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ARCHITECTURE (ARCH)
College of Design
School of Architecture
 
ARCH 1281 - Design Fundamentals I (AH)
(4.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Introduction to design thinking in architecture through project-based learning. Lectures, films, field trips. Four design projects, including an off-campus service learning.



ARCH 1701 - The Designed Environment
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Examination of seminal issues in the designed environment, including relationships between place and space, and realms of the ideal and real, public and private. Survey of how the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design have explored those issues.



ARCH 1701H - Honors: The Designed Environment
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[Fr or soph] honors; A-F only, spring, every year)
Seminal issues in the designed environment. Relationships between place/space, ideal/real, public/private. How architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design have explored those issues.



ARCH 2281 - Design Fundamentals II
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1281, [Arch mjr or pre-arch]; A-F only, spring, every year)
Foundation architectural design studio. Design principles, technical drawing, material manipulation.



ARCH 2301 - Introduction to Drawing in Architecture
(4.0 cr; =[LA 5301, LA 5371, LA 5376]; Prereq-pre-arch major or BDA major; no prereq in summer; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Perceiving/representing material environment. Sketching/drawing conventions of visual phenomena/forms.



ARCH 3150 - Topics in Architecture
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 24.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Selected topics in architecture design, theory, representation, or history.



ARCH 3250 - Design Workshop
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 18.0 cr]; Prereq-2281, [Arch BA or BDA major]; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Design process as it relates to architecture. Hands-on projects involving interactive design process. Students develop rigorous/inventive graphic means of communicating.



ARCH 3281 - Undergraduate Architecture Studio I
(6.0 cr; Prereq-BS Arch major; A-F only, fall, every year)
Introduction to architectural design in relation to site.



ARCH 3282 - Undergraduate Architecture Studio II
(6.0 cr; Prereq-[3281 or 4281], BS Arch major; A-F only, spring, every year)
Introduction to architectural design in relation to program.



ARCH 3301 - Drawing for Design in Architecture (AH)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[1301 or LA 1301 or 2301], [Arch or BED major]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to practical/conceptual function of drawing in architecture.



ARCH 3312 - Rome: Drawing (-in) the Eternal City
(4.0 cr; Prereq-jr or sr BDA or BS arch major or landscape arch major; A-F only, spring, offered periodically)
Intensive drawing workshop focused on investigating Rome's urban fabric. Study, document, represent how city's buildings shape spaces of urban life. How elements help craft unique experience of Eternal City.



ARCH 3351 - AutoCAD I
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5351]; Prereq-Arch major or BED major or #; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Concepts, tools, and techniques of computer-aided drawing with current AutoCAD Release. Producing dimensioned/annotated drawings for plotting. 3-D drawing capabilities. Use of dimension variables, attributes, blocks, symbols.



ARCH 3381 - Introduction to Computer Aided Architectural Design
(3.0 cr; =[01363]; Prereq-Arch major or BED major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Introduction to 2-D drawing, 3-D modeling/animation, printing, plotting. Electronic networking/communications, database management, spreadsheet analysis, land-use analysis, project management.



ARCH 3411V - Architectural History to 1750 (HIS, GP, WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Soph or above; A-F only, fall, every year)
History of architecture/city planning from antiquity to 1750, as illustrated by major monuments from western/non-western cultures.



ARCH 3411W - Architectural History to 1750 (HIS, GP, WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Soph or above; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Built environment as a tool to study the human past from ancient times to 1750. Major trends of style and form and the relationships, practices, beliefs that have shaped human behavior.



ARCH 3412 - Architectural History Since 1750 (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Soph or above; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Examples of the built environment from the Enlightenment to the present are studied within a broad social, cultural, and political context. Major architectural movements and their associated forms and designs.



ARCH 3412H - Honors: Architectural History Since 1750 (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Soph, honors; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Built environment from the Enlightenment to the present in a broad social, cultural, and political context. Major architectural movements and associated forms/designs. Ideas/philosophies that have emerged over time. Lecture, textbooks, discussion, writing, drawing, looking, and researching.



ARCH 3511 - Material Transformations: Technology and Change in the Built Environment (TS)
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Surveys development of significant architectural material technologies/their relationships to society/natural environment.



