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ARCH 8012. Elect Arch Des Studio. 6 Credit Hours.

Advanced architectural design studio. The topic of the studio varies in accordance with faculty expertise and research focus. This might include, but not be limited to an area of architectural, spatial, social, cultural or political practice, an interdisciplinary intersection such as architecture + biology / geology / war / the media / gender or business; research into materials, energy, structure, scripting, fabrication or other computational technologies. The course develops observational techniques and data collection, management and visualization appropriate to the topic of the studio. It requires spatio / temporal / material development, resolution and representation of an architectural design strategy at appropriate scales. Collaboration with aligned fields or disciplines may be undertaken if it is appropriate to the topic of the studio. Peer critique and evaluation are utilized as learning techniques and the capacity for independent work is developed. The course must be taken once, but may be taken up to three times for required credits as long as the topic covered is substantially different each time.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Master of Architecture.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Architecture, M.Arch.

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program is a first professional degree that prepares students for the practice of architecture through a rigorous course of study that engages students with urgent urban, architectural, and environmental issues. The program is structured to enable students to learn theories and methodologies of architectural design as well as to understand the social, economic, political, and technological forces that shape the built environment.