Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture Degree (BArch): 227.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The practice of architecture requires a unique skill set—creative thinking and aesthetic sensitivity balanced with technical knowledge, cultural understanding, and social responsibility. Critical thinking and communication skills are needed. Drexel’s Bachelor of Architecture program encompasses foundation courses in the applied and social sciences, the humanities, and a wide range of professional architecture courses to prepare students for careers in architecture and related fields. At the heart of the curriculum are the design studios where students are challenged to apply their knowledge acquired from the above disciplines to consequential design problems.

Drexel’s work/study program is an experiential-based learning model that complements and provides an alternative to traditional full-time academic architecture programs. The Drexel model provides a practical, high-quality education to those students who seek early exposure to daily architectural practice as well as an affordable alternative to students who could not otherwise be able to enter the profession.

At Drexel there are two paths to an accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree, serving two distinct populations: the 2+4 option and the part-time evening option.

The Architecture Program's advising guidelines include scheduling guidelines, studio advancement requirements, and general studio policies.

Accreditation

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Department of Architecture + Interiors offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program(s):

2+4 Option:                                                6 year program (2 years full-time, 4 years part-time)
                                                                   Bachelor of Architecture            
                                                                   227.0 undergraduate quarter-term credits             

Part-Time Evening Option:                      7 year part-time program
                                                                 Bachelor of Architecture    
                                                                 227.0 undergraduate quarter-term credits             

Next accreditation visit for both tracks:  2018

About the 2+4 Option

The 2+4 option is an accelerated route designed for a small class of well-prepared students entering directly from high school. In this program two years of full-time coursework address the basic principles of architectural design and satisfy fundamental University core requirements in the arts and sciences as well as those job-related skills that are needed for entry-level professional positions. A comprehensive review of performance will take place after each year to ensure that students are making sufficient progress in all areas. After successfully completing the minimum requirements of the full-time phase, students find full-time employment in the building industry, including architecture firms, while continuing their academic program part-time in the evening for four additional years. By combining work and study, Drexel students may be able to simultaneously satisfy their required internship for licensure (IDP) while completing their professional degree, thus qualifying for the registration exam on graduation in most jurisdictions.

About the Part-time Evening Program

The part-time evening option is one of only two part-time evening architectural programs in the United States, leading to an accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree. Designed for non-traditional and transfer students, this program offers all courses part-time in the evening, enabling students to work full-time. The evening program sequence is seven years, but transfer students with university-level design credits can reduce its length by meeting specific program requirements through transcript and portfolio review.

Both tracks of the Bachelor of Architecture program are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). All Drexel architecture students may be able to receive credit in the Intern Development Program (IDP) for work experience obtained before graduation, which is part of most state licensure requirements.

Additional Information

For more information, visit the Architecture Program website. For advising and transfer information please review the Architecture Program's curriculum page.
 

Facilities

The Department's offices, studios and teaching facilities are located on the 4th floor f the URBN Center at 3501 Market Street. Additional teaching facilities are located on the ground floor, on the 3rd floor and on the 3rd and 4th mezzanine levels of the same building.

Note:  Architecture vs Architectural Engineering
Because Drexel University offers two programs with "architecture" in their titles, it is useful to point out the significant differences between them:

  • Architects design buildings to meet people's spatial, organizational, and aesthetic needs; they also coordinate the building design process. After earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree, graduates become registered architects by completing the required work experience and state licensing examinations.
  • Architectural engineers specialize in the design of engineering systems within buildings. Architectural engineers earn Bachelor of Science degrees and become professional engineers with the required experience and state examinations. Students whose interests are focused on the technological and engineering aspects of buildings should review Drexel's major in architectural engineering offered by the College of Engineering.

Degree Requirements (2 + 4 Option)

General Education Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 317Ethics and Design Professions3.0
PHYS 103General Physics I4.0
PHYS 104General Physics II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Humanties electives6.0
Social Science electives9.0
Free electives24.0
Studios (must be taken in order)
ARCH 101Studio 1-A4.5
ARCH 102Studio 1-B4.5
ARCH 103Studio 1-C4.5
ARCH 104Studio 2-B *4.5
ARCH 105Studio 3-A4.5
ARCH 106Studio 3-B4.5
ARCH 241Studio 4-1 *4.0
ARCH 242Studio 4-24.0
ARCH 243Studio 4-34.0
ARCH 351Studio 4-A *4.0
ARCH 352Studio 4-B4.0
ARCH 353Studio 4-C4.0
ARCH 361Studio 6-1 *4.0
ARCH 362Studio 6-24.0
ARCH 363Studio 6-34.0
Thesis Sequence
ARCH 496Thesis I *8.0
ARCH 497Thesis II8.0
ARCH 498Thesis III8.0
Required Professional Courses (2 + 4 Option)
ARCH 131Architectural Representation I3.0
ARCH 132Architectural Representation II3.0
ARCH 133Architectural Representation III4.0
ARCH 134Architectural Representation IV-3D Modeling4.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
ARCH 161Architectural Construction3.0
ARCH 261Environmental Systems I3.0
ARCH 262Environmental Systems II3.0
ARCH 263Environmental Systems III3.0
ARCH 271Architectural Technology IV3.0
ARCH 272Architectural Technology V3.0
ARCH 273Architectural Technology VI3.0
ARCH 335Professional Practice I3.0
ARCH 336Professional Practice II3.0
History and Theory Electives
Select one of the following:3.0
Theories of Architecture III
American Architecture & Urbanism
Contemporary Architecture
Select three of the following:9.0
Theories of Architecture I
Theories of Architecture II
History of Philadelphia Architecture
Architectural Study Tour
Studies in Vernacular Architecture
Environmental Psychology and Design Theory
Urban Design Seminar
Urban Design Seminar II
Special Topics in Architecture
Professional Electives
Select three of the following:9.0
Architectural Representation V-Advanced Methods
Design Build
Architectural Programming
The Development Process
Advanced Drawing
Computer Applications in Architecture I
Computer Applications in Architecture II
Emerging Architectural Technology
Building Enclosure Design
Energy and Architecture
Advanced Topics in Architecture
Special Topics in Architecture
An approved Construction Management (CMGT) course
Total Credits227.0

*

Prior to taking this course student must meet the Architecture Program's minimum studio advancement requirements. See the Program's Advising Guidelines for more details.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plan of Study (2 + 4) Option

 

Freshman
Term 1Credits
ARCH 101Studio 1-A4.5
ARCH 131Architectural Representation I3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.5
Term 2
ARCH 102Studio 1-B4.5
ARCH 132Architectural Representation II3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.5
Term 3
ARCH 103Studio 1-C4.5
ARCH 133Architectural Representation III4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
Humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.5
Sophomore
Term 4
ARCH 104*Studio 2-B4.5
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 161Architectural Construction3.0
PHYS 103General Physics I4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.5
Term 5
ARCH 105Studio 3-A4.5
ARCH 134Architectural Representation IV-3D Modeling4.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
PHYS 104General Physics II4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.5
Term 6
ARCH 106Studio 3-B4.5
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
Social science elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits16.5
Third Year (Part-Time)
Term 7
ARCH 241*Studio 4-14.0
ARCH 271Architectural Technology IV3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 8
ARCH 242Studio 4-24.0
ARCH 272Architectural Technology V3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 9
ARCH 243Studio 4-34.0
ARCH 273Architectural Technology VI3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 10
Summer Quarter 
History/Theory elective3.0
Humanities elective3.0
Professional elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Fourth Year (Part-Time)
Term 11
ARCH 351*Studio 4-A4.0
ARCH 261Environmental Systems I3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 12
ARCH 352Studio 4-B4.0
ARCH 262Environmental Systems II3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 13
ARCH 353Studio 4-C4.0
ARCH 263Environmental Systems III3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 14
Summer Quarter 
Two History/Theory electives6.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Fifth Year (Part-Time)
Term 15
ARCH 361*Studio 6-14.0
ARCH 335Professional Practice I3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 16
ARCH 362Studio 6-24.0
ARCH 336Professional Practice II3.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 17
ARCH 363Studio 6-34.0
PHIL 317Ethics and Design Professions3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 18
Summer Quarter 
Professional elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Sixth Year (Part-Time)
Term 19
ARCH 496*Thesis I8.0
History/Theory elective3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Term 20
ARCH 497Thesis II8.0
Professional elective3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Term 21
ARCH 498Thesis III8.0
Professional elective3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Total Credit: 227.0

*

Prior to taking this course student must meet program's minimum studio advancement requirements. Confirm with the Architecture Department and their advising guidelines for more details.

**

See degree requirements.


