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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


School of Architecture and Urban Planning


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100 Introduction to Architecture. 3 cr. U. An introductory course about architecture and architectural education. Emphasis on definition of architecture, explorations of definitions and the theoretical, pragmatic, and contextual issues that influence architecture. Lectures, readings, and examinations.|Prereq: none.
101 Introduction to Architectural Theory. 3 cr. U. A survey of architectural design theory through research analysis and criticism of works and ideas of significant architects and architectural theorists.|Prereq: none.
110 New Student Orientation. 1 cr. U. An overview of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, the architecture and urban planning professions, academic requirements, and student resources.|Prereq: none.
190 Special Topics: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Presentation of new material on experimental basis. Material appropriate for testing interest and ability in architecture. Specific credits and any prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes whenever course is offered.|Retakeable w/topic change to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
280 Introduction to Architectural Drawing. 3 cr. U. Fundamentals of architectural drawing skills and analytical processes using a variety of media.|Prereq: none.
281 Virtual Modeling. 3 cr. U. Introduction to modeling, rendering and other digital methods used in architectural design.|Prereq: Arch 320(C).
300 Architectural History and Theory. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to architectural history and its theoretical base. The course covers classical architecture to the present, focusing on the theories underlying architecture of a period.|Prereq: acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
301 Architectural Structures & Construction. 3 cr. U/G. The behavior of structures, structural materials and planning, and the construction of buildings.|Prereq: acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 305(210)(P); or grad st.
302 Architecture and Human Behavior. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to behavioral, social and cultural factors and their implications for the design and planning of the built environment.|Prereq: jr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
303 Architecture and Environmental Response. 3 cr. U/G. Investigation of environmental control and life safety requirements and their implications on architectural form and design.|Prereq: jr st, acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 305(210)(P); or grad st.
305 (210) Introduction to Building Technologies. 3 cr. U. An investigation of building technologies to develop an understanding of the systems that make up a building and influence the form, texture and character of the built environment.|Prereq: acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor.
310 Fundamentals of Architectural Design I. 6 cr. U. Formal concepts that order the production of architecture, using physical and virtual models, sketches, and drafted, scaled, orthographic drawings. Issues related to site, function and environment.|Prereq: acceptance to Level 2.
320 Fundamentals of Architectural Design II. 6 cr. U. Architectural design as a synthetic discipline that considers material/spatial experience, contextual analysis, formal concepts, and social/cultural relationships. Material/graphic representation explored in models, drawings, collage and renderings.|Prereq: Arch 210(P), 300(P) & 310(P).
326 Energy Design Fundamentals. 3 cr. U/G. Energy-related issues as they apply to site planning and architectural design, including thermal comfort, site climate analysis, building thermal response, and solar system design.|Prereq: jr st; acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 301(P); or grad st.
330 Design Methodology. 3 cr. U/G. Survey of the different methods and techniques used to solve problems encountered in architectural design.|Prereq: jr st, acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
340 Urban Design. 3 cr. U/G. Survey of urban design, including the study of precedents, recent philosophy, design vocabulary, behavioral responses, and implementation strategies.|Prereq: jr st; acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
350 Greening Milwaukee. 3 cr. U. City wide environmental organizations are organized into lecture series on the state of sustainable issues. Thirty hours of service are required.|Prereq: soph st.
380 Drawing in Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Visual communication skills are developed in relation to basic design theory and architectural design process.|Prereq: jr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
382 Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM). 3 cr. U/G. Principles of Building Information Modeling and the interface and workflow of Autodesk's Revit.|Prereq: jr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
383 Landscape Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to the history of landscape architecture as well as the process of contemporary landscape architecture and its relationship to contemporary architecture.|Prereq: jr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
390 Special Topics: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Provides a format for the development and presentation of new material. Specific credits and any additional prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes whenever course is offered.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor.
391 Directed Research. 3 cr. U. Student participation in research projects under faculty supervision.|Not retakeable for cr. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & cons instr.
