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Architecture

School/College: School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Degrees Conferred:

  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Science in Architecture
  • Ph.D. in Architecture

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Overview

Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

The Master of Architecture, the first professional degree offered by the Department of Architecture, is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The degree program requires 2 to 3½ years of graduate study, depending on the applicant's previous academic background and qualifications. It offers a wide range of courses, with particular strengths in the areas of architectural design and integrated practice, ecological/sustainable design, digital design and fabrication, preservation, urban design, and design as a response to the physical, cultural, and social environment.

The Master of Architecture curriculum emphasizes design studio courses. Each of these studios is taught by faculty members who also offer courses in selective subjects.

A study abroad program allows students to combine international travel and study under the tutelage of a departmental faculty member for program credit. The location of the program may vary from year to year. Additional costs of travel, lodging, etc., must be borne by the student.

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. 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 6-year, 3-year, or 2-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 consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Architecture, offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

M.Arch (pre-professional degree + 60 graduate credits)
M.Arch (non-pre-professional degree + 102 credits)

Master of Science in Architecture (M.S.Arch)

This 30-credit advanced degree program is appropriate for students who want to develop a personalized and specialized program of architectural studies centered on scholarly studies and research. Graduates will bring specialized knowledge to diverse professional settings that involve collaboration, interaction and communication with other professionals. Students propose their own course of study, to be reviewed and approved by faculty in accordance with the program requirements. Students may use the degree to explore their chosen field of research prior to continuation with Ph.D. studies or, if they are mid-career professionals, may shape or extend their expertise in a particular field relevant to their area of practice.

Ph.D. Program

The Department offers a program of advanced study and research leading to the Ph.D. degree in Architecture. Areas of concentration within the program include Environmental Design Research (EDR), Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (BLC), and Sustainability, Resources and Technology (SRT). Environmental Design Research utilizes the theories and methods rooted in both the environmental design professions and the behavioral/social sciences to explore a broad range of architectural and environmental research questions. The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures focus introduces an interdisciplinary research track concentrating on the examination of the physical, cultural, and social aspects of the built environment. Sustainability, Resources and Technology (SRT) encompasses a range of research issues regarding the sustainability of the built environment in terms of economics, equity, and environmental issues. The Ph.D. program is appropriate for persons who wish to study environmental issues from a multidisciplinary research perspective, and who seek research, consulting, or academic careers in architecture or any of the environmental professions or allied fields

M.Arch/MUP Program

In cooperation with the Department of Urban Planning, the Department of Architecture offers a Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning program that prepares students for careers requiring preparation in both fields. Both the M.Arch and MUP degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of this 84-credit program. For more detailed information on this program see Credits and Courses section below.

Additional Notes

Individuals seeking to use the School's Shop must first provide evidence of personal accident and health insurance to the Dean's office. Since no accident or health insurance is provided to any user by the University, access to this resource will be prohibited to uninsured individuals.

Graduate Faculty

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Professors
Greenstreet, Robert, Ph.D., Oxford Brookes University
Hanlon, Don, M.Arch, University of Washington
Keane, Mark, M.Arch, University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana
Rabinowitz, Harvey, M.Arch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Weisman, Gerald. Ph.D., University of Michigan
Witzling, Larry, Ph.D., Cornell University
Associate Professors
Cornelius, Chris T., M.Arch, University of Virginia
Hubbard, Nancy, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Isaacs, Raymond, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
Krause, Linda, Ph.D., Yale University
La, Grace E., M.Arch, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Schermer, Brian, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Sen, Arijit, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
Shields, James W., M.Arch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sobti, Manu, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Snyder, Gil S., M.Arch, Columbia University
Stagg, Josef, D.Arch, University of Michigan
Talbott, Kyle, M.Arch, Texas A&M University
Utzinger, Michael, M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wasley, James H., M.Arch, Rice University
Zell, Mo, M.Arch, Yale University
Assistant Professors
Benyamin, Jasmine, M.Arch, Yale University, Ph.D. (candidate), Princeton University
Reynolds, Kyle, M.Arch, Princeton University
Thomson, Gregory, M.Arch, University of Oregon
Wallick, Karl, M.Arch, University of Pennsylvania

