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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CIVL 102 Architectural Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of architectural design. Students will develop critical thinking processes and use them to communicate using basic architectural forms. Demonstration of these skills will be accomplished through a series of five projects focused on the study of various aspects of architectonics. The first four projects consider space, volume and mass; techniques to articulate order; structural order- vertical and horizontal hierarchies and site considerations. The final project will be the culmination of the course. Students, utilizing the knowledge gained, will design a building based on set criteria. Each project will build upon the lessons previously learned. Students will use the same design toolbox utilized by architects to develop the decision making skills needed in industry.
Lab fee will be required
Terms Offered: Fall
Offered Distance Learning: No
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3