392 Independent Studies. 3 cr. U. Independent investigation of issues related to architecture.|Not retakeable for cr. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & cons instr.
410 Architectural Design I. 6 cr. U. Design projects explore basic issues: clients' needs; site planning; masonry, wood, and steel construction; health and safety. Composition employs analysis of precedent.|Prereq: Arch 301(P) & 320(P).
420 Architectural Design II. 6 cr. U. Design projects explore complex contexts and programs. Solutions employ hybrid construction technologies, and codes for safety and accessibility; they also integrate interior and exterior spaces.|Prereq: Arch 303(P) & 410(P).
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 3-12 cr. U. Studio and/or field study designed to provide relevant course work for a study abroad program in architecture.|Retakeable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor & Study Abroad Program.
510 Survey of Structural Analysis and Design. 3 cr. U/G. Statics, strength of materials and analysis of simple structural elements and systems. Design and economics of simple building structures.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 301(P); or grad st.
516 Building Construction. 3 cr. U/G. Review and analysis of architectural construction systems in relation to building projects of various scales. Construction techniques and contract documentation are covered.|Prereq: sr st; Arch 301(P) & Arch 410(P); or grad st.
520 Environmental Systems: Illumination and Thermal Comfort. 3 cr. U/G. The impact of visual and thermal comfort requirements on the design of building enclosures, lighting systems and HVAC systems.|Prereq: sr st, Arch 301(P) & 303(P); or grad st.
521 Environmental Systems: Resources-Fluid Distribution Systems. 3 cr. U/G. Water resources supplies and treatment, distribution and disposal systems. Atmospheric and thermal comfort. Air treatment, distribution systems, and related energy systems for human comfort.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 303(P); or grad st.
522 Environmental Systems: Lighting and Acoustical Design. 3 cr. U/G. The development and application of visual/auditory comfort criteria, lighting and acoustical design, and their architectural design implications.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 303(P); or grad st.
531 Historic Concepts of Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of concepts and theories of architecture and urban design before the modern movement; includes typological, formal, technological and philosophical analysis.|Prereq: sr st; Arch 300(P); or grad st.
532 Modern Concepts of Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of concepts and theories of architecture and urban design since the modern movement; includes typological, formal, technological and philosophical analysis.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
533 Topics in Architectural Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. This variable content course will focus on the study of a particular architectural theory or the work of an individual architect and its theoretical base.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P) or grad st.
534 Field Study: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Theoretical developments and their historical contexts are explored in a particular setting. Focus and setting are announced in advance.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st; Arch 300(P).
535 Pattern Language. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of the work of Christopher Alexander and the Center of Environmental Structure seeking to develop a design theory sensitive to context, user, and form.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
550 Seminar in Building Types and Settings. 3 cr. U/G. Development and usage of various building types and settings based upon social, behavioral, political, and economic factors.|Prereq: sr st, & Arch 300(P) or 302(P), or cons instr.
551 American Vernacular Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Introductory seminar on the historical development of all forms of vernacular and popular architecture. Buildings are analyzed in detail within their cultural contexts.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
553 Vernacular Buildings and Groupings. 3 cr. U/G. Study of the patterns and characteristics of human settlements and individual structures built according to local traditions.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P); or grad st.
557 Behavioral Factors in Housing Design. 3 cr. U/G. Review of behavioral, social, and cultural factors in housing design. Discussion of findings and their impact on design.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P) or cons instr; or grad st.
559 Aging and the Environment. 3 cr. U/G. Seminar on aging, human services, and the built environment. Implications for policy, planning, and design. Special attention to urban planning, urban design, housing, and clinical facilities.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P); or cons instr; or grad st.
560 Introduction to Historic Preservation. 3 cr. U/G. Research, discussion and case study development to explore political, social/historical, economic and design/restoration issues of preservation and adaptive use of buildings.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 300(P); or grad st.
