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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 building program into a terminal project emphasizing the tectonics, mechanics, and presentation crucial to the profession. The semester is arranged as an escalation, a step-by-step expansion where each phase informs the next. The phases draw on the skills the students have accumulated in the past three years and combined, result in architecture.