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ARCH 2002 Architecture Design IV

ARCH 2002/2102 is the fourth studio in the Bachelor of Architecture sequence at LSU. This studio introduces and explores the connection between an architectural object and the landscape. The students investigated two trails in…

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ARCH 4700 Research Methods

ARCH 4700 introduces undergraduate architecture students to the art and logic of research. The purpose of this course is to offer an overview of research methods and guide students in the development and preparation…

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ARCH 2002 Architecture Design IV

Professor/Instructor(s): Kristen Kelsch & Elizabeth Williams ARCH 2002/2102 is the fourth studio in the Bachelor of Architecture sequence at LSU. This studio introduces and explores the connection between an architectural object and the landscape….

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ARCH 1002 Foundation Design Studio II

Foundation Design Studio II builds directly on the work and lessons begun in the fall. Projects continue to be focused on disciplined observation, iterative process, and critical graphic and verbal interrogation of ideas. The…

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ARCH 1001 Foundation Design Studio

In the Foundation Design Studio, first-year architecture and landscape architecture students are introduced to fundamental design principles, methods, visual judgment, and the creative process. Projects are intended to provide practice in ordering a design…

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ARCH 5004 Edges: Analog + Digital Fabrication

Concentration seminars focus on various topics related to architectural issues. Professor Doyle’s seminar, Edges: Analog + Digital Fabrication, familiarized students with analog and digital fabrication methods through the investigation of materials, assembly, and tectonics….

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ARCH 4032 Advanced Architectural Technology

The Advanced Architectural Technology seminar seeks to develop a critical understanding and application of material attributes, qualities, and properties in constructing architecture. Structure, components, finish, and performance are investigated in terms of construction methodology…

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ARCH 2002 Architectural Design IV

Architectural Design IV explores the connection between architecture and context. Students learn to investigate the qualities and complexities of the landscape and develop a system of notation; explore ecological and spatial characteristics that define…

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ARCH 2001 Architectural Design III

Architectural Design III begins with a series of non-programmatic exercises: aperture studies and trajectory studies. Students develop models and learn discipline specific language. The design process alternates between representational techniques—first producing a model or…

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ARCH 2006 Architectural Topics

In Architectural Topics, students use case studies to contrast the meanings of buildings designed in urban or rural environments. The course introduces and explores the relationships between architecture and site. Each week, site is…

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ARCH 2003 Architectural Techniques

Architectural Techniques is about architectural representation—the exploration of drawing, modeling, and digital applications to the design process. Introducing software as a design tool, the course is designed to aid students in the development of…

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ARCH 3001 Architectural Design V

Architectural Design V emphasizes the development of individual expression of architectural intent in relationship to site analysis and planning, functional planning, programming, and resolution of structural and architectural systems. Through the examination of relationships…

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ARCH 3002 Architectural Design VI

Architectural Design VI emphasizes planning buildings while incorporating studies in the technologies of materials, structure, environmental controls, lighting, and acoustics. Recently, the students’ first project was motivated by the functions of bathing—how the act…

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ARCH 4002 Architectural Design VIII: Steady State Studio

Architecture Design VIII “Steady State Studio” is about no place in particular. That’s one way to describe what in this studio we call “the margin”—sites that are in the gap, leftover, residual, in-between, or…

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ARCH 4001 Architectural Design VII

Architectural Design VII—a service-learning course referred to as Mid City Studio—aims to affect the viability of the Baton Rouge community through thoughtful design, public engagement, and collaboration. Students work closely with the Mid City…

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ARCH 4002 Architectural Design VIII: High-Rise Urban Housing

Architectural Design VIII focused on High-Rise Urban Housing in New York City. The course began with a group study of current high-rise urban housing in New York, familiarization with the New York Zoning Code…

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ARCH 5001 Comprehensive Architectural Design

Comprehensive Architectural Design focuses on the comprehensive design of a single building, integrating material selection, mechanical, acoustical, structural, lighting, and two- and three-dimensional studies. The studio focuses on the comprehensive design development of a…

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ARCH 4041 Issues in Sustainability

The Issues in Sustainability seminar examines issues in sustainability as they relate to the practice of architecture. The seminar utilizes design/build as a mechanism through which to explore relationships between material life-cycles and formal…

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ARCH 4155 Recording Historic Structures

Recording Historic Structures is a hands-on field and laboratory experience in current methods of documenting historic buildings, including hand methods, photography, and photogrammetry. The course provides demonstrations and exercises using technical drawing skills and…

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ARCH 5002 Architectural Design Concentration: Super Max City

The Architectural Design Concentration course emphasizes an architectural problem developed around faculty expertise and emerging opportunities in the profession. In Professor Crow’s studio, Super Max City, students investigated how architecture contributes to the political,…

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ARCH 5002 Honors: Architectural Design Concentration

The Honors Architectural Design Concentration independent research studio emphasizes an architectural problem developed around faculty expertise and emerging opportunities in the profession and is an opportunity for motivated students to define their own research…

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ARCH 7001 Graduate Design Studio I

Graduate Design Studio I introduces students to the process of design through a series of exercises that asks them to engage the questions of the profession, first in isolation, then in combination, with each…

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ARCH 7002 Graduate Design Studio II

Graduate Design Studio II emphasizes the design of buildings in a variety of physical settings. In Professor Crow’s studio, students drew inspiration from the myth surrounding the remains of a building known as The…

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ARCH 7003 Graduate Design Studio III

Graduate Design Studio III places emphasis on architectural programming and the design of buildings incorporating technologies of materials and various architectural systems. In the course taught by Professors Erdman and Tsolakis, students designed a…

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ARCH 7004 Losing Ground: Methods for Leeville, LA

Graduate Design Studio IV emphasizes the design of buildings incorporating technologies of environmental systems. In Professor Doyle’s studio, “Losing Ground: Methods for Leeville, LA,” students examined the small coastal town of Leeville, Louisiana, as…

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ARCH 7005 Graduate Design Studio V

Graduate Design Studio V introduces students to contextual building design in an urban setting with emphasis on site and context analysis and community planning in a collaborative working environment. Professor Zwirn’s studio focused on…

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ARCH 7006 Graduate Design Studio VI

Graduate Design Studio VI focuses on the comprehensive design development of a building program into a terminal project emphasizing the tectonics, mechanics, and presentation critical to the profession. Projects represent the culmination of the…

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