Degree Requirements (Part-time Evening Option) 

General Education Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
PHIL 317Ethics and Design Professions3.0
PHYS 182Applied Physics I3.0
PHYS 183Applied Physics II3.0
PHYS 184Applied Physics III3.0
Humanities electives6.0
Social Science electives9.0
Free electives24.0
Studios (Must be taken in order)
ARCH 111Studio 1-13.0
ARCH 112Studio 1-23.0
ARCH 113Studio 1-33.0
ARCH 121Studio 2-1 *3.0
ARCH 122Studio 2-23.0
ARCH 123Studio 2-33.0
ARCH 231Studio 2-1, *3.0
ARCH 232Studio 2-2,3.0
ARCH 233Studio 2-3,3.0
ARCH 241Studio 4-1 *4.0
ARCH 242Studio 4-24.0
ARCH 243Studio 4-34.0
ARCH 351Studio 4-A *4.0
ARCH 352Studio 4-B4.0
ARCH 353Studio 4-C4.0
ARCH 361Studio 6-1 *4.0
ARCH 362Studio 6-24.0
ARCH 363Studio 6-34.0
Thesis Sequence
ARCH 496Thesis I *8.0
ARCH 497Thesis II8.0
ARCH 498Thesis III8.0
Required Professional Courses (Part-time Evening Option)
ARCH 131Architectural Representation I3.0
ARCH 132Architectural Representation II3.0
ARCH 133Architectural Representation III4.0
ARCH 134Architectural Representation IV-3D Modeling4.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
ARCH 161Architectural Construction3.0
ARCH 261Environmental Systems I3.0
ARCH 262Environmental Systems II3.0
ARCH 263Environmental Systems III3.0
ARCH 271Architectural Technology IV3.0
ARCH 272Architectural Technology V3.0
ARCH 273Architectural Technology VI3.0
ARCH 335Professional Practice I3.0
ARCH 336Professional Practice II3.0
History and Theory Electives
Select one of the following:3.0
Theories of Architecture III
American Architecture & Urbanism
Contemporary Architecture
Select three of the following:9.0
Theories of Architecture I
Theories of Architecture II
History of Philadelphia Architecture
Architectural Study Tour
Studies in Vernacular Architecture
Environmental Psychology and Design Theory
Urban Design Seminar
Urban Design Seminar II
Special Topics in Architecture
Professional Electives
Select three of the following:9.0
Architectural Representation V-Advanced Methods
Design Build
Architectural Programming
The Development Process
Advanced Drawing
Computer Applications in Architecture I
Computer Applications in Architecture II
Emerging Architectural Technology
Building Enclosure Design
Energy and Architecture
Special Topics in Architecture
Total Credits227.0

*

 Prior to taking this course student must meet the Architecture Program's minimum studio advancement requirements. See the Program's Advising Guidelines for more details.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plan of Study (Part-time Evening Option)

This curriculum format is adjustable to each student's academic situation. Transfer credit evaluation, prior architectural experience, and other considerations may restructure the student's yearly program schedule.

First Year
Term 1Credits
ARCH 111Studio 1-13.0
ARCH 131Architectural Representation I3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 2
ARCH 112Studio 1-23.0
ARCH 132Architectural Representation II3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 3
ARCH 113Studio 1-33.0
ARCH 161Architectural Construction3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 4
Summer Quarter 
ARCH 133Architectural Representation III4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Second Year
Term 5
ARCH 121*Studio 2-13.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 6
ARCH 122Studio 2-23.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 7
ARCH 123Studio 2-33.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 8
Summer Quarter 
ARCH 134Architectural Representation IV-3D Modeling4.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Third Year (Part-Time)
Term 9
ARCH 231*Studio 2-1,3.0
PHYS 183Applied Physics II3.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 10
ARCH 232Studio 2-2,3.0
PHYS 183Applied Physics II3.0
Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 11
ARCH 233Studio 2-3,3.0
PHYS 184Applied Physics III3.0
Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 12
Summer Quarter 
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Fourth Year
Term 13
ARCH 241Studio 4-14.0
ARCH 271Architectural Technology IV3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 14
ARCH 242Studio 4-24.0
ARCH 272Architectural Technology V3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 15
ARCH 243Studio 4-34.0
ARCH 273Architectural Technology VI3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 16
History/Theory elective3.0
Professional elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Fifth Year
Term 17
ARCH 351*Studio 4-A4.0
ARCH 261Environmental Systems I3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 18
ARCH 352Studio 4-B4.0
ARCH 262Environmental Systems II3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 19
ARCH 353Studio 4-C4.0
ARCH 263Environmental Systems III3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 20
Summer Quarter 
History/theory elective3.0
Professional elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Sixth Year
Term 21
ARCH 361*Studio 6-14.0
ARCH 335Professional Practice I3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 22
ARCH 362Studio 6-24.0
ARCH 336Professional Practice II3.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 23
ARCH 363Studio 6-34.0
PHIL 317Ethics and Design Professions3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 24
Summer Quarter 
History/Theory elective**3.0
Professional elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Seventh Year
Term 25
ARCH 496*Thesis I8.0
History/Theory elective**3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Term 26
ARCH 497Thesis II8.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Term 27
ARCH 498Thesis III8.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Total Credit: 227.0

*

Prior to taking this course student must meet program's minimum studio advancement requirements. See the program's Advising Guidelines for more details.

**

See degree requirements.




