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Studios

Arch 300 // Introduction to Architectural Design I // 6 credits
Instructors : Rob Corser, Rob Peña, Penelope West
Offered: Autumn 2012
Level : Undergraduate
Topic : This course is the introductory design studio for the undergraduate program in architecture. It is aimed at developing awareness, knowledge and the basic design skills needed in the synthesis of building form. It is rooted in an understanding of architectural design as an activity based on observation, inquiry, and communication. A primary objective of the studio is to foster a student’s ability to see and create architectural space that is sensitive to human needs and requirements in terms of materiality, scale, and use. The course employs a series of exercises to develop fundamental design skills, critical thinking and representation, design thinking, and an understanding of how to employ natural and formal ordering
systems.

Arch 301 // Introduction to Architectural Design II // 6 credits
Instructors : Jennifer Dee, Jim Nicholls, Katherine Merlino
Offered: Winter 2013
Level : Undergraduate

Arch 302 // Introduction to Architectural Design III // 6 credits
Instructors : Charles Anderson, Jennifer Dee, Brian McLaren, Bradley Khouri
Offered : Spring 2013
Level : Undergraduate

Arch 303 // Introduction to Graduate Architectural Design I // 6 credits
Instructors : Ken Oshima, Anjali Grant
Offered : Autumn 2012
Level : M. Arch 3+
Topic : This studio investigates architectural issues related to human dwelling such as spatial composition, accommodation of building program and occupant demands, site constraints, structural systems and architectural representation. A series of phased design projects encourage further development of knowledge and skills needed for architectural design.

Arch 304 // Introduction to Graduate Architectural Design II // 6 credits
Instructors : Peter Cohan, Louisa Iarocci
Offered : Winter 2013
Level : M. Arch 3+
 
Arch 305 // Introduction to Graduate Architectural Design III // 6 credits
Instructors : Elizabeth Golden, Dave Miller
Offered : Spring 2013
Level : M. Arch 3+
 

Arch 400 // Architectural Design IV // 6 creditsInstructor : Daniel Stettler
Offered : Autumn 2012
Level : Undergraduate
Topic : This studio will focus on designing a new Boathouse for the Green Lake Small Craft Center. It will complement the existing structures already in use at the south end of Green Lake. Green Lake Craft Center is a City of Seattle rowing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing program, designed to make small-craft boating accessible to people of all ages and abilities. While the primary goal is to give the Small Craft Center an architecturally significant facility, the City of Seattle has also mandated that the Small Craft Center investigate how it may help generate revenue at this most popular city park. Together with Jason Frisk, the Director of Green Lake Small Craft Center, students will develop an appropriate program that will address both of these issues.

Arch 400 // Architectural Design IV // 6 credits
Instructor : Karen Thomas
Offered : Autumn 2012
Level : Undergraduate
Topic :This studio will explore full architectural design concepts for a hypothetical project at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. The program combines food, art, and wine into a unified indoor/outdoor sustainable building. We will be working with winemakers and operations to conceive the possibilities and to explore the history, culture, and significance of the wine and food industry in Washington State.

Karen Thomas, AIA (Managing Director, Gensler) will be teaching this studio utilizing additional design principals and LEED-sustainability professionals for a dynamic team-taught experience.Some travel will be required to the site in Woodinville, Washington and some flexibility may be required for studio time. This will be a highly engaged, fast-paced studio.

Arch 401 // Architectural Design V // 6 credits
Instructor : Jim Nicholls, Kathryn Merlino
Offered : Winter 2013
Level : Undergraduate

Arch 402 // Architectural Design Vl // 6 credits
Instructor : Judith Swain
Offered : Spring 2013
Level : Undergraduate

Arch 500 // Architectural Design Studio I // 6 credits
Instructors : Susan Jones, David Strauss, Sharon Sutton, Ann Marie Borys
Level : Graduate
Offered : Autumn 2012
Topic : Each year, the Arch 500: Architecture Design Studio takes on the design of a medium-sized institutional building (roughly 30,000 SF), emphasizing its placement within an urban context. The Autumn 2012 studio will engage students in developing conjectural proposals for an innovative educational facility, the Central District Public Scholars Institute, which will engage its constituents—students, faculty, and the public alike—in a mutually beneficial process of public scholarship.

Students will locate this hypothetical facility in the Central District somewhere between Fir Street and Jackson Street in the north-south direction and between Boren Avenue and 20th Avenue in the east-west direction, which comprises the study site for the studio. As its name suggests, this historic neighborhood lies in the heart of the city and is Seattle's most racially and ethnically diverse community. Students' proposals will engage both the urban design scale and—more intensively—the architectural design scale.

