Architecture/Interior Design

Name Title Credits School
AAID 101 Design Fundamentals I 5.00 School of Arch & Design
Architectonics studies the nature of architectural and design ideas directly through medium of space. Mass-void modeling explores part transformation, figure-ground, etc. and is the basis of planimetric, axonometric, perspective and graphic studies.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: AAID 140. Only declared Architecture or Interior Design majors can register for this course. All others require permission from the department chairperson.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

AAID 102 Design Fundamentals II 5.00 School of Arch & Design
Dynamics continues study of architectural ideas directly through space. Volume modeling explores spatial intersections, tartan grid, light, circulation, materials and structure, as aspects of plastic design at human scale. Animation and color also studied.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 101. Only Architectural Technology or Interior Design majors can register for this course. All others require permission from the department chairperson.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

AAID 140 Visualization I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The course focuses on three areas simultaneously: technical drawing, graphic and fine arts, and an introduction to computer applications in architecture and design. It includes descriptive geometry, art composition, mediums and techniques, analysis and theory of fine art, and computer software application. The course assists the production of the required Design Studio portfolio.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

AAID 160 Introduction to History, Theory, and Criticism in Architecture 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The course exposes the culture of architecture and design in order to acquire conceptual and language tools specific to the realm of architecture and design. It is thematic and topical rather than chronological and discusses theory, methodology, technology, construction, building equipment systems, and other fine arts and related fields.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

AAID 240 Visualization II 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Continuation of AAID 140 introducing basic CAD skills and architectural drawing as it pertains to producing drawings of buildings and interiors. Auto CAD skills and software, printing and plotting hardware are taught. The application of these combined with other visual presentation techniques are explored in relation to the design process and presentation. The course supports the design studio.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 102 and AAID 140

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-2-3

ARCH 100 Introduction to Architecture and Design 3.00 School of Arch & Design
An introduction to what architecture and design are, and what architects and designers do. Lectures, readings, and projects provide a general study of the theories, practices, and outcomes of the design professions and their influences on the evolution of human environments. This course is open to all students.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-3-3

ARCH 102 Design Fundamentals II 5.00 School of Arch & Design
Dynamics continues study of architectural ideas directly through space. Volume modeling explores spatial intersections, tartan grid, light, circulation, materials and structure, as aspects of plastic design at human scale. Animation and color also studied.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 101 or ARCH 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 160 Introduction to History, Theory, and Criticism in Architecture 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The course exposes the culture of architecture in order to acquire conceptual and language tools specific to the realm of architecture. It is thematic and topical rather than chronological and discusses theory, methodology, technology, construction, building equipment systems, and other fine arts and related fields.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 161 Survey History of Architecture I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
A survey of the historical development of architecture from its earliest forms through the Baroque period. The course focuses on major buildings primarily from the Western tradition. Basic issues of planning, design, program, structure, and materials are examined in relation to one another and to the cultural and climatic context in which the building was erected.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 160 or ARCH 160

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 162 Survey History of Architecture II 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Addresses the development of the modern movement in architecture from the built and theoretical work of Boullee and Ledoux in the 18th century to buildings by 20th century masters such as Frank Lloyd Wright, LeCorbusier, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, and Louis Kahn. Changes in the form and the development of modern building types are discussed in relation to the new technological, social, political, and economic circumstances to which they respond.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 201 Architectural Design I 5.00 School of Arch & Design
Design problems are given that deal with specific issues as they pertain to the generation and making of architectural form/space, i.e. program, site, structure, material, light, geometry; all of which are understood as sources and reference for spacial intervention/solution. Emphasis is on the generation and evaluation of the architectural part.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 102 or ARCH 102

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 202 Architectural Design II 5.00 School of Arch & Design
Design problems are structured so as to necessitate the resolution of multiple issues simultaneously and interdependently. Emphasis is on the translation and development of a part into spaces capable of being inhabited and constructed.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 201

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 211 Statics and Strength of Materials 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Statics and strength of materials; force systems; equations of statics; beam supports and reactions; geometric properties of sections; stress and strain; axial tensile stress and elongation; axial compressive stress and buckling; shear stress and shear diagrams; bending stress and moment diagrams and beam deflections.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (PHYS 135 or PHYS 136) and Group 2 (MATH 140 or MATH 141 or TMAT 155)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 220 Ecology/Architecture 3.00 School of Arch & Design
This course introduces students to ecological systems with respect to interactions between the natural and built environment, and specifically with regard to shelter and environmental conditioning. Students are asked to consider the relationships between technology and culture as they learn how old and new technology can complement the rhythms of the sun, wind/air movement, rain/water conservation, and deployment and cycles of biomass and waste when designing habitable space. The course will give students the conceptual background and quantitative tools to consider architecture in the context of ecological responsibility.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 102 or ARCH 102