561 Measured Drawing for Architects. 3 cr. U/G. History and theory of measured drawings, field measuring and recording techniques, and production of drawings based on procedures of the Historic American Building Survey.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 301(P); or grad st.
562 Preservation Technology Laboratory. 3 cr. U/G. Laboratory focusing on the historic preservation of architectural detail. Students will examine historic technologies, write papers on them, and execute them in detail.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 301(P); or grad st.
580 Graphic Techniques for Architects. 3 cr. U/G. Architectural presentation techniques focusing on the application of various graphic media including color pencil, pastel, watercolor, marker, and air-brush.|Enrollment priority given to new 3 1/2 year M.Arch students. Prereq: sr st & acceptance to level 2; or grad st.
581 Law and Professional Practice for Architects. 3 cr. U/G. An introduction to architectural practice; content includes office procedures, contract management, legal constraints.|Prereq: sr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
582 Advanced Computer Applications in Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Advanced applications of computer-aided design (CAD) to architectural design and practice. Study of graphic database, database management and CAD systems programming.|Prereq: sr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
583 Emerging Digital Technology: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Laboratory focusing on the theory and application of emerging digital tools to contemporary problems of architectural design and professional practice. Proficiency in MicroStation, Rhino, formZ, or SketchUp required.|Retakeable with change in topic to a max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st & acceptance to Level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
584 Urban Landscape Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Study of historic and contemporary exterior urban space, urban site planning methodology; design and detailing of exterior urban space; pedestrian and vehicular movement; use of plant materials.|Prereq: sr st & acceptance to level 2 or arch studies minor; or grad st.
585 Research Methods in Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Review of various data collection and analysis methods used in architectural research and design; exploration of the epistemological foundations of our knowledge about the built environment.|Prereq: sr st & acceptance to Level 2; or grad st.
586 Programming for Architectural Design. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis and development of architectural programs: goals, user requirements, socio-cultural determinants, design criteria, site selection and analysis, building type analysis, code analysis, and cost projections.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P); or grad st.
587 Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Built Environments. 3 cr. U/G. Evaluation of built environments: technical, functional, and socio-behavioral factors; design of post-occupancy evaluation studies and instruments; and analysis of a built environment.|Prereq: sr st & Arch 302(P); or grad st.
615 Studies in Architectural Technology and Theory: (Subtitled). 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio emphasizing technology and analytical theories and methods.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: sr st; Arch 420(P).
633 Chicago Design Critic Studio. 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio directed by an eminent Chicago architect. Specific content is announced in advance.|Prereq: sr st; Arch 420(P).
634 Distinguished Visiting Design Critic Studio. 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio directed by a nationally or internationally known architect. Specific content is announced in advance.|Prereq: st st; Arch 420(P).
635 Studies in Architectural History and Precedent: (Subtitled). 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio emphasizing precedent analysis, historical analysis and historical preservation theories and methods.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: sr st; Arch 420(P).
636 Studies in Form and Composition: (Subtitled). 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio emphasizing formal compositional theories and methods.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: sr st; Arch 420(P).
637 Competitions Studio. 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio utilizing architectural competitions to focus on concept development, technical competence, and graphic presentation.|Prereq: sr st; Arch 420(P) or cons dept chair.
645 Studies in Urban and Community Design Theory: (Subtitled). 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio emphasizing urban and community design theories and methods.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: sr st; Arch 420(P).
675 Studies in Facility Planning and Design: (Subtitled). 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio emphasizing facility planning and design theories and methods.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: sr st; Arch 420(P).
685 Studies in Building Typology: (Subtitled). 6 cr. U. Intermediate design studio emphasizing the relationship among building use, formal pattern and institutional history.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: sr st; Arch 420(P).
692 Foreign Studies Studio: (Subtitled). 6 cr. U/G. Design fieldwork in foreign setting stressing historical context, site analysis, urban design and theoretical issues. Thematic focus determined by faculty directing program.|Not retakeable for cr. Prereq: jr st; Arch 410(P) or cons dept chair.

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