Architecture - Technical (ARCC) Courses
Directed Studies in Architecture and Technology
Reading and research tutorials.
Introduction to Design and Multimedia
Multimedia and interactive design as they relate to architecture and the field of design. Special topics include virtual environments, user interface in software, Web and product design, perceptual and cognitive science, navigation, film/video and sound editing and animation technologies.
Topics in Design and Multimedia: Information Architecture and the World Wide Web
Design and Technology Workshop
The prime objective of the workshop is to investigate issues in architectural design in relation to technology as a cultural paradigm. The workshop operates as a directed study with specific content, objectives, and scheduling arranged between student and academic advisor.
Building Technology I
General introduction to materials and methods of construction with particular focus on wood and timber frame construction. Site conditions, foundations, structure and envelope in terms of their response to local climate: sun (light and heat), wind, moisture.
Building Technology II
Technical issues involved in architectural design of buildings from ancient times to the present. Technological innovation and materials related to structural developments, and the organization and design of structures. Basic concepts of equilibrium, and mechanics of materials. Final projects developed in conjunction with design studio.
Building Technology III
Wood frame, post and beam, steel and concrete systems and construction techniques. Structural systems and building envelope principles and practice are explored in conjunction with mechanical and electrical systems in small buildings. Final projects developed in conjunction with design studio.
Building Technology IV
Medium scale steel, concrete, and wood frame buildings as case studies to explore approaches to building science principles, building envelope design, advanced construction methods and materials, acoustics and sound control, and fire protection, with a focus on sustainable design strategies and environmental impact.
Advanced Building Systems
Introduction to advanced design in building technology and systems integration. Leading edge building materials, technologies and philosophies will be explored through intensive case study research and analysis, comparing, and critically evaluating, traditional methods with current computer modeling and analysis techniques.
The practice of architecture. Professional organization and conduct, the architect's services, business law, office organization and management, contract documents, building codes, contract management, cost control, accounting and site supervision. Guest speakers and case studies.
Precludes additional credit for ARCU 4200.
Workshop: Technical Studies in Heritage Conservation
Materials used in conservation of built heritage; conservation philosophy used to preserve those materials. Material, technical, project management, construction sequencing, standards, and code dimensions of Heritage Conservation.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.
Advanced Design Economics
Principles of building economics. Determinants and prediction of building costs. Uncertainty and investment economics. Creative cost control for buildings during schematic design, design development, construction document preparation and construction. Economic evaluation during all phases of design process; emphasis on sustainable strategies.
M.Arch. Post-Professional Thesis (Design and Technology)
Basic or applied research in architectural, industrial, and digital design. Areas include interactive education/training, product/interface design, programming/scripting, culture/technology, or research as defined by the student. Final thesis documentation must satisfy the requirements established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Prerequisite(s): Proposals must be approved by the Graduate Committee of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism.
Note: Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca.
Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca