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GENERAL EDUCATION DESIGNATION

DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

Architecture (ARCH)

School of Architecture

All courses are restricted to declared architecture majors, unless otherwise specified.

ARCH 100 Introduction to the Built Environment (3) Introduction to the breadth of design in today's global culture. Exploration of human responses to place, climate, culture, communication, and technology, with emphasis on the impact of scientific knowledge on environmental design. Open to nonmajors. A-F only. DS

ARCH 101 Basic Design Studio (4)
Introduction to creative design processes focusing on the investigation of composition within defining perceivable space. Hands-on exploration of materials and structures as an introduction to design processes. Open to non-majors. A-F only. DA

ARCH 132 Design Communication (4) Exploration of critical judgment and means to conceptualize, develop, present, and both visually and orally communicate form and space, including fundamentals of freehand drawing, mechanical drawing, physical model making, diagramming, and graphic techniques. Open to non-majors. A-F only. DA

ARCH 200 Collaboration in Environmental Design (2) Investigation of the various disciplines in the environmental design field, including architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, historic preservation, urban design, and construction management. Emphasis given to collaborative methods to address critical issues. Open to non-majors. A-F only.

ARCH 201 Architecture Design Studio (4) Development of design processes to study precedents and explore solutions responding to human needs in built and natural environment with emphasis on analysis and representation architectonic space and form using hand and computer techniques. A-F only. Pre: 235. DA

ARCH 220 Introduction to Environmental Systems A (3) Introduction to building systems, including structural, environmental, life-safety, building envelope, building materials and building assemblies. Development of design skills with emphasis on elevating skills in assessing and selecting appropriate building systems. A-F only. Pre: 132 and MATH 140.

ARCH 235 Computer Applications in Design (4) Exploration of digital design fundamentals and their application to design analysis, conceptualization, design process, and communication of design intent. Pre: 100, 101, and 132.

ARCH 251 Introduction to Landscape Architecture (3) Principles and practice of landscape planning, design, and technology. Ecological, sociocultural, and natural science determinants of landscape form and pattern. Open to nonmajors if space available.

ARCH 271 World Architecture and Urbanism A (3) Investigation of the history and theory of architecture in the world's major cultural regions, from early agricultural settlements to 1500 C.E. Investigation of architecture in relationship to social, political, technological, and material forces. Open to non-majors. A-F only. Pre: HIST 151. DH

ARCH 272 World Architecture and Urbanism B (3) Investigation of the history and theory of architecture from the 15th century C.E. to the present. Investigation of architecture in relationship to social, political, technological, and material forces. Open to non-majors. A-F only. Pre: HIST 152. DH

ARCH 321 Introduction to Environmental Systems B (3) Introduction to environmentalism; focusing on the impact of building systems of the global environment; the role of environmental regulations/certifications, and understanding of sustainable principles (economic, social, and natural systems). ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 320, and PHYS 151/151L.

ARCH 341 Intermediate Design Studio A (4) Building and site design with emphasis on site development, analysis, and climatic response. Introduction to sustainable design, land use ordinances, description and delineation of property and land features, and urban and community design influences. A-F only. Pre: 200 and 201.

ARCH 342 Intermediate Design Studio B (4) Architectural design with emphasis on space planning, building materials, technology, climatic responses, and codes including complex functional requirements, multi-story design issues, vertical transportation, structure, and finishes. Production of complete schematic design documents. Detailed writing instruction. A-F only. Pre: 341.

