College of Architecture

Professor James White, Dean

Professor Watkins and John White; Associate Professors Aranha, Bilello, Coombs, Driskill, Giaccardo, Hill, Jones, Louden, Mross, Perl, and Peters; Assistant Professors Beltran, Buelinckx, MacBurnie, Mead, Shacklette, and Shin; Lecturers Edgar, Faulk, Jaddo, Martin, Nowak, and Powell; Instructor Ngo; 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 professional degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

There are three entry levels:

Students completing the College of Architecture undergraduate program;

Students with a four-year B.A. or B.S. degree in architecture, environmental design, or approved equivalent; and

Students with a degree in a discipline other than architecture.

Students in the college's own undergraduate program apply to the Graduate School towards the end of their undergraduate course work.

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, and examples of extracurricular activities.

Students entering the program with a baccalaureate degree will be required to complete or receive credit for the 131-hour portion of the undergraduate curriculum before advancing into the graduate portion. Approximately 42 hours of graduate-level course work, including a written design program and a final comprehensive design project, are required. All students seeking a professional degree must complete the program in residence.

The Master of Science in Architecture is a post professional academic degree for students with a professional B.Arch or M.Arch. degree, or with an approved undergraduate degree. The program offers opportunities for completing the degree requirements with a minimum of 30 hours of graduate study plus thesis (totaling 36 credit hours) or a minimum of 36 hours of approved study. Each student will have an individual degree plan developed by 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. All candidates in the postprofessional program choosing the thesis option will be required to write and defend a thesis and take both written and oral final examinations. Nonthesis students will be required to research and develop a capstone project and take a final examination. The graduate faculty has identified several primary areas of study for this degree program: Architecture special topics, historic preservation, community design, appropriate technology and housing, and architecture for health. Students have the opportunity to become involved with ongoing research projects in these areas.

The Architecture Research Center provides faculty and students with additional opportunities for study and research. The Center conducts planning projects in the Southwest and in foreign countries, and fosters exchange programs with foreign universities.

Off-campus programs are offered to enrich student experience. The summer program in Italy and other affiliated international programs enable students to study abroad. The program in New Mexico allows students to expand understandings of history and design related issues. The Architour offers the student the chance for concentrated study of American architecture and architects. All students are expected to participate in one of these options during the course of their study.

The interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree program in Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design accepts students from diverse educational backgrounds. After completing a common group of core courses, each student follows an individualized program. Students with interests in architecture, community planning and design, historic preservation, environmentalnatural 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.

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.

5202. Architectural Design VI (2:2:0). Prerequisite: Completion of undergraduate design sequence. Corequisite: ARCH 5402. Design thinking, architectural synthesis, and design development. Case studies exploring created architectural spaces. Outside assignments required.

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.

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). Holistic approach to research methods for hypothesis formulation, data acquisition, verification, and analysis. Value judgments related to alternative interpretations of architecture and the built environment.

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

5382. Principles of Planning (3:3:0). The nature and essence of urban design and city planning revealed through studies of theories, principles, issues, goals, objectives, processes, and city development analysis.

5383. Urban Design Theory and Notations (3:3:0). Study of urban design theories and urban design projects, historical to present. Graphic and written notational systems and relationships between design theory and physical designs.

5392. Professional Practice (3:3:1). Prerequisite: ARCH 5202 and 5402. 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. Research Schematics (3:3:1). Prerequisite: ARCH 5363 and design sequence. Individual study, research, and conferences to develop program and schematics for a comprehensive architectural terminal project in ARCH 5606. Outside assignments as required.

5402. Architectural Design VI Studio (4:0:9). Prerequisite: Completion of undergraduate design sequence. Corequisite: ARCH 5202. Detailed design of architectural spaces. Design development integrating context, content, and meanings. Creating specific spaces for human needs and activities.

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 (6:0:12). Prerequisite: Completion of accelerated graduate design sequence, undergraduate sequence, or equivalent credit. Corequisite: ARCH 5382 or prior credit. Urban design concepts and urban scale architecture. Application of urban analysis and urban design theory in a community based studio.

5605. Architectural Topical Studio (6:0:12). Prerequisite: Completion of accelerated graduate design sequence, undergraduate sequence, or equivalent credit. Synthesis of human and environmental interaction and contribution of architecture to the making of place.

5691. Architectural Design VII (6:0:12). Prerequisite: ARCH 5202 and 5402. Comprehensive designs involving complex issues and systems. Syntheses of human and environmental interactions and contributions of architecture to the making of place.

5692. Architectural Design VIII (6:0:15). Prerequisite: ARCH 5691 and 5395. Development and design of a comprehensive architectural project programmed in ARCH 5395. Outside assignments as required.

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

7000. Research (V1-12).

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