ARCH-ARCHITECTURE

ARCH 1105. Orientation and Mentoring in Architecture-Construction-Engineering (ACE)

1-6 Credits (1-6)

This course is intended for high school dual credit students and college/university students wishing to explore careers in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE), which includes the specific fields of Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, Structural, Interior, Landscape, Sustainability, and Environmental. Students receive one-on-one mentoring, attend field trips, and engage in hands-on activities. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses

ARCH 1110. Architectural Drawing

4 Credits (2+4P)

This course is designed as an introduction to architectural drawing and design for students without prior experience in the fine arts. Students are guided through a series of spatial and analytical exercises that focus attention on not only how architects draw, but also the reasoning and processes embedded within the technique. Students are provided exposure to a wide range of interconnected architectural concepts and to manual and digital drawing, as well as modeling techniques for architectural and interior design. Students will learn how to represent composition, form, and space by orthographic drawing, paraline and perspective views, and freehand sketching. Three-dimensional model building techniques will also be introduced.

ARCH 1112. Global Issues and Sustainability

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to global environmental issues (historic, present, and future), and the impact on tomorrow's design and construction professions. Issues will include, but shall not be limited to global warming, energy consumption, population, natural resource consumption, air and water quality, waste management, facilities operation management, politics, and facilities design & construction. The impact on the design and construction industry, including 'Green Building' and 'LEED Accreditation and Certification/Criteria' will also be addressed. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

ARCH 1114. Introduction to Architectural Design

3 Credits (2+2P)

This course provides students who possess a basic background in architecture and architectural drawing with an introduction to architectural design. Students are guided through a series of spatial and analytical exercises that focus attention on two dimensional, three dimensional, and four dimensional design. This course will build on direct linkages to ARCH 1120 and ARCH 1110 to further students' exposure to interconnected architectural concepts of process, organizational strategies, and analysis of material methodology while utilizing abstract and practiced graphical architectural conventions. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

Prerequisite(s): ARCH 1120 and ARCH 1110.

ARCH 1120. Introduction to Architecture

3 Credits (2+2P)

This course provides students the tools and vocabulary to analyze, interpret and discuss the built environment from the social, historical, perceptual and technical determinants. Students are introduced to elements, principles, and theories of architecture through their social, historical, and technical determinants. The course seeks to lay a foundation in architectural studies, including introducing students to fundamental vocabulary and concepts.

ARCH 1121. Computers in Architecture

3 Credits (2+2P)

Explore various software and photography techniques widely used in the architectural field. In addition to using industry standard CAD program as primary 2-d drafting tool, focus is to produce digital architectural models and renderings, presentation boards, and animations. Digital images will be produced and enhanced through basic techniques in photography and integration of various software. Both individual and group work will be required.

ARCH 1122. Architectural Design Studio I

5 Credits (1+8P)

Enhancement of general graphic communication skills and introduction to fundamental design including exploration, development and defense of design concepts; structural order; 2D and 3D processes in manual and digital architectural graphic expression; model building; general communication and presentation techniques; and development of course portfolio. Course is Studio/critique-based with considerable amount of work/hours required. This course is designed to be taken during student's last year in the Pre-Architecture program at DACC. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Community Colleges only.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of B- or better in both ARCH 1120 and ARCH 1110.

ARCH 1220. Architecture World History I

3 Credits (2+2P)

A survey of the development of world architecture from the ancient era to the advent of the enlightenment in Europe. Major emphasis is on the visual, intellectual, cultural and technological aspects of the ancient and indigenous cultures of the classical and pre-modern world. Community Colleges only. Restricted to Alamogordo, Dona Ana and Grants campuses.

ARCH 1310. Introduction to Architecture, Engineering, & Construction

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to and exploration of careers in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction. Specific fields to include: architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, engineering technology, residential construction, commercial construction, geographical information systems (GIS), surveying, sustainable design, and green building Crosslisted with: DRFT 100.