ARCH 350 Introduction to Planning (3) Perspectives on planning; planning tools and methods; specific Hawai'i planning/research problems from a multidisciplinary approach. Pre: consent. DS

ARCH 351 Introduction to Landscape Design (3) Principles and practice of urban design within the comprehensive planning process. Sociocultural, economic, political, environmental determinants of urban form and pattern. Open to nonmajors if space available. DS

ARCH 352 Landscape Architecture History, Theory, and Practice (3) Surveying the development of landscape architecture as an art form from Mesopotamia to present. Exploring the theory, profession and art of landscape architecture in the world by physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environmental factors. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as TPSS 352) DH

ARCH 353 Landscape Graphics Studio (4) Basic skills of landscape graphic communication through a creative process model. Learning free hand and technical drafting techniques to creative effective landscape graphics. Pre: consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as TPSS 353) DA

ARCH 354 Tropical Landscape Planting Design Studio (4) Students will develop basic skills of residential landscape graphic and design processes in order to clearly articulate the ability to think, analyze, and extend a physical solution in the proper scale. Repeatable one time. A-F only. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as TPSS 354) DA

ARCH 371 Design Theory (3) Examination of theories, movements, and periods in architectural history focusing on contemporary issues. Introduction to analytic techniques for achieving understanding of formal and spatial ordering of architectural and site constructs. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 271 and 272.

ARCH 372 Special Topics in Architectural History and Theory (3) An examination of specific theories, movements, or periods of architectural history. Changing topics to be taught by both regular and visiting faculty. Repeatable three times. Pre: 271 and 272. DH

ARCH 399 Directed Work (V) Pre: consent.

ARCH 400 Project Management (3) Exploration of the management of architectural services from project initiation through project completion. Investigation of project delivery options; management of project design teams, project operations and services; design parameter definition; design service documentation; and project execution. A-F only. Pre: 200.

ARCH 405 Selected Design Studio (3) Special architecture/interior architecture problems individually selected by students or faculty to sharpen design skills. Repeatable one time.

ARCH 406 Office Research Practicum (3) Learn design research method[s]. Conduct architectural design research under the guidance of a practicing architect in an office setting in an area of the architect's expertise and interest. The experience also exposes students to the professional practice of architecture via shadowing an architect mentor relative to typical design process activities, communication techniques, and professional ethics issues. A-F only. Pre: 200.

ARCH 415 Concentration Design Studio (6) Professional experience combined with scholarly and research activity occurring in an off-campus location with a focus on architectural concentration areas. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 342.

ARCH 422 Green Building Evaluation and Rating Systems (3) Introduction to green building design, construction, and operation standards and rating systems. Emphasis on understanding the intent, criteria, and process of the LEED system in preparation for application in a professional setting. ARCH majors only. A-F only.

ARCH 432 Construction Project Management (3) Introductory treatment of the management of construction. Construction supervision, contract documents, estimating and bidding, organization, planning and scheduling, administration, business methods, safety, and labor. ARCH majors only. A-F only. (Cross-listed as CEE 472)

ARCH 433 Professional Practice Law and Ethics (3) Exploration of the practice of architecture including: professionalism; office organization and administration; public, client, consultant, and other contractor relations; project administration, procedure and compensation; construction law and contract administration. A-F only. Pre: 200 and 341.

ARCH 434 Digital Design Synthesis (3) Investigation of processes for generating architectonic form using current digital technologies. Making advanced geometric models including investigation of morphological transformations. Study of design optimization, digital fabrication, information modeling, and generative algorithms. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 235.

ARCH 435 Architectural Economics (3) Survey of fundamental business principles and economic theories as they relate to professional practice for design professionals. DS

ARCH 442 Introduction to Urban Design (3) Principles and practice of urban design within the comprehensive planning process. Sociocultural, economic, political, environmental determinants of urban form and pattern. Open to non-majors if space available. A-F only. DS

ARCH 451 Landscape Architecture Design Seminar (3) Principles and practice of landscape architecture within the comprehensive design processes of the built environment. Focus on context-specific sociocultural, economic, political, environmental determinants of landscape forms and patterns. Open to non-majors if space available. A-F only.

ARCH 461 Introduction to Interior Architecture (3) Introduction and orientation to the field. Fundamental design principles and elements as applied to interiors. Basic materials and methods of interior construction; basic professional and business practices. Critical analysis of an existing interior space. Open to nonmajors if space available. Repeatable three times. DA

ARCH 471 Historic Architecture Design Seminar (3) Introduction to historic preservation. Exploration of design principles and elements as applied to conservation of historic resources, including basic conservation materials and methods, professional practices, and critical analysis of existing methodologies. Open to non-majors if space available. A-F only.

