ARCC 0100- SPATIAL VISUALIZATION


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: None
Elemental techniques of representing space are introduced. Geometry, as projected three dimensionally, allows students to manipulate form, shadows and projections. Explanation of techniques for depicting spatial relationships are included as part of the course.


ARCC 0120-CYBERPUBLICATIONS

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: None

Introduction to the operative mechanisms of the Internet  and the Web’s potential as a vehicle for architectural expression and research. Visual techniques to increase the effectiveness of cyberspace’s interactive potential are explored.


ARCC 0130- BASIC DIGITAL GRAPHICS AND ARCHITECTURAL PRESENTATION

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCC 2010, ARCH 2010
Introduction to the basic concepts, software and techniques for developing Architectural Presentations.  The course main focus in on drawing manipulation, basic rendering techniques, printing, board layout and design using the digital tools currently available.


ARCC 0150- DRAWING

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1020

Diverse drawing techniques and a variety of media are introduced. Gesture and movement are explored at different scales in relationship to graphic space. Personal expression is validated as integral to the process.


ARCC 0160- ANTHROPOMORPHIC AWARENESS

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1020
An introduction to the processes of observation, recognition and control of the human body in space. Everyday movement and basic manifestations of habitation are used as point of departure for the creation and interpretation  of personal movement.

ARCC 0170- PERSPECTIVE

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCC 1010
The techniques for graphic construction of three-dimensional space, both as representational and design tool are presented.  Free-hand sketching and one and two point constructions are experimented with.  

ARCC 0180- 3D EXPLORATION

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1010
Different artistic techniques and materials, methods and procedures are explored in search of representational effectiveness and the successful communication of concepts and ideas.

ARCC 0202- SKETCHING

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030

Experimentation with analytical methods for representing the essence of an architectural work through free-hand sketching, focusing on diverse scales and techniques, and drawing on location.


ARCC 0210- PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS

Three credit-hours. Two one-hour lectures. Pre-requisite: None Co-requisite: ARCC 0211

Introduction to black & white photography, its history and pertinence to Architecture, emphasizing composition, pinhole camera design, and camera manipulation as tools to understand and explore the representation of space.


ARCC 0211- PHOTOGRAPHY LABORATORY

Zero credit-hours. One two-hour laboratory period per week.  Laboratory Fee. Co-requisite: ARCC 0210

This course is taken simultaneously with ARCC 0210, focusing on hands-on experience in laboratory techniques, including familiarity with the basic chemistry of negatives. Developing and printing are understood as processes that can be influenced by creative manipulation.


ARCC 0220- SET DESIGN

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030

Plays are studied and interpreted to render spatial solutions for the stage, akin to both interpretation and realization. Design explorations include experimentation with light, materials and textures. Tectonic and symbolic dimensions of scenery are emphasized, as well as construction concerns.


ARCC 0240- INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030

Product design is conceived as a vehicle for introducing students to analytical thinking in relationship to the practicality of materials, joints, an other concerns related to industrial design.


ARCC 0250 - SCULPTURE

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030

Form in space and three-dimensional thinking are tested against the wide array of materials with which shapes and volumes -but also ideas and concepts- become present in a specific surrounding.

ARCC 0310- COLOR FOR ARCHITECTS


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030


Color, tone, value and hue are discussed in relationship to theories of perception. Changing psychological and cultural interpretations are examined; practical applications are explored and debated.

ARCC 0315- CERAMICS


Three credit-hours. One four-hour studio per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030


Introduction to basic techniques for hand-building with clay: modeling, slab construction, coiling, draping and mold-making for small-scale production of tiles, textures, finishes and objects where clay becomes a malleable membrane that encloses space.

ARCC 0330- INSTALLATIONS

Three credit-hours. One four-hour studio per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030, ARCT 1010

A critical analysis of our evolving media culture, examining the nature and functions of it in diverse contexts. Students produce installations as creative comments reflecting the reshaping of contemporary cultural systems.

ARCC 0340- PUBLIC SPEAKING

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030


Oral communication is understood as a tool for conveying ideas accurately. Students plan, rehearse and evaluate public presentations after being exposed to exercises pertaining thematic organization, diction, and voice projection. Video becomes a tool for self assessment.

