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05734 (Architecture) C001. Introduction to Design and the Environment (3 s.h.) (AR) F

Comprehensive introduction to the study of architecture, landscape architecture, and horticulture as academic disciplines. Historical and process-oriented definitions of architecture, landscape architecture, and horticulture. Introduction to the key issues within the various design professions. Open to non-architecture majors.

0011. Design Foundation I (2 s.h.) F

Corequisite: Architecture 0031. Techniques of drawing in relation to basic design studies. Analysis of line, form, proportion, color, and texture, stressing the development of structure as a part of three-dimensional form. A range of techniques introduced and explored, including freehand, mechanical, and computer-aided drawing.

0012. Design Foundation II (2 s.h.) S

Prerequisite: Architecture 0011.

Corequisite: Architecture 0032. Advanced techniques in drawing, documentation, and graphics. Continuation of freehand drawing, architectural drafting, descriptive geometry, and electronic media.

0015. On-line Digital Modeling for Architects and Designers (3 s.h.) 96-98

An introductory course in two- and three-dimensional digital modeling using the “form Z” software modeling application. Through weekly presentations and assignments, the course covers a wide range of topics available in the software. Hands-on use/experience is taught over the World Wide Web (WWW), with group and personal discussion of the work using E-mail. Each student must have access to a computer (PC or Mac) with 16 MB RAM and access to the WWW through a modem.

C017. Photography and Visual Literacy (AR) FS

Photography is presented and explored as a language, complete with vocabulary, syntax, and mode of expression. This course introduces students to the literature of photography, and explores the principles of visual design necessary to create articulate photographic statements. Students develop technical competence using basic 35 mm camera equipment to make informed photographs exploring the basic issues of visual literacy in the context of environmental studies.

0031. Design Fundamentals I (4 s.h.) F

Corequisite: Architecture 0011. Part 1 of the exploration of meaning and principles of architectural design development of creative values in architecture and related design professions.

0032. Design Fundamentals II (4 s.h.) S

Prerequisite: Architecture 0031.

Corequisite: Architecture 0012. Exploration of ordinary principles and development of architectural elements. The examination of the evolution of human values through historical and contemporary architecture case studies. The development of a range of several projects in both drawing and models.

0081. Design, Behavior, and Culture (3 s.h.) 96-98

This course has three objectives: to gain an understanding of how users perceive environments and adapt to them; to investigate the potential role of environmental psychology factors in architectural design; and to develop a working methodology based on behavioral and social science principles.

W082. Vernacular Architecture and Preservation (3 s.h.) F

Historic architectural case studies of significant restored buildings. Architectural methods, values, and sensibilities of historic preservation.

0113. Architectural Presentation (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0011 and 0012. Examination and exploration of a wide range of presentation techniques in relation to architectural design projects. Two- and three-dimensional techniques are developed. Use of perspective, axonometric, and other visualization methods are developed.

0131. Architectural Design I (6 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture 0012 and 0032.

Corequisite: Arch 0151.

Continued development of creative architectural design process, spatial analysis, synthesis, function, circulation in relation to modest building types. Emphasis is placed on spatial relationships, site planning, and the sense of structure.

0132. Architectural Design II (6 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Architecture 0131 and 0151. Continued development of creative design process and techniques of medium-sized building types involving consideration of program, space, site context, structure, and mechanical equipment systems.

C141/H190. Architectural History: Ancient through Renaissance (3 s.h.) (AR) F

Prerequisite: IH X051. Traces the history of western architecture from the ancient world to the high renaissance and mannerism of the late 16th century. The evolution of architectural thought, various formal languages (styles) and theoretical concepts are studied through the examination of selected buildings within their specific political, social, economic, and cultural milieu. Emphasis on the analysis of the ancient temple and the Christian church.

C142/H190. Architectural History: Renaissance through 20th Century (3 s.h.) (AR) S

Prerequisite: IH X051. Traces the history of western architecture from the 17th century through the 20th century. The evolution of architectural thought, various languages (styles) and theoretical concepts studied through the examination of selected buildings within their specific political, social, economic, and cultural milieu. Analysis of the significant buildings of the baroque and rococo, the neo-classic and the romantic, modernist, and post-modernism periods.

0151. Architecture, Technology, and the Environment (3 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture C001 and 0032. Introduction to behavioral, environmental, and technological factors in relation to the building design process. Basic exploration of functional, environmental, and structural aspects of architecture.