ARCH 472 Documentation of Historic Architecture (V) Study and documentation of existing buildings, structures, and sites of historic and/or cultural significance, including field measurements and drawings, historical research, photo documentation, and preparation of archival drawings to be deposited in the Library of Congress. Documentation conducted according to standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER). Repeatable three times. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as AMST 475)

ARCH 473 History of American Architecture (3) History of American architecture in terms of style, techniques, and symbolic meaning. (Cross-listed as AMST 423) DH

ARCH 474 Preservation: Hawai'i, Asia, and the Pacific (3) Lectures and discussions on historic preservation issues in Hawai'i, Asia, and the Pacific. Emphasis on indigenous and national expressions. Pre: junior standing or consent. (Cross-listed as AMST 474) DH

ARCH 477 Research Seminar (V) Research methodology for the qualitative development of an optimum environment. Repeatable three times. Pre: consent.

ARCH 490 Special Topics (3) Selected topics in any aspect of architecture. Content to be announced. Repeatable three times.

ARCH 491 Special Topics in Architecture History (3) Specialized work on the history and theory of architecture. Repeatable unlimited times. ARCH majors only. A-F only.

ARCH 492 Special Topics in Architectural Technology (3) Specialized investigation of technological developments in structural systems, environmental control systems, or materials and methods of construction. Repeatable unlimited times. ARCH majors only. A-F only.

ARCH 493 Special Topics in Architecture and Design (3) Work on specialized topics in the fields of architecture and design. May include research and/or studio experiences in architecture, interior architecture, computer-aided design, professional practice, advanced visual design, and architectural graphics. Repeatable unlimited times. ARCH majors only. A-F only.

ARCH 495 (Alpha) Foreign Exchange (3) Various course work including design, history, theory, technology, and sustainability offered for international exchange students. (E) elective; (L) laboratory; (P) project; (S) seminar. A-F only. Pre: departmental approval.

ARCH 628 Preservation: Theory and Practice (3) History and philosophy of historic preservation movement. Analysis of values and assumptions, methodologies and tactics, implications for society and public policy. (Cross-listed as AMST 675 and PLAN 675)

ARCH 650 Vernacular Architecture (3) Methods and approaches in the study of vernacular architecture, cultural landscapes and material culture, with an emphasis on traditions and innovations in the Americas. (Cross-listed as AMST 681)

ARCH 679 Elements of Style (3) The manifestations, visual characteristics, and social/cultural meaning of "style" in American architecture and decorative arts from the early settlement period through the present. (Cross-listed as AMST 679)

ARCH 690 Special Topics Seminar (3) Seminar on a wide range of architectural topics to be directed by both visiting and regular faculty. Repeatable three times. Pre: consent.

ARCH 691 Special Topics: Architecture History/Theory (3) Specialized work at an advanced level on the history and theory of architecture. Repeatable unlimited times.

ARCH 692 Special Topics in Architectural Technology (3) Specialized investigation at an advanced level of technological developments in structural systems, environmental control systems, or materials and methods of construction. Repeatable unlimited times.

ARCH 693 Special Topics in Architecture and Design (3) Intensive work on specialized topics in the fields of architecture and design. May include research and/or studio experiences in architecture, interior architecture, computer-aided design, professional practice, advanced visual design, and architectural graphics. Repeatable unlimited times.

ARCH 695 Applied Theories of Landscape Architecture (3) Graduate seminar on discussion of central ideas and theories in landscape architecture and environmental design, drawing on primary literature and speculative or built design work over many decades of thought. Graduate students only. A-F only.

ARCH 699 Directed Work (V)

ARCH 715 Asia-Pacific Architectural History and Theory (3) Study of the history and theory of culture and the built environment with particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. ARCH majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only.