Master of Architecture

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Admission to 2-Year Program

An applicant with an undergraduate major in architecture from UWM or a school with an accredited program in architecture similar to the B.S. in Architectural Studies at UWM must meet Graduate School requirements plus these Department of Architecture requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average in architectural studies of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  • Completion of at least five undergraduate design studios.
  • Three letters of recommendation from three previous faculty and/or members of the profession.
  • Submission of test results from the General Test portion of Graduate Record Examination.
  • Portfolio of architectural studies work.
  • For international applicants whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT or 600 PBT, or a score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required. Applicants with TOEFL scores from 79-99 iBT or 550-599 PBT, or an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered for admission only with the stipulation that further course work in English be taken.
Admission to 3½-Year Program

An applicant with an undergraduate degree in a field other than architecture is normally admitted with three semesters of foundation courses (42 credits) required, subject to re-evaluation after the first semester.

Admission to the 3-1/2 year program requires, in addition to general Graduate School requirements, an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale), submission of test results from the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Examination (and TOEFL or IELTS, for foreign students), three letters of recommendation, and a portfolio of written and/or visual work.

Admission to M.Arch/MUP Program

Candidates seeking admission to the M.Arch/MUP program must apply to and be admitted to both programs. The requirements for admission to the Urban Planning Master's degree program are detailed in the Urban Planning section of this Bulletin.

Major Professor as Advisor

The student must have a professor to advise and supervise the student's studies as specified in Graduate School regulations.

Credits and Courses - 2-Year Program

The minimum degree requirement is 60 graduate credits, 48 of which must be in architecture, with a distribution of at least 39 credits in the following four categories:

Technology (9 Credits)
Arch 510
Arch 516
Arch 520, 521, or 522
Theory (6 Credits)
Arch 531 or 532 or 533
One additional course
Practice (6 Credits)
Arch 581
One additional course
Design (18 Credits)
Arch 825*
Two additional studios*
*One of the additional studios must be at the 800 level. A minimum grade of "B" (3.00) in each studio is required.

A current list of specific courses approved for distribution credit is available from the Student Advising Office, AUP 225. Students who have completed any of the required distribution courses or their equivalents as undergraduates may substitute architectural electives.

Capstone Requirement (9 credits)
  1. Arch 794 (Pre-Thesis or Master's Project Seminar) or a 500-level or higher architecture elective with a design research focus (3 credits).
  2. Arch 890 (Master's Thesis), Arch 891 (Master's Project), or an 800-level design studio (6 credits).

The remaining credits required for the M.Arch degree are graduate-level electives in or outside the Department of Architecture.

Transcript-Designated Concentration in Ecological Design

The Department of Architecture provides a focused course of study in ecological and sustainable design. This concentration provides students with the tools to design buildings to be carbon neutral as well as resource-conserving and environmentally non-polluting. Students wishing to pursue this concentration must be enrolled in the Master of Architecture program and must complete a minimum of 21 credits from the following groups of courses:

Ecological Design Required Core Courses (12 credits)
Arch 723 Fundamentals of Ecological Architecture, 3 cr
Arch 794 Pre-Thesis or Master’s Project Seminar (ecological design focus), 3 cr
Arch 890 or 891 Master’s Thesis or Master’s Project (ecological design focus) , 6 cr
Ecological Design Elective Courses (9 credits, at least 3 credits taken outside architecture)
For list of qualifying courses, contact Student Advising Office, AUP 225 (414-229-4015), sarup-grad@uwm.edu
Transcript-Designated Concentration in Preservation Studies

A concentration in preservation studies provides a focused course of study for Master of Architecture students who wish to pursue careers in historic preservation in professional architectural practice or in governmental preservation agencies. Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits from the following groups of courses:

