Diane E. Armpriest, Coordinator of Architecture and Interior Design (207 Art and Arch. South 83844-2451; phone 208/885-6781; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: On registering for a studio course offered in this department, the student agrees that the department may retain work completed by the student. The department will make retained work available to the student for photographing.
Arch 141 Design Discovery Program (1 cr)
The University of Idaho Design Discovery Summer Program is an intensive one week experience that offers prospective students a chance to experience the world of design. During the program, students gain a broad view of various design disciplines while developing graphic and design skills and building their portfolios. (Summer only)
Arch 151 Introduction to the Built Environment (2 cr)
Introduction to the built environment and the role of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and planning in helping to shape its layers. Lectures, guest speakers, and readings will discuss the power of design to nourish the human spirit, support functional needs, and contribute to ecological and cultural sustainability. Attendance required at evening lectures by guest speakers and (3) topical seminars during the semester.
Arch 154 Introduction to Architectural Graphics (3 cr)
Introduction to architectural graphics; two 1-hour lecture sessions per week, plus two 1-hour studio sessions per week; weekly assigned drawing projects, readings, and sketchbook projects; periodic quizzes.
Arch 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Arch 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Arch 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Arch 243 Digital Design Tools for Architecture and Interior Design (2 cr)
Introduction to software programs for use in designing the built environment. Including but not limited to 3-D modeling. (8 weeks)
Prereq: Arch 154
Arch 244 Computer Aided Drafting and Modeling (2 cr)
Introduction to computer-aided drafting and modeling techniques and applications.
Prereq: Arch 154
Arch 253 Architectural Design I (3 cr)
Exploration and design of basic architectural components and ordering systems and creative resolution of basic architectural design problems while developing and refining presentation techniques. Two 2-hr studios a wk for the semester, accompanied by two 1 hr lectures/recitations a wk for the first quarter of the semester.
Prereq: Arch 154 or Permission
Arch 254 Architectural Design II (4 cr)
Same as ID 254. Basic integration of principles and concepts for architectural design, both interior & exterior. Two 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work.
Prereq: Arch 253 or Permission
Arch 266 Materials and Methods (3 cr)
Introduce physical and performance characteristics of material s; and concepts, conventions and processes of construction methods. Provide a foundation for subsequent courses in architectural technology and design.
Arch 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Arch 353 Architectural Design III (6 cr)
Architectural building design process with emphasis on structural technology, historic influences, universal design, basic code and site related issues. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work; field trips will be reqd at student expense outside scheduled hours; some class critique sessions meet outside of scheduled hours.
Arch 354 Architectural Design IV (6 cr)
Continued development of architectural projects and design process that cultivate understanding of the properties of materials and building tectonics. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work; field trips will be reqd at student expense outside scheduled hours; some class critique sessions will meet outside of scheduled hours.
Prereq: Arch 353
Arch 367 Building Technology I - Steel Structures (3 cr)
Steel structures. Expansion of basic statics and bending theory to include two-dimensional systems and loading as well as more complicated beam loading and support configurations. Analysis of statically determinate steel structures by ASD and LRFD.
Arch 385 History of Architecture I (3 cr)
A survey of global architecture and urban design through the seventeenth century, considered within its diverse climatic, ecological, technological, socioeconomic, public health, and cultural contexts. Recommended Preparation: Arch 151.
Arch 386 History of Architecture II (3 cr)
A historical survey of global modern architecture from the late Eighteenth and Nineteenth-centuries to the development of the Modern Movement in the Twentieth-Century in relation to rapid industrialization and the intellectual culture of the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Historicism, Modernism, and Post-Modernism; Topics include: the architecture of Neoclassicism, Victorian Gothic, industrial technology, the Arts & Crafts movement, and the Modern Movement.
Arch 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Arch 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Arch 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Arch 410 Sketching for Architecture (2 cr)
Instruction in intermediate through advanced architectural sketching, painting, and place-recording techniques. A variety of media techniques will be employed, including graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pen & ink, and watercolor. The majority of work will be completed in class, with additional homework assignments outside class and on field trips. Recommended Preparation: Basic sketching abilities, as developed in Arch 154 and subsequent architectural design studios.
Arch J411/J511 Native American Architecture (3 cr)
May be used as general education credit in J-3-d. Same as AIST 411. An exploration of Native American architecture in North America, including ancient, historic, and contemporary buildings and settlements within their diverse social, cultural, and physical contexts. Additional assignments required for graduate credit. (Spring only)
Arch J421/J521 China Program Preparation Seminar (2 cr)
Seminar course preparing students for summer study abroad program in China. This course will introduce travelling, money management, safety, visa application, and some basic cultural introductions. Also, this class will introduce the academic courses to be undertaken in China and prepare research data collection. Required for all students enrolled in the China program. (Spring only)
Arch J422/J522 China’s Urbanization Seminar (2 cr)
Seminar course conducted in China, focusing on understanding the complicated challenges of China's urbanization and design strategies for urban development.
