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  Academic Programs / Art & Architecture

Architecture

Kate Wingert-Playdon, Chair
Engineering & Architecture Building, Room 915
1947 North 12th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19122
215-204-7903

architecture@temple.edu

www.temple.edu/architecture

 

About the Architecture Department

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, one of America's founding cities. It and architectural practice have been transformed by post-industrialization, global restructuring and the urgent imperative to reduce its carbon footprint. Our pedagogy and research are framed by this urban and professional condition. The city is used as a laboratory for critical engagement and architectural enquiry, and as a lens for global investigations.

The Department offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture pre-professional degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Preservation
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree, five-year, for students who entered through fall of 2009
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited Master of Architecture, two-year, for students who receive a 4-year pre-professional degree program, for students who enter beginning in fall 2010

The undergraduate architecture curricula share a common two-year Basic Studies Program. Upon successful completion of this preparatory program, students may continue in the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Preservation or the Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management, or can apply for acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree program. Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Architecture Program is competitive and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 and an excellent portfolio. Completion of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is a pre-professional program. Graduates are qualified for a variety of positions in architecture and related fields for which a professional degree and registration are not requirements for advancement. Additionally, students may utilize this degree toward the goal of architectural education at the graduate level.

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management degree prepares students for a career in the profession of Facility Management. It is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. Students who choose this degree program can pursue facility management certification after entering into the profession.

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Preservation degree prepares students for a career in cultural and historic preservation focused on the built environment. Careers in the field of Architectural Preservation are those where leadership includes advocacy for places important to the underlying cultural and historical infrastructure of communities and environments.

The two-year Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) professional degree program in conjunction with a four-year pre-professional B.S. in Architecture degree prepares students for the practice of architecture in entry-level positions and is part of an intern development program that leads to professional registration. This curriculum is designed to enable students to learn theories and methodologies of architectural design as well as to understand the social, economic, political, and technological forces that shape the built environment. The principal educational component of the program is a coordinated series of studio courses in which creative design talents and management skills are developed. Holders of this degree may, upon completion of postgraduate work experience, be admitted to the architectural licensing examinations offered in each state, through which they may become registered architects.

According to the NAAB, "In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Master's 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 pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree."

Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture majors have the opportunity to study for a semester at Temple Rome or Temple Japan.  Admission to these programs is competitive.  Applications are made through the Temple Education Abroad Office.

For students entering our programs from Fall 2010 onwards, the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (pre-professional) and the Master of Architecture (professional) replace the Bachelor of Architecture as a National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB, www.naab.org) accredited professional degree.

(Note: The Bachelor of Architecture degree program is not available for students entering in Fall 2010 or after. It will be phased out by Spring 2014. Students who entered in 2009 and who have completed a substantial amount of the requirements of the Bachelor of Architecture degree program by Spring 2014 will have until Spring 2016 to finish all requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture or the Bachelor of Architecture degrees offered on entry in 2009. For further information, consult the department's web site at www.temple.edu/architecture.)

 

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the General Education requirements. Go to the General Education section for more information.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are identified below by "WI" in the Attribute column.

A total of 123 s.h. is required for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture; 122 s.h. is required for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Preservation; 122 s.h. is required for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management.

 

Architecture Foundation Studies Courses (Year 1 & 2)

 

1st Semester - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Art 3 GA
MATH 1031 Differential & Integral Calculus 4  
*ARCH 1011 Visual Literacy for Architects I 3  
Total     14  
*Although not required, students registered for ARCH 1011 should also take Foundation 1501: Introduction to Art & Design
 
2nd Semester - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4 (GS)
ARCH 1001 Introduction to Design & the Environment  3  
*ARCH 1012 Visual Literacy for Architects II 3  
Total     16  
*Although not required, students registered for ARCH 1012 should also take Foundation 1502: Investigations of Art & Design
 
3rd Semester - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
*ARCH 2121 Foundation Architectural Design 1 4  
ARCH 2141 Architectural History: Ancient through Renaissance 3  
ARCH 2151 Architecture, Technology, & the Environment 3  
Total     16  
*Option to take ARCH 2123/2153 instead of ARCH 2121 for B.S. in Facilities Management
 