ARCC 0401- COLOR & RENDERING


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARCC 2010, ARCH 2030


Advanced techniques for representation of architectural space are introduced, including perspective construction, shades, shadows, reflections and textures. Color and different techniques for its application are studied; related work by other architects is examined. 30

ARCC 0403- ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND  DRAFTING


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCC 2010, ARCH 2010


Introduction to the concepts for the creation of 3D Architectural Models Databases and the extraction of bidimensional drawings.  The course main focus in on 3d model development, drawing linking and basic rendering techniques using Building Information Modeling software.

ARCC 0404- ADVANCED DIGITAL GRAPHICS AND ARCHITECTURAL PRESENTATION


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCC 0130, ARCH 2020


Introduction to advanced concepts of 2D and 3D rendering and animation.  The course main focus is on 3D rendering techniques, 3D animation concepts, advance 2D drawing rendering, 2D animation using the digital tools currently available.

ARCC 1010- ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION I

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 1010,ARHH 1010

Basic drawing, drafting, recording, and “as-built” techniques in pencil and ink are introduced as tools for visual and technical communication, all considered to be essential to the architect’s trade and expression.


ARCC 2010- BASIC COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING: BASIC CAD

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCC 1010, ARCH 1020

Introduction to the basic concepts, software and drawing techniques for Digital Drafting.  The course main focus is on bidimensional drawings, its representation and basic 3D modeling using the digital tools currently available.


ARCH 0100- DESIGN ABROAD

Four credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week and a trip. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite: By approval

The history, urbanism, architecture, geography and culture of a given country or city are studied as part of the course prior to actual travel to the place. Exercises undertaken before the trip warm up students to background historical information, on-site sketching and enhanced analytical experiences.

ARCH 0203- DESIGN SEMINAR

Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030

Principles of design are addressed in short exercises in which the students use previous projects to confront different skills related to proportions, composition, structural logic, sequence, and materiality.


ARCH 0290- INDEPENDENT STUDY

Two credit-hours. One-one and a half hour lecture/laboratory period per week. Pre-requisite: By approval

The course offers the opportunity to formulate and investigate projects of personal interest, or regional relevance pertinent to the school’s possible contributions to the profession and to society, broadening the relatively fixed structure of the curriculum.

ARCH 0391- LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/ studios per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite: ARCH 3020, ARTE 3010.


Earth manipulation and use of vegetation are addressed along with other landscape strategies at both urban and rural scales.  Soils, drainage systems, plant materials and ecological concerns are underlined as integral to the development of contemporary projects.

ARCH 0499- VERTICAL STUDIO


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/ studios per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite: By approval


An elective design studio for ad-hoc topics to be explored as a complement to the required courses in this area, according to the shared interests of the teachers and students from different levels. May be substituted for a required design course, by approval.

ARCH 1010- BASIC DESIGN I

Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite:  MATH 0102 and one of two language courses, SPAN 0100 or ENGL 0100; Co-requisite: ARHH 1010

Introduction to basic design elements, principles and concerns, focusing on spatial organization and sequence. Problem solving, analytical models and simple projects of program implementation become tools to understand underlying compositional principles.

ARCH 1020- BASIC DESIGN II


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 1010, ARHH 1011; Co-requisite: ARCC 1010


Spatial organization, form, structure, and figure-ground gestalt issues are explored through geometry in projects developed from two-dimensional graphic design into three dimensional architectural abstractions.

ARCH 1030- BASIC DESIGN III
Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 1020, ARCC 1010


Urban contexts are analyzed through abstract and on-site exercises as an introduction to the complexities inherent to architecture and place. Precedents are examined in order to link programmatic concerns and formal composition, in order to integrate them in design.

ARCH 2010- DESIGN FUNDAMENTAL I


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee.Pre-requisites: ARCH 1030, ARCT 1010, ARCT 1011, ARTE 1010, ATUL OIOO, ENGL 0110, SPAN 0110, MATH O110.


Plan, section and elevation are jointly manipulated to expound architecture’s three dimensional possibilities. Circulation and spatial sequence, structure, enclosure and tectonics are simultaneously considered in the genesis of form.

ARCH 2020- DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS II

Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite: ARCH 2010

Projects of intermediate complexity are related to the larger backdrop of culture and themes related to identity politics. The appropriateness of concept to form and context is emphasized, as well as the architect’s larger responsibilities to his/her work in society.


ARCH 2030- DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS III

Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 2020, ARTE 2010

Design development addresses site orientation, building envelope issues, and detail as pertinent to these.  Precedents expound programmatic complexity and design concerns are pursued at various scales within the project.


