ARCH - Architecture

Anne L. Marshall, Interim Program Head of Architecture (207 Art and Arch. South 83844-2451; phone 208/885-6781; arch@uidaho.edu).

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 151 Introduction to the Built Environment

Arch 151 Introduction to the Built Environment (3 cr)

May not be taken for credit after LArc 151. Introduction to the complexities and wonders of the built environment, and the role of the humanities in successful designs. From the regional landscapes to urban design and architecture, to the intimacy of interiors and dwellings, to place making and space making, student perspectives are broadened on how the built environment is shaped by and contributes to an evolving human story. The built environment is also examined as a product of a multitude of forces that include: place, climate, conservation, culture, economics, beliefs, and aspirations for well-being.

ARCH 154 Introduction to Architectural Graphics

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

ARCH 200 Seminar

Arch 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ARCH 203 Workshop

Arch 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

ARCH 204 Special Topics

Arch 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ARCH 217 Ancient & Pre-Modern Art

Art 217 Ancient & Pre-Modern Art (3 cr)

A survey of ancient to early modern art, covering the period from classical antiquity through neoclassicism and the industrial revolution. Particular care will be taken to situate the art, architecture, and design of each period in its cultural, political, and religious contexts. Basic methods and approaches of art history will be also be covered. Classes will be mostly lectures, with discussion of primary sources. No prior experience with art or history is required.

ARCH 243 Media in Architecture

Arch 243 Media in Architecture (3 cr)

Introduction to techniques for hybridizing manual & digital design tools for workflows relative to the architectural design process; includes virtual modeling, CNC fabrication, 2D/3D printing, manual drafting, manual modeling, various software. Two 75 minute sessions per week; in class lectures & workshops; tools, techniques, & exercises integrated with Arch 253

Coreq: Arch 253

ARCH 244 Computer Aided Drafting and Modeling

Arch 244 Computer Aided Drafting and Modeling (2 cr)

Same as ID 244. Introduction to computer-aided drafting and modeling techniques and applications.

Prereq: Arch 154

ARCH 253 Architectural Design I

Arch 253 Architectural Design I (4 cr)

Introduction to Architectural Design Fundamentals including formal principles, ordering systems, conceptualization, experimentation, design making, & design communication for the resolution of given architectural design problems. Two 3-hr studio sessions per wk; course includes lectures, workshops, project development, presentations, readings.

Coreq: Arch 243

ARCH 254 Architectural Design II

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

Arch 266 Materials and Methods (3 cr)

Introduce physical and performance characteristics of materials, and concepts, conventions and processes of construction methods. Provide a foundation for subsequent courses in architectural technology and design.

ARCH 299 Directed Study

Arch 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

ARCH 353 Architectural Design III

Arch 353 Architectural Design III (6 cr)

Development of architectural design process and projects that cultivate an understanding of structures, properties of materials and building tectonics. Emphasis is also placed on precedent analysis, basic code and site related issues. Three 3-hr studios a wk and assigned work; field trips reqd at student expense outside scheduled hours; some class critique sessions may meet outside of scheduled hours.

Prereq: Arch 254 or equivalent. Application Required.

ARCH 354 Architectural Design IV

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 361 Structural Systems I

Arch 361 Structural Systems I (3 cr)

Project based introduction to the physical principles that govern statics and strength of materials. Graphical

and numerical methods for designing and analyzing structures are used. 

Prereq: Phys 111, Math 143, Arch 266

ARCH 362 Structural Systems II

Arch 362 Structural Systems II (3 cr)

Project based course with focus on the overall building behavior of framing systems. Graphical and numerical methods for designing and analyzing structures are used.

Prereq: Arch 361

ARCH 367 Building Technology I - Steel Structures

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.

Prereq: Math 143 and Phys 111/111L

ARCH 385 Global History of Architecture I

Arch 385 Global History of Architecture I (3 cr)

A global survey of architecture and urban design from its beginnings through the seventeenth century, considered within the social, cultural, religious, and political contexts that shape it. Recommended Preparation: Arch 151.

ARCH 386 Global History of Architecture II

Arch 386 Global History of Architecture II (3 cr)

A global survey of architecture and urban design from the Enlightenment to the present, considered within the social, cultural, political and technological contexts that shape it.

ARCH 388 Architectural Theory

Arch 388 Architectural Theory (3 cr)

This course is aimed at familiarizing students with key movements, thinkers, and developments in architectural theory's continued evolution, so that they are prepared to go into the world and produce thoughtful work and well-crafted thought.

Prereq: Arch 151

ARCH 400 Seminar

Arch 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ARCH 403 Workshop

Arch 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

ARCH 404 Special Topics

Arch 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ARCH 410 Sketching for Architecture

Arch 410 Sketching for Architecture (3 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 411 Native American Architecture

Arch J411/J511 Native American Architecture (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

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 415 Instructional Assistant

Arch 415 Instructional Assistant (1-3, max 6)

Assist instructors in delivering courses including classroom and teaching technology set up, taking roll, and other administrative or logistical tasks. Assistants may also (at instructor direction) work with students on design studio critiques, discussion or other related activities. Instructional assistants cannot award or enter grades.

Prereq: Fourth year standing in architecture programs

ARCH 416 Social Sustainability in Contemporary Cities

Arch J416/J516 Social Sustainability in Contemporary Cities (3 cr)

Seminar provides an overview of the social dimension of sustainability and its related issues in contemporary cities in the world. Exploration of concepts and strategies of social urban sustainability through case studies to critically evaluate urban governance and policies in both developed and developing countries, and assessment of struggles for social justice and equality. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

ARCH 421 China Program Preparation Seminar

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring only)

Prereq: Arch 353 or LArc 353

ARCH 422 China's Urbanization Seminar

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.

Prereq: Arch 354 or LArc 365

ARCH 423 Cultural & Ethical Issues in Global Architectural Practice

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.

Prereq: Arch 354 or LArc 365

ARCH 430 Rome Preparatory Seminar

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring only)

ARCH 431 Rome Design History

Arch 431 Rome Design History (3 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 432 Advanced Analog Graphics

Arch J432/J532 Advanced Analog Graphics (3 cr)

Advanced sketchbook and large-format drawing development focused on the built environment. Analog (i.e. physical) media, including graphite, Ink and watercolor. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

Prereq:Arch 154 and Arch 254; or Permission

ARCH 450 Architectural Programming

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

Arch 453 Architectural Design V (6 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

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.

Prereq: Arch 353 and Arch 354; or Permission

ARCH 454 Architectural Design: Vertical Studio

Arch J454/J554 Architectural Design: Vertical Studio (6 cr, max 12)

Architectural and/or urban design projects are developed to explore and integrate urban theory sustainable design, construction & environmental control systems technology, experimental design approaches, human and cultural factors, and construction assemblies. Design projects completed individually or in team/collaborative settings encouraged. Three 3-hr studios per week and assigned work. Field trips at student expense are required and meet outside scheduled hours; some class critique sessions meet outside of scheduled hours. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

Prereq: Arch 353 and Arch 354; or Permission

ARCH 461 Building Assemblies

Arch 461 Building Assemblies (3 cr)

Advanced building construction with focus on building enclosure systems and assemblies.

Prereq: Instructor permission

Coreq: Arch 463

ARCH 462 Building Technology II - Concrete

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.

Prereq: Arch 367

ARCH 463 Environmental Control Systems I

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 System I Lab

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

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 System II Lab

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

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.

Prereq: Arch 367

ARCH 475 Professional Practice

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

Arch 483 Urban Theory and Issues (3 cr)

History and theory of city planning and problems associated with urban growth.

ARCH 498 Internship

Arch 498 (s) Internship (cr arr)

ARCH 499 Directed Study

Arch 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

ARCH 500 Master's Research and Thesis

Arch 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

ARCH 501 Seminar

Arch 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ARCH 502 Directed Study

Arch 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

ARCH 503 Workshop

Arch 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

ARCH 504 Special Topics

Arch 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ARCH 505 Architectural Research Methods

Arch 505 Architectural Research Methods (3 cr).

Quantitative and qualitative research designs, procedures, instruments, and techniques for use in architectural research, programming and design.

Prereq: grad standing in M.Arch./M.A. prog.

ARCH 510 Graduate Project Seminar

Arch 510 Graduate Project Seminar (3 cr)

Specialized research and program writing in preparation for Arch 556 as well as schematic design proposals.

Prereq or Coreq: Arch 553

ARCH 511 Native American Architecture

Arch 511 Native American Architecture (3 cr)

See Arch J411/J511.

ARCH 512 Identity and Place in Global Space

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

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 516 Social Sustainability in Contemporary Cities

Arch 516 Social Sustainability in Contemporary Cities (3 cr)

See Arch J416/J516.

ARCH 517 Graduate Instructional Assistant

Arch 517 Graduate Instructional Assistant (1-3 cr, max 6)

Assist instructors in delivering undergraduate courses including classroom and teaching technology set up, taking roll, and other administrative or logistical tasks. Assistants may also (at instructor direction) work with students on design studio critiques, discussions or other related activities. Graduate Instructional assistants may also contribute to the evaluation and grading process, but final grade is the responsibility of the instructor of record.

Prereq: Graduate standing in architecture program.

ARCH 520 Architectural Research Methods

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

Arch 521 China Program Preparation Seminar (2 cr)

See Arch J421/J521.

ARCH 522 China's Urbanization Seminar

Arch 522 China's Urbanization Seminar (2 cr)

See Arch J422/J522

ARCH 523 Cultural & Ethical Issues in Global Architectural Practice

Arch 523 Cultural & Ethical Issues in Global Architectural Practice (2 cr)

See Arch J423/J523.

ARCH 532 Advanced Analog Graphics

Arch 532 Advanced Analog Graphics (3 cr)

See Arch J432/J532.

ARCH 552 Alternate Graduate Design Experience

Arch 552 Alternative Graduate Design Experience (6 cr)

Independent exploration of specific issues in architecture and/or urban design, including off-site, national or international education or professional experiences, for qualified students. An application, including Independent study plans and credits must be approved by the Department during the semester before the proposed study. May be substituted for Arch 554.

Prereq: B.S. Architecture

ARCH 553 Integrated Architectural Design

Arch 553 Integrated Architectural Design (6 cr)

Integrative design of an architectural project including all phases of the design process with particular emphasis on schematic design and design development. Demonstration of ability to develop spatial details and construction systems concepts in support of design goals. Three 3-hr studios per week 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: Vertical Studio

Arch 554 Architectural Design: Vertical Studio (6 cr, max 12)

See Arch J454/J554.

ARCH 556 Graduate Project

Arch 556 Graduate Project (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.

Prereq: Arch 510, Arch 553, and Arch 554

ARCH 567 Wellness and Design

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 568 Technical Integration in Design

Arch 568 Technical Integration in Design (3 cr)

Strategies for integrating structure, enclosure, services, site and interior systems in the design and development of an architectural concept.

Prereq: Arch 461, 463, 464, or equivalent

ARCH 570 Natural Lighting

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

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

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

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

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

Arch 575 Professional Practice (3 cr)

See Arch J475/J575.

ARCH 580 British Green Architecture

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring only)

ARCH 581 Eco Urban Design

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

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

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

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 585 Urban Design Seminar

Arch 585 Urban Design Seminar (3 cr)
On-line course, covering a broad view of Urban Design as an academic discipline and a field of practice in planning and design of the built environment.

ARCH 598 Internship

Arch 598 (s) Internship (1-3 cr, max 6)

Work in an architectural office under the supervision of a licensed architect.

Prereq: Permission

ARCH 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

Arch 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission