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									     College of Architecture
     College of Architecture

     S.R. Crown Hall                                                     Director, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
     3360 S. State St.                                                   in Architecture Program:
     Chicago, IL 60616                                                   Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Ph.D.
     312.567.5820 fax                                                    Director of Thesis:                                                        Susan Conger-Austin
                                                                         Director of Master of Architecture
     Dean:                                                               Professional Degree Program (Program 2 and 3):
     Donna V. Robertson, FAIA                                            TBD
     John and Jeanne Rowe Chair
                                                                         Director of Master of Landscape Architecture
     Associate Dean:                                                     Program:
     Peter Beltemacchi                                                   Peter L. Osler

     Assistant Dean for                                                  Director for Buildings and Operations:
     Undergraduate Academic Affairs:                                     Richard Nelson
     R. Stephen Sennott
                                                                         Director of Graduate Admissions, Director of
     Assistant Dean for                                                  International Affairs
     Graduate Academic Affairs:                                          Timothy Brown


     The College of Architecture’s graduate degree programs              needs of our South Side Chicago neighborhood, our
     emphasize investigations in architectural design and                city and its inhabitants. Our perspective is inclusive of
     technology, while expanding the significance of such                architecture’s allied disciplines and committed to the
     investigations through rigorous, critical thought. The              highest quality in our students’ professional preparation.
     College draws strength from its Mies van der Rohe her-              Our mission relies on certain guiding values: design
     itage, its key position in the legacy of Modernism, its             excellence, technical expertise, advanced professional
     location in Chicago, and its connections to progressive             practice, and respect for the architect in society today as
     practitioners and emerging global architectural practices.          an ethical, thoughtful and informed producer not only of
     Our students, faculty and alumni are intellectually seri-           buildings, but also of all visual and physical environ-
     ous, professional and international.                                ments. The College of Architecture is a force for quality
                                                                         built environments and society’s advancement through a
     Architectural education at IIT offers unique combina-               humane use of technology, materials, space and form.
     tions, intertwining design and technology to produce
     advanced architecture. Our commitment includes the


     IIn the United States, most state registration boards               Master's degree programs may consist of a preprofes-
     require a degree from an accredited professional degree             sional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate
     program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National               degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an
     Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the                accredited professional education. However, the prepro-
     sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional                fessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an
     degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of          accredited degree.
     degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of
     Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program
     may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accred-
     itation, depending on the extent of its conformance with
     established educational standards.

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Degrees Offered
Master of Architecture (Professional Degree)                     Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
  (M. Arch. Program 3)                                           Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (Ph.D.)
Master of Architecture (Professional Degree
  with Advanced Standing) (M. Arch. Program 2)
Master of Architecture (Post-Professional Degree)
  (M. Arch. Program 1)

Research Facilities

The College of Architecture's research facilities are            The Multimedia Lab has 34 PCs for use in conjunctions
housed on the lower level of S.R. Crown Hall. The                with studio projects and related advanced computer
Graham Resource Center serves faculty and student                design courses. All computers have advanced AutoCAD,
research needs at the graduate and undergraduate level           graphics and 3D Modeling applications, as well as stan-
by collecting and serving over 15,000 monographs, 60             dard productivity software. In 2001, Crown Hall was
journal titles, a number of on-line databases including          equipped with a wireless network for unlimited access
the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, master the-        throughout the studios to the Internet. Providing hard-
ses from the College of Architecture, over 30,000 slides,        wire access to the internet, individual network ports have
maps, and a number of videos and moving pictures. In             been installed at every design studio drawing table, per-
addition, the Graham Resource Center maintains the               mitting students to work with digital technology
Buchanan Family Foundation's Imaging Center, the                 alongside their drafting projects. Recent equipment
College's archives of student and faculty works, the pho-        acquisitions include 34 new Core2Duo Dell PCs in the
tographic dark room, and the Mies van der Rohe study             Crown Hall computer lab, a large format 42-inch scanner,
collection, an unequaled archive of primary and sec-             3 42in HP DesignJet Plotters. A second fully equipped
ondary resources.                                                computer lab for 30 students in the 3410 building was
                                                                 opened fall 06, supporting a color laser printer, an 11 x
The Materials Lab is a 4200 square foot facility that            17 laser printer and 42 in HP DesignJet Plotter.
includes a complete set of tools and machinery for work-         With recent increases in enrollment, the College of
ing with wood, metal and plastic. It includes assembly           Architecture has expanded its research, studio, and
space and a paint spray booth. Additionally, the College         administrative facilities to two additional buildings adja-
of Architecture has a Universal Laser Cutter, a                  cent to Crown Hall, 3410 South State St. and the
Bridgeport CNC Mill, and a CNC Router Table for 3D               minerals and Metals Building
digital modeling projects.

Research Areas

Faculty and doctoral candidates conduct research on a wide       applications, systems of building enclosure, and other meth-
range of important topics related to the practice of architec-   ods of construction; emerging urbanisms, including global
ture and the construction of significant buildings at all        practices of architecture and new urban cultures; the influ-
scales. Thesis students investigate projects involving the       ence of climate and environment upon building form,
design, planning and structure of high-rise buildings; the       sustainable design and energy efficiency; computer applica-
research, planning and design of large-scale projects such       tions such as 3-D modeling, multimedia and graphic image
as stadiums, airports, convention centers, institutional         presentations, concepts of animation, and 3-D modeling
buildings and commercial facilities; technological applica-      techniques and approaches; and housing, including high-
tions such as new materials, composites, prefabricated           density, low-density and affordable housing.

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     College of Architecture

     Peter Beltemacchi, Associate Professor and Associate Dean.           David Goodman, Visiting Assistant Professor. B.A., B.S.,
     B.S., M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology. Urban design           Cornell University; M.Arch., Harvard University.
     and city and regional planning.                                      Architectural design and theory.