0152. Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction (4 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture 0151 and 0131. Introduction to construction materials, fundamentals of building construction, and methods of assembling the various building systems in an integrated manner. Introduces specific regulatory issues dealing with zoning regulations, building codes, and barrier-free access requirements within the context of contemporary building techniques. Methods of construction in wood, masonry, concrete, and steel are described in detail and issues of enclosure, roofing, insulation, and finishes are presented.

X171/X191. History of Form of Cities (3 s.h.) (AR) S

Study of the physical design of cities with partic- ular emphasis on the emergence of settlement patterns and their relationship to land forms and social intentions.

0172. Introduction to Planning (3 s.h.) F 96-98

Prerequisite: Architecture 0132. Fundamentals of environmental planning with emphasis on urban planning theory and practice. The organization of planning, the comprehensive plan, the urban neighborhood, capital budgeting, techniques of implementation, urban renewal, new town design.

0173. Housing and the Urban Environment (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Architecture 0172 or Urban Studies 0060. An interdisciplinary course drawing on the fields of architecture, planning, economics, political sciences, and sociology to define and examine the role of housing in the urban environment.

0174. Site Planning and Landscape Architecture (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0132 and 0151. An outline for understanding some of the fundamental relationships between buildings, people, and the landscape they inhabit. The course focuses on site inventory and analysis, site planning, and site design with particular emphasis on the relationship to architectural practice. Case studies of existing projects are used to examine the theoretical and practical aspects of landscape and building design.

0175. Philadelphia Notebook (3 s.h.) 96-98

A historical look at the city of Philadelphia with a focus on architecture is achieved by studying the siting and adjacencies of major civic institutions from the time of the 17th c. city plan to present. This course uses in-site examples of architecture as the impetus for historical study. The coursework focuses on a combination of notes from observation, archival research, and information from texts.

0181. Architectural Programming (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Architecture 0132. Theoretical, conceptual, and practical methods in architectural programming. How to determine building requirements in terms of functional, social, and legal needs.

0210. Seminar: Special Topics in Communications (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing in Architecture Program; permission of instructor. Special seminar in dealing with communications in the field of architecture. Topic varies with year and instructor. Consult Architecture Program office. May be taken more than once for credit, when each topic is unique.

0211. Computer Graphics II (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0015 and 0132. This course involves lectures and hands-on lab experience in advanced use and applications of computers. The course focuses on graphic programs which allow animation, visualization, and special rendering techniques.

0212. AutoCAD (3 s.h.) 96-98 Lecture and hands-on lab course which requires students to learn the fundamentals of the two-dimensional design components of computer aided design software.

0231. Architectural Design III (6 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture 0131 and 0132; admission to the professional program. Urban design and planning methods, goal formulation, site planning, landscape and environmental design activity applied to existing urban environments. Establishment of urban design guidelines. Rapid communication methods, project scheduling, analysis, programming, and design.

0232. Architectural Design IV (6 s.h.) S

Prerequisite: Architecture 0231 or 0234. Upper level design studio in which third year students register to take part in the vertical design studio. Each vertical studio section addresses a full range of architectural issues and design projects are brought to a high level of resolution; each studio section includes third and fourth year students in the B.Arch and B.S.Arch/Professional programs. The focus of each studio varies to present a number of different areas of study, with at least one section focusing upon issues addressed in Architecture 0231 and one section focusing upon issues addressed in Architecture 0331. Students returning from the Rome campus (where they have completed 0234) must be placed in the appropriate studio section to fulfill the requirements of the fall semester studio which they have missed.

0234. Architectural Design Studio in Rome (6 s.h.) FS

Prerequisites: Architecture 0132 and special review. Architectural design studio at the Rome Campus with noted architectural faculty from Italy. Special application required. Consult Architecture Program office for more information. Course may be used to satisfy one of the upper level studios (Architecture 0231, 0232, 0331, or 0332) but may only be taken once.

0240. Seminar: Special Topics in the History and Theory of Architecture (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing in Architecture Program. Special seminar in the history and theory of architecture. Topics vary with year and instructor. Consult Architecture Program office. May be taken more than once for credit, when each topic is unique.

0241. Seminar Analysis of Urban Structure (3 s.h.) FS Research on urban systems and forms that have marked the development of Italian and Roman architecture from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century and that are now a reference point in every Western city: the piazza, the roman palazzo, the theater, the garden. The course is intended to be a theoretical and analytical complement to the Rome campus design course.

0242. History of American Architecture (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Architecture C141. This course traces the history of architecture in North America from the late 17th century to the late 20th century. The various formal languages and theoretical concepts that form the history of American architecture within this time-span will be discussed in relation to and as the expression of an emerging culture in the North American continent.

0243. Movements in Modern Architecture (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Architecture C142. Value, criteria, and critical evaluation in 19th and 20th century architecture and urban design.

0244. Methods and Theories of Design in Architecture (3 s.h.) 96-98 (Formerly Architecture 0021.)

Prerequisite: Architecture C141 or C142. The study of systems of thought underlying the decision-making process in architecture seen in a historical, comparative manner.

0246. Architecture History Non-Western (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Architecture C141. An examination of non-western architecture from its ancient and primitive beginnings to its contemporary expressions, focusing on Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Southeast Asia, India, and Pre-Columbian America. Special emphasis is placed on the understanding of non-western religions, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, and also on Judaism, and on the shaping of appropriate worship places.

0248. Historic Preservation in Philadelphia (3 s.h.) 96-98

Objectives are to explore the city's architecture as a manifestation of its social and cultural history, encourage increased concern for Philadelphia's built environment, promote the preservation of this aspect of the city's culture, and provide an introduction to the means for conserving this history. Lectures, discussions, and field trips. Students follow individual interests through written projects. Usually offered at the TUCC campus and taught by the Historian of the Philadelphia Historical Commission. (Cross-listed with American Studies 0072.)

0250. Seminar: Special Topics in Technology (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0152 and junior or senior standing in Architecture Program. Special seminar dealing with technology in the field of architecture. Topics vary with year and instructor. Consult Architecture Program office for more information. Course may be taken more than once for credit when each topic is unique.

0251. Structural Analysis for Architects (3 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Mathematics C076 and Physics C084. Loadings determination and evaluation. Resolution and equilibrium of force systems. Truss analysis. Centroids, moments of inertia, and shear and bending moment diagrams. Basic beam, column, and system design.

0252. Structural Design for Architects I (3 s.h.) S

Prerequisite: Architecture 0251. The structural behavior of steel and timber as primary construction materials. The design of tension members, connections, beams, compression members, and frames.

0253. Structural Design for Architects II (4 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture 0251 and 0252. Structural behavior and analysis of masonry and concrete construction assemblies. In site, precast, prestressed, and post-extensioned installations explored.

0254. Renovation and Rehabilitation of Houses (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Architecture 0152. A study of evaluation, planning/design, and documentation necessary for urban housing acquisition and rehabilitation. A case study project offers experience in the role of architect/developer/client, with regard to rehabilitation project management.

0255. The Art of Detailing (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0152 and 0231. Exploration of architectural details and their application and evolution in architectural works through a historical perspective. Students research, analyze, describe, and document their findings into a bound volume.

W261. Professional Practice (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Departmental major; junior or senior standing. Administrative and business aspects of the architectural profession, professional relations between architect, engineer, owner, and contractor. Legal aspects of modern practice. Marketing architectural services, project organization, and production.

0270. Seminar: Special Topics in Site and Context (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0170 series course and junior or senior standing in Architecture Program. Special seminar dealing with issues of site and context in the field of Architecture. Topics vary with year and instructor. Consult Architecture Program office for more information. May be taken more than once for credit when each topic is unique.

0273. Community Design Workshop (3 s.h.) 96-98

This course explores, through students' direct experience, the role of the architect and landscape architect as community designers and social activists. It will provide a setting for hands-on participation in real projects based in the community, while examining the theoretical and ethical context of the community design movement.

0275. Villa/Ville (3 s.h.) 96-98

This course explores ideal architectural type and model as it relates to a building site and/or landscape. Historic examples of villas and towns from Ancient Rome, Renaissance Rome and Venice, 17th-19th c. England and America are the subject matter of the course.

0280. Seminar: Special Topics in Behavior and Culture (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: IH X052, Architecture C14, or permission of instructor. Special seminar dealing with issues of behavior and culture in the field of architecture. Topics vary with year and instructor. Consult Architecture Program office for more information. May be taken more than once for credit when each topic is unique.

0310. Independent Study in Communications (3 s.h.) FS

Prerequisites: Architecture 0232 and approval of Architecture Program. Individual study of advanced nature exploring aspects of communications in architecture under the guidance of faculty adviser.

0311. Special Topic: Studies in New Computer Graphics (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisite: Architecture 0015 or 0132. This course is an advanced seminar/workshop for the study of new technologies in electronic media. The course provides a theoretical and practical introduction and application to electronic hardware and software for the visualization, presentation, and storage of information. The workshop component is offered for hands-on experience to learn more about multi-media by creating design examples. Students will work in teams to create and design a final project for presentation and critique.

0330. Special Topics: Design Studio (6 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0232 and permission of Architecture Program. Design studio as alternative to Architecture 0331 or 0332. Topics vary with year and instructor. Consult Architecture Program office for more information.

0331. Architectural Design V (6 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture 0152, 0232, 0251, and 0252.

Corequisites: Architecture 0253 and 0351. The design of medium scale buildings, emphasizing the nature of materials, integration of structural and environmental systems, and their influence on architectural expression.

0332. Architectural Design VI (6 s.h.) S

Prerequisite: Architecture 0331. Upper level design studio in which 4th year students register in order to take part in the vertical design studio. See description of Architecture 0232 for more details.

0340. Independent Study in History and Theory (2-7 s.h.) FS

Prerequisites: Architecture 0232 and approval of Architecture Program. Individual study of advanced nature exploring aspects of architectural history and theory, under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

0343. Study Tour (2-7 s.h.) 96-98

Specially organized study tours or an approved individual study tour to examine the architecture and/or planning in a specific area. Students should check with Architecture Program for more information.

0350. Independent Study in Technology (2-7 s.h.) FS

Prerequisite: Architecture 232. Individual study of advanced nature exploring aspects of architectural history and theory, under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

0351. Environmental Systems (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Physics C084 and Architecture 0151 and 0152. Heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electric power, lighting, acoustics, vertical transportation, plumbing, and fire protection for buildings.

0353. Architectural Building and Systems Analysis (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0151, 0152, and 0231. Case studies of historical and contemporary projects. Examination and evaluation of architectural and engineering design and construction technology decisions. The process from design to completion of a project is fully explored.

0354. Energy and Building Design (3 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0151, 0152, and 0351. Design of buildings to minimize energy consumption, effect of total climate on building design, solar energy applications, wind energy potential, total energy systems, heat pumps, heat wheels, and the autonomous building.

0361. Co-op Work Experience (2-4 s.h.) 96-98

Prerequisites: Architecture 0231 and approval of Architecture Program. Work experience in an office of a practicing registered architect arranged for the student through the department.

0370. Independent Study: Site and Context (2-7 s.h.) FS

Prerequisites: Architecture 0232 and approval of Architecture Program. Individual study of advanced nature exploring aspects of site, context, or urbanism in architecture, under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

0380. Independent Study: Behavior and Culture (2-7 s.h.) FS

Prerequisites: Architecture 0081 and 0181 and approval of Architecture Program. Individual study of advanced nature exploring aspects and influences of human behavior and culture in the field of architecture, under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

0382. Architecture Workshop (3 s.h.) FS

Prerequisites: junior or senior standing in Architecture Program and permission of instructor. Preparation for and classroom experience with an interdisciplinary team that introduces an awareness of the principles of architecture and the built environment to young children in city schools. Teams are composed of an architecture student, a practicing architect and a school teacher; in collaboration with the Foundation for Architecture, the School District of Philadelphia, and the Graduate School of Fine Arts of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as volunteers of architectural firms.

0390. Independent Study in Architecture (2-7 s.h.) FS

Prerequisite: Permission of program director. Individual study of advanced nature exploring aspects of architecture under faculty guidance.

0398. Independent Research (2-7 s.h.) FS

Prerequisites: junior or senior standing in Architecture Program and approval of Director. A project assigned with the approval of the Program Director and conducted under the supervision of a faculty sponsor.

0431. Advanced Architectural Design (6 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture 0332 and permission of coordinating instructor.

Corequisites: Architecture W441 and 0442. Projects synthesizing four years of architectural education as a preparation for architectural thesis. Projects demonstrate students' ability to crystallize and communicate concepts of architectural design in the physical environment.

0432. Architectural Thesis (6 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Architecture 0431, W441, and 0442. A synthesis of four years of educational experience demonstrating ability for independent study and design synthesis of meaningful architectural quality. Scope and execution defined by student and approved and directed by faculty.

0433. Thesis Advising I (1 s.h.) F Individual faculty/student meetings to support the production of the thesis program.

0434. Thesis Advising II (1 s.h.) S Individual faculty/student meetings to support the development of the thesis project.

W441. Architectural Seminar I (3 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture 0331 and 0332.

Corequisites: Architecture 0431 and W441. Advanced development of methodologies for the analysis and criticism of architecture and urban design. Application of these methods in case studies with emphasis upon the development of the student's own theoretical stance.

0442. Thesis Program Preparation (3 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Architecture 0331 and 0332.

Corequisites: Architecture 0431 and W441. Development of possible thesis topics leading to proposal of a thesis project and the preparation of a comprehensive written program which describes in detail the proposed work to be undertaken in the subsequent semester. Both the proposal and the program must be approved by the Department Thesis Committee in advance of the student's enrollment in Architecture 0432 (Architectural Thesis).

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