The Institute "campus" will provide its inter-generational constituency with space and resources—intellectual, artistic, historical, kinesthetic, and environmental—for service and community engagement in this neighborhood and throughout the city of Seattle. Each individual building will serve a particular sector of that constituency by offering service-learning programs in the arts, health and recreation, and community-based research. Students will design four buildings for the campus, and envision two others to come on line within the next ten years.

Arch 501 // Architectural Design Studio II // 6 credits
Instructors :Elizabeth Golden, Rick Mohler, 
Level : Graduate
Offered : Winter 2013
Topic: Tectonic Studio | Design Development - Timber in the City Competition
Over the past decade, wood manufacturing and construction has been transformed through the application of digital fabrication technology and the development of new structural systems. As a result, wooden buildings can now be stronger, taller, more economically efficient and environmentally responsive than ever before. The Timber in the City competition studio will investigate innovative wood construction in an urban, multi-use complex by way of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's first competition dedicated to promoting advanced wood construction technology.

Due to the project's scale and complexity, students will work in assigned teams of four. Each team will work collaboratively to develop a concept and site/program strategy. Each team member will then develop one component of the building program: housing, bike/share shop, wood production facility, or digital fabrication facility. Each individual will be responsible for coordinating their design with the rest of the members on their project team. Teams will be pre-assigned by the studio instructors. The project will require the ability to work well with others and to be self-motivated.

Arch 501 // Architectural Design Studio II // 6 credits
Instructors :Rob Corser 
Level : Graduate
Offered : Winter 2013
Topic: Tectonic Studio | Design Development -Urban Waterway Research Facility
This studio will be an experiment in “virtual construction” -using digital tools to ‘build’ a small but complex structure in virtual space while seeking to maximize tectonic richness of detail. Fully integrated 3D modeling of complex fabrications has been the norm in the aircraft and shipbuilding industries for decades. The AEC industry has been slow to follow suit, but we have been using BIM tools to generate data rich building representations for a little more than a decade now. These ‘models’ can sometimes approach the level of sophistication of true virtual construction, but most tools in our industry are still relatively blunt in terms of architectural sophistication. We will be using Revit among other digital tools to evaluate the state of the art for virtual construction in architecture.

Arch 501 // Architectural Design Studio II // 6 credits
Instructors : Robert Peña
Level : Graduate
Offered : Winter 2013
Topic: Tectonic Studio | Design Development - Market Hall + Department of Neighborhoods

This studio will develop design proposals for a neighborhood market hall supporting stalls and space for produce, beverages, food carts, flowers and other locally produced goods. This space will be enclosed by a long-span structure with an envelope adaptable to seasonal weather changes. It will be daylit with supplemental task and display lighting. The Market Hall will be tempered with in-floor radiant heating supplied by ground source heat pumps, and ventilated by non-mechanical means. A second element will be offices for the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and administrative offices for the Market Hall. These
will be integrated with the Market Hall in a two- to three-story climate responsive, high-performance building. This element will be contained or integrated within the long-span structure to form a unified whole, sharing a common tectonic language.

Arch 502 // Architectural Design Studio III // 6 credits
Instructors : Steve Badanes
Level : Graduate
Offered : Spring 2013
Topic : Design/Build

Arch 502 // Architectural Design Studio III // 6 credits
Instructors : Joel Loveland
Level : Graduate
Offered : Spring 2013

Arch 503 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructor : Rick Mohler, Jay Taylor
Offered : Autumn 2012
Level : Graduate
Topic : Thanks to the generosity of donor and CBE alumnus Malcom Goodfellow the department will now offer an annual graduate level design studio investigating the role of structure in architectural design under the tutelage an accomplished structural engineer – The Barry S. Onouye Distinguished Chair in Architecture. In this, the studio’s inaugural year, that engineer is Jay Taylor, Partner with the Seattle structural engineering firm of Magnusson Klemencic and Associates. Jay is a highly sought after structural engineer with a client list that includes OMA, David Chipperfield, Frank O. Gehry, Studio Gang and REX among others. Jay will teach the studio in collaboration with UW architecture associate professor Rick Mohler.

Arch 503 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructor : Elizabeth Golden, Robert Hull
Offered : Autumn 2012
Level : Graduate
Topic: The Gohar Khaton Girl’s School will be constructed in the city center of Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth largest city. The school will provide an
inspiring learning environment and access to quality education for the region’s growing number of female students. This research based studio will focus on creating contemporary design  solutions that are culturally and environmentally responsive through the use  of traditional materials and the integration of passive strategies typical to  northern Afghanistan. As foreign architects, we will move beyond romantic  notions of “doing good,” and endeavor to offer simple, innovative proposals for complex circumstances. The studio will be in tandem with the design of actual project, and will include a visit from the Afghan architect responsible  for the school’s design. The final studio projects will provide ideas and prototypes for the school, and will be compiled for publication.   