Preservation Required Core Courses (12 credits)
Arch 560 Introduction to Historic Preservation
Arch 760 History of Building Technology
Arch 835 Studies in Architectural History and Precedent: Historic Preservation
Preservation Master's Thesis or Master's Project (6 credits)
Arch 890 Master's Thesis
Arch 891 Master's Project
Preservation Elective Course (3 credits)
For list of qualifying courses, contact Student Advising Office, AUP 225 (414-229-4015), sarup-grad@uwm.edu
Transcript-Designated Concentration in Real Estate Development

A concentration in real estate development provides a focused course of study for Master of Architecture and/or Master of Urban Planning students who wish to pursue careers in real estate development in combination with professional architectural practice or work with a private or public developer. Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits from the following groups of courses.

Real Estate Required Core Courses (6 credits)
Arch 780 The Built Environment and Real Estate Development, 3 cr
Bus 481 Real Estate Finance, 3 cr or Bus 483 Property Development and Management, 3 cr
Real Estate Electives (9-12 credits)
For list of qualifying courses, contact Student Advising Office, AUP 225 (414-229-4015), sarup-grad@uwm.edu
Capstone Project (3-6 credits)
  1. A project in Architecture (Arch 891) or a thesis in Urban Planning (URBPLAN 990) that focuses on real estate; or
  2. A real estate development proposal developed for a private organization (business or non-profit) that is innovative and adds significant value to the built environment (Arch 792 or URBPLAN 999); or
  3. A paper suitable for publication concerning real estate development, for which the student is either sole author or co-author with a faculty member (Arch 792 or URBPLAN 999).
Credits and Courses - 3-1/2 Year Program*

The entry requirements totaling 42 cr. are as follows:

Arch 300 Architectural History and Theory
Arch 301 Architectural Structures & Construction
Arch 302 Architecture and Human Behavior
Arch 303 Architecture and Environmental Response
Arch 580 Graphic Techniques for Architects
Arch 781 Virtual Modeling
Arch 800 Graduate Introductory Studio
Arch 810 Architectural Design I
Arch 820 Architectural Design II
One Arch design studio at 800 level with minimum grade of B

* Consult Student Advising Office for sequencing of courses, (414) 229-4015

Some of these requirements may be waived by the M.Arch Committee upon an applicant's acceptance to the program or upon appeal, based on equivalent work. The requirements in the remaining two years are those of the 2-year program, as described above.

M.Arch/MUP Program

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Joint program candidates must complete all of the requirements of the M.Arch degree and the requirements stipulated by the Department of Urban Planning. The Urban Planning Master's program is detailed in the Urban Planning section of this Bulletin.

Thesis or Master's Project

The student must submit an acceptable thesis or master's project and orally defend it. The student in the M.Arch/MUP program must also take and pass the comprehensive exam in Urban Planning.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within seven years of initial enrollment.

Master of Science in Architecture

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Admission

As an applicant, you must meet Graduate School requirements plus these Department of Architecture requirements to be eligible for consideration for admission to the program:

  1. Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  2. Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic and/or professional work.
  3. Submission of test results from the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Examination.
  4. Resume, Curriculum Vitae, or Biographical Statement.
  5. Work Samples (examples of professional work, design work, research, teaching, and/or other work relevant to advanced research).
  6. For international applicants whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT or 600 PBT, or a score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required. Applicants with TOEFL scores from 79-99 iBT or 550-599 PBT, or an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered for admission only with the stipulation that further course work in English be taken.

In addition, the Reasons Statement submitted to the Graduate School must also incorporate the following information:

  1. Your proposed area of investigation.
  2. A clear description of your intentions.
  3. Why you believe the program is appropriate for your course of study.
  4. How your proposed area of study fits with faculty interest areas.
Major Professor as Advisor

Upon admission, each student is assigned a faculty advisor to advise and supervise the student’s studies

Credits and Courses

The minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits, of which 18 credits must be graduate-level only (700 level or above). At least 21 credits must be taken in architecture and at least 9 credits must be taken in courses from other departments. Of the total 30 credits, each student is required to satisfy each of the four content areas below.

Content Areas
Research Methods and Techniques
At least 6 credits of approved courses regarding research methods and techniques.
Applied Practice
At least 6 credits related directly to the application of the student’s area of specialization to practical applications in architecture and/or related disciplines.
Independent Work
3-6 credits of Arch 791 (Master’s Level Directed Research) and/or Arch 792 (Master’s Level Independent Studies and Research) related to the student’s area of specialization.
Master’s Thesis
6-9 credits of Arch 890, Master’s Thesis.

Course requirements vary substantially depending upon the student's individualized program of study, which is developed in consultation and agreement with the student's faculty advisor.

Master's Thesis

The student must submit an acceptable master’s thesis and orally defend it.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture

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Admission

The Ph.D. program seeks to maintain a rich and diverse mix of students and thus encourages applicants with backgrounds in architecture, allied design fields, and/or the social and behavioral sciences. Likewise, the program is open to applicants holding undergraduate as well as graduate degrees. It is most important that applicants have a strong commitment to the conduct of advanced architectural research, building upon the concepts and theories of environmental design research.

Applicants must meet Graduate School requirements and one of these departmental requirements to be eligible for consideration for admission to the program:

  1. A professional B Arch or M.Arch degree in Architecture or a master's degree in a related environmental professional field.
  2. A master's degree in any field and significant experience in the practice, research or teaching of Architecture or related professional fields.
  3. A bachelor's degree in any other field. Holders of such degrees will be advanced to full doctoral student status after they have completed some pre-doctoral preparation in research methods, environmental design research, and/or architectural design and communication, consonant with their own program of study.

In addition, applicants must submit test results from the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Examination. For international applicants whose first language is not English, a minimum score of 100 iBT or 600 PBT, or a score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination is required. Applicants with TOEFL scores from 79-99 iBT or 550-599 PBT, or an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered for admission only with the stipulation that further course work in English be taken.

Reapplication

A student who has received a master's degree in Architecture or in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee must formally reapply for admission to the Graduate School before continuing studies toward the Ph.D. degree.

Major Professor as Advisor

Upon admission, each student is assigned an advisor, usually the Chair of the Ph.D. Program Committee. In the first year, each student defines an area of specialization within the major field of environmental design research and a minor area of studies in two or more disciplines outside the major. Each student selects Major and Minor Professors to advise and supervise course work and independent readings in preparation for the area of specialization examination and completion of minor requirements. Upon admission to candidacy, each student defines a dissertation topic and selects a Major Professor as Dissertation Chair. Selection of the area of specialization and dissertation topic and of the Major and Minor Professors and Dissertation Chair is subject to approval by the Ph.D. Program Committee.

Course of Study

The program is structured in three stages:

  1. Completion of a minimum of one year of formal course work (4 required core courses in theory, environmental design research, research methods, and data analysis), an intermediate research project (including 3-6 credits of Arch 991), and the minimum residence requirement of 27 graduate credits subsequent to attaining full doctoral student status and 54 graduate credits beyond the baccalaureate degree.
  2. Completion of the major area of specialization (minimum of 12 graduate credits, including a maximum of 3 credits in Arch 992) and of the minor area of study (minimum of 9 graduate credits in two or more disciplines outside the major), and passing doctoral preliminary examinations in environmental design research and the area of specialization.
  3. Completion of a research dissertation that makes an original contribution to the field.

Depending on background preparation and amount of time spent in full-time residency, students should be able to complete the degree in approximately four to six years. Individual timetables will vary depending upon background preparation and time spent in full-time residency.

For more information on these requirements, please consult the Department of Architecture Ph.D. Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Foreign Language Requirement

A foreign language requirement is optional, depending upon the recommendation of the student's Major Professor and the Ph.D. Program Committee.

Residence

The student must meet minimum Graduate School residence requirements.