     Charles Braucher, Instructor. B.F.A., School of the Art              Gerald Horn, Studio Professor. Architectural design,
     Institute of Chicago; B. Arch., Illinois Institute of                mixed-use development, design analysis.
     Technology. Freehand drawing and architectural design.
                                                                          David Hovey, Associate Professor. B.Arch., M.S.Arch.,
     Thomas Brock, Assistant Professor. B.Arch. University                Illinois Institute of Technology. Architectural design,
     of Cincinnati; M. Arch., University of Pennsylvania.                 medium- and high-density housing, design analysis,
     Architectural design, construction technologies and                  real estate development.
     digital media.
                                                                          Chris Karidis, Studio Professor. B.Arch., Illinois
     Timothy Brown, Studio Associate Professor, Director of               Institute of Technology. Architectural design and
     Admissions, Director of International Affairs. B.S.Arch.,            building technology.
     Clemson University; M.Arch., University of Illinois,
                                                                          Thomas Kearns, Assistant Professor. B.Arch., Iowa State
     Chicago. Architectural design and theory.
                                                                          University. Architectural design and theory, digital
     Susan Conger-Austin, Assistant Professor, Director of                technologies.
     Thesis. B.A., Stanford University; M.Arch., Princeton
                                                                          Sean Keller, Assistant Professor. B.A., M.Arch., Princeton
     University. Architectural design and theory.
                                                                          University; Ph.D. Harvard University. Architectural history
     Blake Davis, Instructor. B.Arch., M.A. City and Regional             and theory.
     Planning, Illinois Institute of Technology. Sustainable
                                                                          Hyeong-Ill Kim, Senior Lecturer, B.E., M.E., DanKook
     design and building systems, rural planning.
                                                                          University; PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology.
     Dirk Denison, Associate Professor. B.Arch., M.B.A., Illinois         Architectural design, research and methodology, mixed-use
     Institute of Technology; M.Arch., Harvard University.                tall building design.
     Architectural design, community design and community
                                                                          Robert Krawczyk, Associate Professor. B.Arch., University
                                                                          of Illinois, Chicago. Computer-aided design and advanced
     John Durbrow, Assistant Professor. B.Arch., B.A. Fine Arts,          digital applications.
     Rice University. Architectural design, materials and
                                                                          Ron Krueck, Studio Professor. B.Arch., Illinois Institute of
     technologies, planning, furniture design.
                                                                          Technology. Architectural design and theory.
     Eric Ellingsen, Senior Lecturer, College of Architecture,
                                                                          Eva Kultermann, Assistant Professor. B.Arch., University
     Program of Landscape Architecture. M.Landscape Arch., M.
                                                                          of Arkansas; M.S., Oxford Brookes University. Design and
     Arch., University of Pennsylvania, MALA Classics, St.
                                                                          theory, design build, sustainability.
     John's College. Architecture and Landscape design studios,
     history of modern architecture, theory of ecology and com-           Peter Land, Professor. Dipl. Arch., Architectural
     plex systems.                                                        Association; M.Arch., Carnegie Institute of Technology;
                                                                          M.C.P., Yale University. Innovative structures, building
     Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Professor and Director of Ph.D.
                                                                          technologies and materials. Low-energy design;
     in Architecture Program. B.S., University of Khartoum;
                                                                          high-density, low-rise housing; urbanism and planning.
     M.S., University of London, Imperial College; Ph.D.,
     Northwestern University. Structural engineering, and                 Harry Francis Mallgrave, Associate Professor, Director,
     sustainability.                                                      International Center for Sustainable New Cities. B.E.S.,
                                                                          MArch., University of Detroit; Ph.D., University of
     Martin Felsen, Studio Associate Professor. B.Arch., Virginia
                                                                          Pennsylvania. History and theory of architecture.
     Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Columbia University.
     Architectural design, urban design, and digital technolgies.         Kathleen Nagle, Lecturer. B.A., Williams College; M.Arch.,
                                                                          Harrard University. Architectural design, introduction to
     Julie Flohr, Visiting Assistant Professor. M.Arch., UCLA,
     Architect D.P.L.G, ENSAV Architectural design and digital
     technologies                                                         Ralph Kirk Nelson, Dreihaus Visiting Chair, Adjunct
                                                                          Associate Professor. M.Arch., Yale University. Architectural
     Frank Flury, Associate Professor. M.Arch. Diplom,
                                                                          design, theory, technology, sustainablility and landscape.
     University of Karlsruhe. Architectural design, design/build.

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     Faculty continued

     Richard Nelson, Studio Associate Professor. Director for        George Schipporeit, Associate Professor. Building
     Buildings and Operations B.A. & M. Arch., Washington            technology and systems, high-rise design, medium- and
     University. Architectural Design & Building Technology          high-density housing, and sustainable new cities.

     Peter L. Osler, Assistant Professor and Director, Program       David Sharpe, Associate Professor. B.S.Arch., Tuskegee
     of Landscape Architecture. B.S. Natural Resources,              Institute; B.Arch., M.S.Arch., Illinois Institute of
     University of Michigan; M. Landscape Arch., M. Arch.,           Technology. High-rise buildings, long-span structures,
     Harvard University; Fellow, American Academy in Rome.           urban design, and design analysis.

     Paul Pettigrew, Studio Associate Professor. B.S.Arch.,          Christian Stutzki, Studio Professor, Ph.D., RWTH Aachen,
     University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; M.Arch.,              Germany. Structural engineering, façade and glass
     Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Architectural            technology
     design, furniture design and build.
                                                                     Arthur Takeuchi, Associate Professor. B.Arch., M.S.Arch.,
     Benjamin R. Riley, Assistant Professor. B. Arch., Illinois      Illinois Institute of Technology. Space problem, visual
     Institute of Technology. Architectural design, building         training, and building systems.
     technology, visual training.
                                                                     Catherine Wetzel, Assistant Professor. B.Arch.,
     Donna V. Robertson, Professor and Dean. John and Jeanne         University of Cincinnati; M.Arch., University of
     Rowe Chair. B.A., Stanford University; M.Arch., University      Pennsylvania. Architectural design and practice.
     of Virginia. Architectural design and practice. Preservation,
                                                                     Antony Wood, Studio Associate Professor and CTBUH
     case study methodology.
                                                                     Executive Director (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban
     Peter Roesch, Studio Associate Professor. Ingenieur fur         Habitat) B.A.(Hons) BArch.(Hons) PGDipArchPrac.
     Hochbau, Staatsbauschule Coburg (Germany); M.S.Arch.,           PGCHE. University of Nottingham, UK. Tall Buildings.
     Illinois Institute of Technology. Architectural design,         Sustainable Design.
     medium- and high-density housing, and urban design.

     John Ronan, Assistant Professor. B.S., University of
     Michigan; M.Arch., Harvard University Graduate School
     of Design. Architectural design and material investigation.

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     Admission Requirements for Master of Architecture

     Completed application form                                          appraise the applicant’s achievement and potential,
     Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: minimum 3.0/4.0                       a statement of intent describing academic and profes-
     Portfolio                                                           sional objectives as well as why they would like to study
     Three letters of recommendation                                     at IIT, and GRE scores, which are less than five
     Statement of intent                                                 years old.
     Official transcripts
     GRE score minimum:                                                  International applicants from non-English speaking
     900 combined, 2.5 analytical writing                                countries are required to submit TOEFL scores of
     TOEFL minimum: 80/213/550                                           550/213/80 (paper-based test score scale/computerized
         (internet/computer/paper-based test scores)                     test score scale/internet-based) or above. Admitted inter-
     Application Fee of $40                                              national students with TOEFL scores between 550/213/80
                                                                         and 600/250/100 will be required to take an English
     Requirements for graduate admission vary according                  proficiency exam upon arrival at IIT; in addition, they
     to what degrees applicants have previously completed.               may be required to take additional courses to develop
     The Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program              their language skills. English language courses required
     (Program 3) requires a bachelor’s degree in any                     for international students do not apply to program credit
     discipline from an accredited university. Advanced stand-           hours. Admitted international students must submit an
     ing in the M.Arch. Professional Degree Program                      affi-davit of financial support confirming adequate
     (Program 2) requires a Bachelor of Science in                       funding for their entire term of study. An I-20 cannot be
     Architecture or in a closely related field (from a U.S.             issued unless the financial affidavit is on file with the
     pre-professional program or an architecture professional            Office of Graduate Admission.
     degree from an international program). Admission to the
     M.Arch. Post-Professional Degree Program (Program 1)                Although we encourage early submission, completed
     requires completion in high standing of a professional              applications and all supporting documents must be
     Bachelor of Architecture degree from a NAAB-accredited              received no later than January 15. Candidates will be
     U.S. architecture program. All programs require a                   accepted only for the fall semester.
     minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a
     4.0 scale.                                                          For the graduate programs to achieve their objectives, it
                                                                         is necessary to restrict the number of students admitted.
     Applicants must submit a portfolio of previous academic             Admission to the graduate programs is limited by College
     or professional work in a portable and professionally               requirements. All applicants are considered on a competi-
     acceptable format (approximately 8.5 by 11 inches), three           tive basis, with every effort being made to select
     letters of recommendation from individuals able to                  outstanding candidates.

     Master of Architecture — Professional Degree (Program 3)
     The three-year Master of Architecture professional degree           systems, planning, history and visual judgment, princi-
     program (Program 3) serves those students seeking a                 ples that remain fundamental for the development of the
     consummate professional education. The degree is accred-            creative process. The required core coursework offers
     ited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board              foundation knowledge, skills and vocabulary, while
     (NAAB) and is a necessary component for licensure in the            upper-level study seeks to instill a broader understanding
     profession of architecture. The curriculum addresses                of architecture by combining theoretical exploration with
     principles of design concepts, materials, construction,             practical considerations.

     Curriculum and Admission Requirements

     For holders of a B.A. or B.S. degree who satisfy the                equivalent to IIT’s MATH 122; 3) a basic ability to
     prerequisites for admission, the course of study will be            produce freehand drawings of architectural forms and
     three years (six semesters) in length. To be admitted               spaces, as demonstrated by the successful completion of
     without conditions to the professional degree program,              one college-level drawing course or by portfolio submis-
     an applicant is required to possess the following: 1) an            sions; and 4) an equivalent of 20 credit hours of liberal
     understanding of basic systems and analytical                       arts and humanities courses.
     procedures, including mechanics, heat transfer, light and
     sound, as demonstrated through the successful comple-               Candidates admitted with deficiencies in any of these
     tion of a college- level physics course equivalent to IIT’s         prerequisites must fulfill them before matriculation.
     PHYS 212; 2) an understanding of basic mathematical                 These prerequisite courses do not apply to program
     principles and analytical procedures, including algebra,            credit hours. Applicants must have a college grade
     geometry and trigonometry, as demonstrated through                  point average of 3.0/4.0.
     successful completion of college-level mathematics

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M.Arch. Program 3 Curriculum

First year

Fall Semester                              Credit Hours                           Spring Semester                            Credit Hours
ARCH 426 Digital Architectural Media I                3                           ARCH 485 Structural Design I                          3
ARCH 541 Studio I: Materials & Applications           6                           ARCH 542 Studio II: Architecture I                    6
ARCH 500 History of Architectural Ideas I             3                           ARCH 443 Ecology, Sustainability, Site                3
ARCH 567 Architectural Drawing and Model Making       3                           ARCH 501 History of Architectural Ideas II            3
ARCH 431 Visual Training I                            2                           ARCH 432 Visual Training II                           2
Total                                                                        17   Total                                                                      17

Second year

Fall Semester                            Credit Hours                             Spring Semester                          Credit Hours
ARCH 543 Studio III: Architecture II                6                             *ARCH 544 Studio IV: Architecture III               6
ARCH 486 Structural Design II                       3                             ARCH 503 Advanced Topics in History and Theory II   3
ARCH 502 Advanced Topics in History and Theory I    3                             ARCH 404 Building Systems II                        3
ARCH 403 Building Systems I                         3                             ARCH 427 Digital Architectural Media II             3
ARCH 426 Computer-Aided Design in Practice          3                             Elective   Architecture related                     3
Total                                                                        18   Total                                                                      18

Third year

Fall Semester                             Credit Hours                            Spring Semester                                             Credit Hours
ARCH 545 Studio V: Advanced Architectural Design     6                            **ARCH 546 Studio VI: Comprehensive
CRP 519     City Planning I: Housing                                                         Building Design II                                              6
            and Housing Types                        3                            CRP 520    City Planning II: Neighborhood
ARCH 523 Programming and Technical Writing           3                                       and Community Planning                                           3
ARCH 509 Topics in Advanced                                                       ARCH 413 Architectural Practice                                             3
            Architecture Technologies                3                            Elective   Architecture related                                             3
Elective    Architecture related                     3
Total                                                                        18   Total                                                                      15

                                                                                  Degree Total                                        103 Credit Hours

A total of 103 credit hours will be required for graduation as established        A thesis is not an option for students in this program. Due to the compressed
by each student’s individual program of study. Some students, with under-         time allowed for comprehensive professional studies, students cannot
graduate degrees in architecture, may be admitted to the program with             undertake the extended research required for thesis work. It is only the
advanced standing.                                                                exceptionally prepared student who might be able to petition successfully to
                                                                                  conduct a master’s thesis at IIT within the M.Arch. Program 3.
There is a wide variety of electives available not only in the College of
Architecture, but also in Armour College, Institute of Design, and the Stuart     * Advanced Studio Option (Comprehensive Building Design)—ARCH 544
School of Business. If the student has previously taken courses that dupli-       ** Advanced Studio Option—ARCH 546
cate curriculum requirements, appropriate electives may be substituted.
English language courses required for international students do not apply to
program credit hours.

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     Master of Architecture — Professional Degree with Advanced Standing
     (Program 2)

     Candidates who hold a B.A. or B.S. in Architecture (a                              exact program of study, depending on their prior prepara-
     pre-professional degree from an NAAB-recognized school)                            tion. Candidates who hold professional degrees from
     in a four-plus-two program, and who have completed the                             international institutions not accredited by NAAB will be
     equivalent of the first year’s technology, history and stu-                        placed in the professional degree program and must
     dio courses, may qualify for up to one year of advanced                            complete two or three years of study depending on their
     standing in the professional degree program. Admission                             previous studies, experience and accomplishments.
     to Program 2 may allow the candidate to complete the
     Master of Architecture degree in as few as two years                               Students with advanced standing are required to take the
     (four semesters), depending on prior preparation.                                  thesis option in their second year of study. The thesis
     Candidates will be notified upon admission as to their                             requirements are outlined in the Program 1 description.

     M.Arch. Program 2 Sample Curriculum

     First year

     Fall Semester                               Credit Hours                           Spring Semester                           Credit Hours
     ARCH 543 Studio III: Architecture II                   6                           *ARCH 544 Studio IV: Architecture III                6
     ARCH 403 Building Systems I                            3                           ARCH 404 Building Systems II                         3
     CRP 519     City Planning I: Housing & Housing Types   3                           CRP 520    City Planning II: Neighborhood
     ARCH 427 Digital Architectural Media II                3                                      and Community Planning                    3
                                                                                        ARCH 503 Advanced Topics in History and Theory II    3
     Total                                                                        15    Total                                                                    15

     Second year

     Fall Semester                          Credit Hours                                Spring Semester                                            Credit Hours
     ARCH 591 Thesis                                   6                                ARCH 591 Thesis                                                     6
     ARCH 523 Programming & Technical Writing          3                                ARCH 413 Architectural Practice                                     3
     ARCH 509 Topics in Advanced                                                        Elective   Architecture related                                     3
                 Architecture Technologies             3                                Elective   Architecture related                                     3
     Elective    Architecture related                  3
     Total                                                                        15    Total                                                                    15

                                                                                        Degree Total                                         60 Credit Hours

     A total of 60 credit minimum hours will be required for graduation as              program director or their adviser to have the building systems course
     established by each student’s individual program of study. There is a wide         waived, then the student must choose an appropriately similar elective
     variety of electives available not only in the College of Architecture, but also   course. English language courses required for international students do not
     in Armour College, Institute of Design, and Stuart School of Business. If the      apply to program credit hours.
     student has previously taken courses that duplicate curriculum require-
     ments, electives may be substituted. However, the electives should be in the       * Advanced Studio Option (Comprehensive Building Design)—ARCH 544
     designated area. For example, if a student petitions successfully with the

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Master of Architecture — Post-Professional Degree (Program 1)

The one-year program, two or three semesters in                and synthesis through thesis work in design, structures,
duration, typically lasts a full calendar year. The pro-       systems, digital media and other topics. Areas of faculty
gram is open to applicants holding accredited Bachelor of      excellence in the thesis program include: a) high-rise and
Architecture (B.Arch.) degrees as first professional           long-span design; b) environmentally conscious design; c)
degrees from NAAB-accredited institutions. Program 1           advanced information systems; d) innovative design
offers advanced architectural study that builds upon           methodologies and architecture; e) advanced program-
knowledge acquired from the Bachelor of Architecture           ming issues in housing, airport design, and other topics;
degree; it combines courses and in-depth research              and f) critical and theoretical assessments pertaining to
concerning a specific area of concentration. The program       construction and the built environment.
pursues a high level of architectural research, analysis

Admission and Curriculum Requirements

In addition to the standard requirements for graduate          second semester, a thesis committee of three faculty
admission, a personal interview with the director of the       members oversees the work being produced. Students
degree program is highly recommended.                          are required to take advanced courses related to their
                                                               specialized areas of interest.
The program of study includes a minimum of 32 credit
hours, of which at least eight are in ARCH 591 (Research       The final semester of study concludes the entire thesis
and Thesis). Students entering the post-professional           project in writing, analysis, programming and design.
degree program should develop a detailed outline of their      Thesis studies should offer the graduate a higher level of
thesis project for approval by the director of thesis          professionalism, significantly evolving one’s career and
programs and their thesis adviser. The program of study        the ability to make special contributions to the field.
for each student is developed individually with the thesis
adviser. Study begins with investigation and analysis for
the thesis under the direction of the adviser. By the

