ARH 690 Thesis Preparation & Development

ARH 690 Thesis Preparation & Development

Faculty: David Gill / Eric Reeder / Nicole Lambrou / Jaime Daroca

Course Description

This course serves as the preparation for the final independent or directed thesis for both the 87-unit and 63-unit M.Arch programs. Students will identify an area of architectural investigation. At the end of the course, students will be fully prepared to begin their final building project in the following semester.

Course Learning Outcome

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Identify and elaborate on the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the thesis proposal
    • Identify a program and justify its appropriateness for the site and area in which it will be realized
    • Represent ideas clearly and compellingly using graphics, diagrams, and writing
    • Present precedents and typologies that apply both to program and tectonic strategies
    • Comprehend user groups and asses how those groups will be served by tectonic strategies and program
    • Present the thesis proposal verbally in a compelling and clear fashion
    • Independently investigate and research ideas