hands-on, experiential online course in which students are immersed in challenging activities similar to those architects face. The course helps develop new perspectives, capabilities, and insights that can be applied to any calling or discipline.

ARCH 172   Drawing and Modeling   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the architectural graphic communication skills that architects use to visualize, analyze, and record creative thoughts: freehand sketching, architectural delineation, and digital applications. Prerequisite: ARCH 171 or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in ARCH 231 or consent of instructor.

ARCH 210   Intro to the Hist of Arch   credit: 3 Hours.

Visual and cultural analysis of selected buildings, urban spaces, and cities, from ancient Greece to modern times; emphasizes the architectural traditions of Western Civilization, especially as they affect the built environment of America and the Middle West. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

ARCH 222   Islamic Gardens & Architecture   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as LA 222. See LA 222.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

ARCH 231   Anatomy of Buildings   credit: 4 Hours.

A holistic approach to the introduction of architectural technology. Enabling students to integrate technical material with design, this lecture/lab course addresses building codes, zoning, construction documentation and delivery, digital fabrication, and the impact of energy, sustainability, and environmental forces on building construction, comparing general principles of light frame and heavy construction materials, components, and systems. Students learn how to build virtually and physically, understanding the roles design and construction professionals play on integrated teams.

ARCH 232   Structural Fundamentals   credit: 4 Hours.

The study of forces, their distribution, and their impact on building structure. Topics include: equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; trusses; shear and bending moments in beams; arches and frames; stresses, strains, and deformations in axially loaded members; direct shear and bearing stresses; torsion; beam stresses and deflections; introduction to the design of structural members; and architectural applications. Prerequisite: MATH 220 or MATH 221, and MATH 231 or PHYS 101.

ARCH 271   Graphics for Architects   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduction to architectural graphic communication skills that architects use to visualize, analyze, and record creative thoughts: 1) freehand sketching; 2) architectural delineation; and 3) digital applications. Prerequisite: ARCH 101 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 231.

ARCH 273   Representation   credit: 3 Hours.

Develops understanding of the representation of ideas, values, and meaning in the built environment. Focuses on three topic areas: analysis, technical communication, and modeling. Exposure to multiple software tools and mastery of basic skills in each. Prerequisite: ARCH 172 or consent of instructor.

ARCH 274   Strategies of Architectural Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Focuses on understanding architecture as holistic synthesis of principles, technology and form. Content is arranged in six areas: Research and Analysis, Typology Analysis, Street Analysis, Block Analysis, Neighborhood Analysis, and Development and Presentation. Students work both on individual assignments and in teams on design projects. Emphasis on combining graphic and modeling skills with analytical skills. Exercises require demonstration of skills and concepts introduced in earlier design and technology courses. Prerequisite: ARCH 273 or consent of instructor.

ARCH 300   Ind Studies in Urban Design   credit: 3 Hours.

The individual study of selected topics involving the history, design, and function of significant European cities. Prerequisite: One year of history of architecture or Art History; consent of instructor.

ARCH 314   History of World Landscapes   credit: 4 Hours.

Same as LA 314. See LA 314.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Advanced Composition
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Western

ARCH 321   Environment, Architecture, and Global Health   credit: 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 341   Environment Tech HVAC   credit: 4 Hours.

Study of the control of thermal environment, mechanical and related building sub-systems, and their integration into the overall building design. The specific topics include: thermal comfort and behavioral implications; fundamentals of thermal behavior of buildings; the principles of heat and moisture in buildings; indoor air quality and "Sick Building Syndrome"; energy and sustainability implications of building design; and mechanical systems including HVAC and plumbing systems. Prerequisite: ARCH 233.

ARCH 342   Environment Tech Ltg & Acoust   credit: 4 Hours.

Study of the control of luminous and sonic environments, the supporting building systems, and their integration into the overall building design. Specific topics include: lighting fundamentals; light sources; effects of lighting on comfort and performance; lighting calculations and design; energy economy and sustainability; acoustic fundamentals; room acoustics; noise control; and basic electrical and sound systems. Prerequisite: ARCH 233.

ARCH 351   Statics & Dynamics   credit: 4 Hours.

Study of equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; trusses; shear and bending moments in beams; arches and frames; cables; friction; introduction to dynamics; architectural applications. Prerequisite: MATH 220 or MATH 221; and MATH 231 or PHYS 101.

ARCH 352   Mech of Mat & Design Appl   credit: 4 Hours.

Study of stresses, strains, and deformations in axially loaded members; direct shear and bearing stresses; torsion; beam stresses and deflections; stresses under combined loading; column buckling; design of structural members; introduction to statically indeterminate structures; architectural applications. Prerequisite: ARCH 351.

ARCH 373   Arch Design and the Landscape   credit: 5 Hours.

Building design in a landscape setting; creation of place; schematic building design and site planning issues, universal design and accessibility; principles of energy efficient building design; human-environment relationship issues; and architectural design and presentation methods; required field trips. Prerequisite: ARCH 272.

ARCH 374   Arch Design and the City   credit: 5 Hours.

