Architecture (ARCH)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
ARCH 105 Design Foundations:  Visual Studies 4 hours. Introduction to the visual and graphic principles of architectural design and production, with emphasis on observation, process, and composition, developed under the theme of representation and visual culture.   Field trips required at a nominal fee.  Prerequisite(s):  Approval of the department.
ARCH 106 Design Foundations:  Physical Studies 4 hours. Introduction to materials and methods of assembly in architectural design and production, with emphasis on design process, problem-solving, and construction, developed under the general theme of representation and visual culture.   Prerequisite(s):  ARCH 105 and approval of the department.
ARCH 163 Introduction to Architecture I and II 6 hours. Introduction to visual and graphic principles of architectural design and production and relation to materials and methods with emphasis on design process, problem solving, and construction. For students transferring into the Bachelor of Science in Architecture Program from other institutions and qualifying UIC students changing majors. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the school.  
ARCH 200 Architecture and Society 4 hours. Provides an understanding of the issues and factors that motivate and influence architectural design and theory, and how architecture is shaped by and shapes cultural concerns and social organization.  Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.
ARCH 205 Building Design I 4 hours. Principles of building design and representation explored through integrative analysis of program, site, structure, materials, mechanical systems, and composition, developed under the general theme of building science and technology.  xtensive computer use required. Field trips required at a nominal fee. Field work required. Students will use city as a research laboratory with field work on project sites. Additional scheduled field trips will be made to significant or historical architectural buildings as part of preliminary design research and analysis.  Prerequisite(s):  Average grade of C or better in both ARCH 105 and ARCH 106 and approval of the department.
ARCH 206 Building Design II 4 hours. Expands basic principles of building design and representation explored through integrative analysis of program, site, structure, materials, mechanical systems, and composition, developed under the general theme of building science and technology.   Extensive computer use required. Field trips required at a nominal fee. Field work required. Students will use city as a research laboratory with field work on project sites. Additional scheduled field trips will be made to significant or historical architectural buildings as part of preliminary design research and analysis.  Prerequisite(s):  ARCH 205 and approval of the department.
ARCH 251 Architectural Analysis 3 hours. Analysis of the form and space of the built environment beginning with experiential and empirical inquiry and expanding to formal, visual, compositional, and perceptual techniques. Prerequisite(s):  ARCH 106 or approval of the department. Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in ARCH 205. Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory.
ARCH 252 Beginnings of Modern Architectural Theory 3 hours. Introduction to the concept of architectural theory as an integral part of making, understanding, and interpreting works of architecture. Prerequisite(s):  ARCH 205 and ARCH 251; and approval of the department. Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in ARCH 206. Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory.
ARCH 331 Architecture Seminar 1 TO 6 hours. Current problems. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
ARCH 332 Architecture Reading Course 1 TO 6 hours. Individually planned readings on selected topics under the supervision of a faculty member. Prior to registration, the student should be advised by the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
ARCH 359 Introduction to Building
Science I: Ethics in Building
4 hours. Examines the architect's role in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public through responsible and ethical building practices. Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies program or approval of the school. Requires concurrent registration in ARCH 365. 
ARCH 360 Introduction to Building
Science II: Technics in Building
4 hours. Introduction to building construction processes, terminology, principles, conventions, standards, applications, restrictions and communcations pertaining to construction materials and assemblies. Prerequisite(s):  ARCH 359 or approval of the school.  Requires concurrent registration in ARCH 366.  
ARCH 365 Building Design Studio III 6 hours. Intermediate exercises in building design and representation explored through integrative analysis of program, site, structure, materials, mechanical systems, and composition, developed under the general theme of city and environment.   Extensive computer use required. Field trip required at a nominal fee. Field work required. Students will use city as a research laboratory with field work on project sites. Additional scheduled field trips will be made to significant or historical architectural buildings as part of preliminary design research and analysis.  Prerequisite(s):  Average grade of C or better in ARCH 205 and ARCH 206 and approval of the department.  