ARCH 3010- INTERMEDIATE DESIGN I

Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 2030, ARHH 2010, ARHH 2011

Design is related to structures of historical significance and issues of contemporary and traditional vocabularies. Preservation theory, legislation and programming, building pathology and hands-on exercises with materials are integral to the course.


ARCH 3020- INTERMEDIATE DESIGN II

Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 3010, ARCC 2010

Design methods are highlighted, exploring techniques used to articulate the components of an architectural project. Problem-solving is confronted from different angles of understanding in an introspective, critical manner.


ARCH 3030- MID- CAREER RESEARCH

Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half-hour lecture/studio periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARCH 3020, ARPP 3010, ARST 3010, HIST 3510, SOHU 2010

A project investigation of limited focus is developed, reflecting each student’s specific concerns related to architecture, locus and culture. Discussions and readings on information-gathering theories and techniques facilitate the definition of individual research objectives.

ARCH 4010- ADVANCED DESIGN I


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 3030, ARTE 3010


Housing and urbanism are confronted in a term-long project. Typological housing precedents and social issues are framed against the economic and political background which both fosters and hinders housing.

ARCH 4020- ADVANCED DESIGN II


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite: ARCH 4010


Urban design is considered from a two fold approach: one, the ecologically minded posture; the other, based on historic and prevalent urban design ideas both to be expanded and contested in studio. Present-day urban problems in Latin America are customarily addressed.

ARCH 4030- ADVANCED DESIGN III


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites:  ARCH 4020, ARTE 4010, ARTE 4020, ARST 3020


A term-long project addresses the integration of the multiple disciplines: programming, design, technology and structures come together in an all encompassing problem that elucidates the multilayered nature of architecture.

ARCH 5010- CAPSTONE DESIGN I


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/ studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 4030, HIST 3010A, HISTORY OR THEORY ELECTIVE (0400 LEVEL); SOHU 2020, ENGL 2010, SPAN 2010


At this first phase of the Capstone Design Project, parameters, objectives and methodologies to be pursued are defined. A written document to guide the design phase of the project is developed through research and debate.

ARCH 5020- CAPSTONE DESIGN II


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite: ARCH 5010


The second Capstone course requires the development of a comprehensive preliminary design to reflect the accomplishment of goals stated in ARCH 5010. Design development issues regarding conceptual and tectonic interpretation are incorporated to a final presentation. 32

ARCH 5030- CAPSTONE DESIGN III


Four credit-hours. Two three-and-a-half hour lecture/studio periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisite: ARCH 5020


The course culminates the Capstone Design sequence with attention to the technical resolution of the project and its (re)presentation. This all-inclusive final project mirrors the student’s acquired skills, maturity and expanded professional outlook.

ARCL 0100- CITY & ENVIRONMENT

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1010

The course introduces the themes of city, tourism, and architecture.  It emphasizes environmental pollution and urban development sustainability.  Field trips constitute a fundamental tool to illustrate the thematic contents of the course.  


ARCL 0315- GEOGRAPHY

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1030

An introduction to basic and interdisciplinary concepts pertaining to geography and its diverse fields of reach. Tools for spatial and social understanding of context in contemporary society are presented and valued.


ARCT 0110- VISUAL CULTURE

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: None

Theories of vision and representation nurture refection, debate and exercises related to the construction of images in contemporary culture. Modes of perception that have influenced human communication in the past are discussed.


ARCT 0430- CONSERVATION THEORY

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 3010, HIST 3510

Ideas and theories linked with preservation ideals are presented and debated upon.  Aspiration versus realization within the conservation field becomes the background against which the history of building and rebuilding is examined.


ARCT 0440- ADVANCED TOPICS ON THEORY

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARCH 3020, HIST 3510

Architectural design history and theories foster debate and criticism of works and ideas of architects and architectural theorists throughout time, nurturing an understanding of the different ideologies interweaving with Architecture.

ARCT 1010- INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL THEORY


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lectures per week.Pre-requisites: ARCC 1010, ARCH 1020Co-requisite: ARCT 1011


A critical exposition of architectural thinking throughout time, examining selected treatises of architectural theory from Classical antiquity to the 19th century. Attention is given to the sociopolitical contexts in which ideas were generated.