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 221 Building Construction I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The course introduces building construction and materials, and their interrelationship with the environment. Masonry and wood construction and material systems are studied in light of both their inherent physical properties and their assemblies and integration with other systems, including the influences of site and climate. Historical references frame the development and use of the materials, while comparisons with relevant contemporary buildings provide analysis of disadvantages and/or advantages of each. There is also a parallel introduction to the basic techniques of graphic representation of the language of construction methods, and methods of designing and detailing.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 102

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 222 Building Construction II 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The course introduces building construction and building materials, and their interrelationships with the environment. Steel and concrete construction and material systems are studied in light of both their material properties and integration with other systems, including the influences of site and climate. Examination and analysis of both historical and contemporary references frame the discussions of material selection and use. Also covered are basic techniques of graphic representation used to convey design intent, construction details and methods.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 221

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 271 Site Planning 3.00 School of Arch & Design


Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take ARCH 201 and one course in this group: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or MATH 160 or TMAT 155

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits:

ARCH 272 Environmental Site Planning 3.00 School of Arch & Design
This course introduces concepts of land use development with respect to the environmental impacts of project construction and post-construction performance. Also introduced are factors to consider when proposing human interventions in the ecology of the earth, including climatic parameters of sun, wind, water and biomass, as well as human parameters such as zoning, landscaping, use, and noise, and building with its auxiliary exigencies. Students will analyze sites, form land-use plans, organize vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and assess the mutual impacts of the above on a given project. Through case studies, a visit to a public hearing and a final semester project, students will learn how community involvement and local regulatory agencies affect the site planning and development.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take ARCH 202 and one course in this group: AAID 240 or ARCH 240

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-3-3

ARCH 291 Special Studies in Architecture 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Study on topics of interest in architectural design and structures.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 292 Selected Studies in History and Delineation 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Study of selected topics in architectural history and delineation.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 293 Research in Architecture 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Study in topics of interest in architectural design and structures, and research as required.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

ARCH 294 Studio Workshop 1.00 School of Arch & Design
Investigation of selected topics in architectural design.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-1-1

ARCH 301 Architectural Design III 5.00 School of Arch & Design
Investigation of the public realm in our communities through the design of a public building. The semester-long problem encompasses analysis of precedent and site, and development of a design project from initial part through large-sale presentation models and drawings. Emphasis is placed on the unique capacity of architecture to convey meaning through purely spatial and plastic means.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 202

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 302 Architectural Design IV 5.00 School of Arch & Design
Investigation of the public realm in our communities through the study of housing. Design problems examine housing prototypes and the mutual impact the design solutions and neighborhood contexts exert on one another. Emphasis on exploring the interface between the large scale of city public spaces and the intimate scale of private individual spaces.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take ARCH 301 and one course in this group: ARCH 311 or ARCH 312 Corequisite: Only declared B.ARCH degree students can register for this course. All others require permission from the department chairperson.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 311 Structural Steel Design 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Design of steel and tension, compression and flexure members. Design and detail of welded, bolted, and riveted connections.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 211

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 312 Reinforced Concrete Design 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Design of concrete columns, beams, one-way slabs, isolated footings, and retaining walls. Introduction to prestressed concrete design. Introduction to indeterminate structures.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 211

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 313 Structural Timber Design 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Design of tension, compression and flexure members in timber. Includes sawn and glue-laminated members and plywood. Bolted, nailed and split-ring connections. Surveys standard prefabricated units.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 311 and ARCH 312

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

ARCH 321 Building Equipment I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Sources of water and design of water supply systems are introduced, as well as design of sanitary and storm drainage systems and sewage disposal. Thermal properties of materials including computation of heating and cooling loads. Methods of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems are also covered.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 202

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 322 Building Equipment II 3.00 School of Arch & Design
In this course students study characteristics of electrical distribution systems, computation of electrical loads, theory and design of wiring systems, study of electrical codes, electrical services and controls for elevators and escalators, types of lighting equipment, theory and design of lighting systems.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or DSGN 202