Opportunities

Drexel’s work/study program is an experiential-based learning model that complements and provides an alternative to traditional full-time academic architecture programs. The Drexel model provides a practical, high-quality education to those students who seek early exposure to daily architectural practice as well as an affordable alternative to students who could not otherwise be able to enter the profession.

Ordinarily, Drexel's architecture graduates continue working for the firms that employed them during the work-study phase of their studies. In time, some architects reach positions of associate or partner in these offices, while others choose to launch their own firms. Urban design, historic preservation, interior design, and facilities management are some of the related careers that architectural graduates also pursue with similar patterns of success.

Drexel is located in University City, a Philadelphia neighborhood that includes several centers of education and research. Philadelphia itself offers an unparalleled collection of landmark architecture and urban planning that spans 300 years of development.The region has always been home to architectural firms of national and international prominence. A rich and varied environment combined with an accomplished and supportive professional community make Philadelphia an ideal laboratory for the study of architecture.

Minor in Architecture

A minor in architecture gives students majoring in other disciplines an opportunity to explore architecture through a coherent sequence of coursework. The minor in architecture can also be used for preparation towards professional graduate study in this field. Interested students should consult the architecture advisor for course selection and scheduling.

The minor requires design studio courses, courses in architectural history, and architectural elective courses. No more than 9.0 credits from a student's major can be used to fulfill the minor requirements.

Required Courses
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
Elective Architecture Courses *9.0
Select three of the following: **9.0
Studio 1-AE
Studio 1-1
Studio 2-AE
Studio 1-2
Studio 1-3
Studio 2-1
Studio 2-2
Studio 2-3
Total Credits27.0

*

Chosen from BArch required professional courses, history/theory electives and professional electives appearing on the degree requirements page. Selection should be made after consultation with the Program Director or  Academic Advisor.

**Students who have successfully completed INTR 233 should enter the studio sequence at the second-year level (ARCH 121). Students who have successfully completed ARCH 192 should start the studio sequence with ARCH 113.


Courses

ARCH 101 Studio 1-A 4.5 Credits

2+4 Option architecture majors only. Introduces basic architectural design principles. Elementary concepts of space, surface, and form will be explored in two-and three-dimensional abstract exercises. Incorporates observational analysis and graphic skills.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 131 [Min Grade: D] or ARCH 151 [Min Grade: D] or ARCH 155 [Min Grade: D]

ARCH 102 Studio 1-B 4.5 Credits

2+4 Option architecture majors only. Continues ARCH 101. Makes a transition from abstract principles to simple architectural exercises that add issues of function, scale, and structure to concepts of space, surface, and form.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 101 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 131 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 151 [Min Grade: C-])
Corequisite: ARCH 132

ARCH 103 Studio 2-A 4.5 Credits

2+4 Option architecture majors only. Continues ARCH 102. Introductory architectural design studio in which simple architectural problems develop issues of context and the use of materials with issues of space and human activity.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 102 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 132 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 152 [Min Grade: C-])
Corequisite: ARCH 133

ARCH 104 Studio 2-B 4.5 Credits

2+4 Option architecture majors only. Continues ARCH 103. Introductory architectural design studio in which issues of architectural form are balanced with site and programmatic concerns.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 103 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 133 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 150 [Min Grade: C-])
Corequisite: ARCH 161

ARCH 105 Studio 3-A 4.5 Credits

2+4 Option architecture majors only. Continues ARCH 104. Covers intermediate architectural design problems of increasing complexity that emphasize the nature of function, structure, and material and their impact on the design process.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 104 [Min Grade: C-] and ARCH 161 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: ARCH 134

ARCH 106 Studio 3-B 4.5 Credits

2+4 Option architecture majors only. Continues ARCH 105. Continues exploration of intermediate architectural design problems that present a full range of challenges in the areas of organization, context, and expression.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 105 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 134 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 153 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 111 Studio 1-1 3.0 Credits

Investigates basic design principles using three-dimensional abstract and applied projects. Exercises heighten observation and graphic skills while establishing an architectural vocabulary. Fall, Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Corequisite: ARCH 131

ARCH 112 Studio 1-2 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 111. Architectural problems emphasize the nature of function, structure, and material and their impact on the design process, and therefore their solutions to the problems. Winter, Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 111 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 131 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 155 [Min Grade: C-])
Corequisite: ARCH 132

ARCH 113 Studio 1-3 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 112. Simple architectural problems investigate the interrelationships of scale, context, and building elements and the nature of materials and structure and their impact on the process of creating architecture. Spring, Summer.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 112 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 132 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 156 [Min Grade: C-])
Corequisite: ARCH 161

ARCH 121 Studio 2-1 3.0 Credits

Stresses the impact of function, materials, and the issue of building image on the design process. Fall.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 113 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 133 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 150 [Min Grade: C-]) and ARCH 161 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: ARCH 141

ARCH 122 Studio 2-2 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 121. Investigates projects of greater programmatic complexity and more stringent site constraints. Projects begin to deal with buildings in an urban context. Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 121 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: ARCH 142

ARCH 123 Studio 2-3 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 122. Poses design problems of increased complexity to enable students to explore in greater detail the issues presented in the previous term. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 122 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: ARCH 143

ARCH 131 Architectural Representation I-Drawing Basics 3.0 Credits

Introduces the basic skills of architectural representation through drawing, including drafted and freehand techniques in a variety of media. Also introduces techniques of digital documentation.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 101 [Min Grade: D], ARCH 111 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ARCH 132 Architectural Representation II-Drawing 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 131 Architectural Representation I. Introduces advanced skills of architectural representation through drawing, including drafted and freehand techniques in a variety of media. Also introduces advanced techniques of digital documentation.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 102 [Min Grade: C-], ARCH 112 [Min Grade: C-] (Can be taken Concurrently)(ARCH 101 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 111 [Min Grade: C-]) and (ARCH 131 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 151 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 155 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 133 Architectural Representation III-Digital 4.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 132 Architectural Representation II. Introduces basic digital representation skills in 2D and 3D, the creation and manipulation of three-dimensional architectural models and the resultant two-dimensional drawings as well as renderings using various computer techniques and software programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: (ARCH 102 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 113 [Min Grade: C-]) and (ARCH 132 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 152 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 156 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 134 Architectural Representation IV-3D Modeling 4.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 133. Further investigates and demonstrates the computer's capabilities in architectural design, 3D modeling and representation using various computer techniques and software programs. May also introduce digital fabrication techniques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: (ARCH 104 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 113 [Min Grade: C-]) and (ARCH 133 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 150 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 135 Architectural Representation V-Advanced Methods 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 134. Examines advanced techniques of architectural representation and visual communications for use in the architectural design process. Emphasizes presentation methods to describe design concepts. Content may vary. Contact Architecture program for details. Professional elective.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: (ARCH 106 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 233 [Min Grade: C-]) and (ARCH 134 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 153 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 141 Architecture and Society I 3.0 Credits

Examines the evolution of Western architectural thought, form, space, and structures in light of changing human values and institutions. Covers Western architecture from the prehistoric era through the Romanesque, and contemporary architecture in Asia and Central America as well as Islamic architecture in the Middle East and Spain.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARCH 142 Architecture and Society II 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 141. Covers the evolution of Western architecture from Gothic to Baroque, as well as developments in Central and South America, the Middle East, and Japan.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 141 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 143 Architecture and Society III 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 142. Covers the evolution of Western architecture from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 142 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 161 Architectural Construction 3.0 Credits

Architecture majors only. Covers basic construction principles and the use of materials in developing architectural assemblies, providing a conceptual framework to integrate construction and design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: (ARCH 103 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 112 [Min Grade: C-]) and (ARCH 132 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 152 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 156 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 171 Design Build 3.0 Credits

Provides an opportunity for students to experience the entire building process of design, construction documentation, cost estimating, and construction of a simple structure. Professional Elective. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 105 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 232 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: CIVE 262

ARCH 191 Studio 1-1 3.0 Credits

Architectural engineering majors only. Covers basic design principles using three-dimensional abstract and applied projects. Exercises heighten observation skills.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE.

ARCH 192 Studio 1-2 3.0 Credits

Architectural engineering majors only. Continues ARCH 191. Uses design exercises to emphasize the nature of function, structure, and material and their impact on the design process.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE.
Prerequisites: ARCH 191 [Min Grade: D] or (ARCH 111 [Min Grade: D] and ARCH 131 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 231 Studio 3-1 3.0 Credits

Investigates specific building types to help students reach a basic level of competence in the language of architecture, problem-solving, and the means of communicating design solutions. Fall.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 123 [Min Grade: C-] and ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-] and ARCH 161 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 134 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 153 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 232 Studio 3-2 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 231. Design projects expand students' vocabulary and understanding of the process of creating solutions to the problems of architecture. Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 231 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 233 Studio 3-3 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 232. Addresses the interaction and coordination between the language of architecture and the languages of the other disciplines that influence the process of design. More complex programs are assigned. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 232 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 241 Studio 4-1 4.0 Credits

Investigates the design relationship between the man-made and the natural environment in a study of large-scale site design and building development in relation to natural forces. Fall.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: (ARCH 106 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 233 [Min Grade: C-]) and (PHYS 104 [Min Grade: C-] or PHYS 184 [Min Grade: C-])

