Term: Fall 2020
Class Number: 316
Credits: 3
Required: Yes
Elective: No

/ ARCH 316

Design Fundamentals I

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’s 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.


Class Instruction Mode:  Online

Lecture: Mon, Wed 9:30-10:30am  
Discussion: Fri 9:30-10:30am  

Students will be placed in a discussion section at the beginning of the term. 


Mireille Roddier Keith Mitnick