College of Architecture

Professor James White, Dean

Professors Bilello, Peters, Watkins and John White; Associate Professors Aranha, Coombs, Davis, Driskill, Giaccardo, Hill, Jones, Louden, Mross, and Perl; Assistant Professors Beltran, Buelinckx, Haq, MacBurnie, Mead, and Shacklette; Lecturers Faulk, Flueckiger, Jaddo, Martin, and Powell; Adjunct Faculty: Randorff.

This college offers study in the following graduate degree programs: ARCHITECTURE, Master of Architecture and Master of Science. The college also supervises the interdisciplinary program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in LAND-USE PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, AND DESIGN.

The Master of Architecture is a professional degree program, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The Master of Science in Architecture is a post professional academic degree.

Combined degree offerings are available as follows: A Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is offered with the Department of Civil Engineering. A Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in general business is offered with the College of Business Administration. A Master of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration is also offered with the College of Business Administration. These degree programs may require a different core curriculum. Students wishing to pursue these programs should consult the Undergraduate Catalog for the undergraduate requirements. Further information on admission to the M.B.A. program is available through the College of Business Administration Graduate Services Center.

All students, including those with degrees, must follow the Graduate School and the College of Architecture admission requirements. The following criteria, all or in part, will be considered in the admission process: GRE scores, GPA, transcripts, portfolio review, letters of recommendation, statement of interest, examples of extracurricular activities, and professional work.

Transfer courses applicable to a student's degree plan at the graduate level are determined by the college's administration and the Graduate School. Refer to the section on transfer credit for procedures.

The Master of Architecture Accredited
Professional Degree

Mandatory Accreditation Statement. "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 US professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a five-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.

Masters degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree."

The College of Architecture's accredited program consists of an undergraduate curriculum of 131 hours and a graduate curriculum of 42 hours. A comprehensive terminal design project is required. All students seeking a professional degree must complete the program in residency.

Students may enter the professional program directly fro the College of Architecture's preprofessional program, or from any other program, including those with degrees in a discipline other than architecture. An audit of transcripts and portfolio will determine the amount of leveling courses required to comply with the accredited professional program.

The Master of Science in Architecture Postprofessional Degree

The Master of Science in Architecture is for students with an accredited professional B.Arch or M.Arch. degree, or with an approved undergraduate degree. Students may choose a thesis or nonthesis option. Students selecting the thesis option must complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate study, defend a thesis, and take both written and oral examinations (totaling 36 credit hours). Students selecting the nonthesis option must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate study including a terminal project and final examination.

Postprofessional degree students will have an individual degree plan developed with an advisory committee composed of a chairperson and two advisors (one member may be chosen from outside the college). With the student's full participation, the committee will plan the course of study based on the student's goals, program resources, and faculty strengths and interests. The graduate faculty has identified several primary areas of study for this degree program including historic preservation and special topics in architecture.

Students have the opportunity to become involved with ongoing research projects. All students seeking a professional degree must complete the program in residency.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Land-Use, Planning, Management, and Design Degree

The interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree program in LandUse Planning, Management, and Design accepts students from diverse educational backgrounds. An individualized program is determined by the student's chair and committee consisting of 24 credit hours of required core courses, 21 credit hours of track courses, 15 credit hours of supporting courses, and 6 hours of tool courses. A minimum of 12 hours of dissertation is required with the additional courses to complete the 66 hours of course work beyond the bachelor's degree. Students with interests in architecture, community planning and design, historic preservation, environmental-natural resource planning and management, public policy administration, and many other aspects of land use may find the program suitable to their needs.

For further information contact the LPMD coordinator at the College of Architecture.

The Architecture Research Center provides faculty and students with additional opportunities for study and research. The Center conducts research and design projects. Information on research and teaching assistantships can be obtained by contacting the college.

Each student is encouraged to participate in the professional internship program. The program provides opportunities for professional experience in some of the nation's leading architectural firms. Those participating in an internship may take courses offered via the World Wide Web which apply to their degree program, where approved in advance.

Off-campus programs are offered to enrich student experience. The summer programs in Italy, Montreal, and other affiliated international programs enable students to study abroad. The off-campus summer program in the Southwest allows students to expand understandings of history and design related issues here at home. The Architour Spring Break program provides the student the chance for brief study of American architecture and architects.

Students in the college will attend all scheduled class meeting times and activities. Absences in excess of those stipulated in each individual course syllabus will result in either a F in the course or being withdrawn from the course.

The College of Architecture reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce work submitted by students. Work submitted for grade is the property of the college and remains such until it is returned to the student.

Faculty members assist students in career counseling and guidance. The Academic Programs Office staff provides advisement for course registration.

Courses in Architecture. (ARCH)

5091. Graduate Architectural Internship (V1-6). Prerequisite: College approval. Individual study provides opportunities for professional experience as an intern in an architectural firm. May be repeated for credit.

5301. Special Problems in Architecture (3). Prerequisite: College approval. Individual study projects in architecture of special interest to students. May be repeated for credit. Particularly useful for Interdisciplinary Studies master's program.

5302. Product Design Workshop (3:0:6). Introduction to the design and executed construction of a prototypical piece of furniture or other design product using an architectural design process. F.

5311. Special Problems in Architectural History (3). Individual advanced studies in architectural history of special interest to the student. May be repeated for credit.

5313. Architecture of the 19th and 20th Centuries (3:3:0). Social, technical, and intellectual influences on the development of 19th- and 20th-century architecture. Illustrated lectures.

5314. History of American Architecture (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ARCH 2312 or approval of instructor. History of American cultural expression, using buildings as a vehicle, from the Pre-Colombian period to the present.

5321. Conservation, Restoration Technology, and Documentation (3:3:0). Survey of techniques of restoration and stabilization of historic buildings; standards of workmanship; traditional methods and new technologies. Survey of documentation techniques and preservation design.

5322. Preservation Workshop (3:0:6). Research on current preservation issues. Individual projects required.

5323. History and Theory of Historic Preservation and Policy (3:3:0). Examination of mankind's interest in cultural and architectural heritage and the influence exerted by architectural styles upon preservation and adaptive use of buildings and sites, survey of preservation organizations and public programs.

5324. Architectural Conservation (3:3:0). In-depth examination of theory and practice of historic preservation and restoration. Survey of the preservation movement in the U. S. and federal legislation supporting preservation.

5325. Preservation and Urban Design Policies (3:3:0). Survey of federal and state enabling legislation; federal, state, and local policies on historic preservation and urban design, discussion of redevelopment strategies.

5331. Graduate Seminar (3:3:0). Prerequisite: College approval. Critical readings, discussions and writing assignments on a range of interdisciplinary issues and theoretical positions. May be repeated for credit.

5342. Architecture Drawing (3:0:9). Skills and techniques of drawing. Translation of perceptions of three-dimensional objects and spaces into graphic expression. Outside assignments required. May be repeated once for credit.

5352. Computer Applications to Architecture (3:2:3). Survey of digital computer applications to the issues and processes of architecture and planning. May be repeated for credit.

5353. Architectural Technology (3:3:0). Examination of traditional and innovative uses of building materials, the application of industrial and scientific technology, and the integration of the building systems derived from these considerations. May be repeated for credit.

5361. Theory of Architecture (3:3:0). Architecture as art, science, and a contemporary philosophical concept. Exploration of context and goals. Illustrated lectures. May be repeated for credit.

5362. Theory in Architecture (3:3:0). Examination of theoretical issues in architecture through critical reading of texts selected from Vitruvius to the most contemporary thinkers in relation to emerging design challenges. Writing intensive.

5363. Architectural Design Programming (3:3:0). Contextual and case studies; analyses of site, activities, space and spatial relationships. Systems and costs criteria. Determination of significant issues, goals, and emerging concepts.

5365. Architecture Research Methods (3:3:0). Comprehensive survey of qualitative and quantitative research methods and their method-specific hypothesis formulation, data acquisition, verification, and analysis. Writing intensive.

5373. Environment and Site (3:3:0). Physical and cultural environment analysis and examination of architectural responses.

5382. Urban Theory (3:3:0). An extensive writing course proffering a comprehensive exploration of the relationship between culture, the city, planning, and urban design.

5392. Professional Practice (3:3:1). The principles and practices of architectural business including the discussion of professionalism, administration, management, legalities, and liabilities. Exploration of current, advanced, and complex processes for the delivery of architecture.

5395. Thesis Research, Programming, and Schematics (3:3:1). Prerequisite: ARCH 5365; corequisite or prerequisite ARCH 5362. Guided individual research and programming of an architectural topic, facility, and context and schematic design leading toward a comprehensive architectural thesis project in ARCH 5692. Writing intensive.

5501. Architecture Design Studio (5:3:9). Tutorial studio with emphasis on the synthesis of design theory and practice. May be repeated for credit.

5601. Architectural Graduate Design I (6:0:12). Knowledge and application of fundamental principles of architectural theory, organization, including the introduction to conceptual design through context, meaning and design processes as well as the introduction to graphic skills.

5602. Architectural Graduate Design II (6:0:12). Prerequisite: ARCH 5601. Integration of fundamental building systems, functional requirements, spatial composition and interior-exterior relationships. Course broadens the design process and communication skills.

5603. Architectural Graduate Design III (6:0:12). Prerequisite: ARCH 5602. The development of comprehensive and integrative design process and skills. Introduction to design development, design detailing, and systems integration.

5604. Urban Design Studio (6:0:12). Prerequisite: ARCH 4381 or consent of instructor. Recommended as the penultimate design studio. Explores the interface between culture and architecture at the scale of the city in terms of theory and design.

5605. Advanced Architectural Design Studio (6:0:12). Prerequisite or corequisite: ARCH 5362. Synthesis of human and environmental interaction. Comprehensive architectural design of complex building types involving integration of cultural factors, programming, conceptual issues, construction technology, and cost estimation.

5692. Architectural Design Thesis (6:0:12). Prerequisite: ARCH 5362, 5395, 5604, and 56605. Design and documentation of a comprehensive architectural thesis project researched, programmed, and schematically articulated in ARCH 5395.

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

7000. Research (V1-12).

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