Five College Consortium

Intermediate Arch Design

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Architectural Studies
Course Number: 
216
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as ARCH 216 and ARHA 216)  In this intermediate architectural design studio we will explore the intellectual and creative process of making and representing architectural space. The focus will be to explore the boundaries of architecture--physically and theoretically, historically and presently--through digital media. Our process will prompt us to dissect 20th-century European architectures and urban spaces and to explore their relationships to contemporary, global issues. The capstone of the course will be a significant design project (TBD) requiring rigorous studio practices, resulting in plans, sections, elevations and digital models. This course will introduce students to various digital diagramming, drawing, and modeling software, while challenging students to question the theoretical and practical implications of these interdisciplinary media processes. Students will be required to participate in three workshop days outside of class time aimed at improving upon proficiency with digital tools. This course will combine lectures, reading, discussion, and extensive studio design.


Requisite: ARHA 111. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Spring semester.  Five College Professor Long.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
ARCH-216-01,ARHA-216-01
Schedule #: 
ARCH-216-01-1718S

Course Sections

Intermediate Arch Design
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Thom Long tlong@amherst.edu TTH 09:00AM-11:20AM MERR 215