Arch 503 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructor : Joel Loveland
Offered : Winter 2013
Level : Graduate

Arch 504 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructors : Peter Cohan, Jennifer Dee
Offered : Autumn 2012
Level : Graduate
Topic : The Architecture in Rome Program is based in the Palazzo Pio at the UW Rome Center. Students experience in depth the richness of Rome’s architecture and urban design. The AIR program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in architecture and related disciplines. Classroom lecture/discussion sessions address the many facets of the cultural development of Rome and Italy, including geography, history, urban design and architecture. Courses in history of Italian architecture, architectural graphics, architectural design as well as in Italian language are intregal to the program.

Arch 504 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructors : Jim Nicholls, Nancy Rottle
Offered : Autumn 2012
Level : Graduate
Topic : Scan | Design Master Studio with Gehl Architects. The College of Built Environments developed this multi-disciplinary studio with Gehl Architects, in which landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture students will develop design ideas for a pedestrian-oriented downtown Seattle. A Gehl Architect's project manager will interact with the class for two separate weeks during the term, providing guidance on the projects.

Arch 504 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructors : Manish Chalana, Vikram Prakash
Offered : Winter 2013
Level : Graduate
Topic : Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex, designed by Le Corbusier, has an empty site, originally designated for a Governor’s Palace, and later replaced, bowing to the expectations of democratic representation, by a Musée de la Connaissance, usually translated as a ‘Museum of Knowledge’. This Musée will now be built by
Chandigarh Administration, bowing to preservationist pressures to ‘complete’ the Capitol. We will make make specific proposals for the Musée that are both historically responsible but more importantly germane to our times.

Arch 504 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructors : Rob Hutchinson, Dave Miller
Offered : Winter 2013
Level : Graduate
Topic : Mexico Abroad Program - The program’s focus will address urban and architectural issues in Mexico City. Students will live and work in downtown Mexico City. Studio workspace will be within Luis Barragan’s small studio located directly across from Casa Barragan. The program of study will address the geography, history, urban design, housing issues, and architecture of Mexico. Required courses will include Design Studio, History of Mexico Architecture, and Documentation: Ideas in Representation.

Site tours will be diverse to cover the broad historical, cultural, and economical range that constitutes the metropolis of Mexico City, and will include excursions outside of the city as well as office visits to several architectural firms. Local architects Javier Sanchez and Humberto Ricalde will serve as studio critics, will assist in leading site visits, and will be present for midterm and final reviews, along with other well-known Mexico City architects.

Arch 504 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructors : Kimo Griggs
Offered : Winter 2013
Level : Graduate
Topic: Furniture Studio - This studio requires that each student design, develop and finish a full-­‐scale piece of furniture. Each furniture piece will be an opportunity for architecture writ small; recognizing the studio is offered within an architecture program the process of design, design development, model-­‐making and production will not differ significantly from a building design studio. However the final result of the studio -­ real, full‐scale objects - changes a number of things. The physical consequence of design decisions and strategies is an inescapable reality, for example. Issues of craft, method, tolerance, and the ethics of making are also heightened.  Students must arrive on the first day of studio with drawings and models of three furniture ideas, as well as the specific context within which each piece is expected to stand. The proposed context, or site will be integral to discussion during the design phases. Our goal will be to understand each piece in an architectural context, rather than a more general product-­‐design context or simply attempting to create beautiful free-­‐standing objects.

Arch 506 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructors : Peter Cohan, Dorte Mandrup
Level : Graduate
Offered : Spring 2013

Arch 506 // Architectural Design Studio Options // 6 credits
Instructors : Ken Oshima
Level : Graduate
Offered : Spring 2013

Arch 700 // Master's Design Studio // varied credits
Instructors : Brian McLaren
Offered : Autumn 2013

Graphics

Arch 210 // Architectural Design Drawing I // 3 credits
Instructor : Gundula Proksch
Offered : Winter
Topic : Projects, lectures, demonstrations, and exercises to develop skill in freehand drawing and an understanding of drawing as a vital means to see, analyze, and represent essential aspects of the visual environment.

Arch 211 // Architectural Design Drawing I // 3 credits
Instructor : Gundula Proksch
Offered : Spring
Topic : Projects, lectures, demonstrations, and exercises to introduce the language of architectural drawing, with emphasis on freehand drawing as the primary means to imagine, explore, and develop design ideas. Prerequisite: ARCH 210.

Arch 310 // Architectural Design Drawing I // 3 credits
Instructor : Alex Anderson
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Lectures, demonstrations, and exercises to develop skill in graphic visualization and representation as used in architecture. Concepts, conventions, and techniques of both freehand and technical drawing are used as a vital means to imagine, develop, and represent design ideas. Course material coordinated with ARCH 303 studio to integrate drawing in all phases of the design process.

Arch 311 // Architectural Design Drawing II // 3 credits
Instructor : Katie Freels
Offered : Winter
Topic : Lectures, demonstrations, and exercises to develop skill in graphic visualization and representation as used in architecture. Concepts, conventions, and techniques of both freehand and technical drawing are used as a vital means to imagine, develop, and represent design ideas. Course material coordinated with ARCH 304 studio to integrate drawing in all phases of the design process.

Arch 312 // Architectural Design Drawing III // 3 credits
Instructor : Judith Swain
Offered : Spring
Topic : Lectures, demonstrations, and exercises to develop skill in graphic visualization and representation as used in architecture. Concepts, conventions, and techniques of both freehand and technical drawing are used as a vital means to imagine, develop, and represent design ideas. Course material coordinated with ARCH 305 studio to integrate drawing in all phases of the design process.

Arch 315 // Design Drawing III // 2 credits
Instructor : Kailin Gregga
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Projects, lectures, demonstrations, and exercises coordinated with studio projects to integrate drawing in all phases of the design process. Lessons in diagramming of design concepts and planning and presenting design solutions. Prerequisite: ARCH 211; corequisite: ARCH 300.

Arch 410 // Introduction to Architectural Photography // 3 credits
Instructor : John Stamets
Offered : Autumn, Spring
Topic : Basic elements and processes of architectural photography to include camera controls, exposure technique, photo processing, and fundamental principles of photographing architecture. Student must provide own 35 mm (or larger) camera with manual operating controls. Offered: AWS.

Arch 413 // Architecture Photography Projects // 3 credits
Instructor : John Stamets
Offered : Winter
Topic : Students develop in-depth photo essays relating to architecture, the urban movement, or landscape design following the principles introduced in ARCH 313. Lectures, seminar, and discussion. Prerequisite: ARCH 410.

Arch 415 // Architectural Sketching // 3 credits
Instructor : Frank Ching
Offered : Spring
Topic : Exercises in freehand representational drawing using charcoal, graphite, and conte crayon with emphasis on line, proportion, values, and composition. Studies progress from geometric to nongeometric forms. Recommended: either ARCH 210 or ART 104.

Structures

Arch 320 // Introduction to Structures I // // 3 credits
Instructor : Ed Lebert, Tyler Sprague
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Statics - Force analysis; the study of external forces and force systems and their analytical solutions as applied to bodies at rest (equilibrium). Topic areas include beams, trusses, determinate frames, and load tracing.

Arch 321 // Introduction to Structures II // // 3 credits
Instructor : Ed Lebert, Tyler Sprague
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Strength of Materials; the study of the properties of materials and cross-sectional shapes of structural elements with respect to their effectiveness in resisting stresses. Topic areas include stress and strain, section properties, analysis and design of beams and columns. Prerequisite: ARCH 320.

Arch 322 // Introduction to Structures III // // 3 credits
Instructor : Keith Harris, Ed Lebert, Tyler Sprague
Offered : Winter
Topic : Elementary Structural Design; synthesis of the previous structures coursework with applications to design of determinate timber and steel structures. Examination of forces on buildings; snow, live loads, wind, and earthquake. An introduction to concept of continuity. Prerequisite: ARCH 321

Arch 323 // Structures I // 3 credits
Instructor : Kate Simonen
Offered : Winter
Topic : Covers the design of building structures utilizing the fundamental principles of statics and mechanics of materials. Includes the behavior of beams, trusses, arches, and frames; the structural performance of wood, steel, and concrete; and designing for gravity and lateral loads. First of a two course sequence. Offered: W.

Arch 324 // Structures II // 3 credits
Instructor : Kate Simonen
Offered : Spring
Topic : Covers the design of building structures utilizing the fundamental principles of statics and mechanics of materials. Includes the behavior of beams, trusses, arches, and frames; the structural performance of wood, steel, and concrete; and designing for gravity and lateral loads. Second of a two course sequence. Prerequisite: ARCH 323. Offered: W.

Arch 521 // Structural Planning and Design // 3 credits
Instructor : Kate Simonen
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Studies structural configuration and system selection for building design. Focuses on developing an understanding of structural material, element and system performance, and an ability to integrate structure and architecture to create efficient and elegant design solutions. Offered: A.

 

Materials and Assembly

Arch 332 // Construction Materials and Assemblies I // 3 credits
Instructor : Kimo Griggs
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Lectures and readings pertaining to a survey of residential and light-commercial construction materials, assemblies, and techniques of assembly.

Arch 430 // Materials and Processes // 3 credits
Instructor : Kimo Griggs
Offered : Spring
Topic : Lectures, field trips, and laboratory sessions directed toward the nature, potentials, and limitations of a variety of materials (wood, metal, plastics, inorganic cementing materials, minerals, rocks, and clay) and the processes involved with their production, fabrication, and system compatibility.

Arch 532 // Construction Materials and Assemblies II // 3 credits
Instructor : Jim Nicholls
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Lectures and readings pertaining to a survey of materials, assemblies, and techniques of assembly of concrete and steel frame, commercial exterior envelope, and interior partitioning building construction systems. Prerequisite: either ARCH 332 or CM 313.

Arch 570 // Design Development // 3 credits
Instructor : Jim Nicholls
Offered : Winter
Topic : Lectures and case studies emphasizing the design development phase of architectural practice.

Building Science

Arch 331 // Environmental Control Systems // 3 credits
Instructor : Rob Peña
Offered : Spring
Topic : Describes principles and applications of climate, energy use, and comfort as determinants of architectural form; architectural methods for climate adaptation using non-mechanical means of ventilating, cooling, heating, and lighting; and design and performance predictions for passive approaches to solar heating, heat transfer mechanisms, and strategies for climate- responsive design.

Arch 431 // Environmental Control Principles // 3 credits
Instructor : Rob Peña
Offered : Spring
Topic : Daylighting of buildings, reducing noise and enhancing sound for communication, and regulating heat transfer for occupant thermal comfort; description of passive means for environmental control, including presentation of scientific explanations and design guidelines for utilizing these means; design guidelines are intended for use in the preliminary schematic design phase. Offered: AW.

Arch 434 // Color and Light // 3 credits
Instructor : Galen Minah
Offered : Winter
Topic : Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and projects focusing on the use of color applied to the three-dimensional architectural context. Color theory is explored with the multiple effects of changing light.

Arch 435 // Principles and Practice of Environmental Lighting // 3 credits
Instructor : Edward Bartholomew, Christopher Meek
Offered : Winter
Topic : Perception-based approach to principles of natural and artificial lighting. Practical considerations of lighting involving environmental evaluations, calculations and the use of lamps and fixtures. Sketch and model studies for applications. Impact of lighting design on energy conservation. Relation of lighting design process to architectural design concepts. Prerequisite: either ARCH 331 or ARCH 431.

Arch 436 // Building Acoustics // 3 credits
Instructor : Dean Heerwagen
Offered : Spring
Topic : Description of principles and practices for manipulating and enhancing sound in buildings. Information about sound behavior and the organization of architectural elements (deployment of design features, including various geometries and materials) for the control of sound in enclosed spaces and between adjacent spaces.

Arch 498b // Integrated Design Lab Seminar // 1 credit
Instructor : Christopher Meek
Offered : Autumn, Winter, Spring

Arch 498c // Electric Lighting Design // 3 credits
Instructor : Ed Bartholomew
Offered : Autumn

Arch 498p // Harnessing Site Resources, Design in Response to Cimate // 3 credits
Instructor : Joel Loveland
Offered : Autumn
Topic : 

Arch 530 // Integrated Building Systems // 3 credits
Instructor : Elizabeth Golden
Offered : Spring
Topic : Discusses strategies for ordering separate and discreet building systems into integrated architectural schemes. Focuses on systems that affect architectural expression and resolution in buildings including: structural, environmental control, materials, and assembly with an emphasis on sustainable building design. Concurrent with ARCH 502. Offered: Sp.

Arch 531 // Active Control Systems // 3 credits
Instructor : Dean Heerwagen
Offered : Winter, Spring
Topic : Electrical, mechanical (HVAC), plumbing, and fire safety systems for buildings. Descriptions of what these systems do, where they are used, how they are integrated into the overall building design; rules of thumb, design strategies, and short cuts for anticipating system design and use. Prerequisite: either ARCH 331 or ARCH 431.

Arch 533 // Advanced Environmental Systems // 3 credits
Instructor : Mehlika Inanici
Offered : Spring
Topic : Focuses on computational simulation tools and techniques to evaluate the performance of a design or design alternatives, starting at earliest conceptual design phases to help architects make informed design decisions. Topics include solar, lighting, thermal, and acoustical analysis techniques and their applications.

Arch 534 // Green Design // 3 credits
Instructor : Dean Heerwagen
Offered : Winter
Topic : Examination and application of various resource-conserving building technologies, particularly within the context of the LEED Rating System. Principles and practices associated with the inclusion of these technologies in buildings. Offered: W.

Arch 535 // Advanced Daylighting Seminar // 3 credits
Instructor : Christopher Meek
Offered : Spring
Topic : Focuses on theoretical and applied daylighting principles in conjunction with physical and digital analytical tools. Includes field assessment of constructed buildings and individual projects involving research and design for lighting and daylighting.

Arch 537 // Traditional Building Materials: New Adaptations // 3 credits
Instructor : Elizabeth Golden
Offered : Winter
Topic : Course explores recent developments in traditional building techniques, the resurgence of interest in handmade buildings, as well as the use of local and renewable materials in building construction. This course will also examine why these materials and methods are becoming critical to communities around the world, and how they can be optimized to meet our requirements in the 21st century. The course will cover the evolution of natural / local materials, and their uses in contemporary case studies. Methods used for optimization include (but are not limited to): computer simulation, prefabrication, and the global transfer of craft knowledge.