ARCH 3611 - Design in the Digital Age
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5611]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Introduction to design, design process. Developing/understanding ways of seeing, thinking, and acting as a designer. Changes in design being wrought by digital technology. Team design project.



ARCH 3641 - Introduction to Heritage Preservation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Jr or sr only; A-F only, fall, every year)
Potential of, and challenges to, heritage preservation in the United States. Preservation's pros/cons. Lectures, readings, films, class discussions, assignments, local field trips, case studies.



ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 3711W]; Prereq-Honors, [soph or above]; A-F only, fall, every year)
Designed environment as cultural medium and as product of a sociocultural process and expression of values, ideas, and behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process.



ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 3711V]; Prereq-Soph or above; A-F only, fall, every year)
Designed environment as cultural medium/product of sociocultural process/expression of values, ideas, behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process.



ARCH 3722 - Istanbul: The City in Visual Culture (GP, AH)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-jr or sr arch major or landscape arch major; A-F only, spring, every year)
Examine how spaces of Istanbul are created, experienced, represented through its visual culture. How physical landscape of city has changed over many eras. Seminars, readings, on-site lectures, explorations.



ARCH 3993 - Directed Study (AH)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Guided individual reading or study.



ARCH 4150 - Topics in Architecture
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 24.0 cr]; Prereq-Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Design, technology, history, theory, representation, or urbanism.



ARCH 4194H - Thesis/Capstone Project
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Arch major, sr, honors; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Individualizes honors experience by connecting aspects of major program with special academic interests.



ARCH 4283 - Undergraduate Architecture Studio III
(6.0 cr; Prereq-[3282 or 4282], B.S. Arch major; A-F only, fall, every year)
Introduction to architectural design in relation to materials, construction methods.



ARCH 4284 - Undergraduate Architecture Studio IV
(6.0 cr; Prereq-4283, BS Arch major; A-F only, spring, every year)
Topical design studio.



ARCH 4313 - Visual Communication Techniques in Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5313]; Prereq-3301 or 4301; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Delineation, presentation, and design techniques. Various visual media, methods of investigation.



ARCH 4321 - Architecture in Watercolor
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5321]; Prereq-1301; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Watercolor as tool in design process. Foundation principles, techniques, medium, tools, materials. Color relationships, mixing, composition, applications to design.



ARCH 4325 - Architectural Photography: Imaging by Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-BDA or BS major or Landscape Design and Planning major or #; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Principals of architectural photography as language of design through lectures, demonstrations, critical discussions. Ongoing photographic study under framework of conceptual themes. compositional forms, graphic styling, use of natural/artificial light, technical issues.



ARCH 4361 - 3-D Computer Architectural Modeling and Design
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5361]; Prereq-3351, Arch major; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Use of 3D computer modeling for representation in abstract/realistic ways. Creation/arrangement of objects. Setting up lighting. Developing surface materials. Creating still renderings/animations. Ways computer visualization can be used for design exploration, feedback during idea development, and realistic representation of designs.



ARCH 4382 - Computer-Aided Architectural Design
(3.0 cr; =[01293]; Prereq-3381 or 5381; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Computer-aided tools as used in design. Practice in 2-/3-D CAD, image manipulation. Advanced multimedia visualization techniques, including solid modeling, photo realistic imaging, animation, and video editing/recording.



ARCH 4421W - Architecture and Interpretation: The Cave and the Light (WI)
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5421]; Prereq-[3411, 3412] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
Historical/hermeneutical investigation of iconography of grotto. Intertwined themes of descent into earth and ascent to light, from earliest strata of human culture to present day.



ARCH 4423 - Gothic Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5423]; Prereq-3411 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
History of architecture and urban design in Western Europe, from 1150 to 1400.



ARCH 4424 - Renaissance Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5424]; Prereq-3411 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
History of architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1400 to 1600. Emphasizes major figures (Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Palladio) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Florence, Venice).



ARCH 4425 - Baroque Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5425]; Prereq-3411 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1600 to 1750. Emphasizes major figures (Bernini, Borromini, Cortona, Guarini) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Turin).



