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Architectural Design Studio Concentration

The architectural design concentration allows non-majors to develop a foundation of usable skills, knowledge, and related competences within architecture and gain valuable experience in its application to topics of their choice.

The concentration provides a basic introduction to key topics, including architectural representation and analytic techniques; the design process and the development of rigorous design strategies; and how to work with restrictive design elements such as the body, site, program, light, air, materials, structures, and building methods. Students gain a wide range of skills and knowledge and the ability to integrate those into architectural design work, and are also able solve design problems in their work outside the department by bringing an architectural design approach to fine art and other areas of design.

The concentration consists of 15 credits, of which nine credits will be earned in the core design studios. The nine-credit core of the concentration represents the foundation of basic learning in the field of architecture. The remaining six credits will be open to any of the topical studio electives or any other course offered in the department provided pre-requisites are met or exempted by the instructor.

Requirements for the Architectural Design Concentration

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Integrated 3D Design: Form, Order, and Concept* AD 200 3
Fabrication Methods* AD 201 3
Architectural Design: Interior/Exterior AD 210 3
Subtotal 9
AD Departmental Electives AD 6
Total for the Architectural Design Concentration 15

AD Departmental Electives

6 credits

Concentrators may choose any combination of course offerings within the department including core and support studios provided pre-requisites are met and elective studios for a total of 6 credits.

* These courses are co-requisites and need to be taken in the same semester.

Recommended additional courses include: