Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide 
 | Glossary UW Bothell Course Descriptions UW Tacoma Course Descriptions
Search course descriptions with Google Custom Search:

COLLEGE OF BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
ARCHITECTURE

Detailed course offerings (Time Schedule) are available for

ARCH 100 Introduction to Architecture Study (8) VLPA
Introduces design studio instruction to students contemplating architecture as a field of study or career. Studio projects, informed by workshops, lectures, readings, field trips, and in-studio critiques introduce the history, theory, and practice of architecture. Includes instruction in basic design drawing and model making. Offered: S.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 100 (student access only)

ARCH 150 Appreciation of Architecture I (2/3) VLPA
Historical survey of the architecture of Western civilization. For nonmajors.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 150 (student access only)

ARCH 151 Appreciation of Architecture II (2/3) VLPA
Historical survey of the architecture of Western civilization. For nonmajors.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 151 (student access only)

ARCH 200 Architectural Design and Representation I (5) VLPA
Introduces architectural representation as fundamental medium for investigation, analysis, and documentation of objects, processes, and architectural space. Consists of a series of investigative projects that introduce orthographic projection, axonometric, and perspective drawing, through which students develop comprehensive skills in hand-drawing and digital media. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 200 (student access only)

ARCH 201 Architectural Design and Representation II (5) VLPA
Introduces the fundamentals of architectural design. Consists of a series of investigative projects that introduce principles of architectural design as well as concepts and skills in architectural and digital representation. Prerequisite: ARCH 200. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 201 (student access only)

ARCH 251 World Architecture Non-Western Cultures (5) VLPA/I&S Prakash
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 251 (student access only)

ARCH 300 Introduction to Architectural Design I (6)
Studio problems to develop awareness, knowledge, and basic skills needed in the synthesis of building form. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 300 (student access only)

ARCH 301 Introduction to Architectural Design II (6)
Studio problems to develop awareness, knowledge, and basic skills needed in the synthesis of building form. Prerequisite: ARCH 300. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 301 (student access only)

ARCH 302 Introduction to Architectural Design III (6)
Studio problems to develop awareness, knowledge, and basic skills needed in the synthesis of building form. Prerequisite: ARCH 301. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 302 (student access only)

ARCH 303 Introduction to Design Studio I (6)
Studio problems to develop initial awareness, knowledge, and basic skills needed in synthesis of building form and integrative aspects of architectural design with emphasis on the dwelling place. Limited to students entering the graduate program in architecture with baccalaureate degrees in other fields. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 303 (student access only)

ARCH 304 Introduction to Design Studio II (6)
Studio problems to develop initial awareness, knowledge, and basic skills needed in synthesis of building form and integrative aspects of architectural design with emphasis on the dwelling place. Limited to students entering the graduate program in architecture with baccalaureate degrees in other fields. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 304 (student access only)

ARCH 305 Introduction to Design Studio III (6)
Studio problems to develop initial awareness, knowledge, and basic skills needed in synthesis of building form and integrative aspects of architectural design with emphasis on the dwelling place. Limited to students entering the graduate program in architecture with baccalaureate degrees in other fields. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 305 (student access only)

ARCH 310 Architectural Design Drawing I (3)
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. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 310 (student access only)

ARCH 311 Architectural Design Drawing II (3)
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. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 311 (student access only)

ARCH 312 Architectural Design Drawing III (3)
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. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 312 (student access only)

ARCH 315 Design Drawing (2)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 315 (student access only)

ARCH 320 Introduction to Structures I (3)
Static - 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. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 320 (student access only)

ARCH 321 Introduction to Structures II (3)
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. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 321 (student access only)

ARCH 322 Introduction to Structures III (3)
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. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 322 (student access only)

ARCH 323 Structures I (3) K. SIMONEN
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 323 (student access only)

ARCH 324 Structures II (3) K. SIMONEN
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: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 324 (student access only)

ARCH 331 Energy and Environmental Systems (3) NW
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 331 (student access only)

ARCH 332 Making and Materials (3-5) VLPA
Introduces the cultures and realities of making and materials through the study of how tools, materials, and cultures interact to produce our built environment at all scales. Includes substantial hands-on physical interactions with real tools and materials.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 332 (student access only)

ARCH 350 Architecture of the Ancient World (3/5) VLPA
Architectural history in the Western world from beginnings to AD 550. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 350 (student access only)

ARCH 351 Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance Architecture (3/5) VLPA
Architectural history in the Western world from AD 550 to 1750. Recommended: ARCH 350. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 351 (student access only)

ARCH 352 History of Modern Architecture (3/5) VLPA Ochsner
Architectural history in the Western world from 1750 to the present. Recommended: ARCH 351. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 352 (student access only)

ARCH 360 Introduction to Architectural Theory (3)
Function of architectural theory in comprehending and ordering various human purposes in architecture, types of architectural purpose, and types of theories. Current concerns. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 360 (student access only)

ARCH 361 Architecture Colloquium (5)
Introduces a wide range of perspectives on architecture, with an emphasis on history and theory, making and materials, and sustainable technologies. Emphasizes the skills of reading, analysis, communication, and writing in the discipline of architecture. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 361 (student access only)

ARCH 380 Computers in Architecture (3)
Laboratories, lecture, and demonstrations to introduce computing in environmental design and planning. Offered: ASp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 380 (student access only)

ARCH 400 Architectural Design IV (6)
Offers studio problems in non-residential building design to advance the student's understanding of the ideas and technologies of architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH 302. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 400 (student access only)

ARCH 401 Architectural Design V (6)
Offers studio problems in non-residential building design to advance the student's understanding of the ideas and technologies of architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH 400. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 401 (student access only)

ARCH 402 Architectural Design VI (6)
Offers studio problems in non-residential building design to advance the student's understanding of the ideas and technologies of architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH 401. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 402 (student access only)

ARCH 403 Architectural Problems (6)
Offered: S.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 403 (student access only)

ARCH 404 Integrated Design/Build Studio (6) C. DOSSICK
Study of the design/build process with emphasis on the synthesis of design and construction considerations. Focuses on developing design and construction concepts to meet program requirements specified in case studies. Offered: jointly with CM 404; W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 404 (student access only)

ARCH 410 Introduction to Architectural Photography (3/5) VLPA
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 410 (student access only)

ARCH 413 Architectural Photography Projects (3)
Students develop in-depth photo essays relating to architecture, the urban movement, or landscape design. Lectures, seminar, and discussion. Prerequisite: ARCH 410.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 413 (student access only)

ARCH 415 Architectural Sketching (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 415 (student access only)

ARCH 418 Watercolor Drawing (3)
Introduction to the principles and practice of using transparent watercolor for the naturalistic representation of objects, people, and interior and exterior space. Recommended: either ARCH 210 or ART 104.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 418 (student access only)

ARCH 425 Life Cycle Assessment and Architecture (3)
Explores use of life cycle assessment data and methods within design and construction practices to understand and reduce the environmental impact of buildings.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 425 (student access only)

ARCH 426 Structural Unit Masonry (3) Tawresey
Structural behavior and design of reinforced brick, tile, and unit concrete masonry structures. Prerequisite: CEE 377. Offered: jointly with CEE 455.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 426 (student access only)

ARCH 430 Materials and Processes (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 430 (student access only)

ARCH 431 Environmental Control Principles (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 431 (student access only)

ARCH 434 Color and Light (3)
Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and projects focusing on the use of color applied to the three-dimensional architectural context. Explores color theory with the multiple effects of changing light.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 434 (student access only)

ARCH 435 Principles and Practices of Environmental Lighting (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 435 (student access only)

ARCH 436 Building Acoustics (3) NW
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 436 (student access only)

ARCH 439 Architectural Lighting Design (3)
Concentrates on the use of electric lighting and its effective integration in architecture and the built environment. Includes site visits, demonstrations, lectures, and projects. Prerequisite: ARCH 435.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 439 (student access only)

ARCH 441 Visions of the Japanese House (3) Oshima
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 441 (student access only)

ARCH 442 Africa and Middle East Seminar (3) VLPA McLaren
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 442 (student access only)

ARCH 445 South Asian Architecture I (3) VLPA Prakash
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 445 (student access only)

ARCH 446 South Asian Architecture II (3) VLPA Prakash
Advanced introduction to colonial and postcolonial architecture and urbanism of South Asia. Using methodologies of culture studies, covers 1800 to present, emphasizing the years since India's independence in 1947.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 446 (student access only)

ARCH 452 History of Architecture in Seattle and Environs (3) I&S Ochsner
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 452 (student access only)

ARCH 453 Japanese Architecture (3) VLPA
Survey of Japanese architecture from its origins to modern times. Although Shinto architecture, tea houses, gardens, and modern developments are discussed, the primary focus is on the development of Japanese Buddhist architecture. Recommended: some background in Japanese art, history, language, or literature. Offered: jointly with ART H 419.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 453 (student access only)

ARCH 455 American Architecture (3)
American architecture from indigenous Native American traditions to the present. Recommended: some background in the art, architecture, or history of the period. Offered: jointly with ART H 488.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 455 (student access only)

ARCH 456 Nineteenth-Century Architecture (3) VLPA
From late eighteenth century French rationalists, Neoclassicists, to fin de siecle Vienna and Paris. Includes theorists such as Ruskin, Viollet-le-Duc, and Semper; major movements, such as the Arts and Crafts, and the French Ecole des Beaux-Arts method of design. Recommended: some background in the art, architecture, or history of the period. Offered: jointly with ART H 490.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 456 (student access only)

ARCH 457 Twentieth-Century Architecture (3) VLPA
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. Recommended: some background in the art, architecture, or history of the period. Offered: jointly with ART H 491.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 457 (student access only)

ARCH 458 Paris: Architecture and Urbanism (3/5) VLPA/I&S
Spans the architectural history of Paris, from its Gallic, pre-Roman origins in the second century BCE through the work of twenty-first century architects. Focuses on changing patterns of the physical fabric of the city and its buildings, as seen within the context of the broader political, social, economic, and cultural history. Offered: jointly with ART H 494/JSIS A 433.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 458 (student access only)

ARCH 459 Architecture Since 1945 (3) VLPA
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. Recommended: some background in the art, architecture, or history of the period. Offered: jointly with ART H 493.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 459 (student access only)

ARCH 460 Design Theory and Analysis (3) VLPA/I&S
Problematical nature of philosophies of architecture; interaction of philosophical concepts and architectural form and expression. Fundamentals of architectural criticism.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 460 (student access only)

ARCH 462 Spatial Composition in Architecture (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 462 (student access only)

ARCH 466 Gender and Architecture (3) VLPA/I&S
Examines gender in the experience, practice, and theory of architecture and urban space with a focus on modern typologies: skyscraper, home, convent, bachelor pad, street, and closet. Draws from architectural and art history, social studies, design practice and theory, comparative literature, film studies, and queer theory. Offered: jointly with GWSS 466.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 466 (student access only)

ARCH 468 Architecture Capstone Preparation (3)
Preparation for the Architecture major capstone project. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 468 (student access only)

ARCH 469 Architecture Capstone (6)
Development of the capstone project for the Architecture major. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 469 (student access only)

ARCH 475 Residential Architectural Practice (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 475 (student access only)

ARCH 478 CAD and Working Drawings (4)
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. Prerequisite: ARCH 380; CM 313. Offered: ASpS.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 478 (student access only)

ARCH 481 3D Modeling and Rendering (3)
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. Prerequisite: ARCH 380.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 481 (student access only)

ARCH 482 Web Weaving (3) VLPA B. Johnson
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 technologies. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 482 (student access only)

ARCH 483 Design of Virtual Environments (3)
Explores through a blend of technical exercises constructing computational artifacts, readings, and discussions of relevant literature, the possibilities of online virtual environments. Incorporates a term project or paper based on exercises and readings. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 483 (student access only)

ARCH 484 Design Computing Seminar (3)
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. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 484 (student access only)

ARCH 486 Algorithmic Geometry in Architectural Design (3)
Introduction to design and implementation of parametric modeling of algorithmically generated geometries using computational elements and real-time computation. Introduces concepts related to computer programming, computational geometry, and 3D modeling with weekly exercises using 2D and 3D computer modeling frameworks, plus a term project. Requires significant amount of hands-on work.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 486 (student access only)

ARCH 487 Fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (3)
Introduces students to building information modeling and associated software tools. Students learn the fundamentals of working with BIM software by developing a project using both 3D parametric modeling and the 2D documentation skills essential to communicating ideas effectively in professional practice.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 487 (student access only)

ARCH 489 Simulation Based Design (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 489 (student access only)

ARCH 490 Architectural Studies Abroad - Special Topics (*, max. 24)
Department-approved, systematic study offered as part of architectural study abroad programs.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 490 (student access only)

ARCH 491 Architectural Studies Abroad - Representation (1-6, max. 12) VLPA
Architectural sketching, drawing, modeling, and other presentation techniques in contexts outside the United States.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 491 (student access only)

ARCH 494 Architectural Studies Abroad - Culture (1-6, max. 12) VLPA
Studies of language, art, food, music, and other activities that influence architectural and urban form in contexts outside the United States.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 494 (student access only)

ARCH 495 Architectural Studies Abroad - History and Theory (1-6, max. 12) VLPA/I&S
Examines history and theory of architecture in study abroad programs.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 495 (student access only)

ARCH 496 Architectural Studies Abroad - Urban Fieldwork (1-6, max. 12)
Analysis and interpretation of urban form and architectural contexts through direct observation in locations outside the United States.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 496 (student access only)

ARCH 497 Architectural Studies Abroad - International Practice (1-6, max. 12)
Observation and evaluation of architectural practices in contexts outside the United States through firm visits and guest presentations.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 497 (student access only)

ARCH 498 Special Projects (1-12, max. 12)
Instructor-initiated and department-approved systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Topics vary and are announced in preceding quarter.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 498 (student access only)

ARCH 499 Undergraduate Research (1-6, max. 6)
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 499 (student access only)

ARCH 500 Architectural Design Studio I (6)
Architectural design, with emphasis on development of professional skills in design synthesis; specifically the design of institutional buildings in response to a context significant for historical and urban characteristics. Analysis includes programming, typology, site and place, and influence of regulatory measures on building form. Concurrent with ARCH 590. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 500 (student access only)

ARCH 501 Architectural Design Studio II (6)
Architectural design, with emphasis on development of professional skills in design synthesis, specifically the unique qualities of materials, construction technology, and assembly details in the expression of architectural ideas. Analysis includes the influence of regulatory measures on building form. Concurrent with ARCH 570. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 501 (student access only)

ARCH 502 Architectural Design Studio III (6)
Architectural design, with emphasis on development of professional skills in design synthesis, specifically the comprehensive integration of building systems within an ordered design concept. Analysis includes the planning and integration of structural systems, building service systems, and building envelope design as an appropriate architectural expression. Concurrent with ARCH 530. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 502 (student access only)

ARCH 503 Architectural Design Studio Options (6)
Advanced architectural studios in general architectural design, in special projects examining particular architectural determinants, and in architectural research. Focus and format vary with instructor. Prerequisite: ARCH 502. Offered: AW.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 503 (student access only)

ARCH 504 Architectural Design Studio Options (6)
Advanced architectural studios in general architectural design, in special projects examining particular architectural determinants, and in architectural research. Focus and format vary with instructor. Prerequisite: ARCH 502. Offered: AWSp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 504 (student access only)

ARCH 506 Advanced Architectural Studies (6)
Advanced experimental studies dealing with significant architectural relationships that involve scholarly investigation, development, and presentation of results. Offered: S.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 506 (student access only)

ARCH 521 Structural System Design (3) Simonen
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 521 (student access only)

ARCH 525 Life Cycle Assessment and Architecture (3)
Explores use of life cycle assessment data and methods within design and construction practices to understand and reduce the environmental impact of buildings.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 525 (student access only)

ARCH 527 Introduction to Digital Design and Fabrication (3)
Offers an introduction to digital design and manufacturing technologies, with an emphasis on developing appropriate strategies for their use in design and architecture. Students learn to use digital design software and digitally enhanced fabrication tools to support their design strategies. Offered: AW.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 527 (student access only)

ARCH 528 Digital Design for Fabrication and Construction (3)
Explores the rapid integration of fabrication, construction, and performance criteria early in the architectural design process, through the use of powerful digital tools. Students test advanced digital tools in architectural production and develop awareness and skills in integrated digital design, analysis, and prototyping. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 528 (student access only)

ARCH 529 Advanced Digital Projects (3)
Advanced topics for students who have completed one or more design computing courses and wish to develop a project further. Prerequisite: either ARCH 527 or ARCH 528.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 529 (student access only)

ARCH 530 Integrated Building Systems (3) Miller
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 530 (student access only)

ARCH 531 Active Control Systems for Building Operation (3) NW Heerwagen
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. Offered: WSp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 531 (student access only)

ARCH 532 Construction Materials and Assemblies II (3)
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. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 532 (student access only)

ARCH 533 Advanced Environmental Systems (3)
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. Offered: WSp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 533 (student access only)

ARCH 534 Green Technology (3) Heerwagen
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 534 (student access only)

ARCH 535 Daylighting Design Seminar (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 535 (student access only)

ARCH 536 Designing with Living Systems (3)
Investigates an integrated approach to urban agriculture and building systems; looks at cyclical ecosystems intrinsically interconnected with buildings, urban infrastructure, and the constructed environment; establishes a thorough understanding of these productive, living systems, which are indispensable for architects and landscape architects in their pursuit of more sustainable design practices.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 536 (student access only)

ARCH 537 Traditional Building Methods: New Adaptations (3)
Explores recent developments in traditional building techniques, a resurgence of interest in handmade buildings, and the use of local materials in building construction. Also examines why these materials and methods are becoming critical to communities around the world, and how they can be optimized to meet twenty-first century requirements.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 537 (student access only)

ARCH 538 Building Reuse Seminar: Investigating the Value of Existing Buildings (3)
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 discuss building reuse design in the context of sustainable environments.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 538 (student access only)

ARCH 555 Seminar in American Architecture (5) Clausen
Topics vary. Offered: jointly with ART H 592.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 555 (student access only)

ARCH 556 The Arts and Crafts Movement and Its Legacies (3) Ochsner
Historical development of the arts and crafts movement focusing primarily on its influence on American architecture from 1870 to the present.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 556 (student access only)

ARCH 558 Seminar in Twentieth-Century Architecture (3/5)
Specific focus changes from quarter to quarter. Prerequisite: graduate standing with background in art history, architecture, architectural history, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ART H 591.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 558 (student access only)

ARCH 559 American Utilitarian Architecture (3)
Significant American environmental design efforts arising from utilitarian needs, e.g., factories, bridges, skyscrapers, and associated technical building innovations.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 559 (student access only)

ARCH 560 Seminar on Architectural Theories (3)
Recent developments in architectural theory, urban design theory, criticism, and the methodology of criticism.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 560 (student access only)

ARCH 561 Urban Design Theory (3)
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. Prerequisite: URBDP 479 or permission of instructor.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 561 (student access only)

ARCH 563 Seminar in Architecture and Cultural Theory (3)
Study of contemporary cultural studies and postcolonial writings in terms of their impact on architectural theory and practice. Topical seminar based on reading and individual research.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 563 (student access only)

ARCH 564 Environmental Design and Well-Being (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 564 (student access only)

ARCH 567 Qualitative Research Methods (3)
Qualitative research methods covering both the theoretical foundations and practical methodologies of traditional and innovative approaches, including cognitive mapping, open-ended interviews, ethnographic observation, hermeneutics, phenomenology, critical theory, communicative action, grass-roots empowerment, post-structuralism, and self organization. Offered: jointly with URBDP 519.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 567 (student access only)

ARCH 570 Design Development (3) Miller
Lectures and case studies emphasizing the design development phase of architectural practice.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 570 (student access only)

ARCH 571 Professional Practice (4)
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. Offered: AW.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 571 (student access only)

ARCH 574 Design and Construction Law (3)
Legal issues arising from design and construction services, focusing on risk management and liability awareness. Topical areas include basic legal doctrines, the design professional/client relationship, contractor selection, the construction process, and professional practice problems. Emphasis on Washington State law. Offered: jointly with CM 500; A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 574 (student access only)

ARCH 578 Case Studies in Contemporary Architectural Practice (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 578 (student access only)

ARCH 579 Technical Issues in Preservation Design (3)
Issues, practices, and procedures involved in preservation and reuse of old and historic buildings. Technical and esthetic means by which practicing professionals approach the analysis, interpretation, and resolution of problems such work raises. Emphasis on recent and local projects and related experiences.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 579 (student access only)

ARCH 581 Advanced Rendering (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 581 (student access only)

ARCH 582 Computational Lighting Design (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 582 (student access only)

ARCH 587 Theory of Design Computing (3)
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. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 587 (student access only)

ARCH 588 Research Practice (3)
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. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 588 (student access only)

ARCH 590 Urban and Preservation Issues in Design (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 590 (student access only)

ARCH 591 Architecture and Landscape (3)
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.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 591 (student access only)

ARCH 595 Thesis Research and Preparation (4)
Develops skills for conducting master's thesis research, including writing a major portion of the thesis document. Engages students as a community of peers sharing ideas and resources for completing thesis work. Required for admission to the master's thesis design studio. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 595 (student access only)

ARCH 596 Fieldwork in Professional Practice (*, max. 9)
On-location study under the supervision of a practicing professional involved in an aspect of environmental design.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 596 (student access only)

ARCH 597 Research Practicum (5) Johnson, McLaren
Provides a mentored research opportunity where students apply their research and writing skills and knowledge of methods and theory to an advanced research topic. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 597 (student access only)

ARCH 598 Special Topics for Graduate Students (1-6, max. 6)
Systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Topics vary and are announced in the preceding quarter.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 598 (student access only)

ARCH 599 Independent Thesis Research and Preparation (4)
Participants identify a master's thesis research area, articulate a specific question within the research area, find relevant literature and prepare an annotated bibliography, establish a research method and timetable, pursue preparatory research and analysis for the thesis project, and write, present, and defend a thesis proposal. Credit/no-credit only.
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 599 (student access only)

ARCH 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 600 (student access only)

ARCH 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
MyPlan Course Details: ARCH 700 (student access only)