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ARCH 658 Programming and Pre-Design Issues

ARCH 658.  Programming and Pre-Design Issues.  3 Credits.     

This course will introduce the concepts, methods, techniques, and information used by the architect to establish the parameters of a project, prior to entering the formal design process. The course will introduce the student to the social, technical, leagan and economic dimensions of architectural programming,. The content will introduce the core competencies in programming, site, and environmental analysis required by the profession. Programming theory, research techniques, information analysis, evaluation of significance, and creative synthesis of the multivalent factors acting upon the pre-design process of project definition will be covered. Exercises may include programming and analysis of projects and sites assigned in the Architectural Design Studio sequence. Prerequisite: ARCH 209 or ARCH 504.