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 323 Const Drawg I 3.00 School of Arch & Design


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ARCH 324 Environmental Systems I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The course involves the study of the sun and water as they relate to the development and organization of a site and a building. Students learn and evaluate the many ways buildings incorporate the various plumbing and heating systems within their structures. In particular, the way in which these systems can be passive and environmentally efficient, including sources of water, storage, filtration and treatment, and the design of water distribution systems. The student will employ a simple design problem to diagram the plumbing and heating systems. Both passive and active systems will be investigated, including: elementary energy analysis, thermal properties of material (R and U factors), computation of heating and cooling loads, sanitary and storm drainage systems, and sewage disposal systems.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 202

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 325 Environmental Systems II 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The course introduces students to the fundamentals of electrical design: single and multiphase circuits, apparent and real power, grid distribution and redundant switching; characteristics of electrical distribution systems, computation of electrical loads, theory and design of wiring systems, electrical service and controls and the study of the electrical codes. Also included are architectural design criteria for the installation of vertical transportation fire, electrical, building systems and codes requirements as well as illumination theory, fixture types and design of lighting systems. The course also involves elementary acoustic design. Students learn and evaluate the many ways buildings incorporate electrical power, and cooling systems. Beyond understanding the basic physics of a system, the student is expected to understand the impact of these systems on an architectural project.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 240 and one course in each group: Group 1 (ARCH 202 or DSGN 202 or DSGN 203), Group 2 (ARCH 324 or DSGN 221.)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 327 Computer Aided Construction Drawings 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Modern methods of construction drawing development, purpose, and organization through the use of computer-aided design and drawing. Study is directed and guided in the preparation of a complete set of drawings: plans, sections, elevations, details, schedules, and an introduction to specifications through digital media.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 240 or ARCH 240 or ARCH 341

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARCH 340 Visualization III 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Continuation of ARCH 240 to develop skills with advanced drawing and multimedia techniques as well as state of the art digital skills. The emphasis is on working with a wide range of techniques available to the architect and on the graphic art of presentation.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 240 or ARCH 240 or ARCH 341

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 341 Arch C/A Des I 3.00 School of Arch & Design


Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits:

ARCH 361 Architectural History and Theory Seminar 3.00 School of Arch & Design
A seminar engaging historical, theoretical, and thematically based topics, integrating architecture and texts, across the historical spectrum. Topics will include the major historical period styles, the work of specific architects, or the development of important building typologies. The formal and technological aspects of architecture will be examined in relation to primary and secondary documentary sources as well as in the context of prevailing cultural and political circumstances. Specific topics to be announced each semester.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 162

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 362 City Planning 3.00 School of Arch & Design
A comparative analysis of urban design and planning from the classical period to the present. The attitudes and theories that have shaped the city historically are discussed in the context of prevailing social, economic, and political conditions. Important built and unbuilt paradigms are used to examine the theoretical and practical issues of urban and suburban development, new town planning, land-use controls and zoning, transportation planning, and historic preservation.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 301

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 376 Energy Conservation 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Study of solar energy, alternate sources of energy, design technology for energy-efficient buildings, application, computations, equipment, present development of conservation techniques.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 324

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 377 Building Renovation 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Selected studies in the problems of change of use of existing buildings.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take ARCH 202 and one course in this group: ARCH 323 or ARCH 327

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 381 Externship in Architecture 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Students enrolled in this course are given an opportunity to work in the professional environment of an architectural office for credit. To be eligible, students must have junior or senior status, a 3.0 or better GPA, recommendation of the faculty advisor, and the permission of the chair. This course is repeatable without limit, but no more than six externship credits may be credited toward undergraduate architecture or architectural technology degrees. Application must be approved during the prior semester. Grades are on pass/fail basis.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-6-3

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ARCH 382 Externship in Architecture 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Students enrolled in this course are given an opportunity to work in the professional environment of an architectural office for credit. To be eligible, students must have junior or senior status, a 3.0 or better GPA, recommendation of the faculty advisor and the permission of the chair. Application must be approved during the prior semester. Grades are on pass/fail basis. This course is repeatable without limit, but no more than six externship credits may be credited toward undergraduate architecture or architectural technology degrees. Application must be approved during the prior semester.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-4-2

ARCH 383 Externship in Architecture 1.00 School of Arch & Design
Students enrolled in this course earn credit while gaining practical experience in a professional architectural office. To be eligible, students must have completed one year of architectural studies with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Recommendation of the externship faculty advisor and permission of the chairperson. Upon registration, a separate application must be filed with the externship advisor. Grades are on a pass/fail basis. This course is repeatable without limit, but no more than six externship credits may be credited toward undergraduate architecture or architectural technology degrees. Application must be approved during the prior semester.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-2-1

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ARCH 395 Special Topics in the History of Architecture 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Special topics in architectural history will be offered as teaching staff becomes available and as student interest indicates. May change from semester to semester, and more than one special topic may be taught per semester.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 162

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

ARCH 401 Architectural Design V 5.00 School of Arch & Design
The design of complex mixed-use buildings in an urban context (New York City) is the vehicle for exploring issues of density, sequence and connection. Textural/figural, public/private and cultural/social overlays are introduced.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 302

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 402 Architectural Design VI 5.00 School of Arch & Design
An increasingly complex large-scale design problem in the ambiguous suburban realm (Long Island) tests characteristics of urbanity/suburbanity in both public and private domains. The interaction of architecture and planning are explored through study of infrastructure, program, type and landscape.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 401 or ARCH 403

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 403 Analysis in Architecture 5.00 School of Arch & Design
The studio is based on analysis of significant architectural built form, on the premise that principles and elements that create the theoretical, conceptual and perceptual aspects of a building can be deduced from its analytic examination and can lead to an understanding of its meaning. The studio is directed to the identification and elucidation of these in terms of visual analytic drawings, diagrams and models. As opposed to the typical studio process of learning to design good architecture, this course works with exiting good architecture to understand its complexity, what makes it significant, and learn how to understand and interpret its significance through the process of analytic dissection of it. The studio is intended to function as a possible alternative to the on-campus studio sequence as well as the basis of a travel studio program through the observation, documentation and analysis of historically significant buildings and cities. Instructional methods include student documentation of research subjects through sketchbook recording, diagramming and analysis. Optional methods may include physical and computer modeling. This course may substitute for ARCH 302 or 401. Open to students in Bachelor of Architecture only.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 202. Course is limited to Bachelor of Architecture students.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 411 Advanced Structural Concepts I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Conceptual studies of the behavior of structures under load and the analysis of forces acting on these structures. Building frames, trusses, long spans, prestressed and precast members. Use of models.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 311 and ARCH 312

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 412 Advanced Structural Concepts II 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Continuing conceptual studies of behavior of structural systems including space frames, arches and domes, suspension structures, membrane structures, and high-rise buildings. Introduction to methods of analysis including use of the computer and models.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

ARCH 423 Project Integration Studio 5.00 School of Arch & Design
Students working in teams generate and develop the design of a small-scale building. In the process the students incorporate the guidelines as described in the phases of service of the Professional A.I.A. Agreement. The design of a harmonious relationship between the site and building is stressed. Emphasis is placed on creativity in the process of integrating all building systems (spatial, structural, mechanical and electrical) in the design.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 202 and ARCH 325

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 441 Adv Computer Des 3.00 School of Arch & Design


Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 341

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ARCH 471 Construction Supervision and Management I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Concepts and goals of construction supervision and management and their application to contemporary building, including conventional and innovative building methods and structural concepts. Installation problems, requirements, and costs. Construction manager's legal responsibilities and obligations. The manager's relation to various building professionals. Quantity surveys, cost control, and scheduling.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 473 Construction Management Contracts 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The management of a project from conceptualization to completion is studied. The responsibilities of the construction manager in contracts and communication with the owner, consultants and contractors/sub-contractors will be reviewed. Methods of financial management and account, record-keeping, construction safety and risk management/time management will be discussed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 474 Real Estate Fundamentals and Development 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The course will outline the owner's expectation of the construction manager in the development process. Project feasibility, zoning issues and project financing will be presented and discussed by means of case studies.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 475 Computer Aided Management and Administration 3.00 School of Arch & Design
This course teaches concepts and goals of construction management and administration and their application to contemporary buildings using computer-aided methods and contemporary digital media. Topics include installation issues, legal responsibilities, costs and benefits, relation between building trades and professionals, critical path methods, administrative organization and online project management methods.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 476 Modern Construction Technologies 3.00 School of Arch & Design
In this course students study the history of modern technological developments in construction methods and techniques. The latest innovations in the means and methods of construction will be explored, including value engineering programs. The course will use a case study and an internship/externship format.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 477 Introduction to Facility Management 3.00 School of Arch & Design
This course is an introduction to the practice of facilities management and its role in the workplace. It will provide an overview of facilities management practices.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 481 Professional Practice I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Introduction to the problems involved in the practice of architecture and building. A study of the personal, ethical, and legal interrelations of the architect, engineer, owner, builder, and artisan. An analysis of the organization and administration of an architectural practice, and the various legal forms under which it can be organized. Study of building laws, codes, and zoning and their application. Supervised externships in offices.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take ARCH 222 and one course in this group: ARCH 311 or ARCH 312

