Architectures of Globalization: Contested Spaces of Global Culture: Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010. , landscape, and urbanism, and short works of fiction that illustrate and elucidate the spatial concepts. Students produce three design exercises: shoe, chair, and a room interior. The PDF will include all information unique to this page. This survey of "modernism's built discourses" provides multiple perspectives on the variety of architectural propositions advanced to express the nature of modernity as a way of life. Berkeley's undergraduate program in Architecture leads to the bachelor of arts (BA) degree. A deficient grade in ARCH 250 may be removed by taking ARCH 250. This course is aimed at students who wish to strengthen their understanding of the research methods used by the discipline of architecture and related disciplines (e.g., engineering or history), and is not solely design oriented. Architecture, landscape architecture, environmental planning, medium-density housing, public housing modernization, public open-space design, children's environments, housing for the elderly.Research Profile, Galen Cranz, Professor Emeritus. We are committed to continuous self-reflection, growth, and development. 100A focuses on the conceptual design process. As these future endeavors cover a wide range of possibilities, there are several ways to view the undergraduate major: as a liberal arts education through the lens of architecture, perhaps leading to another course of study; as preparation for work in the profession with only an undergraduate degree; and as preparation for follow-up study at the graduate level in the discipline of architecture. The display of taste is where objects take on--and shed--meanings, depending on how they are combined with one another. Problems emphasize conceptual strategies of form and space, site relationships and social, technological and environmental determinants. Representational Practice in Architectural Design: Read More [+]. For more detailed information regarding the courses listed below (e.g., elective information, GPA requirements, etc. The first part of this sequence studies the ancient and medieval periods; the second part studies the period since 1400; the aim is to look at architecture and urbanism in their social and historical context. The Dialectic of Poetics and Technology: Read More [+], The Dialectic of Poetics and Technology: Read Less [-], Terms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Fall 2019 The Department of Architecture sponsors a lecture series that offers students the opportunity to hear internationally acclaimed speakers. See the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for more information on accreditation. Terms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018 Using a relatively light, but provocative set of readings, the seminar will explore the issues raised each week. Students must earn a 2.0 GPA in the upper division requirements for the minor. Supervised Independent Study and Research: Representational Practice in Architectural Design. The latter part of the course also provides a survey of broader building science topics including mechanical system design, microclimate, and current developments in energy-efficient design. In profound buildings, the structural system, construction materials, and architectural form work together to create an integrated work of art. Portfolio must be saved as a single file in PDF format, and submitted via the UC Berkeley Graduate Division online application. For information regarding residence and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements tab. Students work on individual and group design projects that build on topics from Architecture 100B with additional integration of conditions pertinent to architectural production that may include architectural precedents, context, landscape and urban issues, envelope, performance, structure, and tectonics in the design of buildings. This seminar examines the relationship between architecture and the processes associated with globalization. Readings and class discussions examine course themes in a comparative framework and consider their implications for architectural design, education, and professional practice. Prerequisites: Architecture 100A, Architecture 100B, Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of seminar per week. In profound buildings, the structural system, construction materials, and architectural form work together to create an integrated work of art. CED and Wurster Hall is home to a variety of events, lectures, and exhibitions that welcome professors, professionals, and friends to the college to discuss and celebrate the community and professions. Introduction to Construction: Read More [+], Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week, Introduction to Construction: Read Less [-], Terms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019 Biomimetics, structural engineering, architectural design, 3D printing, 3D scanning, digital fabrication, fabrication, composite structures, finite element analysis, parametric design, bio-inspired structures, robotics manufacturing.Research Profile, Andrew Shanken, Professor. The goal of the class is to gain a fundamental understanding of the forces, moments, and stresses in typical building elements such as columns, beams, Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1 hour of seminar per week. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The class investigates the interplay between geometry and structural behavior of different structural systems categorized with respect to their load-bearing mechanism. Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Introductory studio course: theories of representation and the use of several visual means, including freehand drawing and digital media, to analyze and convey ideas regarding the environment. Fall/spring: Monday through Friday, 10 to noon (office opens at 9 a.m.) & 1 to 4 p.m. Summer: Monday through Friday, 10 to noon  & 1 to 3 p.m. Office of Undergraduate Advising College of Environmental Design 250 Wurster Hall #1800 University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-1800 Prior to the course enrollment period early in the spring semester of the junior year, students must select one of the following two tracks for the senior year: Design/Research Track theme and electives vary each year. Introduction to the Practice of Architecture: Read Less [-], Terms offered: Summer 2020 8 Week Session, Summer 2019 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session Studio work is supplemented by lectures, discussions, readings, and field trips. Housing: An International Survey: Read More [+], Housing: An International Survey: Read Less [-], Terms offered: Fall 2019, Fall 2014, Spring 2014 This course introduces students to designing web-accessible, Multi User, Virtual Environments (MUVEs), inhabited through avatars. The class will begin by providing a holistic overview of ancient and cutting-edge form-finding approaches and analysis methods. Welcome to the UC Berkeley Architecture Research homepage! It is the first in a series of three one-unit colloquia, scheduled consecutively for the first three semesters of the program. Grading/Final exam status: The grading option will be decided by the instructor when the class is offered. The goal of this class is to blur these traditional boundaries and erase the intellectual cleft though hands-on experience. , and the growth of tourism and service industries, are grounded in specific urban and architectural contexts. CED offers a number of annual prizes, awards, scholarships, fellowships, and grants to its currently enrolled students. Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Virtual reality, urban history, Architectural history, Middle Eastern Studies, cross-cultural design, cities and cinema, cultural studies of the built environment, environmental design in developing countries, housing and urban development, Islamic architecture and urbanism, traditional dwelling and settlements, urban design and physical planning.Research Profile, Edward A. Arens, Professor Emeritus. Courses taken to fulfill lower division major requirements may also be used to fulfill Seven Course Breadth. For further information, please see the Berkeley Connect website. Virtual worlds are designed according to the same principles that guide the design of physical spaces, with allowances made for the absence of gravity and other laws of nature. Introduction to Architectural Theory 1945-Present: Read More [+], Prerequisites: Open to upper division undergraduates and graduate students, Introduction to Architectural Theory 1945-Present: Read Less [-], Terms offered: 1974 Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2-4 hours of seminar per week, Summer: 8 weeks - 4-8 hours of seminar per week. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students may use up to two courses taken abroad to fulfill upper division minor requirements, with faculty approval of the individual courses. Terms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Terms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2019, Summer 2019 8 Week Session. All courses used to fulfill minor requirements must be completed with a letter grade of C- or above. Housing issues (social, cultural, and policy) ranging from micro-scale (house) to macro-scale (city) presented with a comparison of housing situations in developed and developing countries. Research Methods in Architectural Design Theory and Criticism: and the growth of tourism and service industries, are grounded in specific urban and architectural contexts. Advanced structural concepts explored in a laboratory environment. For information regarding  student groups, please see the Getting Involved page of the CED website. The course explores strategies to bring coherence and continuity back to the city focusing on mid-rise, higher density urbanism and the potential and difficulties of this scale of urban fabric to contribute to the form of cities, without losing the potential of choice and diversity. Final Project Studio: Studio Thesis Option. They may be asked to analyze a structure, to construct something from actual materials, or research a case study and present it to the class. Selected topics in the social and cultural basis of design. The Secret Life of Buildings: Read More [+], The Secret Life of Buildings: Read Less [-], Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Fall 2012 For current offerings, see department website. Comprehension of the ethics and professional responsibilities of research and how they relate to the discipline of architecture. Utopian Freehand Drawing and Painting: Architecture and the City: Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Supervised Independent Study and Research, Terms offered: Summer 2020 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2016. Architecture Portfolio .. An Historical Survey of Architecture and Urbanism: Read More [+], An Historical Survey of Architecture and Urbanism: Read Less [-], Terms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019 Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1 hour of seminar per week. Emphasis on understanding the structural behavior of real building systems. Introductory courses in the design of buildings. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Introduction to Architectural Theory 1945 - Present: Spaces of Recreation and Leisure, 1850-2000, Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2010. College of Environmental Design University of California, Berkeley. All minors must be declared no later than one semester before a student's Expected Graduation Term (EGT). The Integrated Design Studio is the penultimate studio where students incorporate their accumulated knowledge into architectural solutions. Work with others to coordinate individual research ventures addressing a larger collective topic, and to learn to work in a supervised collaborative team. Must be taken in sequence, Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory, and 6 hours of studio per week, Summer: 8 weeks - 4 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory, and 12 hours of studio per week, Fundamentals of Architectural Design: Read Less [-], Terms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019 The seminar poses questions such as: What is the role of technology in the design philosophy of the architect and how is this theoretical position established in the architect's writings, lectures, and interviews? Undertake library and on-line research and follow source threads to both books and periodicals; Construct bibliographies to academic standards; Document various methods of research; and. American Architecture: Read More [+], Terms offered: Fall 2019 Special topics such as experimental structures and architural preservation. Special topics include climatic design, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning systems, lighting, and acoustics. Stylistic and spatial analysis is linked with the socioeconomic, political, and environmental influences on architecture, issues on originality, American exceptionalism, the influence from abroad, regionalism, and the role of technology. Special Topics in Architecture Design Theory and Criticism. A reading and research seminar surveying the building types, social relations, and cultural ideas of recreation in the American city, including the tensions between home, public, and commerical leisure settings.