ARCH 716 Architecture and Urban Design Theory (3) Detailed investigation of major theories in architecture and urban design and examination of their impact on contemporary architectural practice in varied geo-political contexts. Open to non-majors. A-F only.

ARCH 722 Architecture Systems I: Introduction to Systems (3) Study of building materials, assemblies, and integrated design including structural, environmental, life-safety, and building envelope systems. Development of ability to design, analyze and assess appropriate systems. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: MATH 140.

ARCH 723 Architecture Systems II: Qualitative Bioclimatic Structural Performance (3) Introduction to the theory of bioclimatic structural systems and the ability to analyze, assess, select, design, and integrate them as initial determinants into the building design. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: graduate status.

ARCH 724 Architecture Systems III: Quantitative Structural Analysis and Design (3) Introduction to procedures and wood, steel, concrete, and masonry material properties used for structural analysis and design of individual structural elements and building structural systems. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 723.

ARCH 725 Architecture Systems IV: Environmental Technology, Sustainability, and Analysis (3) Application and analysis of high-performance building design principles. Emphasis on climate-appropriate passive design, energy-efficient lighting and conditioning strategies, innovative water systems, and renewable energy production. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 723.

ARCH 726 Architecture Systems V: Building Systems Integration (3) Properties, evolution, and range of building materials, assemblies, and systems and their applications in integrated high-performance building design with a focus on the role of detail and systems in the design process. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 724, 725, 733, and 742. Co-requisite: 744.

ARCH 731 Advanced Design Communication I (3) Exploration of digital technologies, their relationship to design, and their application to architectural analysis, conceptualization, design processes, communication, representation, and construction. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: departmental approval.

ARCH 733 Advanced Design Communication II (3) An interdisciplinary investigation of design theory as connected to digital technology and its applications to current developments in practice and research within architecture and design. ARCH majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only.

ARCH 734 Forms and Frames of Practice (3) Comprehensive study of architectural practice within the global context with emphasis on the Asia Pacific region. Exploration of information technology systems, materials and design process research, construction technology, computer aided manufacturing, and entrepreneurial approaches. ARCH majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only.

ARCH 735 Architecture Doctorate Seminar (3) Assessment of both contemporary and future architectural education, research and practice, by examining existing and evolving consistencies and shared visions that cut across distinct architectural approaches and other disciplines. Conceptual skills in the production of architecture that links environmental concerns with advances in building construction, computational and informational technologies. It includes the study of collaboration in design and on the technologies and spaces that support it; the study of encoding design knowledge in material resolution. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

ARCH 737 Advanced Design Communications III (3) Interdisciplinary investigation of design theory as connected to architectural presentation techniques, particularly oral and written, to current developments in architectural practice. A-F only.

ARCH 739 Research Methods Seminar (3) Comprehensive assessment of objectives and function of research in architecture. Lecture, seminar, independent work with emphasis on doctorate project topic and proposal development. ARCH majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only. Pre: 715.

ARCH 740 Architecture Studio I: Intro to Design (6) Design theories and systematic analytic and synthetic methodologies applied to creation of building and site spaces responsive to environmental and human needs. Several individual projects. ARCH majors only. A-F only.

ARCH 741 Architecture Studio II (6) Design of a medium complexity building and site engaging social, cultural, codes, building systems, and sustainable design. Production of program and schematic design documents. Individual projects. ARCH majors only. A-F only.

ARCH 742 Architecture Studio III (6) Design of complex, large scale building and site engaging social, cultural, code, sustainable systems, and acoustic issues. Production of schematic and design development documents. ARCH majors only. Graduate standing only. A-F only.

ARCH 743 Architecture Studio IV: Urban Design (6) Urban design focused on Asian cities investigating social, cultural, political, and technological factors; study of historical precedents, building/block typology, circulation, infrastructure, and context response. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 733 and 742.

ARCH 744 Architecture Studio V: Comprehensive Design (6) Design and programming for a moderately complex building and site. Production of design development and partial construction documents describing sustainable building assemblies and construction cost. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 724, 725, 733, and 743. Co-requisite: 726.

