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School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Applied Science

ARCH: Architecture

ARCH 403 (3) Themes in Architecture and Design
Introduction to a broad range of themes in architecture and design. Restricted to B.En.D. students.
ARCH 404 (3-9) d Topics in Architectural History I (Pre-1900)
History of architecture in the pre-1900 time period. Technological, political, social, and economic changes that have influenced architecture and related fields. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 405 (3-9) d Topics in Architectural History II (1900-Present)
History of architecture in the post-1900 time period. Technological, political, social, and economic changes which have influenced architecture and related fields. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 407 (3) Research Methods
Motivations and techniques which underpin environmental design research.
ARCH 410 (3) Design Methods
Techniques for environmental design, including architecture.
ARCH 411 (3) Materials and Methods of Construction
An investigation of building materials and systems considering design objectives, environmental conditions, historical context, regulatory controls, and economic constraints. The major building systems of light wood frame, steel, and concrete and the technical and expressive opportunities inherent in each. Credit will be granted for only one of ARCH 411 or DES 232. Restricted to B.En.D. students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 437 (3) Geometric Modeling
Advanced modeling, rendering and image processing applications; the construction of geometric models, their viewing transformations, light and material attributes; mapping and rendering are introduced. Credit will be granted for one of ARCH 437, ARCH 517 or DES 212. Restricted to B.En.D. students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 500 (9) Architectural Design Studio I
A series of projects focusing on conceptual development, design synthesis, principles of typology, organization and representation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 502.
ARCH 501 (9) Architectural Design Studio II
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: ARCH 500.
ARCH 502 (2) Introductory Workshop
Commences in August the two weeks prior to Labour Day. Enrolment mandatory for all incoming students. A non-refundable fee will charged to cover expenses. Credit will be granted for only one of ARCH 502 or LARC 511. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 504 (3-9) d Topics in Architectural History I (Pre-1900)
History of architecture in the pre-1900 time period. Technological, political, social, and economic changes that have influenced architecture and related fields. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 505 (3-9) d Topics in Architectural History II (1900-Present)
History of architecture in the post-1900 time period. Technological, political, social, and economic changes which have influenced architecture and related fields. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 511 (3) Architectural Technology I
Architectural technology, including materials and methods, construction types, and building system integration. Strong emphasis on enclosure performance with focus on smaller buildings and light wood framing construction. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 512 (3) Structures I
Quantitative and qualitative means for understanding of statics, materials and flow of force through a structure. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 513 (3) Environmental Systems and Controls I
Building form and fabric considerations to assure appropriate thermal, luminous, sonic, and atmospheric conditions within buildings. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 515 (3) Design Media I
Foundations of manual and digital skills and concepts employing a variety of subjects, techniques and software. Credit will be granted for only one of ARCH 515, DES 211 or ENDS 320. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 517 (3) Design Media II
Intermediate manual and digital skills and concepts employing a variety of subjects, techniques and software. Credit will be granted for only one of ARCH 517, ARCH 437 or DES 212. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 515.
ARCH 520 (9) Architectural Design Studio III
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: ARCH 501.
ARCH 521 (9) Architectural Design Studio IV
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: All of ARCH 500, ARCH 501, ARCH 520, ARCH 511, ARCH 512, ARCH 513, ARCH 531.
ARCH 522 (3) Current Issues in Architecture
A seminar examining current issues in Architecture, based on reading assignments, papers and presentations. Enrolment is limited to facilitate discussion. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 523 (3) Contemporary Theories in Architecture
Theoretical propositions and their built manifestations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of ARCH 504, ARCH 505.
ARCH 531 (3) Architectural Technology II
Analysis and design of advanced assemblies. Integration of multiple building systems within a wide range of construction types, and more complex enclosures in a variety of climatic conditions. Emphasis on technical performance, durability and sustainability. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 511.
ARCH 532 (3) Architectural Structures II
Complex multi-span and continuous systems: effective material configuration, approximate methods of analysis, selection of appropriate structural systems, earthquake configuration and high rises. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 512.
ARCH 533 (3) Environmental Systems and Controls II
Mechanical and electrical services of buildings and their integration with architectural form and fabric. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 513.
ARCH 538 (3-9) d Study of Architecture Abroad
More than one section may be taken concurrently. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 539 (9) Architectural Design Abroad
Design studio component of term-long study abroad offering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of ARCH 500, ARCH 501.
Corequisite: ARCH 538.
ARCH 540 (9) Architectural Design Studio V
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: ARCH 521.
ARCH 541 (3) Professional Practice
Ethical, legal and business context of professional practice, including contracts, project management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 543 (3) Seminar: Contemporary Practice
Topics across a range of practice related subject matter. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 544 (3/6) d Seminar in Architecture
An exploration of selected topics in architecture. Enrolment is limited to facilitate discussion. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 545 (3/6) d Directed Studies in Architecture
Directed research and exploration of selected topics in architecture. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 548 (3) Graduate Project Part I
Preparation of a graduation design project including literature review. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Completion of all second-year requirements.
ARCH 549 (9) Graduate Project Part II
Design component, completion, and defense of the graduation design project. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 548 and no more than 18 credits outstanding beyond ARCH 549
ARCH 551 (3) Communicating Construction
Understanding the role, composition, organization, and conventions of the formal documentation necessary for communication of an architectural design to those undertaking the construction. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of ARCH 511, ARCH 512.
ARCH 555 (3) Co-op Work Placement 1
Approved and supervised work experience for a minimum of 4 months. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Architecture Co-op Education Program. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 556 (3) Co-op Work Placement 2
Approved and supervised work experience for a minimum of 4 months. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Architecture Co-op Education Program. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 555.
ARCH 561 (3) Seminar: History and Theory
Topics across a range of history/theory-based subject matter. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of ARCH 504, ARCH 505, ARCH 523, ARCH 568.
ARCH 568 (3) Research Methods
Contemporary concerns and issues associated with research in architecture and landscape architecture. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 571 (3/6) d Seminar: Technology and Analysis
Topics across a range of building material and construction technology-based subject matter. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of ARCH 511, ARCH 512, ARCH 531.
ARCH 572 (3) Research Seminar: Advanced Structure and Generative Methods
Structural principles and corresponding mathematical representation as three- and four-dimensional digital models using structural analysis software. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 512.
ARCH 573 (3-12) d Seminar: Environmental Studies
An investigation of specialized environmental topics concerning theory and the practice of architecture. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: ARCH 513.
ARCH 574 (3) Green Building Contemporary Practice
Enhanced building environmental performance and the integration of green building principles, strategies and technologies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: HPB 501.
ARCH 575 (3) Regenerative Development
The relationship between human and natural systems in the context of regenerative design. Provides an understanding of how regenerative approaches differ from green design and how they can offer new insights and directions for design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: HPB 502.
ARCH 577 (3) Seminar: Design Media
Topics across a range of design media-based subject matter. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of ARCH 515, ARCH 517.
ARCH 597 (3/6) d Special Topics
Individual or small group study of special topics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
ARCH 598 (12) Research Thesis
Restricted to M.A.S.A. candidates. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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