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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions A Architecture ARCH
Architecture ARCH

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Architecture 600       Structures for Architects I
Fundamentals of Structural Analysis including the characteristics and performance of the various components of structures; the terminology and notation necessary for effective teamwork with structural engineering consultants; and basic design calculations for simple structures.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 613)
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Architecture 602       Introduction to Design Theories
The contemporary cultural, social, and philosophical arenas in which architecture exists are examined through lectures, readings and seminars.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 621)
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Architecture 604       Leadership in Architecture
The practice of architecture deals with complex design requirements, diverse groups of people, changing processes, evolving contexts, and a range of modes of production. This course introduces students to a broad set of contemporary themes around the concept of leadership and architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 665)
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Architecture 606       Intermediate Architectural Design Studio
An intermediate design studio in which students work on projects defined by the instructor. Topics may vary from year to year. They are determined by the creative interests of the faculty assigned to the course.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Architecture 514 or Environmental Design Architecture 582.
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 682.02)
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Architecture 608       Architectural Lighting Design
Fundamentals of light and visual perception. Approaches to the design of non-uniform and uniform lighting systems for buildings. Issues in system design such as human satisfaction, performance, and energy efficiency. Development of skills in the selection and design of lighting systems.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 617)
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Architecture 610       Structures for Architects II
Advanced structural systems for buildings including: structural connections and composite structures; system characteristics and architectural intent; and case studies in contemporary building structures.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 619)
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Architecture 612       Building Science and Technology II
Theory and principles of structural, foundation and building service systems. Application of building science principles to building structure and enclosure, examination of the types and manufacture of building elements and the application of building components to specific problems in architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 611)
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Architecture 614       Environmental Control Systems
Approaches to the design of heating, cooling, and ventilation systems for buildings. Issues in system design such as energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 615)
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Architecture 616       Comprehensive Architectural Design Studio
A comprehensive design studio in which students work on projects defined by the creative interests of the instructor.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Architecture 606 or Environmental Design Architecture 682.02.
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 682.04)
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Architecture 618       Architectural Professional Practice
The nature of the building industry, stakeholders and many of the participants and their responsibilities. Brings together the theoretical framework of the architect's role in society with the practicality of managing a practice. Project management and office administration, trends, liabilities and systems for project control such as building economics; cost analysis and estimating techniques; and cost controls during design and construction.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 661)
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Architecture 670       Experiential Learning in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design contextualized by experiential learning in architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 672       Experiential Learning in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design contextualized by experiential learning in architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 674       Experiential Learning in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design contextualized by experiential learning in architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture 675       Urban Systems
Provides a general overview of urban history, development and planning traditions. Lectures and field studies give a chronological overview of urban, architectural and design history and the inter-relation to political programs, economic and strategic planning as well as cultural nationalism. Extracts a number of more general issues about contemporary cities for debate.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design 675)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 676       Experiential Learning in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design contextualized by experiential learning in architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture 680       Special Topics in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 682       Special Topics in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 684       Special Topics in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture 686       Topics Course in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture 688       Special Studio Topics in Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special studio topics in architecture.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 690       Studio Research Selective
Provides additional expertise in an area of focus to support the work students complete in research studios. Topics and themes vary but include; Design Responses to Climate Change, Energy Performance, Historical Precedents and Theories, Designing for Social Equity and Inclusion, Life Cycle Analysis, Digital Fabrication, Simulation and Communication Techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 692       Gillmor Theory Seminar
Explores architectural history and theory as the context for the production of architecture and its artifacts. Students work with a visiting lecturer to develop design responses within a provided theoretical framework. Outputs may include manifestos, speculative projects, drawings, prototypes and exhibits.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design 697.64)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture 694       Studio Research Selective
Provides additional expertise in an area of focus to support the work students complete in research studios. Topics and themes vary but include; Design Responses to Climate Change, Energy Performance, Historical Precedents and Theories, Designing for Social Equity and Inclusion, Life Cycle Analysis, Digital Fabrication, Simulation and Communication Techniques.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 696       Somerville Design Charrette
Explores an architectural problem proposed by a visiting practicing architect. Exposes students to the work of an architectural practice and provides an opportunity for students to collaborate with the visiting lecturer on a speculative architectural project. Outputs include drawings, models and exhibits of the work completed during the course.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design 697.65)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture 698       Taylor Workshop
Examines the role of computation and making in architecture. Explores these topics through a guided process of fabrication using contemporary design techniques. Outputs may include prototypes of various scales, drawings, digital workflows, installations and exhibits.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Notes:
(formerly Environmental Design 697.66)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture 700       Senior Research Studio in Architecture I
A research design studio in which students collaborate with design faculty in exploring projects that engage contemporary issues defining the built and natural environments.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 782)
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Architecture 702       Senior Research Studio in Architecture II
A research design studio in which students collaborate with design faculty in exploring projects that engage contemporary issues defining the built and natural environments.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Architecture 782)
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Architecture 790       Directed Study in Architecture
Thematic research, readings, or studio projects related to architecture design topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 792       Directed Study in Architecture
Thematic research, readings, or studio projects related to architecture design topics.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture 799       Preceptorship in Architecture
A preceptorship is a study and training arrangement made between a student and an employer or an equivalent supervisor which has specific educational objectives, a method of evaluation, and is an integral part of a student's Program of Studies. Preceptorships offer a number of benefits: acquiring skills and knowledge which may be better obtained outside the University; developing first-hand experience of professional design practice; preparing for more focused studies in the School; and conducting research.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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