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Architectural Orientation (ARCH 1010)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 2

Description: This course is an introduction to the architectural profession. You will explore office practices, construction analysis, current architects and their work, as well as a review of architectural plans. You will also learn what to expect from a job with an architectural firm.

Topical Outline:
1. Office practices and overview of the design process
2. Architects who have influenced the industry
3. Analysis and criticism of architectural design
4. Development of creativity and problem-solving skills
5. Methods/types of construction

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe the major roles and responsibilities in the architectural design process
2. Identify the typical types of drawings that make up a construction set
3. Identify several architects of note and describe their contributions
4. Design a small project using the industry standard design phases of schematic design, design development and production drawings
5. Create multiple solutions to a problem and evaluate those solutions

Prerequisites:  Placement into MATH 0070