Mar 28, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 6620 - Graduate Architecture Design 4

This is a technology-based design studio emphasizing the materialization and making of architectural design projects. The integration of building code requirements for fire protection, life safety, accessibility, building environmental systems, structure, construction, and materiality is central to the effective achievement of design intent. Students become aware of how these issues affect and inform design decisions. They learn to integrate technology, systems, and materials in the comprehensive resolution of building design and gain exposure to construction documents and design documentation. Construction and site visits are an integral part of the studio as is an integrated electronic media seminar on CAD applications. Students must coregister for ARCH 5380, Professional Practice 1, a concurrent 2-credit course that introduces codes, the regulatory process, agreements, contract documents, building design cost control, and administration. This course is required of all architecture students in the M.Arch. program.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ARCH 6610 Graduate Architecture Design 3.

When Offered: Fall and spring terms annually.

Cross Listed: ARCH 4830 Integrated Design Development studio.

Credit Hours: 5

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