Doctoral Preliminary Examinations

The student must pass doctoral preliminary examinations to qualify for formal admission to candidacy for the degree. The examinations comprise of three parts, which may be taken at the same or different times:

  1. A general comprehensive examination in environmental design research.
  2. An examination of the student's major area of concentration.
  3. An examination of the minor field of study.

For more information on these examinations, consult the Department of Architecture Ph.D. Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Candidacy

The student is officially admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree after completing the residence requirement, core courses and intermediate research project, completing the courses in the area of specialization and minor field, and passing the three doctoral preliminary examinations (and language examination, if required) to the satisfaction of the Ph.D. Program Committee.

Dissertation

The candidate must design, conduct, and write a research dissertation which demonstrates ability to formulate a research topic and pursue independent and original research that makes a contribution to the field. Selection of the dissertation topic, Dissertation Chair, and Dissertation Committee is subject to approval of the Ph.D. Program Committee.

Dissertation Defense

The candidate must, as the final step toward the degree, pass an oral examination in defense of the dissertation. For more information on the dissertation defense, consult the Department of Architecture Ph.D. Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Continuation

For further information about departmental policies in the Ph.D. program, please consult the Department of Architecture Ph.D. Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Time Limit

All degree requirements must be completed within ten years from the date of initial enrollment in the doctoral program.

For additional information on Graduate School Ph.D. requirements, see the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements.

