1001 Architectural Design I (4)Prereq.: permission of department; coreq.: ARCH 1003. 9 hrs. studio. Emphasis on two-dimensional representation of three-dimensional forms; development of basic skills in architectural design drawing and modeling.
1002 Architectural Design II (4)Prereq.: ARCH 1001; coreq.: ARCH 1004. 9 hrs. studio. Emphasis on the organization of spaces, form and process, and development of skills in architectural design drawing and modeling.
1003 Introduction to Architectural Topics and Techniques I (2)Coreq.: ARCH
1001. Profession of architecture and related disciplines; development of the
environment; demonstrations on drawing, modeling, and rendering techniques.
1004 Introduction to Architectural Topics and Techniques II (2)Prereq.: ARCH
1003; coreq.: ARCH 1002. Architectural practice and its relationship to other
disciplines; processes and elements of design and demonstrations of drawing types and media, including computer applications.
2001 Architectural Design III (6)Prereq.: ARCH 1002; coreq.: ARCH 2003, 2005. 12 hrs. studio. Emphasis on abstract and theoretical organizational concepts; space, form, function, and resolution of materials and structural systems.
2002 Architectural Design IV (6)Prereq.: ARCH 2001; coreq.: ARCH 2004, 2006. 12 hrs. studio. Emphasis on process, materials theory, site inventory, and analysis and impact of regionalism.
2003 Architectural Techniques III (2)Prereq.: ARCH 1004; coreq.: ARCH 2001, 2005. Exploration of drawing, modeling, and digital applications to the design process; specific techniques will vary based on projects assigned in ARCH 2001.
2004 Architectural Techniques IV (2)Prereq.: ARCH 2003; coreq.: ARCH 2002, 2006. Advanced exploration of drawing, modeling, and digital applications to the design process; specific techniques will vary based on projects assigned in ARCH 2002.
2005 Architectural Topics III (3)Prereq.: ARCH 1004; coreq.: ARCH 2001, 2003.
Use of case studies to demonstrate the social and environmental contexts affecting
the use of materials, building techniques, structural and energy analysis, and
relationship to central themes in modern art and social theory.
2006 Architectural Topics IV (3)Prereq.: ARCH 2005; coreq.: ARCH 2002, 2004. Use of case studies to contrast the meanings of buildings designed in urban or rural environ-ments.
2173 Automated Graphics for Designers (3)See CM 2402, LA 2185.
2401 Appreciation of Architecture (3) SNot open to architecture majors. Architectural
concepts and principles; architectural vocabulary, style, symbolic form
characteristics, spatial character, and refinements.
2402 Introduction to Structural Forms (3) SPrereq.: enrollment in professional program in architecture or interior design. Nonmathematical survey of structural elements and systems; their integration in the environmental design study of forces and force systems; state of stress; deformation; properties of shapes.
3000 Supervised Independent Study and Research (1-3)Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit with consent of school director. Investigation of areas of interest not covered in other departmental courses.
3001 Architectural Design V (6)Prereq.: approval for advancement to upper division in architecture. 12 hrs. studio. Emphasis on programming, site analysis and planning, functional planning, and resolution of structural and architectural systems.
3002 Architectural Design VI (6)Prereq.: ARCH 3001, 3007. 12 hrs. studio. Emphasis on planning buildings while incorporating studies in the technologies of materials, structure, environmental controls, lighting, and acoustics.
3003 Architectural Structures I (3)Prereq.: approval for advancement to upper
division in architecture. Building structural mechanics, statics, strength of
materials, and theories of structures.
3004 Architectural Structures II (3)Prereq.: ARCH 3003. Design and application of timber and steel structures in architecture.
3005 History of Architecture I (3)The development of architectural and spatial forms as they relate to changing perceptions of self, society, and the natural world. From prehistory to the 13thcentury.
3006 History of Architecture II(3) Prereq.: ARCH 3005. The development of architectural and spatial forms as they relate to changing perceptions of self, society, and the natural world from the Italian Renaissance through modern times.
3007 Architectural Systems (3)Prereq.: approval for advancement to upper division
in architecture. Detailed treatment of construction materials and systems, with
emphasis on large scale application of enclosure systems and steel and concrete structures.
3008 Environmental Control Systems (3)Prereq.: approval for advancement to
upper division in architecture. Principles and practices of selection and design
mechanical systems, including lighting, electrical distributions, acoustics, plumbing, vertical transportation, and fire suppression.
3457 Hands on Materials (3) VPrereq.: ARCH 2154. 6 hrs. studio. Design and
physical manipulation, construction, and/or fabrication of devices or components
made primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) of steel.
4001 Architectural Design VII (6)Prereq.: ARCH 3002. 12 hrs. studio. Emphasis on large, multi-user buildings with particular attention focused on site and context.
4002 Architectural Design VIII (6)Prereq.: ARCH 4001. 12 hrs. studio. Emphasis on the design of single or multiple buildings in urban environments.
4003 Intensive Design Studio (6) SuPrereq.: admission to the M.Arch. program.
12 hrs. studio. Introduction to design issues and theories through critical
analysis; emphasis on the development of basic skills through concept, process, and architectural representation.
4031 Architectural Structures III (3)Prereq.: ARCH 3004. Design and application of concrete structures in architecture.
4032 Advanced Architectural Technology (3)Prereq.: ARCH 3008. Seminar relating
to topics of architectural technologies including, but not limited to building
structures, environmental concerns, electronic transfer of information.
4033 Fundamentals of Architectural Technology (2) SuPrereq.: admission to the
M.Arch. program or consent of instructor. A survey of the fundamental theories
techniques of mathematical and physical science related to the application of architectural technology.
4051 Advanced 20thCentury Architectural History (3)Prereq.: ARCH 3005, 3006. Topics in 20thcentury architectural history and theory; writing component.
4052 Advanced Architectural History (3)Prereq.: ARCH 3005, 3006. Topics on architectural history and theory.
4062 Urban Design and Planning (3)Fundamentals of urban morphology in relation to historical, social, political, and economic systems.
4090 Restoration Studies (3)Theory and methodology of architectural restoration; tools and techniques of restoration.
4145 Louisiana and Gulf Coastal Architecture (3)History and development of Louisiana and gulf coastal architecture from the 17thcentury to the present.
4155 Recording Historic Structures (3)Prereq.: permission of department. 1
hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Hands-on field and laboratory experience in current
documenting historic buildings, including hand methods, photography, and photogrammetry.
4165 Applied Principles of Conservation (3)Prereq.: permission of department.
1 hr. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Laboratory work will be at the LSU Rural Life Museum.
Hands on work with traditional construction materials, tools, and methods: masonry,
timber, bousillage, and others.
4221 Selected Topics in Architecture (3) VMay be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit with school approval. Studies in various subjects related to architecture.
4353 Principles and Practices of Land Development (3)Environmental, physical, and financial aspects of land development.
4440 Vernacular Architecture and Material Culture (3)See ANTH 4440.
4441 Aesthetics of Architecture (3)Prereq.: consent of instructor. Development of aesthetic theory through architectural literature.
4474 Passive Solar Energy Applications for Buildings (3)Design and application of passive solar systems for space heating and cooling of buildings.
4700 Research Methods (3)Major research methods in architecture; hypothesis formulation and testing, data gathering and analysis.
4991 Advanced Computer Applications in Design (3) F,SPrereq.: permission of department. 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Development and application of computer-based image processing and information management skills.
4993 Advanced Computer Aided Architectural Graphics (3) F,SPrereq.: consent
of instructor. The development and application of advanced computer-based
architectural design and communication skills.
5001 Comprehensive Architectural Design (6)Prereq.: ARCH 4002; coreq.: ARCH
5003. 12 hrs. studio. Emphasis on the comprehensive design of a single building
integrating material selection, mechanical, acoustical, structural, lighting, and two- and three-dimensional studies.
5002 Architectural Design Concentration (6)Prereq.: ARCH 5001; coreq.: ARCH
5004. 12 hrs. studio. Emphasis on architectural problems developed around faculty
expertise and emerging opportunities in the profession.
5003 Advanced Architectural Topics (3)Coreq.: ARCH 5001. Seminar relating to various topics in architecture; writing component.
5004 Concentration Seminar (3)Coreq.: ARCH 5002. Various topics relating to architectural problems encountered in ARCH 5002.
5005 Advanced Architectural Techniques (3)1 hr. lecture; 4 hrs. studio. Preparation
and correlation of working drawings, specifications, and project manuals, from
design development drawing.
5006 Professional Practice (3)Exploration and analysis of project acquisition,
contract negotiations, governmental regulations, personnel, office management,
architect's societal role.
7001 Graduate Design Studio I (6) FPrereq.: ARCH 4003 or equivalent. 12 hrs.
studio. The first of a five-semester sequence of design studios. Emphasis on
development of concept and form through investigation of interrelationships between programmatic, contextual, and theoretical issues by use of plan, section, elevation, and other models of building form.
7002 Graduate Design Studio II (6) SPrereq.: ARCH 7001. 12 hrs. studio. The
second in a five-semester sequence of design studios. Emphasis on the design
buildings in a variety of physical settings.
7003 Graduate Design Studio III (6) FPrereq.: ARCH 7002. 12 hrs. studio. The
third in a five-semester sequence of design studios. Emphasis on architectural
programming and the design of buildings incorporating technologies of materials and various architectural systems.
7004 Graduate Design Studio IV (6) SPrereq.: ARCH 7003. 12 hrs. studio. The
fourth in a five-semester sequence of design studios. Emphasis on architecture
representation and interpretation of social, political, and other institutional structures in modern society.
7005Graduate Design Studio V (6) FPrereq.: ARCH 7004. 12 hrs. studio. The culmination
of a five-semester sequence of design studios. Emphasis on the synthesis of
all issues addressed in previous studios in the comprehensive design of a single
7040 Structural Concepts and Forms (3)Relationship between the schematic properties of prototypical building forms and basic types of total system behavior.
7050 Project Planning/Management (3)Relationship of the construction process and project planning to building projects of various scales and complexities.
7070 Community Design Studies (3)Definition and application of community design processes; relationships between community elements and the design process; case study approach.
7080 Building Energy Systems (3)Prereq.: ARCH 3171 and 3173 or equivalent. Building energy performance and human interaction.
7600 Seminar in Architecture (3)May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics in architecture.
7900 Architectural Studies/Research (3)Prereq.: written consent of School of
Architecture Graduate Committee. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit.
Selected readings and/or research under the supervision of graduate faculty.
8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.)"S"/"U" grading.