ARCH 745 Advanced Practice (3) Comprehensive study of architectural practice investigating architect's response to global forces, including entrepreneurial practice, office organization, project delivery, compensation, and construction law. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 739 and 743.

ARCH 747 (Alpha) Professional Studio (V) Scholarly and research activity combined with professional experience occurring in an off-campus location. (B) business; (C) community design; (E) alternative experience; (G) global; (H) Hawai'i; (P) practicum; (T) China. Repeatable one time per alpha. ARCH majors only. Graduate standing only for (G), (H), and (T). A-F only. Pre: 744, and 750C or 750G for (B), (G), and (T); 744 and 745 for (C), (E), (H), and (P).

ARCH 750 (Alpha) Architecture Studio (6) Urban design focused on investigating social, cultural, political, and technological factors; study of historical precedents, building/block typology, circulation, infrastructure, and context response. (C) China; (G) design research. A-F only. ARCH Global Track only. Graduate standing only. Pre: 744 for (C); 739 and 743 for (G).

ARCH 751 Architecture Topics (1) Range of topics allowing acquisition of knowledge and ability needed for professional architectural practice offered online. Repeatable two times. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 415.

ARCH 754 Research Seminar (3) Varied topics furthering knowledge and ability needed for professional design practice emphasizing communication methods for collaborative and integrated design using digital technologies. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 739.

ARCH 755 Advanced Global Practice (3) Comprehensive study of architectural practice investigating architect's response to global forces, including entrepreneurial practice, office organization, project delivery, compensation, and construction law. A-F only. Pre: 745.

ARCH 769 Study Abroad: Architectural Study Tour (V) Firsthand examination of the architecture of various countries, with emphasis on experiencing and comprehending significant spaces within historical, cultural, and physical contexts. Topics and countries visited change with each offering. Open to nonmajors. Repeatable two times.

ARCH 771 Architecture History (3) Investigation of architectural history and theory in the world from antiquity to present. Examining social, political, technological, material, and environmental forces. ARCH majors only. A-F only.

ARCH 777 History of Hawaiian Architecture (3) Investigation of social, cultural, political, climactic, and technological factors influencing the historical development of architecture in Hawai'i. ARCH majors only. A-F only.

ARCH 781 Critical Inquiry Research Program (3) Individual development of a doctorate proposal that advances architectural knowledge through analysis, research, scholarship, and design. ARCH majors only. Graduate standing only. A-F only.

ARCH 782 Case Study and Analysis (3) Individual development of a case study project that advances architectural knowledge through analysis, research, scholarship, design, and engages theoretical and architectonic propositions. ARCH majors only. Graduate standing only. A-F only.

ARCH 784 (Alpha) Doctorate Project I (6) Individual development of a doctorate project with an approved chair and doctorate project committee that advances architectural knowledge through analysis, research, scholarship, and design; (H) Hawaii; (T) Tongji. ARCH majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only. Pre: 747C or 747P or 747E for (H); 750C or 750G for (T).

ARCH 786 (Alpha) Doctorate Project II (6) Individual development of a doctorate project with an approved chair and doctorate project committee that advances architectural knowledge through analysis, research, scholarship, design, and engages theoretical and architectonic propositions; (H) Hawaii; (T) Tongji. Repeatable one time for (H). ARCH majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only. Pre: 784H for (H); 784T for (T).

ARCH 788 Doctorate Project II Extension (3) Extension of the development of a doctorate project with an approved committee that advances architectural knowledge through research, scholarship, design, and engages theoretical and architectonic propositions. Repeatable one time. ARCH majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 786.

ARCH 794 Digital Design and Fabrication (3) Theoretical and design investigations into fabrication and construction techniques using computer aided design and manufacturing technologies. ARCH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 733.

ARCH 795 Building and Landscape: Theory and Practice (3) Research into landscape, landscape architecture, and architecture from historical, historiographic, and theoretical perspectives. ARCH majors only. A-F only.