ARCH 2111. Architectural Delineation I

3 Credits (2+2P)

Introduction to visual literacy, architectural graphic communication, & basic analytical skills. Architectural concepts primarily explored through the application of technical drawing, descriptive geometry, & material manipulation; primarily black & white media. Use of digital tools and media as applicable. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

ARCH 2113. Sustainable Design in Architecture

3 Credits (3)

This course provides students with hands-on opportunity to increase their awareness in, and respond to the issues of responsible environmentally friendly building design by engaging in an integrated design process combining 'Traditional Design Process' with 'Sustainable Environmental Design' strategies. Students will expand their awareness of global environmental impacts due to design and construction, and gain knowledge in the industry's leading design 'tool' LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building design rating system. LEED strategies will be utilized in the design of individual projects apply LEED in practical, individual design development, and develop an integrated building model utilizing the concept of BIM (Building Information Modeling). Such project development will require learning a basic design process and specific sequence including conceptual design, schematic design, design development and BIM (utilizing a BIM software such as REVIT, or AutoCad Architecture). May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): DRFT 109 or DRFT 165 or ARCH 2114.

ARCH 2114. Construction Documents

3 Credits (2+2P)

Basic use of CAD to produce residential, commercial, and industrial architectural working drawings, including floor plans, sections, foundation plans and details, exterior and interior elevations, framing plans, and site plans. Use and application of building and zoning codes, typical construction methods and materials, and accessibility requirements. Basic 3-D modeling, AIA layering standards, sheet layout, and construction document coordination. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): DRFT 109.

ARCH 2115. Architecture Design Studio II

5 Credits (1+8P)

Advanced graphic communication, design, and 3D physical model representation. Focus on site analysis, programming and fundamental design issues of context, environment, program development and space planning, 2D and 3D design and presentation techniques. Course is 'Studio/critique-based' with considerable amount of outside work/hours required. This course is designed to be taken during student's last year in the Pre-Architecture program at DACC. Restricted to Alamogordo, Dona Ana and Grants campuses.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in ARCH 1122.

ARCH 2116. Architectural Delineation

3 Credits (2+2P)

Continuation of ARCH 2111 with an emphasis in color media.

Prerequisites: ARCH 2111.

ARCH 2122. LEED Accreditation Exam Prep

3 Credits (3)

This course is intended for anyone in the construction or architectural design fields who is interested in learning more about green building and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) strategies, and are also interested in learning about how to become LEED accredited. Overview of the LEED rating systems utilized in the design and operation of buildings, the various LEED building certifications, and accreditation requirements for professionals. Highlights include interpretation of the LEED Reference Guides, accepted strategies for meeting LEED certification, sample practice exams, integrated project delivery methods, and a practical approach to problem solving through the use of design problems. Restricted to Community Colleges only.

ARCH 2124. Professional Development and Leadership-AIAS

1-3 Credits

As members and/or officers of student professional organizations, architecture students gain experience through undertaking leadership roles, participating in team building, and becoming involved in service to the community. Students can also gain actual work experience involving skills related to their field of study. Graded S/U.

ARCH 2220. Architectural World History II

3 Credits (2+2P)

A survey of the development of world architecture from the enlightenment in Europe to the present. Community Colleges only. Restricted to Alamogordo, Dona Ana and Grants campuses.

Prerequisite(s): ARCH 1220 or consent of instructor.

ARCH 2994. Portfolio Design in Architecture

3 Credits (3)

This course is intended for Pre-Architecture students in their last semester of the program. Students develop a comprehensive portfolio that compiles, organizes, and showcases their most accomplished coursework produced in Architecture courses at DACC, in preparation for application to a 4 yr. Architecture program. Skills and techniques in architectural photography, scanning, and design layout using graphic software. Restricted to Community Colleges only.

Corequisite(s): ARCT 2115.

ARCH 2995. Cooperative Experience

1-6 Credits

Supervised cooperative work program. Student employed in approved occupation; supervised and evaluated by employer and instructor. Student meets weekly with instructor. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

ARCH 2996. Special Topics

1-6 Credits

Topics subtitled in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.