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Basic Design and Drawing II, the second design studio in the Basic Studies Foundation builds on disciplinary principles of basic design theory, 2D and 3D projects, with emphasis on visual and verbal representation. The course follows established methodologies that develop an understanding of foundational design principles of space, hierarchy, scale, proportion, circulation, and enclosure. Studio exercises and projects develop individual skills and collectively apply analog and digital processes to understand the design of architectural spaces and forms, their constituent parts, and their conditional relationships to the context, as a coherent, inter-related design process. The study of historical and contemporary masterworks of architecture serves to inform the projects toward the role of historical precedent in design. Design communication focuses on accurate orthographic projections, drawing conventions, graphic sensibility, and the exploration of 2D and 3D representation with physical models using a range of techniques, which exhibit understanding of tectonics, craft, materiality, and the representation of ideas. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2551 and credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2304. Restricted to Architecture-intended and Interior Design-intended majors.

Architecture - Undergraduate Programs

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is a  four-year pre-professional degree program of studies comprising, with a later two-year graduate program, the six-year Master of Architecture curriculum. This sequence, called the 4 + 2 model , has been adopted by many major universities as the most effective way of combining liberal education with professional education. It provides the basis for various career possibilities, including the professional degree of Master of Architecture or the Master of Landscape Architecture ; these advanced degrees are normally awarded after two years of graduate study (refer to the graduate catalog for details).

Interior Design

...proficiency by taking and passing ARCH 2551 and INTD 2552 DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN I...