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 483 Building and Zoning Codes 3.00 School of Arch & Design
An intensive study of background and scope of building and zoning codes and their effect on the design and construction of buildings. Examples are drawn from practice using existing New York City and other local codes.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 485 Project Management for Facility Managers 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Students in this course will have a general understanding of facility project management concepts and methods. Topics include: development of project plans and teams, sequencing of activities, development of schedules and budgets, coordinating and monitoring of projects, relocation and move management.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARCH 491 Honor Student Teaching I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Selected senior students participate in the teaching of freshmen, primarily in design fundamentals courses. They assist and counsel those requiring special attention.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-0-3

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ARCH 492 Honor Student Teaching II 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Continuation of ARCH 491.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 491

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-0-3

ARCH 501 Architectural Design VII 5.00 School of Arch & Design
The first half of a two-semester thesis sequence providing the student with an opportunity to carry out an architectural design at a highly realistic and professional level. This semester is devoted to research, programming, and presentation of alternative schematic proposals. The student may choose either a studio or independent study. Emphasis is placed on a thorough definition of the project and its physical, social, and conceptual parameters.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 402

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

ARCH 502 Architectural Design VIII 5.00 School of Arch & Design
A continuation of ARCH 501. The student develops a final thesis design proposal. After evaluation and approval by the faculty, the student proceeds to final presentation of drawings, models, and films, together with a final written program. The presentation will demonstrate the student's ability to identify, understand, and ultimately control them any forces which shape contemporary architecture.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 501

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-5

DSGN 102 Interior Environments I 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Course provides basic overview of spatial design from 2D perception to 3D understanding of space. Introduction of basic design principles from program analysis to design of small to medium scale spaces. Overview of design process from initial Conceptual Ideation thru Schematic Phase, both graphically, verbally and in written form; Including organizational color theory, composition of space and orthographic projection. Emphasis on process of developing dominant idea that informs the design execution. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 2-5-4

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 101, Corequisite: AAID 240

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-4

DSGN 131 Technical Drawing 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Practice in the fundamentals of creative graphic representation. Use and maintenance of drafting materials and instruments. Execution of projects, perspectives, isometrics.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2

DSGN 132 Perspective Drawing and Rendering 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Development of professional skills in one and two point perspective drawing and methods of rapid Rendering for interiors. Use of various media such as watercolor, ink and tempera.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 131

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2

DSGN 141 Interior Design CAD I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
In a studio/laboratory setting, students learn to use computers for the creation, manipulation and understanding of three dimensional space. They will learn the necessary skills to create their own design through their interaction with the software and the instructor's guidance.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 140 or ARCH 140 or DSGN 131

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

DSGN 160 Design Theory: History & Context 3.00 School of Arch & Design
This course explores basic eastern and western design elements, principles, and theory while referencing historical precedent. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

DSGN 201 Interior Design I 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Recognition of simple design problems and their analysis. Human needs and behavioral patterns as a basis for planning interior environments. Interactions of spaces. Experiments in organization and furnishing of residential interiors.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take every course from one group: Group 1 (ARCH 102 and DSGN 131) or Group 2 (AAID 102 and AAID 140)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-4

DSGN 203 Interior Environments II 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Interior design projects of a more complex nature and scope; residential and commercial environments of a modest scale. Space, modulation, perception, design philosophies, programming, research, sustainability, human behavior, and concept development are components of explorations.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 102

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-4

DSGN 204 Interior Environments III 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Commercial, residential, and institutional building ty pes become the vehicle for exploring topics of healthcare and wellness including analysis of functions, human behavior, Universal Design, and the coordination of design elements such as color, furnishings, and textures. Project results demonstrate how the human condition can be transformed by environment. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 2-5-4

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-4

DSGN 211 Structures 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Study of basic construction components, materials, and systems, and their applications for the interior designer.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take every course from one group: Group 1 (ARCH 102 and DSGN 131) or Group 2 (AAID 102 and AAID 140)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2

DSGN 221 Working Drawings 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Emphasizing drafting technique and detailing as it applies to the interior designer. Working drawings are produced with quality, precision and accuracy stressed. The essential elements necessary to communicate the manufacture or building of a project are learned.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take DSGN 211 and one course in this group: AAID 140 or ARCH 140

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

DSGN 222 Materials I 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Introduction to various materials; their properties and aesthetic qualities; methods of working with them and their use in the interior design field.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

DSGN 223 Materials II, Specifications and Systems 2.00 School of Arch & Design
The characteristics and function of materials for interiors and furniture other than those covered in DSGN222. Students will become familiar with the proper specification of these materials based on function, maintenance, comfort, and safety; including fire rating and barrier free requirements and aesthetics. Along with acquainting the student with these materials, emphasis will be placed on the development of material boards, presentation formats, specification writing, finish schedules and specification of modular office systems.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 222

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2

DSGN 224 Material Discoveries 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Consideration of properties and aesthetic qualities, methods of working with materials and their integral value in realizing an interior design project are key foci in this course. Familiarity with the proper specification of these materials is based on function, sustainability, acoustics, installation, maintenance, thermal comfort, safety, fire rating, barrier free requirements and aesthetics. Materials and mediums that support explorations of design and concept development are also introduced. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-1-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-1-3

DSGN 232 Color in Space 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Experiments in the use of color in spatial and environmental design; its effect on scale, balance, form, size, movement, etc. Color and the senses. Color organization and theories. Color and lighting.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 102

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2

DSGN 242 Modeling, Rendering, & Communication I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Modeling, Rendering and Communication I supports the requirements of the Interior Design studio sequence. It builds upon the introduction of the use of the computer with additional applications and analog types of mixed media as tools for 3D Interior Design representation. The course also offers instruction in introductory digital modeling, rendering, and presentation techniques.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 240 or ARCH 341

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-2-3

DSGN 243 Modeling, Rendering and Communication II 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Modeling, Rendering and Communication II uniquely supports the requirements of the Interior Design studio sequence. It inculcates and extends the use of the computer, with multiple applications and analog types of mixed media as tools for 3D Interior Design representation as well as introducing 4D. The course offers instruction in digital modeling, introductory rendering, animation and presentation document construction. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-1-3

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 242

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-1-3

DSGN 260 Philosophy of Design 2.00 School of Arch & Design
In this course the student will be introduced to the nature of human sensory perceptions and its relationship with spatial design concepts in the 20th century interior design and architecture.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 101 or ARCH 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

DSGN 290 Interior Design Internship 0.00 School of Arch & Design
Students have the opportunity to work in a business environment related to interior design/ architecture to gain practical experience, increase professionalism, develop a basic understanding of the work environment, and sharpen career focus. To be eligible, students must have sophomore or higher status and at least one semester in NYIT with 2.0 or better GPA. Approval of the Dean or designee is required. Course may be repeated. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits 0-0-0

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DSGN 301 Interior Design Problems I 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Design of larger scale interiors in commercial, public, and institutional buildings. Analytical exploration of space, modulation, and perception. Analysis of functions. Coordination of design elements such as color, furnishings, and textures.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 204

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-6-4

DSGN 303 Interior Environments IV 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Workplace design with emphasis on contemporary organizational developments supported by research, programing and facility needs. Issues of sustainability, branding, building structure and systems are reinforced.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take DSGN 204, DSGN 221 and DSGN 243

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-4

DSGN 304 Furniture Design, Detail & Material Integration 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Advanced design course investigating detail, material integration and the design of furniture and custom components. Topics include anthropometrics, ergonomics, branding and working drawing applications. Course emphasis on examining overall process from initial design ideation, through production, implementation and marketing. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 2-5-4

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-4

DSGN 334 Textile Design 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Application of perspective construction and rendering techniques. Exercises in rendering and presentation of architectonics: interior space and buildings. Use of different media.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 140 or ARCH 140 or DSGN 132

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

DSGN 362 History of Interiors I 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Analysis of the principles which have guided interior and furniture design through the ages- with sketching exercises. The Classical period to 1815.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: AAID 140 or DSGN 131 or DSGN 331

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

DSGN 363 History of Interiors II 3.00 School of Arch & Design
A continuation of History of Interiors I, from 1815 to approximately 1925.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 362

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

DSGN 370 Lighting Strategies for Interiors 3.00 School of Arch & Design
The objectives of this course are to give students a working knowledge of the field of lighting and illumination. It will examine lighting as an influential role in the design landscape today. The lecture component will consist of exploration of vocabulary, calculations, and graphic representations of lighting. In the Demonstration and Studio Components, students will gain further knowledge through observation of lighting system and collaborative research projects. Issues of materials science, health concerns, and sustainability relative to lighting strategies will be covered.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 203 or ARCH 201

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-1-3

DSGN 371 Lighting 2.00 School of Arch & Design


Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 203 or ARCH 201

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits:

DSGN 372 Lighting Design 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Design of lighting fixtures based on contemporary lighting theories and using modern material and techniques. Full-scale models.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 370

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2

DSGN 382 Building Codes and Regulations 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Using the health, safety and welfare of building occupants as an underlying rationale, this course studies the impact of building codes and regulations as they specifically relate to building interiors. The identification, comprehension and application of codes, in tandem with the different phases of design, construction and occupancy, are stressed. Specific topics include occupancy fire prevention, egress, environmental standards, ADA and Universal Design.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 204

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

DSGN 383 Marketing and Branding for Design Disciplines 1.00 School of Arch & Design
This course explores marketing and brand management principles and strategies with particular emphasis on how they apply to interior design and its associated interests. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 2-0-1

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 303, Corequisite: DSGN 304

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-1

DSGN 401 Interior Environments V 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Advanced, more complex problems in interior design. Coordination of design aspects and elements to achieve an integrated, balanced interior. Emphasis is placed upon presentation.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take DSGN 304, DSGN 382, and DSGN 370 or DSGN 371 Corequisite: Take DSGN 451

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-4

DSGN 402 Senior Project in Interior Design 4.00 School of Arch & Design
Final design project in interior design or furniture design, including a written thesis selected by the student with the advice of the faculty. The student will prove the ability to utilize and organize all the aspects of design in the solution of a problem, and to express them in a complete presentation.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 401 and DSGN 451

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-5-4

DSGN 420 Furniture Design 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Course introduces students to both historical precedents, focusing on late 19th-21st century post-industrial Revolution production pieces and their designers; while likewise exposing students to studio-based design exercise, culminating with production, material and fabrication discussions and considerations.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 301 or DSGN 301

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

DSGN 421 Furniture Design I 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Furniture as an element of interior space. A study of the function of form and its effect on furnishings. Investigating and utilizing modern materials. Techniques of furniture production.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARCH 301 or DSGN 301

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2

DSGN 451 Thesis Research 2.00 School of Arch & Design
This course provides the opportunity to propose, define, research, and develop a thesis topic that will become the basis for design implementation in the subsequent studio DSGN 402. Research methods and various methodologies are all explored. Selection, documentation, and models of the building where design will be realized is also undertaken. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 2-1-2

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 304, Corequisite: DSGN 401

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-1-2

DSGN 482 Business Procedures in Interior Design 2.00 School of Arch & Design
Financial, legal, and other commercial aspects of interior design.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: DSGN 301

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

DSGN 483 ID Business and Management 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Explore diverse aspects of business through multiple models of design practices across a global platform. A portion of course will include study of organizations and of the activities of a manager in an organization. Topics will include areas of administration, project management, design, staffing, consultants, and human relations (decision making in teamwork and conflict management). Financial, legal, ethical, and best practices for a sustainable business, both entrepreneurial and corporate will be covered. For an interior design student on the 4+1 track, successful completion of this course (B or higher) will be in lieu of MGMT 501. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

DSGN 492 Open Elective - Interior Design 2.00 School of Arch & Design
An elective course intended for specialized material, such as model building, and certain subjects which utilize the unique expertise of particular instructors from the profession at large. The content and prerequisites will be announced upon scheduling.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-2-2

DSGN 493 Open Elective - Interior Design 3.00 School of Arch & Design
Similar to DSGN492 in all respects except credit yield since more after-class hours will be required of the student.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3