Arch J423/J523 Cultural & Ethical Issues in Global Architectural Practice (2 cr)
Study of the phenomenon of architectural practice under the impact of globalization using the market of China as an example. Focus on the development of model architectural practice in China as well as the associated social and cultural issues of global architectural practice.
Arch 430 Rome Preparatory Seminar (2 cr)
Seminar preparing students for summer study abroad in Rome, Italy. Introduces academic courses to be taken in Rome, and begins research and information-gathering tasks for Design Studio and Rome Design History courses. Also includes practical matters such as travel planning, money, safety, and basic language skills. (Spring only)
Arch 431 Rome Design History (2 cr)
Lecture course conducted in Rome, Italy, focused on the essential eras of Roman history related to design (art, architecture, urban planning, etc.): Republican & Imperial Rome; Early Christian Rome; Renaissance & Baroque Rome; the "Third Rome" of the Risorgimento and Mussolini; Contemporary Rome of the late-20th and early-21st Centuries.
Prereq: Arch 430
Arch 450 Architectural Programming (2 cr)
Introduction to basic principles and techniques of building programming. Recommended Preparation: Third or fourth year standing.
Prereq: Arch 353
Arch 453 Architectural Design V (6 cr)
Application of urban theory and appropriate responses to climatic factors to the resolution of architectural and planning and design problems in community or urban contexts. Interdisciplinary design encouraged. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work; field trips reqd at student expense outside scheduled hours; some class critique sessions meet outside of scheduled hours.
Arch 454 Architectural Design VI (6 cr)
Large architectural and/or urban design projects explore and integrate urban theory sustainable design, environmental control systems technology, human and cultural factors, and construction assemblies. Design in team/collaborative settings encouraged. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work. Field trips at student expense are required and meet outside scheduled hours; some class critique sessions meet outside of scheduled hours.
Arch 462 Building Technology II - Concrete (2 cr)
Concrete Structures. Statics/strengths, allowable stresses and `prescriptive' and `engineered' design approaches, factors of safety, ductility, Strength Design (LRFD) as applied to reinforced concrete structures.
Arch 463 Environmental Control Systems I (3 cr)
Principles and design of sustainable passive energy systems, mechanical heating and cooling systems, air quality, fire suppression and vertical transport. Three 1-hr lec a wk.
Coreq: Arch 463L
Arch 463L Environmental Control Systems I Lab (1 cr)
Laboratory to accompany the Arch 463 lecture. One 2-hour lab a week.
Coreq: Arch 463
Arch 464 Environmental Control Systems II (3 cr)
Principles and design of integrated natural and electrical lighting systems, water use and conservation systems, storm and waste water treatment and management, and acoustic systems as well as principles for and evaluation of sustainable architecture. Three 1-hr lec a wk.
Coreq: Arch 464L
Arch 464L Environmental Control Systems II Lab (1 cr)
Laboratory to accompany the Arch 464 lecture. One 2 hour lab a week.
Coreq: Arch 464
Arch 466 Building Technology III - Seismic Design (2 cr)
Lateral and dynamic loads on architectural structures, principles of design for wind and seismic resistance, high-rise structural systems.
Arch 567 Wellness and Design (2-3 cr)
Principles and exploration of the designed environment's impact on our health and sense of wellness. Special focus on how physical and aesthetic design elements can affect the body and mind. (Fall only)
Arch J475/J575 Professional Practice (3 cr)
Overview of professional standards and practices in the architecture and interior design professions. Including duties and responsibilities in practice (construction documents and contracts, code analysis, ethics, and professional organizations and alliances), project management, office administration, and comprehensive services; specification writing, unit costs, and building estimation. Additional assignments/projects required for graduate credit.
Arch 483 Urban Theory and Issues (3 cr)
History and theory of city planning and problems associated with urban growth.
Arch 498 (s) Internship (cr arr)
Arch 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Arch 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
Arch 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Arch 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Arch 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Arch 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Arch 510 Graduate Project Seminar (3 cr)
Specialized research and program writing in preparation for Arch 556 as well as schematic design proposals.
orCoreq: Arch 553
Arch 511 Native American Architecture (3 cr)
See Arch J411/J511.
Arch 512 Identity and Place in Global Space (3 cr)
A seminar focused on contemporary issues related to architecture in an increasingly globalized world. Themes, theories, and issues may include symbolic architecture and identity, colonization/postcolonialism/neocolonialism, modernity and tradition, space and power, themed spaces/simulacra, ethnoburbs and globurbs, and transnational planning processes. Recommended Preparation: Arch 386.
Arch 513 Architectural Theory: Modernism into Postmodernism (3 cr)
This seminar provides an overview of architectural theory focusing primarily on work done after 1968. Reading and discussion will center on topics such as structuralism, post-structuralism, phenomenology, semiology, Marxism, as well as other cultural perspectives as they prove germane to understanding Modern, Postmodern, and contemporary architectural discourse and practice. Recommended Preparation: Graduate standing.
Arch 520 Architectural Research Methods (3 cr)
Philosophy of research in architecture, research design, data gathering and interpretation, and thesis preparation.
Arch 521 China Program Preparation Seminar (2 cr)
See Arch J421/J521.
Arch 522 China’s Urbanization Seminar (2 cr)
See Arch J422/J522.
Arch 523 Cultural & Ethical Issues in Global Architectural Practice (2 cr)
See Arch J423/J523.
Arch 552 Alternative Graduate Design Experience (4-6 cr)
Independent exploration of specific issues in architecture and/or urban design. An application, including Independent study plans and credits must be approved by the Department during the semester before the proposed study. Recommended Preparation: Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Arch 553 Architectural Design VII (6 cr)
Comprehensive design of an architectural project including pre-design, schematic design and design development. Demonstration of ability to develop details and systems in support of design concepts. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work; field trips reqd at student expense outside of scheduled hours; some class critique sessions will meet outside of scheduled hours.
Coreq: Arch 568
Arch 554 Architectural Design VIII (6 cr)
Topical studio will explore specific questions in architecture/ urban design in depth. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work; field trips may be required at student expense outside of scheduled hours; some class critique sessions will meet outside of scheduled hours.
Arch 556 Architectural Design IX (6 cr)
Graduate terminal project - a self-directed architectural design study with faculty consultation within a studio context. Students demonstrate their capacity to apply appropriate programming and research methods in pursuit of a focused design topic. The project culminates with a project book prepared by the student.
Arch 568 Technical Integration in Design (2 cr)
Strategies for integrating structure, enclosure, services, site and interior systems in the design and development of an architectural concept. Recommended preparation: completion of required building and environmental technologies courses.
Prereq or Coreq: Arch 553
Arch 570 Natural Lighting (3 cr)
Natural lighting seminar/workshop including hands-on experience with physical and digital modeling techniques. The course includes a term-long investigation of the nature of Palouse light, and a redesign problem of a real space on-campus or nearby, which will be measured, modeled, redesigned, predicted, redesigned, and evaluated.
Arch 571 Building Performance Evaluation (3 cr)
This case-study based course focuses on evaluation methods for occupied buildings. A full-range of physical measurement and user surveying techniques are presented and employed on local buildings.
Arch 572 Integrated Design Seminar (1 cr, max 4)
This course is modified each semester by hosting outside expert lecturers in topics related to integrated energy design in buildings and inviting professionals and students together for an interactive learning experience. Every other week, the instructor hosts a discussion session with students based upon the presented content from the previous week.
Arch 573 Daylight Design and Simulation (3 cr)
This course teaches the fundamental principles for daylighting design in buildings through building tours, case studies, geometric approaches, as well as physical modeling and digital simulation methods. Students will understand implications of design decisions on visual comfort, thermal comfort and performance, energy efficiency and will have the skills to scientifically asses these factors during design stages.
Arch 574 Building Performance Simulation for Integrated Design (3 cr)
Same as ME 571. This course focuses on design decisions that impact energy, thermal, visual and acoustic comfort with a strong emphasis on building simulation tools. This course provides students with the understanding of the nature of building thermal comfort, building envelope behavior, ventilation requirements, indoor air quality, passive cooling systems, energy conservation, and the importance of iterative building simulation in achieving high performance buildings.
Arch 575 Professional Practice (3 cr)
See Arch J475/J575.
Arch 580 British Green Architecture (2 cr)
Preparation for students who will participate in the summer studies abroad program in London, including basic research on green building in the UK, helping plan the itinerary. All logistical preparations for studies abroad will be discussed and students are familiarized with both green approaches to design and British culture. (Spring only)
Arch 581 Eco Urban Design (3 cr)
Introduction to urban design including urban space and form, building configuration and form, transportation, ecological, environmental and social considerations and issues. Three hours per wk and assigned work; field trips may be reqd at student expense; some class sessions will meet outside of scheduled hours. Recommended Preparation: Arch 483. (Fall only)
Arch 582 Housing Typologies and Issues (3 cr)
Introduction to housing typologies and issues in the urban context, considering aspects of physical, infrastructural, sociological, economic, cultural, historical, political, regulatory environments and construction. Three hours per wk and assigned work; field trips may be reqd at student expense; some class sessions will meet outside of scheduled hours. Recommended Preparation: Arch 483.
Arch 583 Sustainable Development (3 cr)
This seminar explores concepts and strategies for sustainable development that are holistic, transdisciplinary, and integrated. Scale and scope of critical inquiry ranges from the local Palouse region to global contexts with particular emphasis on impacts imposed by developed nations. Weekly readings, student led discussion and team research projects require active engagement. (Spring, alt/yrs)
Arch 584 Urban Design and Morphology (3 cr)
Seminar style course that explores the theory, research, documentation and interpretive practices of urban morphology (study of urban form) and application to the design and planning of urban environments. Through case studies students will interpret the physical structure of urban contexts and forces that impact their formal transformation over time. Field Trip and field documentation activities required. Recommended preparation: Arch 483, background in architecture or the related fields of landscape architecture, geography and anthropology. (Spring only)
Arch 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)
Arch 598 (s) Internship (1-3 cr, max 6)
Work in an architectural office under the supervision of a licensed architect.
Arch 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.