Courses

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

300 Architectural History and Theory. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to architectural history and its theoretical base. The course covers classical architecture to the present, focusing on the theories underlying architecture of a period. Prereq: acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
301 Architectural Structures & Construction. 3 cr. U/G.
The behavior of structures, structural materials and planning, and the construction of buildings. Prereq: acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 305(210)(P); or grad st.
302 Architecture and Human Behavior. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to behavioral, social and cultural factors and their implications for the design and planning of the built environment. Prereq: jr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
303 Architecture and Environmental Response. 3 cr. U/G.
Investigation of environmental control and life safety requirements and their implications on architectural form and design. Prereq: jr st, acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 305(210)(P); or grad st.
326 Energy Design Fundamentals. 3 cr. U/G.
Energy-related issues as they apply to site planning and architectural design, including thermal comfort, site climate analysis, building thermal response, and solar system design. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 301(P); or grad st.
330 Design Methodology. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of the different methods and techniques used to solve problems encountered in architectural design. Prereq: jr st, acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
340 Urban Design. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of urban design, including the study of precedents, recent philosophy, design vocabulary, behavioral responses, and implementation strategies. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
380 Drawing in Architecture. 3 cr. U/G.
Visual communication skills are developed in relation to basic design theory and architectural design process. Prereq: jr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
382 Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM). 3 cr. U/G.
Principles of Building Information Modeling and the interface and workflow of Autodesk's Revit. Prereq: jr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
383 Landscape Architecture. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to the history of landscape architecture as well as the process of contemporary landscape architecture and its relationship to contemporary architecture. Prereq: jr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
510 Survey of Structural Analysis and Design. 3 cr. U/G.
Statics, strength of materials and analysis of simple structural elements and systems. Design and economics of simple building structures. Prereq: sr st & Arch 301(P); or grad st.
516 Building Construction. 3 cr. U/G.
Review and analysis of architectural construction systems in relation to building projects of various scales. Construction techniques and contract documentation are covered. Prereq: sr st; Arch 301(P) & Arch 410(P); or grad st.
520 Environmental Systems: Illumination and Thermal Comfort. 3 cr. U/G.
The impact of visual and thermal comfort requirements on the design of building enclosures, lighting systems and HVAC systems. Prereq: sr st, Arch 301(P) & 303(P); or grad st.
521 Environmental Systems: Resources-Fluid Distribution Systems. 3 cr. U/G.
Water resources supplies and treatment, distribution and disposal systems. Atmospheric and thermal comfort. Air treatment, distribution systems, and related energy systems for human comfort. Prereq: sr st & Arch 303(P); or grad st.
522 Environmental Systems: Lighting and Acoustical Design. 3 cr. U/G.
The development and application of visual/auditory comfort criteria, lighting and acoustical design, and their architectural design implications. Prereq: sr st & Arch 303(P); or grad st.
531 Historic Concepts of Architecture. 3 cr. U/G.
Examination of concepts and theories of architecture and urban design before the modern movement; includes typological, formal, technological and philosophical analysis. Prereq: sr st; Arch 300(P); or grad st.
532 Modern Concepts of Architecture. 3 cr. U/G.
Examination of concepts and theories of architecture and urban design since the modern movement; includes typological, formal, technological and philosophical analysis. Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
533 Topics in Architectural Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
This variable content course will focus on the study of a particular architectural theory or the work of an individual architect and its theoretical base. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P) or grad st.
534 Field Study: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Theoretical developments and their historical contexts are explored in a particular setting. Focus and setting are announced in advance. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st; Arch 300(P).
535 Pattern Language. 3 cr. U/G.
Examination of the work of Christopher Alexander and the Center of Environmental Structure seeking to develop a design theory sensitive to context, user, and form. Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
550 Seminar in Building Types and Settings. 3 cr. U/G.
Development and usage of various building types and settings based upon social, behavioral, political, and economic factors. Prereq: sr st, & Arch 300(P) or 302(P), or cons instr.
551 American Vernacular Architecture. 3 cr. U/G.
Introductory seminar on the historical development of all forms of vernacular and popular architecture. Buildings are analyzed in detail within their cultural contexts. Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
553 Vernacular Buildings and Groupings. 3 cr. U/G.
Study of the patterns and characteristics of human settlements and individual structures built according to local traditions. Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P); or grad st.
557 Behavioral Factors in Housing Design. 3 cr. U/G.
Review of behavioral, social, and cultural factors in housing design. Discussion of findings and their impact on design. Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P) or cons instr; or grad st.
559 Aging and the Environment. 3 cr. U/G.
Seminar on aging, human services, and the built environment. Implications for policy, planning, and design. Special attention to urban planning, urban design, housing, and clinical facilities. Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P); or cons instr; or grad st.
560 Introduction to Historic Preservation. 3 cr. U/G.
Research, discussion and case study development to explore political, social/historical, economic and design/restoration issues of preservation and adaptive use of buildings. Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
561 Measured Drawing for Architects. 3 cr. U/G.
History and theory of measured drawings, field measuring and recording techniques, and production of drawings based on procedures of the Historic American Building Survey. Prereq: sr st & Arch 301(P); or grad st.
562 Preservation Technology Laboratory. 3 cr. U/G.
Laboratory focusing on the historic preservation of architectural detail. Students will examine historic technologies, write papers on them, and execute them in detail. Prereq: sr st & Arch 301(P); or grad st.
580 Graphic Techniques for Architects. 3 cr. U/G.
Architectural presentation techniques focusing on the application of various graphic media including color pencil, pastel, watercolor, marker, and air-brush. Enrollment priority given to new 3 1/2 year M.Arch students. Prereq: sr st & acceptance to level 2; or grad st.
581 Law and Professional Practice for Architects. 3 cr. U/G.
An introduction to architectural practice; content includes office procedures, contract management, legal constraints. Prereq: sr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
582 Advanced Computer Applications in Architecture. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced applications of computer-aided design (CAD) to architectural design and practice. Study of graphic database, database management and CAD systems programming. Prereq: sr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
583 Emerging Digital Technology: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Laboratory focusing on the theory and application of emerging digital tools to contemporary problems of architectural design and professional practice. Proficiency in MicroStation, Rhino, formZ, or SketchUp required. Retakeable with change in topic to a max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st & acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
584 Urban Landscape Architecture. 3 cr. U/G.
Study of historic and contemporary exterior urban space, urban site planning methodology; design and detailing of exterior urban space; pedestrian and vehicular movement; use of plant materials. Prereq: sr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
585 Research Methods in Architecture. 3 cr. U/G.
Review of various data collection and analysis methods used in architectural research and design; exploration of the epistemological foundations of our knowledge about the built environment. Prereq: sr st & acceptance to Level 2; or grad st.
586 Programming for Architectural Design. 3 cr. U/G.
Analysis and development of architectural programs: goals, user requirements, socio-cultural determinants, design criteria, site selection and analysis, building type analysis, code analysis, and cost projections. Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P); or grad st.
587 Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Built Environments. 3 cr. U/G.
Evaluation of built environments: technical, functional, and socio-behavioral factors; design of post-occupancy evaluation studies and instruments; and analysis of a built environment. Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P); or grad st.
692 Foreign Studies Studio: (Subtitled). 6 cr. U/G.
Design fieldwork in foreign setting stressing historical context, site analysis, urban design and theoretical issues. Thematic focus determined by faculty directing program. Not retakeable for cr. Prereq: jr st; Arch 410(P) or cons dept chair.
716 Art of Detailing. 3 cr. G.
Seminar/workshop dealing with creative aspects of architectural construction technology. Building details are analyzed with respect to technical appropriateness, durability, context and design consequences. Prereq: grad st; Arch 516(P) & 1 600 or above level studio; Arch 501(R) or 510(R).
723 Fundamentals of Ecological Architecture. 3 cr. G.
Investigation of the ecological issues affecting an architectural design process that aims to produce buildings, landscapes and cities with minimal demands on the environment. Prereq: grad st. Counts as repeat of ARCH 790 with same title.
734 Readings in Contemporary Architectural Theory and Criticism. 3 cr. G.
Examination of contemporary theory and criticism, particularly as developed both in architecture and other humanistic disciplines such as philosophy, literature, and art. Prereq: grad st & Arch 531(P) or 532(P).
749 Urban Design as Public Policy. 3 cr. G.
Orients students in urban planning to urban design problems as matters of public policy with focus on the analysis and implementation of urban design proposals rather than on the techniques used to generate such proposals. Not open to students who have cr in UrbPlan 857 which is identical to Arch 749. Prereq: grad st.
750 Proseminar in Environment Design Research. 3 cr. G.
Intensive review of important findings in environmental design from research and professional literature and analysis of impacts on the built environment. Prereq: grad st; Arch 585(C), or cons instr.
751 Theories of Environment Design Research. 3 cr. G.
Systematic review and critique of the major concepts, models, and theories of environmental design; their adequacy relative to current data; needed tests; applicability to environmental policy, planning, and design. Prereq: grad st; Arch 750(P); UrbPlan 740(P)or equiv; or cons instr.
760 History of Building Technology. 3 cr. G.
An examination of evolving technology in architecture from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century, concentrating on examples in the united states; includes field trips. Prereq: grad st; Arch 300.
780 The Built Environment and Real Estate Development. 3 cr. G.
A course providing an understanding of the relationships between economics and architectural design and skills in manipulation of variables in both areas on real projects. Prereq: grad st.
781 Virtual Modeling. 3 cr. G.
Modeling, rendering and other digital methods used in architectural design. Prereq: grad st & Arch 810(C).