ARCH 4428 - Byzantium/Istanbul: Crossroads of East and West (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-jr or sr arch major or landscape arch major; A-F only, spring, every year)
Survey architecture/landscapes of Byzantium/Istanbul. Visual, chronological, theoretical understandings of key monuments/landscapes in Byzantine/Ottoman architecture.



ARCH 4432 - Modern Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5432]; Prereq-3412 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Architecture and urban design in Europe and the United States from early 19th century to World War II.



ARCH 4434 - Contemporary Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5434]; Prereq-3412 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, even academic years)
Developments, theories, movements, and trends in architecture and urban design from World War II to present.



ARCH 4441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5441]; Prereq-[3411, 3412] recommended; A-F only, spring, every year)
History of major architectural monuments, urban phenomena, and landscape forms of Minnesota. Interrelationships between architecture, geography, and people.



ARCH 4445W - Suburbia (WI)
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5445]; A-F only, fall, every year)
Suburbia, from origins in 18th-century England to present. Historical changes and present challenges, especially in America. Ideology, mythology, planning, development, geography, transportation, the family. Specific sites/designs. Representations in film, television, popular literature, and music.



ARCH 4461 - North American Indian Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5461]; Prereq-Arch 3412, Arch or AmIn major; A-F only, spring, odd academic years)
Historic/contemporary principles/theories of North American Indian architecture. Culture, technology, environment, art, and craft of North American Indians in their settlements/architecture.



ARCH 4511 - Materials and Methods I
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BS Arch major; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Building materials, assemblies, construction operations shaping building designs. Material properties for designing/detailing building systems, elements, components. Applications. Modeling, hands-on building experiences.



ARCH 4521 - Environmental Technology I
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BS Arch major; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Issues related to environmental quality/design. Climate response. Heating, cooling, lighting design. Indoor air quality.



ARCH 4552 - Integrated Design Processes
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Wood/steel building design topics. Emphasizes whole building design and individual structural elements. Conceptual design strategies. Planning/design phases. Criteria for selection of building systems. Principles of wood/steel structural systems. Basic building code requirements. Individual/group design/research projects.



ARCH 4561 - Architecture and Ecology
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5501]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Introduction to theories/practices of ecological approaches to architectural design. Ecological context, implications/opportunities of architecture. Historical/theoretical framework for ecological design thinking. Issues studied at various scales: site/community, building, component.



ARCH 4571 - Architectural Structures I
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BS Arch major; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Structural mechanics, graphic/quantitative analysis. Loads, materiality, strength, equilibrium, stability, serviceability, reliability. External/internal forces. Shear/moment diagrams/calculations. Structural behavior of building systems. Design using wood/steel members.



ARCH 4671 - Historic Preservation
(3.0 cr; =[01364]; Prereq-Jr or sr or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Philosophy, theory, origins of historic preservation. Historic archaeology, research, descriptive analysis, documentation. Government's role, standards/guidelines, building codes, neighborhood preservation, advocacy. Using primary/secondary resources. Controversial aspects.



ARCH 4672 - Historic Building Conservation
(3.0 cr; =[01365]; Prereq-4671 or concurrent enrollment in 4671 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Historic building materials, systems, methods of conservation. Structural systems, building repair/pathology. Introducing new environmental systems. Conserving interiors. Research on materials/techniques, using primary/secondary resources. Documenting with photography/measured drawings.



ARCH 4674 - World Heritage Conservation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Jr or sr or #; A-F only, fall, offered periodically)
Design/planning options for conservation of historic buildings/cultural heritage sites. Case studies link current practices, methods/solutions with expert preservationists, site conservationists, local communities in development/design of conservation proposals.



ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory (WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3411, 3412] or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Urban form, related issues of design/theory/culture. Thematic history of cities. Lectures, discussions, assignments.



ARCH 4731 - Territorial City
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F only, fall, every year)
Seminar. Students research, define, and test conditions within which the territory and contemporary city coexist. Site for research is Twin Cities metropolitan area. Readings, discussions, field trips, collaborative development of urban proposals.



ARCH 4750 - Introduction to Urban Form and Issues
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Undergrad arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Special topics in theory/practice of urban design.



ARCH 5101 - Architectural Design Studies
(7.0 cr; Prereq-3+ track for MArch; S-N only, summer, every year)
Principles/methods architecture design. Theories, history, technologies, media, and processes as foundation for critical thinking. Analytic modeling, visual thinking.



