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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions E Environmental Design Architecture EVDA
Environmental Design Architecture EVDA

Instruction offered by members of the Faculty of Environmental Design.

Environmental Design Architecture courses are only open to students in the Master of Architecture program or with consent of the Instructor. Priority will be given to students in the MArch program.

Graduate Courses
Environmental Design Architecture 611       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; H(3-0)
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Environmental Design Architecture 613       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; H(3-0)
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Environmental Design Architecture 615       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; H(3-0)
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Environmental Design Architecture 617       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; Q(3-0)
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Environmental Design Architecture 619       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; H(3-0)
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Environmental Design Architecture 621       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; H(3-0)
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Environmental Design Architecture 661       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; H(3-0)
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Environmental Design Architecture 665       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; Q(3-0)
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Environmental Design Architecture 682       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. Enrolment may be limited.

682.02 Intermediate Studio

682.04 Comprehensive Design Studio


Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-8)
Prerequisite(s):
For EVDA 682.02: Environmental Design Architecture 582 or consent of the Faculty. For EVDA 682.04, the prerequisite is EVDA 682.02.
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Environmental Design Architecture 703       Directed Study in Architecture
Research and readings in architecture and design related to the Senior Research Studio in Architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Environmental Design Architecture 782       Senior Research Studio in Architecture
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; F(0-8)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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