Arch 538 // Building Reuse Seminar: Investigating the Value of Existing Buildings // 3 credits
Investigates the repurposing of buildings as a resource and energy conservation strategy and as an alternative to demolition of existing buildings; discusses case study strategies for sustainable retrofits. Students critically observe, record, and analyze structures and discus building reuse design in the context of sustainable environments.

Arch 598 // Biophillic and Biomimetric Environmental Systems // 3 credits
Instructor : Dean Heerwagen
Offered : Autumn
Topic : 

Arch 598 // Sustainable Design Case Studies // 3 credits
Instructor : Joel Loveland
Offered : Winter
Topic : 
 

History and Preservation

Arch 150 // Appreciation of Architecture I // 3 credits
Instructor : Ann Huppert
Offered : Autumn, Spring
Topic : Historical survey of the architecture of Western civilization. For nonmajors.

Arch 151 // Appreciation of Architecture II // 3 credits
Instructor : Ann Marie Borys
Offered : Winter
Topic : Historical survey of the architecture of Western civilization. For nonmajors.

Arch 251 // World Architecture : Non Western // 3 credits
Instructor : Vikram Prakash
Offered : Spring
Topic : Introduction to historical and contemporary built environments of non-Judeo-Christian civilizations, primarily Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Meso-American, as manifestations of cultural history and as responses to environmental determinants. Offered: Sp.

Arch 350 // Architecture of the Ancient World // 3 credits
Instructor : Louisa Iarocci
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Architectural history in the Western world from beginnings to AD 550.

Arch 351 // Roman, Gothic and Rennaissance Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Brian McLaren
Offered : Winter
Topic : Architectural history in the Western world from AD 550 to 1750. Recommended: ARCH 350.

Arch 352 // History of Modern Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Jeffrey Ochsner
Offered : Spring
Topic : Architectural history in the Western world from 1750 to the present. Recommended: ARCH 351.

Arch 441 // Visions of the Japanese House // 3 credits
Instructor : Ken Oshima
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Explores the origins, derivations, and permutations of the "Japanese House." Outlines underlying principles and paradigms of Japanese domesticity through history and traces its evolution through aspects ranging from the house's expression in media to its constructional materiality. Offered: A.

Arch 442 // Africa and the Middle East Seminar // 3 credits
Instructor : Brian McLaren
Offered : Winter
Topic : Advanced introduction to colonial and postcolonial architecture in Africa and the Middle East, beginning with the initial European colonization in the mid-nineteenth century. Provides a historical understanding of the formation of distinctive regional and/or national identities in the architecture of these regions. Offered: Sp.

Arch 445 // South Asian Architecture I // 3 credits
Instructor : Vikramaditya Prakash
Offered : Winter
Topic : 
Advanced introduction to precolonial architecture and urbanism of South Asia. Using methodologies of culture studies, examines select Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic case studies on a comparative genealogy.

Arch 450 // Modern Architecture and the Decorative Arts // 3 credits
Instructor : Alex Anderson
Topic : History/theory seminar investigates parallel and interactive developments in European architecture and the decorative arts from 1870 to 1930. Examines the production of designers as well as the economic, political, and cultural circumstances that affected their work.

Arch 452 // Seattle Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Jeffrey Ochsner
Offered : Winter
Topic : Historical development of architecture in Seattle and surrounding areas from the nineteenth century to the present, also touching on issues of urban design and historic preservation.

Arch 457 // 20th Century Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Meredith Clausen
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Architecture in the twentieth century, mainly in Europe and the United States. Traces roots of Modernism in Europe in the 1920s, its demise (largely in the United States) in the 1960s and recent trends such as Post-Modernism and Deconstructivism. Offered: jointly with ART H 491.

Arch 459 // Architecture Since 1945 // 3 credits
Instructor : Meredith Clausen
Offered : Winter
Topic : Theories and forms in architecture from the end of World War II to present. Includes new wave Japanese architects, recent Native American developments, and non-Western as well as Western trends. Offered: jointly with ART H 493.

Arch 498q // Vernacular and Adaptive Re-Use
Instructor : Kathryn Rogers Merlino
Offered : Autumn

Arch 556 // The Arts & Crafts Movement and Its Legacies // 3 credits
Instructor : Jeffrey Ochsner
Offered : Winter
Topic : Historical development of the arts and crafts movement focusing primarily on its influence on American architecture from 1870 to the present.

Arch 558 // Seminar in 20th Century Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Meredith Clausen
Offered : Winter
Topic : Specific focus changes from quarter to quarter. Prerequisite: graduate standing with background in architecture, architectural history, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ART H 591.