ARCH 5110 - Architecture as Catalyst
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-M.Arch; S-N only, spring, every year)
Topical workshops on design methods, theories, or emerging practices.



ARCH 5212 - Undergraduate Architecture Studio 05: Advanced Design
(6.0 cr; Prereq-Passing grade in 3281, 3282, 4283, 4284; A-F only, spring, every year)
Advanced design studio to engage students in range of critical subjects to be determined by respective instructors. Intended to challenge students with independent/experimental approach to design that builds on prior knowledge, develop working methodologies/design ethics.



ARCH 5241 - Principles of Design Programming
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-[8251, [M.Arch or MS Arch] major] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Architectural programming. Client/user needs. Equipment, space, activity analysis. Site selection, precedent analysis. Analysis of standards/regulations. Technology and materials. Hypothesis formulation/evaluation. Conceptual development, research, representation, interpretation.



ARCH 5301 - Conceptual Drawing
(3.0 cr; =[01190]; Prereq-MArch major or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Drawing as way of analyzing, exploring, and generating design ideas. Projection systems, diagramming, mapping. Different modes of visual perception. Nonverbal structures.



ARCH 5311 - Theory of Architectural Representation
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4311]; Prereq-[5371, 5372, M Arch] or instr consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Integration of emerging computer graphics with photography and architectural graphic conventions. Historical, theoretical, and critical issues of representation. Influence of visual media on architectural field.



ARCH 5313 - Visual Communication Techniques in Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4313]; Prereq-M Arch major or instr consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Delineation, presentation, and design techniques. Various visual media and methods of investigation.



ARCH 5321 - Architecture in Watercolor
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4321]; Prereq-M Arch grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Watercolor as a tool in design process. Foundation principles, techniques, medium, tools, materials. Color relationships, mixing, composition, applications to design.



ARCH 5361 - 3-D Computer Architectural Modeling and Design
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4361]; Prereq-M Arch major; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Use of 3D computer modeling for representation in abstract/realistic ways. Computer modeling software. Creation/arrangement of objects, setting up lighting, developing surface materials, creating still renderings/animations. Ways in which computer visualization can be used for design exploration, for feedback during development of ideas, and for realistic representation of fully formed designs.



ARCH 5372 - Computer Methods II
(1.0 cr; =[LA 5375, LA 5372, LA 5377]; Prereq-5371, & 8252 and M Arch major or #; S-N or Aud, spring, every year)
Current techniques, computer programs, and their application to architectural computing and design.



ARCH 5374 - Computer Methods IV
(1.0 cr; Prereq-5373, & 8254, M Arch major or #)
Advanced architectural computing applications in design, history, theory, representation, and technology.



ARCH 5381 - Introduction to Computer Aided Architectural Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Arch or BED or M Arch or grad student in LA or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
2-D drawing, 3-D modeling/animation, printing, plotting. Electronic networking/communications, database management, spreadsheet analysis, land-use analysis, project management.



ARCH 5382 - Computer Aided Architectural Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5381 or arch grad major or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
2-D/3-D CAD, image manipulation. Advanced multimedia visualization techniques for design, including solid modeling, photo-/realistic imaging, animation, video-editing/recording.



ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-MS Arch or M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Advanced study in architectural history. Readings, research, seminar reports.



ARCH 5411 - Principles of Design Theory
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Principles of design and their instrumentation. How and why architecture theory is generated. Types and significance of formal analysis. Theoretical positions and modes of criticism.



ARCH 5421 - Architecture and Interpertation: The Cave and the Light
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4421W]; Prereq-[3411, 3412] or #; A-F only, fall, odd academic years)
Historical/hermeneutical investigation of iconography of grotto. Intertwined themes of descent into earth and ascent to light, from earliest strata of human culture to present day.



ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4423]; Prereq-MS Arch or M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
History of architecture and urban design in Western Europe, from 1150 to 1400.



ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4424]; Prereq-MS Arch or M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
History of architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1400 to 1600. Emphasizes major figures (Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Palladio) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Florence, Venice).



ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4425]; Prereq-MS Arch or M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1600 to 1750. Emphasizes major figures (Bernini, Borromini, Cortona, Guarini) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Turin).



ARCH 5426 - Architecture and Nature: 1500-1750
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4426]; Prereq-M Arch major or instr consent; fall, offered periodically)
History of interaction of architecture and nature in Italy, England, and France in 16th/17th centuries. Major monuments, their relationship to theories of architecture/gardening and to urban/rural life.



ARCH 5431 - Eighteenth-Century Architecture and the Enlightenment
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4431W]; Prereq-M Arch grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Architecture, urban planning, and garden design in Europe and America from 1650 to 1850.



ARCH 5432 - Modern Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4432]; Prereq-MS Arch or M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Architecture and urban design in Europe and the United States, from early 19th century to World War II.



ARCH 5434 - Contemporary Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4434]; Prereq-MS Arch or M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Developments, theories, movements, and trends in architecture and urban design, from World War II to present.



ARCH 5439 - History of Architectural Theory
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4439]; Prereq-MS Arch or M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
History of architectural theory, from antiquity to 20th century.



ARCH 5441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4441]; Prereq-[3411, 3412] recommended; A-F only, spring, every year)
History of major architectural monuments, urban phenomena, and landscape forms of Minnesota. Interrelationships between architecture, geography, and people.



ARCH 5445 - Suburbia
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4445W]; A-F only, fall, every year)
Suburbia, from origins in 18th-century England to present. Historical changes and present challenges, especially in America. Ideology, mythology, planning, development, geography, transportation, the family. Specific sites/designs. Representations in film, television, popular literature, and music.



ARCH 5446 - Architecture Since World War II: Postwar Experimentation: Aesthetics and Politics of Architecture
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major; A-F only, fall, every year)
Eight-week seminar. Avant-garde architectural responses to postwar consciousness of social issues/meaning. How tenets of western avant-gardism were transformed by regional constraints when introduced to post-independent agendas of non-western world.



ARCH 5450 - Topics in Architectural Theory
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-Arch major or M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selected topics in architectural theory and criticism.



ARCH 5451 - Architecture: Defining the Discipline
(4.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Paradigms through which architecture has defined itself. Implications for its practice, product, and architecture in general. Lecture, discussion, design exercises.



ARCH 5452 - Architecture: Design, Form, Order, and Meaning
(4.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Architecture and the issue of meaning. Explores fundamental and constituent elements of architectural form and order; their inherent tectonic, phenomenal, experiential, and symbolic characteristics; their potential and implications for the creation and structure of meaningful human places.



ARCH 5455 - Typology and Architecture: Theories of Analysis and Synthesis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5411, M Arch major, #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Theoretical traditions and development of typology's role in architecture. Investigates works of Laugier, Quatremere de Quincy, Viollet-Le Duc, Ledoux, Durand, Camillo Sitte, and Le Corbusier. Recent developments and theoretical positions of neo-rational and contextual arguments for contemporary applications of the idea of type.



ARCH 5458 - Architecture and Culture
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3412, Arch major or grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Architecture as a cultural medium. Relationships among architecture, people, and culture; research findings and design; vernacular and high style architecture. Physiological and symbolic messages; reception theory in architecture; cultural critique and change; implications for architectural practice.



ARCH 5459 - Gender and Architecture
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Arch or WoSt major or M Arch major or #; fall, offered periodically)
Examination of ideas related to gender and architecture, gendered and non-gendered places and practices, and their relations to cultural norms and change.



ARCH 5461 - North American Indian Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 4461]; Prereq-M Arch major or instr consent; spring, every year)
Historic/contemporary principles/theories of North American Indian architecture. Culture, technology, environment, art, and craft of North American Indians in their settlements/architecture.



ARCH 5465 - LeCorbusier's Search for Theory and Identity in His Formative Years
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major; A-F only, spring, every year)
Seminar. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret's transition from apprentice of watchcase engraving to student of architecture, 1902-20. Early education, travels, design of houses in La Chaux de Fonds, transition to life in Paris, success in establishing theoretical identity.



ARCH 5468 - Constructing Sacred Space
(4.0 cr; Prereq-mArch or MS; A-F only, spring, every year)
Speculative understandings of space, form, and expression of sacred space in historic/contemporary cultural/social contexts, using Islamic art/architecture. Language of architecture.