ARCT 1011- ARCHITECTURAL THEORY LABORATORY


Zero credit-hour. One one-hour recitation period per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 1020 Co-requisite: ARCT 1010


Small group discussion sessions allow students to expand and debate upon the subjects addressed at lectures in the co-required course. Written submittals and projects are individually commented in these meetings.

ARHH 0410- SELECTED TOPICS ON MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: HIST 3510

Precedents, cultural contexts, key figures and seminal texts most representative of the Modern Movement’s aspirations and its ideological pursuits are discussed. Apperceptions of the movement’s impact around the world are debated upon.

ARHH 0440- ADVANCED TOPICS ON HISTORY

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: HIST 3510

A specific architectural period or movement become the object of analysis, taking into account the cultural background against which it developed. Ideas are examined in relation to time frames of public endorsement, reasons for dissemination and eventual disfavor.

ARHH 1010- HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE


Three credit-hours.  Two two-hours lecture periods per week.  Pre-requisites: MATH 0102 and one of two language courses, SPAN 0100 or ENGL 0100.  Co-requisite: ARHH 1011.


A survey to introduce the history of Architecture, including basic elements of architectural design, composition, form-making and spatial concepts, all examined against the historical and natural forces that have influenced the art of building.

ARHH 1011- HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE LABORATORY


Zero credit-hour. One one-hour recitation period per week. Pre-requisite: None Co-requisite: ARHH 1010


Small-group discussion sessions allow students to expand and debate upon the subjects addressed at lectures in the co-required course and go beyond these. Required projects are individually reviewed in these meetings.

ARHH - 2010 HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARHH 2020 Co requisite: ARHH 2021


Links between the romantic and rationalist outlooks of the 18th Century, together with the fragmentation and simultaneity of the end of the 20th century are addressed. The architectural production and theories expounded elucidate the ruptures and continuities of a non-linear history. 33

ARHH 2011- HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE LABORATORY

Zero credit-hours. One-hour recitation period per week. Co-requisite: ARHH 2010

Small group discussion sessions allow students to expand and debate upon the subjects addressed at lectures in the co-required course. Written submittals and oral presentations are individually commented in these meetings.

ARHH 3010-  NEO  AVANT-GARDE  AND COMTEMPORARY SCENE


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARHH 2010.  Pre-requisites:  ARHH 2010/2011, ARCH 1030, SOHU 2010


This course analyzes the last fifty years of architectural discourse and the insertion of high profile projects and the concept of the star architect in the architectural media.  The evolution of form as a result of both technical development and symbolic needs is framed within the environmental changes brought by post-industrial economy.  Taking clues from the “crisis of the object” discourse, an argument is developed around two surviving categories: architecture as landscape and architecture as surface.  The new domestic realm is described as content without container, where the old category of decorative art is displaced by an omnipresent design culture that celebrates the ephemeral over the permanent.

ARPP 0310-  THE ARCHITECT AS ENTREPRENEUR


Three credit-hours. One two-hour lecture period per Week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 3020


Pursuing an understanding of the architect as entrepreneur, the course addresses the analysis and management of concepts and skills that assist the design professional in assuming leadership in practice by becoming knowledgeable of the multiple conditions and processes that influence the construction industry.

ARPP 0320-ARCHITECTURE, ECOLOGY & TOURISM

Three credit-hours. One two-hour lecture period per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 3010

Introduces students to architecture as fundamental for eco-tourism developments, taking into consideration the ecological characteristics and the new technologies for sustainable development in areas with tourism potential.


ARPP 3010- PRACTICE/EXPERIENCE

Three credit-hours. One two-hour lecture period per week; field time by arrangement. Pre-requisite: ARCH 2030

Real-life office experience grants a glance at professional procedures in architectural practice and related fields, while a classroom overview provides the necessary reference for understanding processes ranging from proposal preparation to project close-out.

ARPP 5010- ETHICS


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 4020


An introduction to moral dilemmas inherent to professional practice, considering wide-ranging implications of ethics in a globalized society where disciplines overlap, but also obscure responsibilities. Case studies of professional interest are researched and debated.

ARPP 5020- CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARCH 4010, ARST 4020, ARTE 4010, ARTE 4020


Exposure to the breadth and depth of documentation required for any architectural project and the development of its construction drawings and specifications. Cost estimates complement the proposed design.

ARPP 5030- OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND FINANCES


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 4010


The role of the practitioner - scope, duties, and potential - is questioned from different standpoints: ethical, financial and managerial. Personnel organization, supervision, office procedures, payments for services, marketing and career options are examined.

ARST 0410- ADVANCED TOPICS ON STRUCTURES


Three credit-hours. One two-hour lecture period per Week. Pre-requisite: ARST 4020


Comprehensive outlook of different structural systems when exposed to extreme conditions both internal and external, like earthquakes, hurricanes, and flooding.

ARST 3010- STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS I


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARTE 2010, SCIE 2410


Statics, strength of materials and basic analysis of simple structural elements provide a framework for understanding architecture in terms of the analysis of systems of forces and the laws of equilibrium.

ARST 3020- STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS II


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARST 3010


As a continuation to ARST 3010, topics addressed include:   stress and strain due to axial, bending and torsion loads, shear and bending moments and diagrams. Tension and compression stresses in beams are also discussed

ARST 4010- STRUCTURES III: STEEL


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARST 3020


The properties of steel are discussed as issues of combined axial compression and bending are presented, including the behavior of steel structural beams and columns with and without lateral support. Existing structures are analyzed in these terms.

ARST 4020- STRUCTURES IV: CONCRETE


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARST 4010


Design of reinforced concrete structures following the ultimate strength method is aimed at developing safe, economical and efficient design stances regarding reinforced concrete beams, columns and one-way slabs, according to A.C.I. codes.

ARTE 0302- ARCHITECTURE & INDUSTRY

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARCH 3030

The architect’s leadership role in the local construction industry is explored through site visits to businesses established and run by professional initiative. Students become familiar with alternate practices and entrepreneurial options.


ARTE 0401- WOOD TECHNOLOGY

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARST 3020

Wood’s properties and possibilities as a construction  material are expounded. Lumber types, framing systems, and typical connections are examined in relationship to load transfer and wind stresses, granting special attention to hurricane impact and termite control. 34


ARTE 0410 - PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 3010, ARTE 3010

Technical aspects pursuant to historic preservation are discussed and demonstrated through laboratory problems. Materials used in restoration, rehabilitation and conservation projects are tested and weathered to consider short and long range effects of their use.


ARTE 0430- ECOLOGICAL TERRACES

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARCH 3030, ARTE 2010

Environmental and technological issues pertaining urban naturation and ecological or green surfaces are presented from both  theoretical and practical aspects.  Case studies from Europe, as well as local ones, are analyzed.


ARCC 0440- ARCHITECTURE LIGHT & LIGHTING

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture/laboratory periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARCH 3030, ARTE 2010

Light is analyzed as a compositional and psychological device. Its effect in indoor and outdoor space is examined and complemented by the creation of atmospheres through the use of different lighting typologies. Students design a  lighting device for which a prototype is built.

ARTE 0451- ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION LABORATORY

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Laboratory Fee. Pre-requisites: ARCH 3010, ARTE 3010.

Through a series of field and scientific laboratory exercises the student expands the knowledge of traditional building materials.  The course includes class lectures, site visits, documentation, condition survey and collection of field samples and laboratory experiments.

ARTE 1010- INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARCH 1010, ARHH 1010


An early overview of building technologies (structural, plumbing, HVAC, electricity and site work) that work as a system affecting architectural design, focusing on the designer’s challenge to coordinate all elements in a coherent project.

ARTE 2010- MATERIALS AND METHODS


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisites: ARCC 1010, ARCH 103, ARTE 1010


Materials, their history, and their application to construction technology are studied, including characteristics, behavior, manufacturing, conventions, standards, and restrictions. Issues of assembly are addressed regarding building envelope systems.

ARTE 3010- SITE PLANNING


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week.   Pre-requisites: ARCH 2020, ARTE 2010


The placement of building on land is confronted from different perspectives: geographic, climatic, geologic, topographic and ecological. Attention is focused on the man-made world impacting the natural realm as, it pertains, specifically, to site infrastructure.

ARTE 4010 - ELECTRICITY, ACOUSTICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARTE 3010

Electrical power systems, lighting and acoustical controls are examined to ascertain their application to different types of projects. Performance, adaptability, flexibility and code compliance of these applications are considered, including comparative costs.

ARTE 4020 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS


Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: ARTE 3010


Examination of basic support systems in buildings includes attention to plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection. Versatility, applicable codes, related costs and limitations are analyzed.

 

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