Arch 559 // American Utilitarian Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Louisa Iarocci
Offered : Winter
Topic : Significant American environmental design efforts arising from utilitarian needs, e.g., factories, bridges, skyscrapers, and associated technical building innovations.

Theory

Arch 360 // Introduction to Design Theory // 3 credits
Instructor : Jennifer Dee
Offered : Winter
Level : Graduate
Topic : Function of architectural theory in comprehending and ordering various human purposes in architecture, types of architectural purpose, and types of theories. Current concerns.

Arch 460 // Design Theory and Analysis // 3 credits
Instructor : Louisa Iarocci, Ann Marie Borys, Jennifer Dee
Offered : Autumn, Winter, Spring

Arch 462 // Spatial Composition // 3 credits
Instructor : Ann Marie Borys
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Advanced introduction to compositional strategies in architecture. Drawing on a historical survey of the development of Western architecture, the seminar investigates different compositional strategies and their relationship to cultural values and systems of meaning. Intended as complement to the design studio.

Arch 498 // Deruralization // 3 credits
Instructor : Vikramāditya Prakāsh
Offered : Winter

Arch 498 // Gender and Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Louisa Iarocci
Offered : Spring

Arch 560 // Architectural Theories Seminar // 3 credits
Instructor : Jennifer Dee
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Recent developments in architectural theory, urban design theory, criticism, and the methodology of criticism.

Arch 561 // Urban Design Theory // 3 credits
Instructor : Nicole Huber
Offered : Winter
Topic : Study of development of nineteenth- and twentieth-century urban design theories and parallel developments in architecture and urban planning. Theoretical premises are related to current practices of urban design in various sociopolitical contexts, European as well as American. Evolutionary nature of theory emphasized

Arch 564 // Environmental Design and Well-Being // 3 credits
Instructor : Bob Mugerauer
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Analyzes how environmental design can promote well-being in natural systems and human life worlds. Explores current knowledge about climate change and organism-environment dynamics, theories of health and complexity, ideological barriers and the power of images, new materials, and "high-tech"/"low-tech" alternatives for ecological design and planning.

Arch 567 // Qualitative Research Methods // 3 credits
Instructor : Bob Mugerauer
Offered : Spring

Arch 567 // MS Research Practicum // 3 credits
Instructor : Brian McLaren
Offered : Spring

BE 551 // Contemporary Built Environment // 3 credits
Instructor : Vikram Prakash
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Covers major or landmark cases of complex built environment projects, emphasizing the multiple dimensions involved and their interconnections.

Professional Practice

Arch 475 // Residential Practice // 3 credits
Instructor : William Zimmerman
Offered : Winter
Topic : Lectures and exercises focused on the operation of a professional architectural practice specializing in residential and smaller-scale projects. Topics include: clients and program development, design strategies and space planning, site considerations, regulatory constraints, consultants, contractors, specialized construction methodology, and issues, ethics, and liability specific to residential project delivery.

Arch 478 // CAD and Working Drawings // 3 credits
Instructor : David Hudacek
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Intensive introduction to computer-aided design systems for developing construction documentation (working drawings). Lectures and exercises focus on learning the methodology for using CAD to efficiently prepare working drawings, as well as discussions regarding industry- recognized standards and current technology used in the preparation of documentation
 

Arch 571 // Professional Practice // 3 credits
Instructor : Sharon E. Sutton, Ann Marie Borys
Offered : Autumn, Winter
Topic : Introduces the business and ethics of architectural design and building construction, while helping students explore their professional identities and make intentional choices about their career paths. Compares fundamentals of architectural practice against historical evolution of the field and speculation about its future. 

Arch 572 // Specifications and Contracts // 3 credits
Instructor : Christopher Dixon
Offered : Spring
Topic : Detailed organization and composition of contracts, specifications, and related contract documents.

Arch 578 // Case Studies in Contemporary Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Elizabeth Golden
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Presentations and discussions by local architectural firms examining the issues that influence building design and project delivery in contemporary architectural practice. Focuses on understanding the issues as opportunities rather than impediments to good design. Class visits a different architectural firm each week for an in-depth review of current projects.

Design Computing

Arch 380 // Computers in Architecture // 3 credits
Instructor : Mehlika Inanici, Rob Corser, others
Offered : Autumn, Winter, Spring
Topic : Laboratories, lecture, and demonstrations to introduce computing in environmental design and planning.

Arch 481 // 3D Modeling and Rendering // 3 credits
Instructor : Brian Johnson
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Lectures and weekly exercises focus on understanding and applying the underlying principles of 3D computer graphics and rendering software. Topics include user-interface, data creation and modeling, lighting models, smoothing, texture mapping, ray tracing, radiosity, animation, and solid modeling.

