ARCH 208. Architectural Design I. 6 Hours.

The second year studios are responsible for introducing students to the basic form determinants of architecture-from limited scope exercises to complete building designs. Using diagrams and sketches, plans, sections, elevations and models, students explore the spatial ordering of human activity, site and landscape analysis, light and air modulation, simple environmental controls and energy conservation, basic framing systems, volumetric organization and the materials of building skins and envelopes. Students must bring a lap top computer to this class. Prerequisite: ARCH 109. LAB.