785 Advanced Research Methods in Architecture. 3 cr. G.
Advanced treatment of existing and emerging qualitative and quantitative research and analysis methods, including research designs, scholarly, structural, field, survey, experimental and multivariate methods. Prereq: grad st; Arch 585; UrbPlan 740 or equiv or cons instr.
788 Green Building Seminar. 3 cr. G.
Investigation and research into the environmental and architectural opportunities and constraints of building and landscape materials. Prereq: grad st. Counts as repeat of ARCH 790 with same title.
790 Special Topics: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Development and presentation of new material on an experimental, one-term basis. Specific cr & any additional prereqs announced in schedule of classes whenever course is offered. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
791 Master's Level Directed Research. 1-3 cr. G.
Student participation in research projects under faculty supervision. Retakable to 3 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
792 Master's Level Independent Studies and Research. 1-3 cr. G.
Independent investigation of issues related to architecture. Retakable to 3 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
794 Pre-Thesis or Master's Project Seminar. 3 cr. G.
Topic identification and background preparation to be completed by the end of the term preceding thesis or master's project. Prereq: grad st; eligibility for thesis or master's project next semester.
797 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 3-12 cr. G.
Studio and/or field study designed to provide relevant course work for a study abroad program in architecture. Retakable to 12 cr max w/chg in topic. Prereq: grad st; acceptance to Study Abroad Program.
800 Graduate Introductory Studio. 6 cr. G.
Introductory studio experience for entering graduate students emphasizing visual and technical skill development. Projects focus on basic design concepts and architectural design theory. Course will not count toward doctoral program requirements. Prereq: grad st.
810 Architectural Design I. 6 cr. G.
This design studio introduces students to theories and methodologies of architectural design. Design projects explore various design procedures, graphic techniques, and building tectonics. Prereq: grad st.
815 Studies in Architectural Technology and Theory: (Subtitled). 6 cr. G.
This design studio emphasizes technology and analytical theories and methods. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: grad st.
820 Architectural Design II. 6 cr. G.
This design studio further develops the theories and methodologies of architectural design. Design projects emphasize specific issues of theory, structure, context, program, and graphic communication. Prereq: grad st; Arch 810(P).
825 Comprehensive Design Studio: (Subtitled). 6 cr. G.
Advanced design studio emphasizing schematic design to detailed development of programmatic spaces, structural and environmental systems, life-safety provisions, wall sections, and building materials and assemblies. Retakeable w/ chg in topic to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st & Arch 516(C).
833 Chicago Design Critic Studio. 6 cr. G.
Advanced design studio directed by an eminent Chicago architect. Specific content is announced in advance. Prereq: grad st.
834 Distinguished Visiting Design Critic Studio. 6 cr. G.
Advanced design studio directed by a nationally or internationally known architect. Specific content is announced in advance. Prereq: grad st.
835 Studies in Architectural History and Precedent: (Subtitled). 6 cr. G.
This design studio emphasizes precedent analysis, historical analysis and historical preservation theories and methods. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: grad st.
836 Studies in Form and Composition: (Subtitled). 6 cr. G.
This design studio emphasizes formal compositional theories and methods. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: grad st.
837 Competitions Studio. 6 cr. G.
Advanced design studio utilizing architectural competitions to focus on concept development, technical competence and graphic presentation. Prereq: grad st.
845 Studies in Urban and Community Design Theory: (Subtitled). 6 cr. G.
This design studio emphasizes urban and community design theories and methods. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: grad st.
855 Studies in Social and Critical Theory: (Subtitled). 6 cr. G.
This design studio emphasizes social and critical theories and methods. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: grad st.
875 Studies in Facility Planning and Design: (Subtitled). 6 cr. G.
This design studio emphasizes facility planning and design theories and methods. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: grad st.
885 Studies in Building Typology: (Subtitled). 6 cr. G.
This studio emphasizes the relationship among building use, formal pattern, and institutional history. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: grad st.
888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements. Prereq: grad st
890 Masters Thesis. 1-9 cr. G.
Individualized study under supervision of a faculty committee selected by student. See graduate school guidelines for thesis preparation. May be repeated to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons advisor; cons chair if taken before final semester.
891 Master's Project. 1-9 cr. G.
Individualized study under supervision of a faculty committee selected by student. Student is responsible for identifying subject and conducting study to committee's satisfaction. May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons advisor; cons chair if taken before final semester.
990 Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 cr. G.
Research toward the completion of the PhD dissertation under the direction of the candidate's dissertation chair and committee. May be retaken. Prereq: grad st; admis to candidacy for the PhD; & cons PhD prog comm.
991 Doctoral Level Research. 1-3 cr. G.
Research work for doctoral students in Architecture. Retakable to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
992 Doctoral Level Independent Work. 1-3 cr. G.
Independent study on topics selected in agreement with supervising professor. Retakable to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr

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