In this course, students study design principles, process and thinking in the design of an assembly building. As part of their study, students will focus on architectural programming, diagramming and a critical analysis of site and context. Students will explore the role of society, community, and culture in the development of a critical viewpoint. Introduction of structural systems and architectural access will be integrated in the design process.

Prerequisite: ARH 250, ARH 390, LA 292, LA 219 (C- or higher), LA 296 (C- or higher), and either LA 293 (C- or higher) or LA 256 or Quantitative Literacy Exam score of 400 or higher.


Course Learning Outcomes

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Design an assembly building represented with well-developed plans, sections and model
    • Work using a process of design
    • Respond thoughtfully and critically to the characteristics of the site
    • Analyze and develop a program in the design of a project
    • Interpret design principles and precedents critically and architecturally
    • Clearly articulate the architectural ideas behind their projects both verbally and diagrammatically
    • Learn and apply principles of accessibility to the design of a building
    • Apply a structural system to the design of a building
    • Discuss and apply sustainable design principles for conserving natural and built resources
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC A.2 Design Thinking Skills: Ability to raise clear and precise questions, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions, and test alternative outcomes against relevant criteria and standards
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC B.3 Codes and Regulations: Ability to design sites, facilities, and systems that are responsive to relevant codes and regulations, and include the principles of life-safety and accessibility standards
  • Will display the following attitudes/ professional behaviors:

    • Meet assigned deadlines
    • Accept and apply critiques
    • Analyze and discuss work using industry specific terminology
    • Prepare for and contribute to class discussions and critiques