ARCH 242 Studio 4-2 4.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 241. Studies the relationship between building and site. A series of smaller-scale problems in site design investigates the architecture of the exterior. Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 241 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 261 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 243 Studio 4-3 4.0 Credits

Addresses architectural problems with specific environmental and site restraints and criteria. Issues of sustainable design will also be explored. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 242 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 262 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: CIVE 263

ARCH 261 Environmental Systems I 3.0 Credits

Introduces heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and site utility planning. Fall.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHYS 104 [Min Grade: C-] or PHYS 184 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 262 Environmental Systems II 3.0 Credits

Introduces plumbing systems, including site distribution, water distribution, and waste systems. Fire protection is also covered. Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHYS 104 [Min Grade: C-] or PHYS 184 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 263 Environmental Systems III 3.0 Credits

Covers application of electrical systems and lighting to architectural design and construction. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHYS 104 [Min Grade: C-] or PHYS 184 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 271 Materials & Structural Behavior I 3.0 Credits

Introduces the basics of construction (timber, masonry, steel, and concrete). Covers their behavior as ingredients of the structural system.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (PHYS 182 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 184 [Min Grade: D]) or (PHYS 103 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 104 [Min Grade: D])

ARCH 272 Materials & Structural Behavior II 3.0 Credits

Second part of a three course sequence that introduces students to building structures and materials. The course will introduce structural design methodologies and students will learn how to design wood floor systems, beams, columns, steel beams and tension elements.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 271 [Min Grade: C-] or CIVE 261 [Min Grade: D]

ARCH 273 Materials & Structural Behavior III 3.0 Credits

Third part of a three course sequence that introduces students to building structures and materials. The course will introduce masonry and foundation design. Students will learn how to design concrete beams and columns.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 272 [Min Grade: C-] or CIVE 262 [Min Grade: D]

ARCH 315 Sustainable Built Environment I 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of contemporary sustainable design principles and systems involved to posit novel solutions to various design challenges. Combining theoretical knowledge, field trips and case studies enabling students to critically assess sustainability as it relates to the built environment through five key subsystems: materials, air, water, energy and life.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ARCH 320 Sustainable Built Environment II 3.0 Credits

Students will examine the work of scientists, designers, authors, artists, architects, engineers, planners, etc to gain a deeper conceptual understanding of current and emerging strategies in sustainability and the complex and integrated systems approach to the built environment in the present and near future.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ARCH 315 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 321 General Lecture Series I 3.0 Credits

This course sequence examines areas of intellectual concern from disciplines other than architecture. Guest lecturers discuss significant aspects of the humanities, the sciences, and the arts. Addresses questions of knowledge. Fall. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 322 General Lecture Series II 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 321. Addresses questions of creativity in art. Winter. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 335 Professional Practice I 3.0 Credits

This seminar is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to varying topics related to architectural practice in today's society. It addresses the following issues: Community and Social Responsibility, Leadership, Ethics & Professional Judgment, Client Role in Architecture, Basic Principles of Architectural Practice.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH or major is INTR.
Prerequisites: ARCH 243 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 336 Professional Practice II 3.0 Credits

This seminar is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to varying topics related to architectural practice in today’s society. It addresses the following issues: Practice Management, Project Management, Financial Considerations, Legal Responsibilities, Ethics & Professional Judgment.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH or major is INTR.
Prerequisites: ARCH 335 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 341 [WI] Theories of Architecture I 3.0 Credits

Seminar that examines theories and principles of Western architecture before 1700. History/theory elective. Fall. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 342 [WI] Theories of Architecture II 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 341. Seminar that examines theories and principles of Western architecture from the Baroque era of the 17th century to the beginning of Modernism in the 20th century. History/theory elective. Winter. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 343 Theories of Architecture III 3.0 Credits

Seminar that examines 20th-century theories of architecture, including analysis and discussion of current theoretical positions. History/theory elective. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 344 [WI] History of Modern Architecture I 3.0 Credits

Surveys the crucial buildings and thematic development of modern architecture and urbanism beginning in the late nineteenth Century continuing through the mid-20th Century. History/theory elective.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 345 [WI] History of Modern Architecture II 3.0 Credits

Continuation of ARCH 344. Surveys the crucial buildings and thematic development of modern architecture and urbanism from the mid-20th Century to the present. History/theory elective. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 346 [WI] History of Philadelphia Architecture 3.0 Credits

Covers the architecture of the city of Philadelphia from 1682, examining its architects, styles, and sources through lectures, walking tours, and student reports. History/theory elective. Fall. Alternate years. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 347 [WI] Summer Study Tour Abroad 6.0 Credits