Building design in the community setting; creation of place; introductory urban design and site planning issues, including universal design and accessibility; human-built environment relationship issues; architectural design and presentation methods; required field trips. Prerequisite: ARCH 373.

ARCH 399   Study in Versailles, France   credit: 0 to 18 Hours.

Study in the University of Illinois Architectural Program at Versailles, France. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in the Versailles, France Study Abroad Program.

ARCH 400   Senior Honors in Architecture   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

For candidates for honors in Architecture. Independent guided study and research in a selected area of architecture. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with consent of Director of School. Prerequisite: Senior standing in architecture, a University grade-point average of 3.0 or, in special cases, consent of Director of School.

ARCH 401   Independent Study   credit: 0 to 4 Hours.

Independent guided study and investigation in a selected area of architecture. 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Junior standing in architecture, written proposal approved by a sponsoring faculty member and the approval of the Director of the School.

ARCH 402   Intro to Hist of Arch Theory   credit: 3 Hours.

Architectural theory, criticism, and historiography from antiquity to the present. Based on close readings of texts from antiquity to the present day. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

ARCH 403   Spec Topics in Arch History   credit: 3 Hours.

Special topics in Architectural History courses. Topics and subject matter to be published in course listings. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210 and sophomore standing.

ARCH 407   Rome: The Eternal City   credit: 3 Hours.

Considers the architecture and urbanism of the city of Rome across time. Special focus will be placed on critical strategies for understanding urban sites. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

ARCH 409   Special Topics in Spanish Arch   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores aspects of the architecture and urban design of Spain from antiquity until the present. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210.

ARCH 410   Ancient Egyptian & Greek Arch   credit: 3 Hours.

Architecture and urban form in Egypt and the Greek world through the Hellenistic period. Same as CLCV 410. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210, ARTH 111 or CLCV 131.

ARCH 411   Ancient Roman Architecture   credit: 3 Hours.

Architecture and urban form in the ancient Roman world from the Etruscans through the Late Antiquity. Connections between Roman Late Antique, Early Christian, and Byzantine Architecture will be considered. Same as CLCV 411. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210; ARTH 111, CLCV 131, or CLCV 132.

ARCH 412   Medieval Architecture   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores aspects of the architecture and urban design of medieval Europe from late antiquity to the late Middle Ages (approximately 300-1400). Same as MDVL 412. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210 or ARTH 111.

ARCH 413   Renaissance Architecture   credit: 3 Hours.

Developments in architecture, urban design, and garden art in Italy and northern Europe in the fifteenth through the sixteenth centuries. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210, ARTH 112, or consent of instructor.

ARCH 414   Baroque & Rococo Arch   credit: 3 Hours.

Developments in architecture, urban design, and garden art in Italy, France, Germany, and England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210, ARTH 112, or consent of instructor.

ARCH 415   Neoclass & Nineteen Cent Arch   credit: 3 Hours.

Evolution of Continental and British architecture and urban planning from 1750 to World War I; includes some reference to American architecture of the same period. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210 or ARTH 112, or consent of instructor.

ARCH 416   Modern American Architecture   credit: 3 Hours.

Development of American architecture and urban planning from the seventeenth century to the present. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210, ARTH 112, or consent of instructor.

ARCH 417   Twentieth-Century Architecture   credit: 3 Hours.

Developments in Western architecture and urban design from 1900 to the present; examines the rise of modernism in Europe and after World War II; includes work in the United States, India, Japan, and Australia. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 210 or ARTH 112, or consent of instructor.

ARCH 418   Hist of the Urban Environment   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines the evolution of town planning and urban design in Western civilization from prehistory to the present; studies cultural and technical advancements affecting the form of the urban environment. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

ARCH 419   Historic Building Preservation   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduces historic preservation: legal, financial, and administrative assistance, graphic examination of restored buildings and sites, and application of conservation technology. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

ARCH 423   Soc/Beh Factors for Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Research-oriented introduction to existing social and behavioral knowledge, methods, and tools for relating man to his physical and social environment, with implications for theories and a philosophy of architectural design. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ARCH 424   Gender & Race in Contemp Arch   credit: 3 Hours.

Analyzes how the built environment reflects social attitudes towards gender and race. Identifies the work of women and people of color in architecture and related disciplines as consumers, critics, and creators of the environment. Provides links with valuable professional networks in Chicago and elsewhere. Same as GWS 424. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ARCH 433   Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures   credit: 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, shear, and combined forces as well as bolted and welded joints. Reinforced concrete as a structural material; transformed sections; design for bending, shear, and serviceability; design of one-way slabs and columns. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both ARCH 433 and ARCH 451; credit is not given for both ARCH 433 and ARCH 452. Prerequisite: ARCH 232.

ARCH 434   Environmental Control Systems I   credit: 5 Hours.

Study of the control of thermal, luminous, and sonic environments with an emphasis on passive means of controls. Specific topics include: thermal comfort and behavioral implications; fundamentals of thermal behavior of buildings; the principles of heat and moisture in buildings; lighting fundamentals; light sources; effects of lighting on comfort and performance; energy economy and sustainability; acoustic fundamentals; room acoustics; noise control; basic electrical, plumbing, vertical transportation, and life safety systems. 5 undergraduate hours. 5 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ARCH 374 or consent of instructor.