ARCH 5513 - Environmental Technology I: Thermal Design in Architecture
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Thermal and climatic issues in the design of small and mid-size buildings. Investigations in built and mechanical methods to modify climate. Evaluation of the impact of design techniques on energy use, the environment, and architectural meaning.



ARCH 5514 - Environmental Technology II: Lighting and Acoustic Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Principles of daylighting, electric lighting, and acoustic design in architecture. Relationship between luminous and acoustic environments, human comfort and architectural experience. Analytical methods, design process, and modeling of daylighting.



ARCH 5515 - Technology One: Building Materials and Construction Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch student; A-F only, fall, every year)
Building materials (concrete, masonry, steel, timber, glass). Building systems (structure, envelope, circulation, HVAC, plumbing). Integration of systems. Building construction processes/terminology.



ARCH 5516 - Technology Two: Luminous and Thermal Design
(6.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch; A-F only, spring, every year)
Concepts/principles of daylighting, thermal, energy, and systems integration. Architectural/technological implications of lighting and thermal design. Ecological thinking in support of sustainable design decision making.



ARCH 5517 - Technology Three: Structural Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch student; A-F only, fall, every year)
Structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces. Evolution, range, and applications of structural systems. Structural analysis. Graphical methods, site visits, analog/digital modeling. Case studies, problems.



ARCH 5521 - Material Investigation: Concrete
(4.0 cr; Prereq-MArch or MS; A-F only, spring, every year)
Design projects identify common problems/improvements, investigate alternatives, and develop solutions where concrete is primary building material.



ARCH 5523 - Material Investigation: Steel and Glass
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student; A-F only, spring, every year)
Design projects identify common problems and improvements, investigate alternatives and develop solutions where steel and glass are the primary building materials.



ARCH 5527 - Material Investigations: Stone and Water
(4.0 cr; Prereq-M.Arch or M.S.; A-F only, spring, every year)
Design projects identify common problems/improvements, investigate alternatives, and develop solutions where wood is primary building material.



ARCH 5539 - Daylighting and Architecture Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major; A-F only, spring, every year)
Ecological design approaches that combine ecological, physiological, and experiential aspects to enhance relationship to place. How formal, aesthetic, and experiential aspects of daylighting support/foster sustainable architectural design.



ARCH 5541 - Material Strategies
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch or Arch MS major; A-F only, fall, every year)
Emergent materials in advanced building design; strategies for material approaches relevant to global resource flows, technological trajectories, and sociocultural effects. Research projects based on evaluative tools and case studies.



ARCH 5550 - Topics in Technology
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-M.Arch major; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selected topics in architecture technology, e.g., construction, environmental management, energy performance, lighting, materials.



ARCH 5561 - Tech 1, Structures for Building
(2.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Role of structure in architectural design. Common systems found throughout history. Review systems to identify parameters that influence structural decisions.



ARCH 5562 - Tech 2, Intro to Building Technology
(2.0 cr; Prereq-M.Arch or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Origin/development of architectural idea. Designs as direct means of representing our underlying intentions.



ARCH 5563 - Tech 3: Advanced Building Technology Integrated Building Systems
(0.0 - 2.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-M.Arch or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Logic of integrating building systems. Improving understanding of/thinking critically about integration principles, theories, practice, application. Identifying/working through problems project architect must address.



ARCH 5564 - Tech 4: Building Structural Systems
(0.0 - 2.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-M.Arch or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Main concepts related to building structures. Basic knowledge of flow of forces. Review of rules for sizing structures. Calculations to understand systems behavior. Knowledge/tools to design buildings considering structure within design process.



ARCH 5571 - Architectural Structures I: Wood and Steel Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Influence of history/culture on architecture/structure. Structural mechanics, analysis, form finding, and design by experimental, qualitative/intuitive, and quantitative methods. Vector-/form-active structural systems, funicular structures. Bending/compression elements, plates/grids. Tensile architecture, shells. Traditional construction materials.



ARCH 5609 - Development and Implementation of Research
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F only, fall, every year)
Bridge gaps among architectural research, design, practice. Forum for students to independently develop research topics/implement research methods related to architectural scholarship/practice, aided by classmates, instructor, guest lecturers.