An intensive three-week study tour in a major European city. Combines site visits, sketching, and analysis with lectures by local experts. The travel portion of the course is preceded by lectures and reading assignments and is followed by preparation of analytical reports. History/theory elective. Summer. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 348 Studies in Vernacular Architecture 3.0 Credits

A topical survey of world traditions of vernacular architecture, with emphasis on houses and dwelling environments. The survey topics include basics of shelter, construction methods, response to climate, patterns of settlement, social and economic organization, cultural expression, and methods of research and analysis.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 351 Studio 5-1 4.0 Credits

Poses problems that address the relationship of form, site, program, and theory within the constraints of the basic systems (structural, mechanical, etc.). Fall.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: CIVE 263 [Min Grade: C-] and ARCH 243 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: ARCH 261

ARCH 352 Studio 5-2 4.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 351. Emphasizes the strengthening of students' ability to solve complex problems in architecture. Expects students to demonstrate understanding and control of basic architectural systems. Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 351 [Min Grade: D] and ARCH 261 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: ARCH 262

ARCH 353 Studio 5-3 4.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 352. Stresses the coordination of all architectural criteria in a large-scale and complex architectural problem. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 352 [Min Grade: D] and ARCH 262 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: ARCH 263

ARCH 361 Studio 6-1 4.0 Credits

Introduces problems of urban design. Case studies demonstrate the relationship between the manmade environment and the natural environment as well as the relationship between many buildings and other manmade environments and the natural environment. Fall.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 353 [Min Grade: D] and ARCH 263 [Min Grade: C-]
Corequisite: ARCH 335

ARCH 362 Studio 6-2 4.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 361. A large urban-design project is undertaken to learn the design process required to solve problems of such magnitude. Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 361 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: ARCH 336

ARCH 363 Studio 6-3 4.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 362. Requires students to develop architectural solutions for a portion of the problem addressed in Studio 6-2, demonstrating an understanding of the relationship between buildings and the exterior environment established in the previous course. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 362 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: PHIL 317

ARCH 399 Independent Study in Architecture 0.5-12.0 Credits

Independent study on a topic selected by the student. Independent study is supervised by a faculty member and guided by a plan of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ARCH 421 [WI] Environmental Psychology and Design Theory 3.0 Credits

Examines the relationship between human behavior and architecture from the perspective of environmental psychology. Topics include aesthetics, environmental experience, social interaction, social organization, and culture. Seminar. Professional elective. Summer. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 233 [Min Grade: D]

ARCH 431 Architectural Programming 3.0 Credits

Introduces current techniques of building programming and their relationship to building design. Recommended for students who will attempt their thesis projects in the following academic year. Professional elective. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARCH 432 The Development Process 3.0 Credits

Introduces the process of land development. Explores traditional and emerging development models (the architect as the equity participant and developer) in relation to new construction and rehabilitation. Covers various methods of initiating building projects and financing and tax issues. Professional elective. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARCH 441 Urban Design Seminar I 3.0 Credits

Expands the concept of architecture to urban design scale and presents the principles of city planning through a series of case studies. History/Theory elective. Fall. Alternate years.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 353 [Min Grade: D]

ARCH 442 Urban Design Seminar II 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 441. History/Theory elective. Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 353 [Min Grade: D]

ARCH 451 Advanced Drawing 3.0 Credits

Covers advanced architectural rendering, concentrating on the effects of light, shade, and color using the techniques of water-color rendering. Professional elective. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 131 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 156 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 455 Computer Applications in Architecture I 3.0 Credits

Covers two-dimensional and three-dimensional computer representations and applications. Professional elective.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 134 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 153 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 456 Computer Applications in Architecture II 3.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 455. Further investigates and demonstrates the computer's capabilities in architectural design and representation. Professional elective.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 134 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 153 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 463 Emerging Architectural Technology 3.0 Credits

A holistic study of design and construction technology of significant buildings by leading architects.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 464 Building Enclosure Design 3.0 Credits

Examines the integrations of aesthetics, building science, and technology in the design of building enclosures. Professional Elective. Summer.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-] and ARCH 161 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 465 Energy and Architecture 3.0 Credits

Creates an awareness of the availability of energy resources and their effect on the built environment. Discusses alternative sources of energy. Professional elective. Summer.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 261 [Min Grade: C-] and ARCH 262 [Min Grade: C-] and ARCH 263 [Min Grade: C-] and ARCH 161 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 491 Advanced Topics in Architecture 3.0 Credits

Covers advanced topics in architectural design, practice, technology or history and theory that satisfy professional or historical/theory elective requirements. Course may be repeated for credit when different topics are offered. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 496 Thesis I 8.0 Credits

An individually structured year-long design problem that enables students to work independently and explore complex issues in depth. Periodic individual review sessions are scheduled with faculty adviser. Fall.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ARCH.
Prerequisites: ARCH 363 [Min Grade: D] and ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-] and (ARCH 134 [Min Grade: C-] or ARCH 153 [Min Grade: C-]) and ARCH 263 [Min Grade: C-] and CIVE 263 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 497 Thesis II 8.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 496. Winter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 496 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 498 Thesis III 8.0 Credits

Continues ARCH 497. Spring.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 497 [Min Grade: C-]

ARCH 499 [WI] Special Topics in Architecture 3.0 Credits

Covers special topics in architectural history, theory, or technology that satisfy history/theory or professional elective requirements and university writing intensive requirements. Course may be repeated for credit when different topics are offered. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ARCH 143 [Min Grade: C-]

Architecture + Interiors Faculty

David Ade, AIA, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Principal, SMP Architects.
Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis, AIA, Dr.-Ing., (Bauhaus Universitätat Weimar) Program Director. Assistant Professor. Research on educational environments; translations of architectural theory texts. Design studios, lectures and seminar courses.
Stephen Bonitatibus, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, Bonitatibus Associates.
Mark Brack, PhD (University of California at Berkeley). Associate Professor. British and American architecture from 1700 to the present; Hispanic colonial architecture in the American Southwest; vernacular architecture; historic preservation.
Michael Burns, RA, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Principal, Michael Burns Architects.
Jon Coddington, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Department Head, Department of Architecture + Interiors. Professor. Architecture, urban design and planning.
Rena Cumby, BArch, MS (Drexel University) Associate Department Head of the Department of Architecture + Interiors. Associate Professor. Interior designer; foundation studies and design education.
Eugenia Ellis, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic State University). Associate Professor. Registered architect; interior design, extended-care facilities design, research on spatial visualization, perception and imagination.
Jeff Fama, MArch (State University of New York at Buffalo). Adjunct Associate Professor. Retail, entertainment, and theater design. Graduate interiors thesis advisor.
Gary Garofalo, BS Arch Eng (Pennsylvania State University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal Lighting Design Collaborative. Lighting expert. Lighting design.
Don Jones, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Ewing Cole.
Nicole Koltick, MArch (University of California). Assistant Professor. Researching possibilities for architecture and design through the use of unexpected and innovative interdisciplinary models. Foundation design studios, fabrication and technology seminars.
Karin Kuenstler, MS (Bank Street College of Education and Parsons). Associate Professor. Interior designer; interior design for corporate and commercial facilities, history of corporate interiors, fiber art.
Maria Kuttruff, MS (Drexel University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Residential interior design. Design studios.
Diana S. Nicholas, AIA, MFA (University of the Arts, Philadelphia). Assistant Teaching Professor. Principal of Switched on Design. Design studios, analog and digital visualization.
Karen Pelzer, BS (Drexel University) Associate Director of the MS in Interior Architecture and Design Program. Assistant Teaching Professor. Interior designer, hospitality design. Design studios.
Marilynne L. Rose, MS (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. NCIDQ interior designer; residential and commercial design. Design studios, lecture and seminar courses.
Debra Ruben, MS (Drexel University). Associate Professor. NCIDQ, Interior designer; residential and commercial design. Research on user participation and the design process.
Paul Salvaggio, AIA, BArch (Pennsylvania State University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal, Arcus Design Group. Foundation design studios.
Joseph Scanlon, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Professor. Foundation design studios.
Rachel Schade, AIA, MArch. (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Teaching Professor. Principal, Schade & Bolender Architects. Work-study placement. Design studios.
Virginia Smith, MS (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Exhibit/graphic design, interior design, interior and architectural visualization.
Erik Sundquist, MArch (Florida International University) Director of the Hybrid Making Lab of AW CoMAD. Assistant Teaching Professor. Design studios, analog and digital architectural representation and fabrication.
Feenan Susan, BArch (Temple University). Adjunct Instructor. Institutional and commercial. Design documentation and graduate thesis.
Simon Tickell, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Associate Director of the Architecture Evening Program. Associate Teaching Professor. Design studios and professional practice/electives; educational and museum buildings.
Nancy Trainer, FAIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, Architects and Planners. Design studios.
Ada Tremonte, BS (Drexel University) Associate Director of the BS Program in Interior Design. Assistant Teaching Professor. NCIDQ Interior designer, corporate/commercial design. Design studios, lecture and seminar courses.
Frank de Santis, AIA (Yale University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Design studios, analog and digital architectural representation.

Emeritus Faculty

Judith Bing, MArch (Yale University). Professor Emeritus. Design studios, lecture and seminar courses.
Sylvia Clark, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus.
Paul M. Hirshorn, AIA, MArch, MCP, (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus. Design studios. Former Department Head.
Marjorie Kriebel, B.Arch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus.
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