ARCH 435   Structural Systems and Construction Methods   credit: 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 231 and ARCH 232.

ARCH 441   Heat and Moisture in Buildings   credit: 3 Hours.

Provides information and skills necessary for the designer to deliver dry, durable and healthful buildings. First half covers theory, including heat transfer, psychrometrics, steady-state diffusion and conduction analysis, and transient analysis. Second half covers building applications: roofs, walls, windows, foundations, and mechanical systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 341 or equivalent.

ARCH 451   Theory & Design Steel & Timber   credit: 4 Hours.

Analysis and design of steel and timber structures for buildings. Steel columns, beams, trusses, connections, roof and floor framing systems; timber beams, columns, roof and floor framing systems. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 352.

ARCH 452   Theory of Reinforced Concrete   credit: 4 Hours.

Concrete materials; behavior of reinforced concrete construction; behavior and design of structural elements, one-way slabs, beams, and girders; columns; ACI code requirements; and introduction to continuity in reinforced concrete structures. Course Information:4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 352.

ARCH 460   International Architecture   credit: 4 Hours.

Interdisciplinary opportunity to focus on, study, and record the design and planning of cities and rural settlements in other cultures. Through directed study and participation in the intellectual environment of a foreign university, students analyze unfamiliar settings, developing insights to enrich their professional development. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher in the School of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, or the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

ARCH 461   Critical Travel Documentation   credit: 4 Hours.

Modern and historic city forms and rural practices are analyzed while experiencing the realities of daily life traveling in another culture. Journals include drawings and writings that record buildings, environs, and landscapes. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher in the School of Architecture, the Department of Landscape Architecture, or the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

ARCH 468   Overseas Architectural Studies   credit: 3 Hours.

This course is designed to enrich the professional development of students in a study abroad location. Students participate in thematic workshops, seminars, lectures and field trips focused on understanding and analyzing architectural and urbanistic landmarks and settings on site through both directed and independent assignments. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated in separate terms up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the School of Architecture.

ARCH 471   Fundamentals of Arch Design   credit: 6 Hours.

Basic architectural design methods, fundamentals, principles and concepts including creative problem solving in two- and three-dimensions. 6 undergraduate hours. 6 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Limited graduate standing in Architecture and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 231.

ARCH 472   Arch Des in Landscape & Cities   credit: 6 Hours.

Intermediate architectural design methods, fundamentals, principles and concepts focusing on buildings in landscape and urban contexts. 6 undergraduate hours. 6 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 471 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 233.

ARCH 473   Architectural Design and Performance   credit: 6 Hours.

Schematic design and development of a small-scale public building emphasizing the integration of the basic elements of building: materials, details, structure, technology, program, life safety, and universal design. 6 undergraduate hours. 6 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 371 and ARCH 372.

ARCH 474   Architectural Design and Making   credit: 6 Hours.

Building design that emphasizes the creative process of making, experimentation, and theories of contemporary methods and materials. Projects focus on translating design ideas at multiple scales into reality through computation, representation, or production, utilizing fabrication processes. Outcomes foreground entrepreneurial design thinking and team-based learning. 6 undergraduate hours. 6 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 473.

ARCH 475   Arch Design & Development   credit: 6 Hours.

Schematic design and development of a small-scale public building emphasizing the integration of the basic elements of building; materials, details, structure, technology, program, life safety, and universal design. 6 undergraduate hours. 6 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 374 or ARCH 472.

ARCH 476   Arch Design & Exploration   credit: 6 Hours.

Exploration of boundaries of architecture and the built environment. Focused exploration into specific design topics, such as issue-oriented building problems, urban design theory, intermediate building design and site planning theory, human-environment relationship theory, interdisciplinary design, and architectural design and presentation methods. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ARCH 475.

ARCH 490   Special Topics in Contemporary Architecture   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Selected topics in and applications of contemporary architecture; see Class Schedule or department office for current topics. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms up to 12 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. For majors only.

ARCH 491   Arch Professional Internship   credit: 0 Hours.

Full-time or part-time professionally supervised field experience in design intended to introduce students to the practice of architecture in a commercial firm or agency of government. Students work in the school-approved firm or agency of their choice. Written work reports and reflective experiential learning reports are required. 0 undergraduate hours. 0 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in separate terms a maximum of 3 times.Prerequisite: Graduate standing or upper-level undergraduate standing, or consent of instructor. For students enrolled in the BSAS and M.Arch. programs of study only.

ARCH 498   Directed Research in Arch   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Participation in on-going research projects which may include energy management, environmental perception, facilities development, building science, and other topics. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Approval of written proposal by instructor and Director of School.

ARCH 499   Off-Campus Study   credit: 0 to 12 Hours.

Provides opportunity for approved off-campus study. Detailed proposal for study off campus must be submitted for approval to the appropriate committee in the School prior to such study. Final determination of credit and its application toward the degree is made after a review of the student's off-campus work by the above committee and the Director of School. 0 to 12 undergraduate hours. 0 to 12 graduate hours. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in architecture and approval of program prior to registration.