Comprehensive DesignCollege of Architecture
Students complete a comprehensive site and building design project through demonstration of investigative and design skills engaged with site conditions, historical traditions and global culture. Each project integrates environmental, structural and spatial ordering systems and addresses issues of sustainability, accessibility, and life safety in the design. The course focuses on skill in required technical documentation and producing a set of architectural drawings delineating the project and fulfilling course objectives. This course meets the NAAB accreditation standards for a comprehensive architectural design studio and is supported by professional consultants who provide expertise, through lectures, demonstrations, reviews and other activities, in content areas required for the course. The studio component of the course emphasizes the fully-integrated architectural proposition. The consulting/lab component conducts technical research, computation, and documentation in support of the studio.