Arch 482 // Web Weaving // 3 credits
Instructor : Brian Johnson
Offered : Winter
Topic : Examines the function, limitations, and uses of primary web technologies and fundamental website design and implementation. Participants develop hands-on design/build expertise for website design, implementation, and maintenance, using readily available tools and techniques. Looks beyond today and explores emerging Internet technologie

Arch 484 // Design Computing Seminar // 3 credits (cr/nc)
Instructor : Brian Johnson
Offered : Winter
Topic :  Weekly colloquium and discussion forum. Discusses design computing research and report on ongoing project progress, with demonstrations and guest speakers. Explores design computing, design thinking and design process, and inventing new computer-aided tools for design.

Arch 485 // Digital Craft Workshop // 3 credits (cr/nc)
Instructor : Kimo Griggs
Offered : Winter
Topic : Advanced topics for students who have completed one or more design computing courses and wish to develop a project further. 

Arch 486 // Computer Graphics Programming for Design // 3 credits
Note: This course also known as // Computational Geometry //
Instructor : Brian Johnson
Offered : Spring
Topic : Introduction to fundamental concepts of computer programming for design applications with an emphasis on interactive graphics. Basic control and data structures for interactive graphics programming; weekly exercises with term project. Significant lab time required. 

Arch 498k // Introduction to Digital Design and Manufacturing // 3 credits
Instructor : Kimo Griggs
Offered : Autumn

Arch 498t // Revit // 3 credits
Instructor : Pat Byrne
Offered : Winter

Arch 581 // Advanced Rendering // 3 credits
Instructor : Mehlika Inanici
Offered : Winter, Spring
Topic : Provides an in-depth discussion and hands-on experience with technical and qualitative features of computer rendering. Students learn to generate digital images that can mimic the physical world and predict the final appearance of a design.

Arch 582 // Computational Lighting Design // 3 credits
Instructor : Mehlika Inanici
Offered : Winter
Topic : Addresses the recent developments in lighting simulation, visualization, and per-pixel measurement techniques. Provides an understanding of the theoretical aspects of computer applications in lighting design; and the practical knowledge of tools that enhance the integration of the lighting analysis into architectural design processes.  

Arch 587 //Theory in Design Computing // 3 credits
Instructor : Brian Johnson
Offered : Autumn
Topic : 
Examines the relationship between theory of design and computational tools for practice. Explores how the emergence of computers as a mainstream tool in design has already changed architectural practice. Discusses how, as with other technologies that revolutionized the practice of architecture, information technologies carry hidden implications about design process and products. 

Arch 588 // Research Practice // 3 credits
Instructor : Mehlika Inanici
Offered : Winter
Topic : Provides the opportunity for a guided preliminary exploration and refinement of a research topic, prior to thesis proposal. Weekly seminar meetings focus on student work with regular presentations and discussions.

Arch 597 // Research Practicum // 5 credits
Instructor : Brian McLaren
Offered : Spring
Topic : Provides a mentored research opportunity where students apply their research and writing skills and knowledge of methods and theory to an advanced research 

International Study

Arch 493 // Rome Prep Seminar // varied credits
Instructors : Brian McLaren
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Seminar dealing with history, culture, topography, and customs of Rome, Italy. Required for students enrolling in ARCH 495, ARCH 496, or ARCH 497

Arch 495 // Architectural Studies Abroad - History and Theory // varied credits
Instructors : Nicole Huber, Vikram Prakash,  Ken Oshima
Offered : Autumn (Rome), Winter (India), Spring(Japan)
Topic : Examines history and theory of architecture in study abroad programs.

Other Courses

Arch 499 // Undergraduate Research // varied credits
Instructors : Faculty
Offered : Autumn, Winter, Spring

Arch 600 // Independant Study or Research // varied credits
Instructors : Faculty
Offered : Autumn, Winter, Spring

Arch 590 // Urban/Preservation Issues in Design // 3 credits
Instructors : Jeffrey Ochsner
Offered : Autumn
Topic : Introduction to recent theory and practice in the fields of urban design and historic preservation primarily in North American urban contexts, including examples of recent projects presented by practicing professionals.

Arch 591 // Architecture and Landscape // 3 credits
Instructors : Susan Olmsted
Offered : Winter
Topic : Advanced introduction to the relationships between buildings and places in the landscape with an emphasis on Western concepts of nature. A taxonomy of place as nature is developed. Ways in which the architect can design places that landscape taxonomy are explored. 

Thesis

Arch 595 // Thesis Preparation // 3 credits
Instructors : Louisa Iarocci, Alex Anderson
Offered : Spring

Arch 599 // Thesis Preparation // 3 credits
Instructors : Faculty
Offered : Autumn, Winter, Spring

Arch 700 // Master's Thesis // varied credits
Instructors : Faculty
Offered : Autumn, Winter, Spring