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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 4300 - Design Development

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 effectively achieving design intent. Students become aware of how these 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 4540, a concurrent two-credit course that introduces codes, the regulatory process, agreements, contract documents, building design cost control, and administration. This course maybe taken any time after ARCH 4820.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: ARCH 4820, ARCH 4330. ARCH 4740 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite. It is recommended that ARCH 4740 be deferred one semester for students studying abroad only (ex: China) and take ARCH 2360 as a corequisite.

When Offered: Fall and spring terms annually.

Credit Hours: 6

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