M.Arch. Program 1 Curriculum

Fall Semester                                Credit Hours      Spring Semester                               Credit Hours
ARCH 590 Research and Analysis                          6      ARCH 591 Research and Thesis                             6
ARCH 588 Pre-Thesis Seminar                             3      ARCH 589 Thesis Seminar                                  3
Elective    Architecture related                        3      Elective   Architecture related                          3
Elective    Architecture related                        3      Elective   Architecture related                          3
Total                                                   15     Total                                                    15

Summer or Fall                              Credit Hours
ARCH 591     Research and Thesis                           2

Total                                                      2

Degree Total                            32 Credit Hours

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     Master of Landscape Architecture

     More than ever, the world needs landscape architects-              Grounded in the tradition of design excellence, technical
     more informed, more innovative, more critically involved           expertise, and acute visual judgment established by Mies
     landscape architects. Globally, the complex urbanization           van ver Rohe within IIT's College of Architecture, the
     of populations and strain on the environment and nat-              landscape architecture program is also inspired by the
     ural resources continues to escalate. Locally, the                 legacy of Alfred Caldwell, the long-term instructor of
     organization, reclamation, and understanding of our                landscape design at IIT and a frequent collaborator of
     cities require the vitality, imagination, managerial               Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Like his
     sophistication, and compelling design vision of the land-          mentor, the great prairie landscape architect Jens
     scape architect. Among the design professions,                     Jensen, Caldwell's search for the "spirit of the native
     landscape architects are assuming leadership roles in              landscape" was driven by an attention to craft, a hands-
     transforming conditions of crisis to promise, neglect to           on bootstrap energy, and a deep understanding of the
     value, banality to poetry. The Program of Landscape                plants, construction materials, and environmental needs
     Architecture at IIT is driven by these needs and aspira-           of the Midwestern landscape. The program's philosophy
     tions.                                                             strives to embrace these timeless ethics while critically
                                                                        incorporating contemporary scientific, ecological, cul-
     Chicago is the active synthesis of the urban and the nat-          tural, technical, and artistic influences.
     ural. Geographically it is positioned in dramatic poise
     within the Great Lakes Basin, where twenty per cent of             The need to provide constructive, conscientious, and aes-
     the world's fresh water supply is not only a natural               thetically compelling environments has never been more
     resource but an economic catalyst in the development of            prescient. IIT students learn in an unsurpassed setting,
     the city. Historically, Chicago is the birthplace of the           utilizing enviable natural and urban resources with
     only genuine American landscape aesthetic - the Prairie            world renowned faculty and colleagues similarly inspired
     School Landscape, it also enjoys the foresight of a world          and oriented around these responsibilities and chal-
     class park system sponsored by the 1893 Columbian                  lenges. We invite you to join us in being an instrumental
     Exposition, as well as the world renowned Chicago                  part of this program.
     Botanical Garden. Furthermore, the city itself has pub-
     licly embraced an action oriented campaign in current              To be admitted without conditions to the Master of
     landscape revitalization and environmental goals -                 Landscape Architecture program, an applicant is
     Millennium Park, Chicago Green Roof and Sustainability             required to have prior coursework in the following:
     Initiatives, to name but a few. Locally, the IIT campus            Freehand Drawing, Biology, Geology. Candidates will be
     offers an invigorating combination of pioneering early             notified upon admission as to their exact program of
     modern landmarks to study in and learn from.                       study, depending on their prior preparation.

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Master of Landscape Architecture Curriculum

First Year

Fall Semester                                Credit Hours   Spring Semester                             Credit Hours
LA 541      Studio I: Dynamics and Processes of Place   6   LA 542     Studio II: Site and City                    6
LA 565      Ecology and Materials Workshop I: Plants        LA 566     Ecology and Materials Workshop II:
            and Planting                                3              Earthworks and Infrastructures              3
LA 501      Nature of Ecology                           3   LA 502     Landscape Architectural History: From
LA 525      Representing and Modeling the Landscape     3              Antiquity to Olmsted                        3
                                                            LA 526     Digital Media                               3
TOTAL                                                  15   TOTAL                                                  15

Second Year

Fall Semester                                               Spring Semester
LA 543      Studio III: Comprehensive Landscape Design 6    LA 544     Studio IV: Site, City, and Region            6
LA 567      Ecology and Materials Workshop III:             LA 568     Ecology and Materials Workshop IV:
            Horticulture and Design                    3               Manufacturing the Urban Environment          3
LA 514      Landscape Architecture Consultants         3    LA 503     Advanced Contemporary Theory:
LA 527      Advanced Modeling and Fabrication          3               Case Studies                                 3
                                                            LA 515     Firms, Parks, Developers                     3

TOTAL                                                  15   TOTAL                                                  15

Third Year

Fall Semester                                               Spring Semester
LA 545      Studio V: Advanced Landscape                    LA 546     Studio VI: Advanced Landscape Design
            Design Investigations                       6              Investigations                               6
LA 516      Historic Landscape Preservation             3   LA         Elective                                     3
LA          Elective related to landscape research      3   LA         Elective related to landscape research       3
ARCH        Elective related to architecture            3   ARCH       Elective related to architecture             3
TOTAL                                                  15   TOTAL                                                  15

                                                            Degree Total                              90 Credit Hours

Media: GIS, Flash, Animation, Parametric (Revit)
History and Theory: Specific designers, periods, themes
Urban Planning: Current CRP courses
Research: As per individual student and faculty interests

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     College of Architecture
     Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture
     The Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (Ph.D.) program           ments and developments, and critical inquiry that
     is for those advanced graduate students who plan to                extends its frontiers.
     pursue careers in the academic and research fields and/or
     in the area of advanced professional practice within the           The program combines course-work and research,
     domain of architecture. The rigor of study required for            culminating in a Ph. D. dissertation of extensive and
     the Ph.D. degree extends the discipline of advanced                independent, original investigation which could also lead
     research and design beyond the master degree and is                to a design development. The research in some cases may
     oriented toward professional applications and academic             be an extension of work done in the preparation of
     advancement.                                                       a Master of Architecture degree in the College of
                                                                        Architecture. Each student’s program of study will
     The program requires a comprehensive knowledge of                  include seminars, specialized and elective course-work,
     architecture, a deep understanding of its accomplish-              research and design as preparation for the dissertation.

     Admission Requirements

     An applicant to the doctoral program must hold a                   The applicant should meet all entrance requirements of
     profes-sional Master of Architecture degree (M. Arch.)             lIT's Graduate College, plus a minimum cumulative
     from an NAAB accredited U.S. university or the                     grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; a TOEFL score
     equivalent. Candidates who have not completed the                  of at least 550; and at least three letters of recommenda-
     required profes-sional M.Arch. degree may apply for the            tions, from immediate supervising professors plus
     Master of Architecture program at IIT to fulfill that              additional list of references. The applicant should also
     requirement, as a non-terminal program of studies                  submit a statement of purpose indicating a subject of
     preparatory for the doctoral program.                              study or research work and should provide a portfolio
                                                                        demonstrating the qualities of his or her accomplish-
                                                                        ments and expertise.

     Degree Requirements

     The program requires a minimum of 58 credit hours                  Upon completion of the first academic year, the candidate
     usually completed in three-and-a-half to four years                will be required to pass a qualifying examination before
     beyond the MArch degree, which will include a minimum              he or she will officially be admitted to Ph.D. candidacy.
     of 26 credit hours of course-work, The course-work will be         At the end of the program, the candidate will take a final
     comprised of seminars, specialty courses, and electives.           examination which will consist of an oral presentation
     The majority of the course-work will be selected from the          and defense of the dissertation. Current areas of study
     curriculum within the College of Architecture, though              include high-rise and long-span buildings, technology
     students are encouraged to have their research find                applications, energy conscious design, emerging
     connections to other doctoral programs at the university.          urbanisms, housing and advanced computer applications.
                                                                        Work for the Ph.D. must be completed within six years
                                                                        after admission to doctoral candidacy.

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Course Descriptions                       ARCH 421, 422                                  ARCH 426
                                          Energy Conscious Design I, II                  Computer-Aided Design
Numbers in parentheses after              The application of energy conserva-            in Practice
course descriptions indicate weekly       tion methods and renewable energy              This course reviews drafting,
class/lecture hours and lab hours,        sources, such as wind power and pas-           modeling and rendering computer
and total credit hours for the course,    sive solar systems, will be examined           hardware and software used in the
respectively.                             in the development of building                 practice of architectural design.
                                          energy budgets for a variety of                Design and management issues
                                          building types. ARCH 421 is a                  are explored with the extensive
                                          prerequisite for ARCH 422. (3-0-3);            use of PC CAD systems.

ARCH 403, 404
                                          (3-0-3)                                        Prerequisite: ARCH 425. (2-1-3)
Mechanical and Electrical Building
Systems for Architects I, II              ARCH 423                                       ARCH 427
Selection and design of building sup-     Architectural Programming                      Digital Architectural Media II
port systems: heating, ventilating,       Study of the principles of problem             A review of 3-D modeling concepts,
air conditioning, water supply, sani-     definition and problem solving                 computer-aided rendering concepts,
tary and storm drainage, power            related to the decision-making                 and methods in the development of
distribution, lighting, communica-        process of design. Review of skills of         architectural design. Extensive use
tions and vertical transportation.        collecting, reviewing and presenting           of PC CAD software is expected.
Systems are analyzed for their effect     quantities of information, along with          Prerequisite: ARCH 125, ARCH 425,
on building form, construction cost       the relevant computer-aided methods            AutoCAD or consent of instructor.
and operating efficiency. ARCH 403        and techniques. Applications include           (3-0-3)
is prerequisite for ARCH 404. (3-0-3);    identifying a client’s needs, consider-
(3-0-3)                                   ing project constraints, and                   ARCH 428
                                          developing a building program                  3-D Animation in CAD
                                          through resolution of problem                  Presentations
                                          requirements. (3-0-3)                          Review 3-D modeling concepts for
ARCH 408

                                                                                         animation, preparing camera move-
Freehand Drawing
A multi-purpose drawing course
offering students a chance to develop     ARCH 424                                       ments, lighting conditions, special
on-site sketching skills and creative     Construction Management                        effects, and the digital editing of ani-
expression in drawing through a           Survey of the techniques and proce-            mation sequences. Extensive use of
combination of sketching field trips      dures of construction management as            PC animation and editing software.
and in-class drawing assignments.         it relates to architectural practice.          Prerequisites: ARCH 427. (1-4-3)
(0-3-3)                                   The organization of the building
                                          team, the collaboration of this team           ARCH 429
                                          in the design process, cost control,           Digital Form Generation
                                          project scheduling, purchasing,                Review programming in CAD
ARCH 409

                                          accounting and field observation are           systems; programming basics in
Advanced Freehand Drawing
Advanced development of freehand
drawing skills in various media; still    described and documented. (3-0-3)              AutoCAD, extensive creation of
life, human figure, the natural and                                                      2-D and 3-D objects, data interroga-
built environment; studio and field       ARCH 425                                       tion, manipulation, and extraction,
settings. Prerequisites: Arch 408 or      Digital Architectural Media I                  and 2-D and 3-D parametric- and
permission of the instructor. (1-4-3)     The class introduces concept develop-          rule-based design. Investigation
                                          ment, design thinking and problem              of form creation, based on mathe-
                                          solving related to architectural repre-        matical relationships and random
                                          sentation and production technique             generation. Prerequisite:
ARCH 413

                                          (digital and analogue). The class will         ARCH 427. (1-3-3)
Architectural Practice
Lectures and practical problems
dealing with specifications, specifica-   look critically at recent digital design
tion writing, administration of           developments, as well as introduce             ARCH 430
construction, contracts, building law     students to the history of each “type”         Networked Technologies
and professional practice. (3-0-3)        of computer program; and the class             Study of the relationship between
                                          will introduce students to the basic           the built environment and networked
                                          skills required to productively work           technologies. Students will learn
                                          with a variety of practice-based soft-         principals of designing for networked
ARCH 414

                                          ware programs. The class will also             digital space, ways of augmenting
Professional Practice:

                                          introduce 3-D “craft-based” think-             physical space through digital tech-
Building Case Studies
Case study analysis of buildings;
                                          ing/working. Prerequisite: Graduate            nologies, and how networks and web
including the design process,
                                          Standing. (1-2-3)                              based communication have trans-
building detailing, construction
methods, government regulation,                                                          formed the practice of architecture
owner satisfaction, and post-                                                            and our daily lives. Prerequisite:
construction forensics. (3-0-3)                                                          ARCH 427. (1-2-3)

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     ARCH 431, 432                              and results. Close scrutiny of all the    ARCH 469
     Visual Training I, II                      components and personnel will give a      Urban Design in Europe
     The development of visual acuity           better understanding of the complex       This seminar course will explore cur-
     through the analysis of fundamental        synergies, advanced technologies,         rent notions of urbanism as observed
     elements of form. Aesthetic expres-        and adept project teams necessary         in the built environment of European
     sion as experience. Exercises in           for successful innovative architecture    cities. Projects and discussions will
     the study of form, proportion and          and urban planning. (3-0-3)               complement the design work under-
     rhythm, texture and color, mass                                                      taken in the architecture design
     and space. Exercises in visual per-        ARCH 456                                  studio. Assignments will focus on
     ception and aesthetic judgment.            Topics in Modernism                       documentation and analysis of the
     Isolation and analysis; interdepen-        Historical and critical study of a sig-   systems, organizations, policies
     dence and integration of sensuous          nificant cultural and intellectual        and rituals of habitation. Requisite:
     qualities. Aesthetic unity under           shift that occurred in Modern archi-      Semester Abroad Program. (3-0-3)
     restrictive conditions. (0-2-3)            tecture in Europe in the immediate
                                                post-World War II period. This semi-      ARCH 470
     ARCH 441, 442                              nar will discuss the relation of this     Image City: Mediation of Space
     Landscape Architecture I, II               new agenda within the development         This seminar surveys the interaction
     The natural landscape as a basis of        of Modern architecture from the ethi-     between media and the city from
     landscape work. Ecozones and their         cally based Modernism of Ruskin and       the 19th century to the present. A
     relation to vital habitats, including      Morris in the 19th century to the cre-    history of the technological innova-
     plant materials, their selection and       ation of the “Modern Movement” in         tions of the past 200 years as part of
     installation. The focus will be on         the inter-war years. Examination of       the development of the contemporary
     housing with its associated planting,      the manner in which this theoretical      city. No account of contemporary
     including various gardens both formal      position has been expressed in archi-     urban issues can be considered com-
     and informal. ARCH 441 is prerequi-        tectural practice since the 1950s.        plete without taking into account the
     site for ARCH 442. (2-2-3); (2-2-3)        (3-0-3)                                   role played in our lives by the media.
                                                                                          Accordingly, every space we en-
     ARCH 443                                   ARCH 467                                  counter or create has to be
     Ecology, Sustainability, Site              Advanced Materials Workshop               considered “mediated.” (3-0-3)
     The role of natural systems in meet-       This course provides students with a
     ing human needs; climate, geology,         hands-on experience with the archi-       ARCH 473
     landforms, soils, vegetation and           tectural craft of metals as it applies    Conflict & Time
     animal populations as the basis of         to models and prototypes. Industrial      This seminar employs comparative
     agricultural and industrial technolo-      metal working processes are experi-       studies of other arts, in particular
     gies. Competing demands on natural         enced during a field trip. At the         cinema, to illuminate architectural
     systems and the necessity for inte-        conclusion of the class the student       esthetics and the creative process.
     gration and coherence. Ecological          creates an original project. (1-4-3)      (3-0-3)
     sustainability as a basis of architec-
     tural works. Site forming and              ARCH 468                                  ARCH 474
     reforming, soils and drainage,             Drawing from Travel                       Production/Design
     grading, orientation, microclimate         A studio drawing course for the           This seminar examines aspects of
     development and plant materials            development of perceptual and             design in motion pictures. The
     will be emphasized. (3-0-3)                technical skills critical to drawing in   premise underlying the course is that
                                                the field. Emphasis on the freehand       the act of perception constitutes an
     ARCH 454                                   travel sketch and its capacity to         act of design; we produce and design
     Contemporary Chicago                       evoke both the physicality and            the world we perceive. This becomes
     Architecture: Case Studies                 character of a place. Production of       particularly evident through analysis
     Contemporary architecture and              a comprehensive drawn record of           of the artificially constructed,
     urban design projects in Chicago           travels of a journal/sketchbook is        illusory reality of films. (3-0-3)
     present an invaluable opportunity          required. Various media will be
     to learn about some of the most            explored. Requisite: Semester Abroad
     advanced applications in practice          Program. (0-6-3)
     today. By examining significant
     projects currently under way, this
     course will investigate project execu-
     tion, design concepts and the various
     forces affecting projects’ definitions

