Architectural Technology

  • ART 10500 Introduction to Design Technology (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2 An overview of the field of interior design and architectural technology, development of skills to create interior project plans. In this course, students explore the design elements and organizing principles as applied to the interior environment, while also developing skills to hand-draft basic floor plans and elevations with architectural lettering, create professional quality sample boards and present them to a client/group. This course is co-listed with INTR 10300.
  • ART 11700 Construction Drafting and CAD (3 cr.) P: ART 10500 or INTR 10300 Class 3, Lab 3.This course is intended to introduce students to AutoCAD drafting fundamentals with an emphasis on construction graphics and drawing methods used in Interior Design and Architectural Technology. This is usually the first AutoCAD class for students and aims for students to master the basic commands. In addition understanding of the visualization needed to draw and create 2-dimensional objects, introduction to creating (construction documents) is emphasized.
  • ART 12000 Architectural Presentation (3 cr.) P: MATH 11100 Class 3, Lab 3. Students will learn and develop techniques for producing architectural/interior presentation drawings (2D, 3D) and to practice methods of rendering interior and exterior spaces utilizing different media (pen, pencil, markers, pastels, etc.). The focus is presentation methods that prepare the student for "real-world" scenarios.
  • ART 15500 Residential Construction (3 cr.) P: ART 11700 C: ART 16500 Class 3, Lab 3. This course is designed to introduce students to the technical design of residential buildings using BIM software. Topics include, but are not limited to: understanding the use of materials, codes, graphic terminology/conventions and construction methods used within residential buildings and the application of this understanding to a set of architectural design and working drawings.
  • ART 16500 Building Systems and Materials (3 cr.) Class 3, Lab 3 A basic introduction to common construction terminology, materials, and methodologies, and structural systems as they relate to residential and commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and infrastructure. It provides a fundamental overview of factors related to the selection of construction materials (wood, steel, concrete, and masonry) and methods for diverse applications. Course work may include site visits and laboratory for experiential learning.
  • ART 21000 History of Architecture I (3 cr.) Class 3. An introduction to the history of architecture of the Western World from the Stone Age to skyscrapers based on lectures and readings from the required texts. Lectures and readings cover the historical development of architecture in the following topics: Stone Age, Egyptian & Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and the Modern Era to the present.
  • ART 22200 Commercial Construction (3 cr.) P: ART 15500, MATH 15900 Class 3, Lab 3. To introduce the student to the process of designing and drawing commercial buildings using BIM software. Topics include, but are not limited to: understanding the use of materials, codes, graphic terminology/conventions and construction methods used within commercial construction and the application of this understanding to a partial set of architectural working drawings.
  • ART 29900 Architectural Technology (3 cr.) Independent Study.
  • ART 29900 International Design Charrette (1-4 cr.) P: By Permission Introduction to project-management tools and techniques; practical use of tools and techniques to plan, analyze, lead and monitor a project in collaborative international design. Course content is integrated into a collaborative-design project offered in connection with partner universities in Thailand, Other secions of this course may be offered in other locations where an approved study-abroad program is active. Students participating in domestic service-learning projects may be eligible. This coures (3 credit) can be substituted for OLS 37100.
  • ART 29900 Green Building Information Modeling (3 cr.) Class 3 This course examines the BIM or Building Information Modeling approach to the design and construction of buildings. Topics include, but are not limited to: parametric modeling, interoperability, clash detection and BIM implications for architects, engineers, interior designers, managers and contractors. An emphasis will be placed upon interpreting, designing, and assessing how sustainable technologies (e.g., energy efficiency) can be assessed using BIM tools and modeling techniques. This course is offered totally on-line and is part of the Sustainable Technologies Certificate program.
  • ART 29900 Introduction to Green Building Technology (3 cr.) Class 3 This course examines, discusses and analyzes buildings. In particular, it delves into an introduction into green building science and technology. Building systems and assemblies (both residential and commercial) will be discussed and will include topics such as the principles of: thermal efficiency and comfort, climate, shading, site design, daylighting, efficient building envelopes and mechanical equipment. An emphasis will be placed upon interpreting, designing, assessing and applying green solutions and detailed for building construction purposes. This course is offered totally on-line and is part of the Sustainable Technologies Certificate program.
  • ART 49900 Architectural Technology (3 cr.) Independent Study.
  • ART 49900 Architectural Detailing (3 cr.) P: ART 22200 Class 3 A course devoted to the examination of frame (wood, timber and light gage steel) construction. It explores, through a series of practical exercises, the ways in which buildings are constructed using these materials as the superstructure. Design solutions will be developed using a variety of manual and computer aided techniques.
  • ART 49900 Codes and Specifications (3 cr.) P: ART 22200 Class 3 this course is designed to be a survey of the typical building code applications that one designing build environments will encounter. Students will be exposed to common scenarios around commercial and residential design as it relates to occupant safety, building and occupancy classification, etc. Students will also do assignments connecting construction documents to written specifications for projects.
  • ART 49900 Internship (3 cr.) P: Junior Standing Class 3 An Internship is a 1-3 credit hour supervised pre-professional learning experience that allows students to apply their skills and knowledge in a professional setting. These experiences are designed to enhance the student's preparedness for an intended career with a business, industry, or government agency. Internships can range from 15-40 hours per week but must last the furation of at least 10 weeks.
  • ART 49900 Senior Project Proposal (1 cr.) P: Senior Standing Class 1 This course prepares the student for their capstone senior project. The focus is upon project proposal creation, with attention being given to the development of the project's objectives, goals, concept statement, required resources as well as precedents, best practices and inspirations.
  • ART 49900 Senior Project Delivery (3 cr.) P: Senior Standing Class 3 The focus of this course is upon the development of the student's senior project. Building upon the project proposal developed in the previous term, the student works on the preliminary design, design development, documentation and presentation of a building project. This project must showcase the student's expertise in both building technology and computer graphics. Projects can be renovation/retrofit based or new construction of mid-sized buildings.