Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2011
Class ARCH 316
Class Title Design Fundamentals I
Description This course introduces the beginning student in architecture to a working understanding of the factors and issues that underlie the translation of human needs and purposes into significant architectural form. Course objectives are: 1. To establish a base of design concepts and knowledge with an introduction to references and ideas to foster independent inquiry. 2. To develop skills in environmental analysis, concept formation, and certain aspects of design. 3. To familiarize students with images of architecture and design drawn from various times and cultures. Specific topics include the basic elements, attributes, and organizational principles of architectural form and their relationship to design intention. Related topics include framework for design, design methods, site analysis and design, human factors, and environmental factors.
Prereq junior standing
Crosslist none
Required Yes
Elective No
Selective No
Meets T, TH 9:30-10:30am 2104 A&AB
W 11:00-2:00pm rooms tbd

Students will be placed in a section at the beginning of the term. Please do not schedule any other classes from 11:00-2:00pm on Wednesdays
Credits 3
Faculty Neal Robinson
Syllabus Arch316.pdf