ARCH 5611 - Design in the Digital Age
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 3611]; Prereq-Grad student or upper level undergrad student; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Introduction to design, design process. Developing/understanding ways of seeing, thinking, and acting as a designer. Changes in design being wrought by digital technology. Team design project.



ARCH 5621 - Professional Practice in Architecture
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Legal, ethical, business, and practical requirements of architectural practice. Contemporary and historical models of contract formation, business principles, accounting, project management, design services, and marketing.



ARCH 5630 - Practicum: Advanced Issues in Practice
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-M.S. Architecture or M.Arch; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Advanced architectural practice topics not normally covered in curricula are examined/evaluated as foundation for licensure/ARE 4.0 testing processes.



ARCH 5631 - Legal Contracts in Architecture
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major or #; A-F or Aud)
Legal subject matter relevant to the work of architects and design professionals.



ARCH 5645 - Real Estate Development in Architecture
(3.0 cr; Prereq-For undergrads BA Arch major; for grads M Arch major or #; fall, offered periodically)
Fundamentals of real estate development and investment building. Processes and rules of specialists in development of investment projects. Topics include pro forma value and depreciation, tax shelter, feasibility, market analysis, appraisal equity financing, design, construction, leasing, and property management.



ARCH 5650 - Topics in Architectural Practice
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-5621, Arch major or 5621, M Arch major or #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topics in architectural practice, methods of design production, marketing, operation, and relationships among clients, architecture, and society.



ARCH 5651 - Building Stories
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; A-F only, spring, every year)
Professional practice education by means of case study analysis.



ARCH 5670 - Topics in Historic Preservation
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-MS Arch or M Arch major or #; fall, offered periodically)
Selected topics in the theory, philosophy, research, and methods of architectural historic preservation.



ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Philosophy, theory, origins of historic preservation. Historic archaeology/research, descriptive analysis, documentation of historic buildings. Government's role in historic preservation, preservation standards/guidelines, preservation/building codes, preservation advocacy.



ARCH 5672 - Historic Building Conservation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3412, 5671 or #; spring, every year)
Historic building materials, systems, and methods of conservation. Discussion of structural systems, building repair and pathology, introduction of new environmental systems in historic buildings, and conservation of historic interiors. Research on historic building materials and techniques using primary and secondary resources and on documentation of a specific historic site through large-format photography and measured drawings.



ARCH 5673 - Historic Property Research and Documentation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3412, 3641, 4671, 5671, 4672 or 5672] or #; spring, every year)
Philosophy, theory, methods of historic building research. Descriptive analysis of buildings, building documentation, historical archaeology, architectural taxonomy.



ARCH 5677 - Preservation of the Vernacular Built Environment and Cultural Landscape
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student, open to upper level (junior/senior) undergraduates with #. Honors student encouraged.; A-F only, spring, offered periodically)
Theoretical, methodological, practical implications of preserving vernacular environment such as commercial blocks, strips/buildings, warehouses/sheds, wharves/piers, abandoned streetcar tracks/railroad spurs.
Effective: Spring 2015


ARCH 5711 - Theory and Principles of Urban Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-M Arch major or LA grad major or grad student or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Seminar. Debate on dominant theories/paradigms informing city design from renaissance to 21th century. Critical issues central to current debates.



ARCH 5721 - Case Studies in Urban Design
(3.0 cr; =[LA 5721]; Prereq-Grad student or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Reading seminar. Evolution of contemporary city. Dynamics that created contemporary urban spatial patterns. Planning/design theories that have guided public interventions in built environment. Thematic texts, classroom discussions.



ARCH 5731 - Territorial City
(3.0 cr; =[01721]; A-F only, fall, every year)
Seminar. Students research, define, and test conditions within which the territory and contemporary city coexist. Site for research is Twin Cities metropolitan area. Readings, discussions, field trips, collaborative development of urban proposals.



ARCH 5750 - Topics in Urban Design
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Arch major; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Special topics in theory/practice of urban design.



ARCH 5770 - Field Studies in Urban Design
(2.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; A-F only, spring, every year)
Travel study of urbanism through guided field trips and lectures by local experts. Relationship between built environment, land, water, and transit. Planning and development policies. On-site graphic documentation and analysis. Design or written papers.



ARCH 5790 - Special Topics in Metropolitan Design
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[LA 5790]; Prereq-Enrollment in CMD prog or #; A-F or Aud)



ARCH 5993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Guided individual reading or study.



ARCH 8101 - Subjects and Methods in Architecture
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Grad Arch major or #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
The discipline of architecture.



ARCH 8250 - Advanced Topics in Design
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Admitted to 3+ track for MArch prog or #; S-N or Aud, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Design studio.



ARCH 8251 - Graduate Architectural Design I
(9.0 cr; Prereq-MArch or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Design projects focus on fundamental issues of space/form/ light/materiality in relation to human habitation. Design as a process of exploration/inquiry. Modes/media of representation, their critical impact.



ARCH 8252 - Graduate Architectural Design II
(6.0 cr; Prereq-8251, grad Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Fundamental architectural problems involving design as a creative inquiry. Individual and collaborative effort.



ARCH 8253 - Graduate Architectural Design III
(9.0 cr; Prereq-[8251, MArch] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Issues of design process, representation, programming, technology, and urban relations.



ARCH 8254 - Technical Applications in Design
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-[8253, MArch major] or %; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Design potential inherent in technical development process of design project. Testing concepts, developing details, integrating building systems. Structural bay enclosure, cost considerations, regulatory compliance. Building-information modeling, analog/digital representations in architecture document production.



ARCH 8255 - Graduate Architectural Design V
(6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-[8254, grad Arch major] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Fundamental architectural problems involving design as a creative inquiry. Individual/collaborative effort.



ARCH 8295 - Directed Graduate Architectural Design
(6.0 cr; Prereq-8251, grad Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)



ARCH 8299 - Master's Final Project
(10.0 cr; Prereq-Plan C, MArch; S-N only, spring, every year)
Final studio project for Plan C master's. Measures knowledge of architecture and ability to conduct research for design proposal, communicate in visual/written representations. Proposal, graphic presentation of project.



ARCH 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



ARCH 8350 - Advanced Topics in Representation
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, summer, every year)
Theory and practice of visual representation in architecture.



ARCH 8450 - Topics in Theory
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-5411, grad Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Topics vary



ARCH 8494 - Directed Research in Architectural History
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad Arch major or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
tbd



ARCH 8550 - Topics in Technology
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Special topics in theory/practice of architecture technologies.



ARCH 8561 - Sustainable Design Theory and Practice
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5513, [grad MS or MArch]] or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
History, theory, and ethics of sustainable design processes/practices. Emphasizes approaches to sustainable architecture. Regional/global ecological issues, design strategies, methods of assessment. Primary architectural/technological implications of sustainable design theory/practice that inform design thinking/research. Sustainable design issues. Research projects, case studies, fieldwork.



ARCH 8563 - Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Issues in Sustainable Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5513, [grad MS or MArch]] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Energy/IEQ aspects of sustainable design related to global environmental issues. Energy/IEQ strategies, methods, and tools as applied to sustainable building design. Research projects, case studies.



ARCH 8565 - Materials Performance in Sustainable Building
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5512, grad MS or March]] or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Building-material properties, resource conservation, fabrication/construction processes in production of high performance sustainable building designs. Application of assessment/evaluation tools (LCA, BEES, Athena or LEED) for IEQ, waste reduction and management with an emphasis on experimental/analytic methods. Aesthetic/technical solutions that integrate design selection processes, construction methods, commissioning processes, and facility management, maintenance, and decommissioning.



ARCH 8567 - Site and Water Issues in Sustainable Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5512, [grad MS or MArch student]] or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Site, water and site/building integration aspects of sustainable design. Ecological principles, site analysis. Water/site/building integration strategies, methods, and tools integrated with sustainable design issues such as energy, indoor environmental quality, and materials. Research projects, case studies, measurement methods.



ARCH 8650 - Topics in Architectural Practice
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad Arch major or #; A-F or Aud)



ARCH 8750 - Topics in Urban Design
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad Arch major or #; A-F or Aud)



ARCH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 18.0 cr [max 50.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



 
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