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ARCH 475                                  ARCH 489                                       ARCH 502
Spatial Stories                           Structural Systems for Tall                    Advanced Topics in History
This course will examine the “spatial     Buildings and Long-Span Structures             and Theory I
story” as it appears in diverse media:    This course reviews the historical             One of two required courses, this
short fiction, films, everyday dis-       development of the interaction of the          seminar will focus on important
course, the media, architecture, etc.     structure with architecture and                theoretical topics relevant to profes-
The coursework will consist of read-      explores future trends and directions.         sional practice and architectural
ing and writing assignments, as well      The suitability of different materials         production. In consultation with
as the viewing of films and other         and systems will be studied, with              faculty, students may integrate this
visual artifacts. The course has two      emphasis placed on efficiency. (3-0-3)         course with their thesis or a special
goals to offer students: to improve                                                      area of interest. Students will be able
their study and communication skills      ARCH 495                                       to choose from a range of topics,
and to examine the social, cultural       Technology as Design                           which might include global architec-
and historical aspects of spatial prac-   Since the development of cast iron as          tural trends of the 21st century,
tices such as architecture. (3-0-3)       a viable construction material in the          urbanism, sustainable design theory,
                                          mid-1800s, there has been a path of            or postmodern theory.
ARCH 485                                  architecture exploring open-ended
Structures I: Concepts                    possibilities of technology. Integrated        ARCH 503
Examination of the basic and vast         within the culture, this determina-            Advanced Topics in History and
range of structural concepts and          tion to use the technology of one’s            Theory II
solutions, in an illustrated and          time as the creative generator of a            The second of two required courses,
summary format. Examples include          new evolving architecture is the the-          this seminar will focus on important
historic as well as contemporary          sis of this course. (3-0-3)                    theoretical topics relevant to profes-
structures. Statics and strength                                                         sional practice and architectural
of materials, beam theory, shear          ARCH 500                                       production. In consultation with
and bending moment diagrams,              History of Architectural Ideas:                faculty, students may integrate this
deflection analysis. Overview of          Vitruvius to 1900                              course with their thesis or a special
systems choices in architectural          This first of a two-semester survey            area of interest. Students will be able
applications. History of strength         encompasses both the history and               to choose from a range of topics,
of materials. (3-0-3)                     theory of architecture and landscape           which might include global architec-
                                          architecture. Readings from primary            tural trends of the 21st century,
ARCH 486                                  documents will supply the social and           urbanism, sustainable design theory,
Structures II: Design                     intellectual context for designed              or postmodern theory.
of Wood and Steel                         form. Lectures and visual documen-
Analysis, design and detailing of         tation will focus on the historical            ARCH 509
tectonic systems (steel and wood).        embodiment of these ideas within the           Topics in Advanced Technology
Design of compression, tension, and       panorama of changing styles, tech-             This research seminar examines
flexural members. Design of timber        niques, and attitudes. The objective           advances in the technologies that
beams and columns. Design of steel        of this course is to convey to the stu-        affect the practice of architecture.
beams and columns. The behavior of        dent the great complexity of cultural          The course examines leading
structures under static and dynamic       and intellectual forces affecting              technologies, processes and
loads. Analysis, design and detailing     design and to hone critical reasoning          applications and their role in
of concrete and masonry systems.          with respect to the meaning of form.           building design and production. The
Theory of reinforced concrete applied                                                    course will navigate the broad and
to beams and slabs. Prerequisite:                                                        varied materials related to advanced
ARCH 485. (3-0-3)
                                          ARCH 501
                                          History of Architectural Ideas:                technologies in architecture by
                                          1900 to Present                                focusing on specific applications for
ARCH 488                                  The ever-intensifying architectural            specific projects. (3-0-3)
Long-Span and Special Structures          discourse and accelerated pace of
Introduction of structural systems        change of the twentieth century only
for long spans and special structures.    expand the parameters of this second
The structural behavior will be           of a two-part survey of design ideas.
discussed and the required strength       The course, which will complement
and stiffness will be evaluated.          work in the design studio, begins
Individual projects will be assigned      with the consolidation of modern
to students to be presented at the        architecture and avant-gardism but
end of the course. (3-0-3)                advances to high modernism and its
                                          counter-critiques in the 1950s, post-
                                          modernism, and issues of urbanism,
                                          digital technology, globalism, ecology,
                                          and sustainability.

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     ARCH 541                                   ARCH 544                                 ARCH 551, 552
     Studio I: Materials                        Studio IV: Architecture III              Design of Energy-Efficient
     and Applications                           The development of architectural         Buildings I, II
     Introduction to building materials         principle through the study and          Design criteria for achieving human
     through studio exercises exploring         application of various concrete struc-   performance goals in energy-efficient
     the physical properties and charac-        tural systems. Studio exercises focus    buildings, criteria for the
     teristics of wood, metal, masonry and      on the design and construction of a      exterior/interior environment, and
     concrete, with emphasis on their use       medium-scale concrete structure.         criteria for architectural, mechanical,
     and assembly. Initial abstract exer-       The properties of concrete, its          electrical and building system
     cises sequentially introduce the basic     characteristics, physical composition,   components. Building upon the fall
     architecture vocabulary, materials         manufacture, formwork design and         course, various energy-conserving
     and principles, through analysis of        construction, and historical develop-    strategies shall be evaluated for
     historic precedents and materials          ment of its use as a building material   achieving cost effective, energy-
     research. Introduction of a basic          will be covered. Prerequisite: ARCH      efficient design of a specific building
     building system utilizing a “kit of        543. (0-12-6)                            type. (3-0-3); (3-0-3)
     parts” for investigation of load, span,
     enclosure and minimal program.             ARCH 545                                 ARCH 553, 554
     (0-12-6)                                   Studio V: Comprehensive                  High Rise Building Technology I, II
                                                Building Design I                        The course consists of presentations
     ARCH 542                                   The development of a moderate-scale      by specialists in the various technolo-
     Studio II: Architecture I                  building with special emphasis on        gies of high-rise building, including
     The study and application of wood          the formulation and articulation of      planning, financing, code reinforce-
     and masonry construction systems           space. Studio exercises focus on         ment, materials, architecture,
     and their architectural expression.        development of spatial mass and          engineering, project management,
     Studio exercises focus on the design       scale, structure as an architectural     construction, building management
     and construction of small-scale            factor, proportion as a means of         services, safety and maintenance.
     structures. Study of major elements        architectural expression, lighting,      (3-0-3)
     of a building from the roofing to          program, display and the expressive
     design, the work will emphasize            value of materials. As a comprehen-      ARCH 567
     fundamental architectural issues:          sive building projects of a smaller      Architectural Drawing
     natural light, building orientation        scale, studio work covers a complete     and Model Making
     and protection from the elements.          and expressive presentation of the       Development of drafting and model-
     Further investigation of the manu-         project’s intentions and its spatial     ing skills. Coordination of hand and
     facture, construction, assembly and        and materials qualities. Prerequisite:   eye for qualities of lines, aggregates
     historical development of wood and         ARCH 544. (0-12-6)                       of lines, textures. Freehand exercises
     masonry as building materials.                                                      in geometric, axonometric and per-
     Prerequisite: ARCH 541. (0-12-6)           ARCH 546                                 spective drawing. Development of
                                                Studio VI: Comprehensive                 skills in model making in wood,
     ARCH 543                                   Building Design II                       metal and plastic. Development of
     Studio III: Architecture II                The development of an architectural      critical evaluation of quality and
     The development of architectural           project with an emphasis on compre-      craftsmanship of work. (0-3-1)
     principles through the study and           hensive building design: advanced
     application of steel utilizing simple      site development, spatial relation-      ARCH 588
     skeleton construction systems.             ships between interior and exterior      Thesis Preparation Seminar
     Studio exercises focus on the design       landscape, zoning and code analysis,     Seminars are conducted on thesis
     and construction of a small-scale          programming, and fully integrated        development and preparation with
     steel structure, investigating mater-      building systems. Study focuses on       emphasis placed on language, the
     ial properties and architectural           environmental concerns in building       written form, thesis manual require-
     expression. Study investigates a           design. Studio work includes a           ments, drawing and model
     coherent structural system and the         comprehensive set of architectural       presentation, and the oral
     computational definition of its            documents, articulated model(s),         presentation for jury examination.
     members and their aesthetic conse-         and architectural details representa-    (3-0-3)
     quences. The characteristics of            tive of the building’s concepts.
     steel, its manufacture, construction,      Prerequisite: ARCH 545. (0-12-6)
     assembly and historical development
     of its use will be covered.
     Prerequisite: ARCH 542. (0-12-6)

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ARCH 589                                  hard-cover volume, which is                    CRP 465
Pre-Thesis Seminar                        deposited in the GRC and the univer-           The Ecological Basis of Planning
An introduction to the architecture       sity’s library. (Credits: Variable,            The role of natural systems in meet-
faculty through a discussion of           minimum total eight semester hours)            ing human needs. Climate, geology,
current issues and future directions                                                     landforms, soils, vegetation and
of the profession. These concerns are     ARCH 601                                       animal populations as the bases of
then related to the specific student’s    Doctoral Methodology Pro-Seminar               agricultural and industrial technolo-
interest and the specialized experi-      This course provides a foundation for          gies. Competing demands on air,
ence of the faculty. By the end of the    doctoral students to the diversity of          water and land. Limiting factors.
semester, a Thesis Advisory               research paradigms in architecture.            (3-0-3)
Committee, with a thesis chairman         The first component is an introduc-
and two additional faculty members,       tion to the philosophy of knowledge            CRP 519
is assigned to each thesis student.       with an emphasis on architecture.              Principles of City Planning I
Together, they identify the thesis        The second component entails a                 This course explores the problems of
project, program, its scope and           critical review and evaluation of              housing from the scale of the single
objective and, most important,            diverse research methodologies in              dwelling to larger residential build-
budget time for each phase. (3-0-3)       current doctoral architectural                 ings. Examination of the internal
                                          research, with substantial informa-            functions of a housing unit, the rela-
ARCH 590                                  tion on research methodologies not             tionship of one unit to another, and
Specialized Research                      covered in undergraduate and                   of the overall structure and develop-
and Thesis Development                    graduate education. Students will              ment of settlement units. (3-0-3)
Each thesis project must demon-           write a series of papers that critically
strate an intellectual objective          review the course readings and
                                          discussions. (3-0-3)
                                                                                         CRP 520
and an in-depth study that will                                                          Principles of City Planning II/
contribute to the practice of architec-                                                  Urban Design
ture. The formulated problem should       ARCH 651                                       This course explores principles of
combine a theoretical search with the     Advanced Topics in Integrated                  urban design. Applications will make
practical considerations of the           Building Engineering Design                    analyses of urban issues such as the
profession. Research methods are          This class will address advanced               integration of urban elements into
identified that will provide the          energy-conservation techniques                 an organic whole, the town center,
resources and information necessary       in the building delivery process.              the interrelationship of built forms to
for the design process. Post-occu-        Exceptional building energy perfor-            open spaces and the varying compo-
pancy building evaluations of similar     mance requires more than simple                nents of the urban fiber.
problems are used to analyze              dependence on the efficient perfor-            Prerequisite: CRP 519. (3-0-3)
technical assumptions, functional         mance of individual building
response, and social reaction.            components, such as mechanical
(Credits: Variable)                       equipment or window systems. In
                                                                                         CRP 521

                                          order to cost effectively reduce oper-
                                                                                         Advanced Planning I, II
                                                                                         Advanced work in city and regional
ARCH 591, 592                             ating costs, increase comfort, boost           planning. Analysis. Structure.
Research and Thesis                       indoor air quality, and reduce                 Clarification of principle and idea
A thesis project is developed in depth    environmental pollutant emission, a            in planning. Varied problems.
by the student under the direction        synergistic effect between all build-          Prerequisite: CRP 519, CRP 520,
of the adviser and an advisory com-       ing systems must be accounted for in           or consent of instructor.
mittee of other architecture faculty      the design process. (3-0-3)                    (Credit: Variable)
and/or professional members.
Specialized research and design           City and Regional Planning
within a wide range of architectural
                                                                                         CRP 531

problems include site selection, con-
                                                                                         Advanced Housing
                                                                                         Advanced work. The dwelling
sideration of architectural context
                                          CRP 425, 426
                                                                                         and groups of dwellings as a plan-
and environmental impacts, develop-
                                          History and Architecture
                                                                                         ning and architectural problem.
ment of user function and space
                                          of Cities I, II
                                          Selected topics in the history and             Variations. Site. Clarification of
programs, and architectural planning      development of human settlements.              principle in working out specific solu-
and design. Aesthetic and visual          Examination of the forces affecting            tions. Prerequisites: CRP 519, CRP
aspects and the intellectual founda-      city development in history. These             520 or consent of instructor. (3-0-3)
tions of the problem are carefully        courses are taught as seminars and
considered, as well as the technical      meet for one three-hour period per
aspects in the selection and integra-     week. (3-0-3); (3-0-3)
                                                                                         CRP 532

tion of structural and environmental
                                                                                         Community Development
                                                                                         Advanced work. Consideration of
systems. After final acceptance of the                                                   entire community and its elements.
presentation materials by the                                                            Density. Spatial development.
advisory committee, the text, reduc-                                                     Varied problems to clarify principles.
tions of the drawings, and model                                                         Prerequisites: CRP 519, CRP 520 or
photographs are bound together in a                                                      consent of instructor. (3-0-3)

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     Landscape Architecture                     videos, etc.) that reveal otherwise       LA 527
                                                latent aspects of each study project’s    Advanced Modeling and
                                                organization, perceptual character,       Fabrication
                                                appearance, and performance. (3-0-3)      Students learn advanced digital fab-
     LA 443

                                                                                          rication and modeling techniques
     Forests, Preserves, Parks and

                                                                                          necessary to understand complex
     The growing need for these public          LA 514
     site types in America in the 1800s         Landscape Architecture Consultants        three-dimensional surfaces, objects,
     gave rise to the landscape architec-       The roles and expertise of, and the       and space, as well as dynamic
     ture profession. More necessary now        relationships between, consultants        processes. Modeling, rendering,
     than ever, the planning and design         commonly used during site planning,       scripting, and animation skills are
     approach to these sites is undergoing      design, engineering, construction,        used to conduct, generate, and com-
     major change. In this course               and post-construction maintenance.        municate research. Prerequisite: LA
     students will investigate the histori-     Co-requisite: LA 543. (3-0-3)             526 or equivalent. (3-0-3)
     cal and contemporary environmental
     and cultural relationships of the          LA 515                                    LA 541
     American landscape. Themes include         Firms, Parks, Developers                  Studio I: Dynamics and Processes
     landscape use and ecological change,       The players who orchestrate and           of Place
     regional and national landscapes, the      manage landscapes, including plan-        Understanding the fundamental
     roles of the National Park Service,        ners, landscape architects, trusts,       relationships of dynamic natural
     state and county park and forest           governmental agencies, and develop-       processes, with an emphasis on rep-
     systems, and municipal green spaces.       ers; and their economic, professional,    resenting time, movement, space,
     Case studies and analyses of specific      political, and socio-cultural concerns    light, natural rhythms, shifting
     sites.                                     and responsibilities. (3-0-3)             boundaries and enclosures, and the
                                                                                          physical materials of landscape.
                                                                                          Within a “natural” setting, students
                                                                                          use varied tools (including the body)
     LA 501                                     LA 516

                                                                                          to measure and record landscape-
     Nature of Ecology                          Historic Landscape Preservation
     An historical, theoretical, and scien-     Survey of historic landscape preser-
     tific account of nature’s role in the      vation theory, method, and practice,      specific phenomena and conditions
     humanities and sciences as they            and their relationship to environ-        such as erosion, entropy, edges, and
     relate to design. Emphasis is placed       mental and cultural considerations.       movement through dynamic spaces.
     on the relationships between natural       (3-0-3)                                   Students develop insightful and
     systems and the fitness of a land-                                                   appropriately precise methods of
     scape, the site and the organism,                                                    modeling and representing these
                                                                                          phenomena. (0-12-6)
                                                LA 525
     open and closed systems, causation         Representing and Modeling the
     and constraints, sustainability, and       Landscape
     the complex interplay between              Using hand drawing and physical           LA 542
     humans and the designed environ-           modeling to explore and interrogate       Studio II: Site and City
     ment. (3-0-3)                              landscape processes. Techniques and       Understanding constructed sites and
                                                methods to explore, develop and           programs, the infrastructural and
                                                envision ideas particular to land-        the landscape architect’s role in orga-
                                                                                          nizing them. Built and natural
     LA 502
                                                scape design. Mapping, time,
                                                                                          context as well as extant and pro-
     Landscape Architectural History:
                                                movement, body in space, line,
                                                                                          posed programs are analyzed and
     From Antiquity to Olmsted
     The chronological history of land-         contour, texture, flows of materials
     scape design from antiquity to             (hydro, litho, aero), plant communi-      speculated upon to develop concep-
     Olmsted, with an emphasis on gar-          ties.(3-0-3)                              tual frameworks. Exercises
     den and park typologies. (3-0-3)                                                     emphasize the integration of these
                                                                                          concerns into the design of a variety
                                                                                          of spaces, places, and apparatus.
                                                LA 526

     LA 503                                     Digital Media
     Advanced Contemporary Theory:              Using digital tools to clarify, concep-
     Case Studies                               tualize, represent, and communicate
     The study of 20th century landscape        the forces and flows within designed      LA 543
     design with an emphasis on the             and engineered environments. A flu-       Studio III: Comprehensive
     Prairie School, modernism, organi-         idity between critical, visual, and       Landscape Design
     cism, and contemporary trends. The         quantifiable digital techniques will      Design-build exercises emphasizing
     course is split between lectures and       be cultivated and will ground the         local ecologies, projected use, and the
     in-depth case studies of significant       management of information across          performance of ephemeral, semi-per-
     landscapes from the Chicago region         software platforms. Focus on              manent, and permanent site
     and beyond. Collecting information         Photoshop, Illustrator, and               interventions. (0-12-6)
     from the study projects’ authors and       AutoCAD. Prerequisite: LA 525 or
     weekend site visits will lead to mod-      equivalent. (3-0-3)
     els and representations (drawings,

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LA 544                                    LA 565                                         Undergraduate Course
Studio IV: Site, City, and Region         Ecology and Materials Workshop I:              Prerequisites
Developing and testing approaches to      Plants and Planting
the planning and design of large-         The plants of the Western Great                The courses described below and at
scale, multi-program environments.        Lakes Basin, emphasizing both                  right are undergraduate courses,
Special concern given to the implica-     prominent native and commercially              some or all of which are prerequisites
tions of site-specific proposals to       available species. Understanding and           to graduate study in the College of
offsite, regional areas and the inte-     identifying species as found within            Architecture. Applicants to the
gration of economic, environmental,       typical plant communities.                     College’s degree programs must
and social criteria as part of the        Familiarization with plant physiog-            demonstrate proficiency in the
design process. (0-12-6)                  raphy as determined by climate,                undergraduate-level courses or
                                          geology, topography, hydrology, soils,         their equivalents listed in the
LA 545                                    wildlife, and disturbances (natural            “Admission Requirements” and indi-
Studio V: Advanced Landscape              and anthropogenic). (2-2-3)                    vidual program descriptions sections.
Design Investigations
Integration of large-scale site,          LA 566
programming, planting design,
                                                                                         MATH 119
                                          Ecology and Materials Workshop
ecology of site, and other design
                                                                                         Geometry for Architects
                                          II: Earthworks and Infrastructures             Basic analytic geometry in two and
elements and problems into a              The qualities and characteristics of           three dimensions; trigonometry.
cohesive design solution. Practical       “soft” and “‘hard” landscape materi-           Equations of lines, circles and conic
application of the relationship among     als with emphasis on a quantitative            sections; resolution of triangles; polar
sites, drawings, and the making of        and interrelated understanding of              coordinates. Equations of planes,
landscape architectural projects. The     landform (grading) and drainage                lines, quadratic surfaces.
semester is sequenced: site analysis;     design. Covers the influence of cli-           Applications. (3-0-3)
programming decisions; site               mate, geology, soils, hydrology, and
modeling; development of design;          disturbances on the design of a site’s
representation and defense of design      constituent elements, including path-
                                                                                         MATH 122

graphically (plan and elevation           ways and roads, infrastructure,
                                                                                         Introduction to Mathematics II
                                                                                         Basic concept of calculus of a single
views), model, and materials and          plantings, and stormwater manage-              variable; limits, derivatives,
planting list. design of environments     ment strategy. (2-2-3)                         integrals, applications. (3-0-3)
which are responsive to human need
and expressive of physiographic           LA 567
conditions. (0-12-6)
                                                                                         PHYS 211, 212
                                          Ecology and Materials Workshop                 Basics Physics I, II
                                          III: Horticulture and Design                   Intended to give students in the
LA 546                                    Advanced understanding of horticul-            liberal arts, architecture and design
Studio VI: Advanced Landscape             ture as a technical science. The               an understanding of the basic
Design Investigations                     relationship between ecological                principles of physics and an
A primary motive for landscape            research and a designed and engi-              appreciation of how physics
architects is spatial configuration. In   neered site, and applications thereof.         influences contemporary society.
this studio students explore both         (2-2-3)                                        Prerequisites: Math 122. (3-0-3);
three-dimensional space and digital                                                      (3-0-3)
and hand-drawn representations of         LA 568
space. Exercises include explorations     Ecology and Materials Workshop
of how seeing, visualizing, and draw-     IV: Manufacturing the Urban
ing interrelate, and how form,            Environment
light/shadow, volume and space—           Techniques and technologies to ana-
basic elements of composition—affect      lyze, construct, remediate and/or
the built environment. An introduc-       restore urban sites, including those
tion to the methods and use of GIS        that have been subjected to complex
(Geographic Information System)           human disturbances, such as land-
introduces students to the opportuni-     fills and brownfields. Includes special
ties this tool provides for land          needs construction practices such as
planners and designers. (0-12-6)          structured soils, phytoremediation,
                                          green roofs and rooftop gardens.
                                          Overview of relevant site-specific
                                          codes and environmentally oriented
                                          building programs such as LEED.

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