4th Semester - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology 3 GS
*ARCH 2122 Foundation Architectural Design 2 4  
ARCH 2142 Architectural History: Late Renaissance through 20th Century 3  
ARCH   Architecture Elective 3  
Elective   University Free elective 3  
Total     16  
*Option to take ARCH 2124/2154 instead of ARCH 2122 for B.S. in Facilities Management

Note: This is common to all three new undergraduate degrees.  In the spring of the sophomore year, students declare a major in one of the degrees offered.  A place in the B.S. in Facilities Management or the B.S. in Architectural Preservation is guaranteed for all students in good standing with the University.  Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Architecture is competitive and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 and an excellent portfolio. Completion of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Year 3 & 4)

 

5th Semester - Fall
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3231 Architectural Design III 6  
ARCH 3152 Materials & Methods 4  
ARCH 3296 Movements in Modern Architecture 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Total     16  
 
6th Semester - Spring
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3232 Architectural Design IV 6  
ARCH 3354 Sustainability & Architecture 3  
ARCH   Architecture Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Total     15  
 
7th Semester - Fall
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 4331 Architectural Design V 6  
ARCH 3251 Structural Analysis for Architects 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Total     15  
 
8th Semester - Spring
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 4332 Capstone Architectural Design VI 6  
ARCH 4596 Seminar in Architectural Theory 3 WI
ARCH   Architecture Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Total     15  
 
Total Credits for the B.S. in Architecture: 123  
 
 
Rome Option
The following Study Abroad option for Architecture pre-professional program students may be taken
in the third year spring semester or the fourth year fall semester.
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3234 Architectural Design Studio in Rome 6  
ARCH 3241 Seminar Analysis of Urban Structure in Rome 3  
ARCH 3146 Engaging Places 1  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Total     16  

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Preservation (Year 3 & 4) 

 

5th Semester - Fall
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3111 Introduction to Architectural Preservation 3  
ARCH 3152 Materials & Methods 4  
ARCH  3296 Movements in Modern Architecture 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Total     16  
 
6th Semester - Spring
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3251 Structural Analysis for Architects 3  
ARCH   Architecture Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Total     15  
 
7th Semester - Fall
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 4141 Global Preservation Practice 3  
ARCH 4145 Research Methods for Architectural Preservation 3  
ARCH 3354 Sustainability & Architecture 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
CHEM 1011 Chemistry: The Study of Matter I 4  
Total     16  
 
8th Semester - Spring
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 4199 Capstone Research Seminar for Architectural Preservation 4  
ARCH 4596 Seminar in Architectural Theory 3 WI
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Total     13  
 
Total Credits for the B.S. in Architectural Preservation: 122  
 
Rome Option
The following Study Abroad option for Architectural Preservation students may be taken
in the third year spring semester or the fourth year fall semester.
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3241 Seminar Analysis of Urban Structure in Rome 3  
ARCH 3146 Engaging Places 1  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Total     16  

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management (Year 3 & 4) 

 

5th Semester - Fall
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3097 Introduction to Facility Management 3 WI
ARCH 3012 Computer Aided Facility Management 3  
ARCH 3152 Materials & Methods 4  
ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
RE 3501 Real Estate Fundamentals 3  
Total     16  
 
6th Semester - Spring
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3013 Project Planning & Programming 3  
ARCH 3354 Sustainability & Architecture 3  
ECON 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
RE 3502 Real Estate Practice 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Total     15  
 
7th Semester - Fall
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 4011 Research Methods for Facility Management 3  
ARCH 4296 Design, Behavior & Culture 3 WI
Legal Studies 1102 Law of Contracts 3  
HRM 1101 Organization & Management 3  
STAT 2103 Business Statistics 4  
Total     16  
 
8th Semester - Spring
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 4099 Capstone Research Seminar for Facility Management 4  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Total     13  
 
Total Credits for the B.S. in Facilities Management: 122  
 
Rome Option
The following Study Abroad option for Facilities Management students may be taken
in the third year spring semester or the fourth year fall semester.
Subject Course# Course Title Hours Attribute
ARCH 3241 Seminar Analysis of Urban Structure in Rome 3  
ARCH 3146 Engaging Places 1  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Elective   University Free Elective 3  
Total     16  

 

Following a student's matriculation into the Architecture Program, transfer credits for architecture courses are accepted only from accredited architectural programs in four-year institutions.  Students must receive permission in advance to take courses at other institutions. All university policies governing this process will be enforced.

Students who elect to study abroad will be required to register for Architecture 3146 on Main Campus during their study abroad semester.

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