ARCH 366 Building Design Studio IV 6 hours. Extended intermediate exercises in building design and representation explored through integrative analysis of program, site, structure, materials, mechanical systems, and composition, developed under the general theme of city and environment.   Extensive computer use required. Field trips required at a nominal fee. Field work required. Students will use city as a research laboratory with field work on project sites. Additional scheduled field trips will be made to significant or historical architectural buildings as part of preliminary design research and analysis.  Prerequisite(s):  ARCH 365 and approval of the department.  
ARCH 371 Design and the Environment 3 hours. Design of the built environment engaged with the natural environment. Influence of natural elements on the making of architecture. Relationship of architecture to site and landscape. Must enroll concurrently in ARCH 305 and ARCH 306.  
ARCH 372 Design and the City 3 hours. Theory of the city including typologies of urban form, transformation of the concept of the city through history, and contemporary urban design and planning issues. Prerequisite(s): ARCH 371. 
ARCH 391 Architectural Study Abroad 0 TO 17 hours. Lectures, seminars, studio, and independent travel/study abroad. Architectural/art history, architectural elective and/or architectural theory and analysis. May be repeated to a maximum of 34 hours. Prerequisite(s): A 2.50 cumulative grade point average in architecture and approval of the school. 
ARCH 395 Cooperative Education 1 hours. Introduction to architectural practice. Offers students the opportunity to couple academic learning with professional experience in an off-campus placement. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Restricted to students withthird or fourth year standing in the B.A. in Architectural Studies program. 
ARCH 399 Architecture Elective I 3 hours. Special topics in theory, design, building science, technology or graphic skills. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the school. 
ARCH 414 Professional Practices 3 hours. Relationship of the discipline of architecture to the profession. Exposure to interdisciplinary studies that may lead to alternative careers in allied businesses and professions.  Prerequisite(s):  ARCH 252 and approval of the department.  
ARCH 443 Professional Practice I 2 hours. Legal and ethical considerations in architectural practice; operation and management guidelines. Overview of the history of the professional architectural practice. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second plateau or approval of the school. 
ARCH 444 Professional Practice II 2 hours. Business and financial considerations in architectural practice; scope of services communications and marketing guidelines. Interrelationship with clients, consultants, collaborators and the manufacturing and construction industry. Prerequisite(s): ARCH 443 and approval of the school. 
ARCH 465 Comprehensive Studio 6 hours. Capstone senior design studio that culminates in a comprehensive project that explores the relationship of architecture to society, technological change and structural and environmental innovation.   Extensive computer use required. Field trip required at a nominal fee. Field work required. Students will use city as a research laboratory with field work on project sites. Additional scheduled field trips will be made to significant or historical architectural buildings as part of preliminary design research and analysis.  Prerequisite(s):  Average grade of C or better in both ARCH 365 and 366; ARCH 360 ARCH 372 and junior standing or above and approval of the department.  
ARCH 466 Option Studio 6 hours. Topic options studio that culminates Bachelor of Science studio sequent exploring topics at the scale of room, building, city and region dependent on interests of faculty.   Extensive computer use required. Field trip required at a nominal fee. Field work required. Students will use city as a research laboratory with field work on project sites. Additional scheduled field trips will be made to significant or historical architectural buildings as part of preliminary design research and analysis.  Prerequisite(s):  ARCH 465 and approval of the department.  
ARCH 470 Structures I: Statics 4 hours. Introduction to the analysis of structural elements. Introduction to fundamental structural planning criteria and relevant concepts of tension, compression and bending. Introduction to historical and contemporary structural precedents. Prerequisite(s): MATH 180 and PHYS 105 and PHYS 106. 
ARCH 471 Structures II: Strength of Materials 3 hours. Introduction to material properties; strength characteristics of building materials and material assemblies; stress and strain; rigidity and deformation; temperature effects; torsion effects; combined loading of elements and systems. Prerequisite(s): ARCH 470 and approval of the school.
ARCH 486 Urban Ecologies and Infrastructures 4 hours. Introduction to dynamic relationship of ecology and infrastructure in the context of contemporary urban landscape. Built and natural environments as inseparable networks of a dynamic process. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in the Master of Architecture program or, for students in the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies program, consent of the instructor. 
ARCH 499 Special Topics 3 OR 4 hours. Special topics in theory, design, technology, or graphic skills and craft (manual or digital). 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 3 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above.