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Architecture (126 credits)

Offered by: Architecture     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Architecture)

Program Requirements

Program credit weight: 126 credits

Program credit weight for CEGEP students: 100 credits

McGill's professional program in Architecture is divided into two parts. The first part is an eight-term design-based program (six-term program for students entering with the Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies in Pure and Applied Science or the equivalent) leading to a non-professional degree, Bachelor of Science (Architecture). Applicants whose background includes a university degree in an area not related to architecture should apply to the B.Sc.(Arch.) program. For detailed information about admission procedures and requirements, please see the Undergraduate Admissions Guide at http://www.mcgill.ca/applying.

The second part, for students with the McGill B.Sc.(Arch.) degree or equivalent non-professional undergraduate architecture degree, is either a three-term or a two-year program leading to the Master of Architecture (Professional) degree. There are two options for the completion of the M.Arch. (Professional) program: Design Studio (45 credits) and Design Studio-Directed Research (60 credits). The M.Arch. (Professional) degree is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), and is recognized as accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in the U.S.

For more information on program structure and courses, visit the School of Architecture website at http://www.mcgill.ca/architecture.

Required Year 0 (Freshman) Courses

26 credits

Generally, students admitted to the Architecture program from Quebec CEGEPs are granted transfer credit for the Year 0 (Freshman) courses and enter a 100-credit (six-term) program.

For information on transfer credit for French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate exams, Advanced Placement exams, Advanced Levels, and Science Placement Exams, see http://www.mcgill.ca/engineering/current-students/undergraduate/new-stud... and select your term of admission.

  • CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A study of the fundamental principles of atomic structure, radiation and nuclear chemistry, valence theory, coordination chemistry, and the periodic table.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot, Ashok K Kakkar, Tomislav Friscic, Laura Pavelka (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics or permission of instructor; CHEM 120 is not a prerequisite
    • Each lab section is limited enrolment
  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A study of the fundamental principles of physical chemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Laura Pavelka, Ian Sydney Butler (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics, or permission of instructor: CHEM 110 is not a prerequisite
    • Each lab section is limited enrolment
  • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, Michael Brandenbursky, Christopher Cornwell (Fall) Djivede Kelome (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: a course in functions
    • Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.
    • Restriction B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.
  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: High School Calculus
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
  • PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The basic laws and principles of Newtonian mechanics; oscillations and waves.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kenneth J Ragan (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures; 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions
    • Corequisite: MATH 139 or higher level calculus course.
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 101, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent
    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment
  • PHYS 142 Electromagnetism and Optics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The basic laws of electricity and magnetism; geometrical and physical optics.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Guillaume Gervais (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 131.
    • Corequisite: MATH 141 or higher level calculus course.
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 102, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent
    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

Required Non-Departmental Courses

Revision, May 2014. Start of revision.

15 credits

  • CIVE 284 Structural Engineering Basics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Basic principles of statics; force systems; trusses; centroids and second moment of areas; stress and strain; beams; shearing and bending stresses; deflections; combined stresses; columns.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-3-6)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CIVE 205 and CIVE 283.
  • CIVE 385 Structural Steel and Timber Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Structural loadings, load factors, code requirements and design procedures. Characteristics of structural steel and structural timber in building construction. Structural design of axially loaded tension and compression members, joists, beams, girders, trusses and framing systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jan Vrana, Sol Anibal Lorenzo (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 284.
    • Corequisite: ARCH 240
  • CIVE 388 Foundation and Concrete Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Physical properties of concrete; behaviour and design of reinforced concrete members in compression, tension, bending, shear and combined loadings; bond and anchorage; soil properties, soil testing, footings; pile foundation; shorting; retaining walls.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jan Vrana (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 284.
  • CIVE 492 Structures (2 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : A study of structural systems in concrete, steel, timber; a philosophy of structure; choice of structure; economic factors in design; recent developments and trends in structure; lateral stability by frame action, bracing shear walls; mechanics of certain structural forms.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Thomas Egli (Fall)

    • (2-2-2)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 385 and CIVE 388
  • FACC 220 Law for Architects and Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Aspects of the law which affect architects and engineers. Definition and branches of law; Federal and Provincial jurisdiction, civil and criminal law and civil and common law; relevance of statutes; partnerships and companies; agreements; types of property, rights of ownership; successions and wills; expropriation; responsibility for negligence; servitudes/easements, privileges/liens, hypothecs/ mortgages; statutes of limitations; strict liability of architect, engineer and builder; patents, trade marks, industrial design and copyright; bankruptcy; labour law; general and expert evidence; court procedure and arbitration.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Patrick Ouellet (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
Revision, May 2014. End of revision.

Required Architectural Courses

73 credits

  • ARCH 201 Communication, Behaviour and Architecture (6 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Introduction to design; development of design judgement and communication skills in a series of exercises addressing light, scale, space, form and colour in the built environment; introduction to techniques of oral and graphic presentation, including model making, photography, sketching and architectural drawing. The course is based in the studio and includes lectures, seminars and field trips.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: David Covo, Pierina Saia (Fall)

    • (2-10-6)
  • ARCH 202 Architectural Graphics and Elements of Design (6 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Introduction to architectural design; consideration of building form in relation to program, structural system, material selection, site and climate; further development of skills in model making, conventional architectural drawing, axonometric and perspective drawing, sketching and architectural rendering. The course is based in the studio and includes lectures, seminars and field trips.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David Covo (Winter)

    • (2-10-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 201
  • ARCH 221 Architectural Drawing (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Strategies for visualization and representation based on perspective, orthographic and oblique projection; drawing in the design process; relationship of drawing type to design intention; freehand drawing and sketching; architectural survey and notebook recording. Students work in the studio and in the field in a range of media.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: David Covo, Robert Mellin (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 217 or ARCH 218
  • ARCH 240 Organization of Materials in Buildings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The characteristics of basic building materials: wood, steel, masonry and concrete. How building materials are shaped into building components, and how these components are integrated into the building envelope. Problems, laboratory projects and field trips to illustrate principles.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Abraham Friedman (Winter)

    • (2-3-4)
  • ARCH 241 Architectural Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Introduction to the basic concepts and forms of structures in architecture.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Pieter Sijpkes (Fall)

    • (2-1-6)
  • ARCH 250 Architectural History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of architecture in relation to landscape, urban form and culture, from Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ricardo L Castro (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
  • ARCH 251 Architectural History 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Global architectural urban history in the 20th century. The course is organized chronologically. The topic of each week is coupled with focus on an individual city, and introduces the work of an architect.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Aysenur Türeli (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 250
  • ARCH 303 Design and Construction 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : An exploration of the design of buildings. Projects emphasize the major social, technological, environmental, and symbolic aspects of the design process. Introduction to specific modelling, presentation, and documentation techniques. Discussions, readings, field trips and practical exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Robert Mellin, Howard Davies, Ricardo L Castro (Fall)

    • (2-10-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202
  • ARCH 304 Design and Construction 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Continuation of Design and Construction I with projects of increasing complexity. Projects deal with particular aspects of architectural design and/or explore approaches to design methodology. Discussions, readings, field trips and practical exercises.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Abraham Friedman, David Newton, Ricardo L Castro (Winter)

    • (2-10-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 303
  • ARCH 325 Architectural Sketching (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Eight days of supervised field sketching outside Montreal in the late summer, followed by coursework and fieldwork in Montreal examining architectural sketching as a process that develops an intellectual and physical framework for encounters with the urban environment. Students work mainly in the field, in selected media.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: David Covo, Robert Mellin (Fall)

    • (2-0-4)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 324
  • ARCH 342 Digital Representation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : This course introduces students to digital representation in architecture. Students explore applications of state-of-the-art two- and three-dimensional computer modeling software in architectural design.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Aaron Sprecher (Fall)

    • (2-1-6)
    • Prerequisites: ARCH 201 and ARCH 221, or instructor's approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 242
  • ARCH 354 Architectural History 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : General introduction to modern architecture in western Europe from the 19th century to the 20th avant-garde. The course uses a thematic approach, based upon specific textual sources and buildings drawn particularly from Italy, France, England and Germany.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Martin Bressani (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: ARCH 250 and ARCH 251
  • ARCH 355 Architectural History 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of architecture and cities in the 20th century.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Annmarie Adams (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: ARCH 250 and ARCH 251
  • ARCH 375 Landscape (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Land form, plant life, microclimate; land use and land preservation; elements and methods of landscape design.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Marc Hallé (Fall)

    • (2-2-2)
  • ARCH 377 Energy, Environment and Buildings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Exploration of the interrelationship between energy, environment and building. Topics include sustainability, assessment tools, the integrated design process, water conservation, energy conservation, renewable energy, materials and embodied energy, indoor environmental quality, environmental acoustics, and advanced building technology.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sevag Pogharian (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 405 Design and Construction 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A structured investigation of architectural concepts; program interpretation with respect to relevant cultural, social and environmental contexts; applications of appropriate formal languages and building technologies in integrated proposals for a variety of building forms.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Martin Bressani, David Theodore (Fall)

    • (2-10-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 304
  • ARCH 406 Design and Construction 4 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A detailed study and comprehensive development of architectural proposals for complex building types and site conditions; the exploration of coherent initial concepts with respect to programmatic requirements, image and form; subsequent elaboration leading to meaningful and technologically viable designs for the built environment.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Howard Davies, Aysenur Türeli, Aaron Sprecher (Winter)

    • (2-10-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 405
  • ARCH 447 Lighting (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Concepts of natural and artificial lighting in architecture and urban design.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Conor Sampson (Fall)

    • (2-2-2)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 304
  • ARCH 451 Building Regulations and Safety (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of building codes with specific emphasis on the National Building and National Fire Codes of Canada. Examples of existing buildings with assignments to illustrate regulations. Development of a systematic approach to the implementation of codes during the preliminary design stage of an architectural project.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marc-André Plourde (Winter)

    • (2-2-2)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 405
  • ARCH 512 Architectural Modelling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Architectural modelling using advanced applications in digital media. Topics include: 3-D modelling and rendering; image editing; digital animation; hypertext and the World Wide Web; issues of representation and methodology; comparison of publishing applications. Projects complement design studio courses and independent studies that are student or instructor initiated.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michael Jemtrud (Fall)

    • (2-1-6)
    • Prerequisites: ARCH 304 and ARCH 342 or equivalent.

Complementary Courses

6 credits from the following:

  • ARCH 378 Site Usage (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of the creation, form and usage of the exterior space generated in various patterns of low-rise housing. Socio-cultural aspects of patterns; exterior space as a logical extension of the living unit; social control of the use of urban and suburban land; comparative model for low-rise housing patterns.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 379 Summer Course Abroad (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Studies in-situ of key buildings, landscapes and urban settings; techniques of graphic documentations, analysis of physical configuration, constructional details and present use. Excursions to neighbouring sites of architectural interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (0-0-9)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental permission required
    • Since this is a field course, the Victoria Day statutory holiday will not be taken into consideration. Therefore, students are expected to attend their lecture on Monday, May 19, 2014.
    • The fee for this field course is $1900, of which $625 is eligible to be reported on a T2202A. The fee covers students' and instructor lodging and instructor transportation costs.The fee also includes the printing of students' final work in the course.
  • ARCH 383 Geometry and Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Geometry in the formal structure of design. Grids, lattices, polygons and polyhedra; proportional systems. Evidence of these figures and structures in natural objects and phenomena. Graphical and physical models. Application to architecture and the human environment. Case studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 525
  • ARCH 461 Freehand Drawing and Sketching (1 credit)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Drawing and sketching in pencil, charcoal and other media both in the studio and out-of-doors.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David Covo (Winter)

    • (0-3-0)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 324
  • ARCH 490 Selected Topics in Design (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A course to allow the introduction of special topics in related areas of design.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-4)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 514 Community Design Workshop (4 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A design-build studio that engages community-based projects with identified needs and a requirement for intervention on real sites. Exploration of selected problems in architectural design and develop solutions from first concept to implementation on-site.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka (Winter)

    • (4-20-15)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202.
  • ARCH 515 Sustainable Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : This course will address sustainable design theory and applications in the built environment with students from a variety of fields (architecture, urban planning, engineering, sociology, environmental studies, economics, international studies). Architecture will provide the focus for environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Jemtrud (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or permission of instructor.
  • ARCH 517 Sustainable Residential Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Design strategies of sustainable residential environments at the community and the unit levels. Historic references, siting principles, high density, healthy developments, green homes, urban renewal, circulation and parking, open spaces and implementation approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Abraham Friedman (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or equivalent
  • ARCH 520 Montreal: Urban Morphology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Historical, geographical, demographical, and regional evolution of the metropolis of Montreal. Topics include: important quartiers, the Montreal urban grid, industrialization, reform movements, geographical diversity, urban culture, local building techniques and materials. Basic concepts of urban morphology and their relationships to the contemporary urban context will be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-1-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 521
  • ARCH 521 Structure of Cities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Nature, pattern and life of modern cities. Urban networks, special areas, problems and prospects.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 520
  • ARCH 523 Significant Texts and Buildings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Critical study of significant architectural thought since 1750 as it has been expressed in buildings and texts (treatises, manifestos, criticisms). A specific theme will be addressed every year to allow in-depth interpretations of the material presented and discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ricardo L Castro (Winter)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 524
    • Restriction: Departmental permission required
  • ARCH 525 Seminar on Analysis and Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Analysis and evaluation of significant architectural projects with reference to contemporary architectural theories.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Radoslav Zuk (Winter)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 383
    • Restriction: Departmental permission required
  • ARCH 526 Philosophy of Structure (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Philosophy of Structure aims to investigate structure in its broadest sense. The course is divided in two halves; the first one gives an overview of the development of theoretical structural frameworks such as mathematics and geometry, while the second one highlights physical structures constructed by nature (geology, turbulence), man or animals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of Instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 374
  • ARCH 527 Civic Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The elements of form in buildings and their siting design in the urban setting.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 378
  • ARCH 528 History of Housing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Indigenous housing both transient and permanent, from the standpoint of individual structure and pattern of settlements. The principal historic examples of houses including housing in the age of industrial revolution and contemporary housing.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Pieter Sijpkes (Winter)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 529 Housing Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A review of environmental alternatives in housing; contemporary housing and the physical and sociological determinants that shape it; Canadian housing.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vikram Bhatt (Fall)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 528 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 531 Architectural Intentions Vitruvius - Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Architectural intentions embodied in buildings and writings of architects from antiquity to the Renaissance. Special emphasis is placed on the cultural connections of architecture to science and philosophy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251
  • ARCH 532 Origins of Modern Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Examination of architectural intentions (theory and practice) in the European context (especially France, Italy and England), during the crucial period that marks the beginning of the modern era.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251
  • ARCH 533 New Approaches to Architectural History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : An exploration of the aims, tools, and methods of Architectural History as a discipline; the use of primary sources from the Canadian Centre for Architecture and other archives.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Annmarie Adams (Fall)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental permission required
  • ARCH 534 Architectural Archives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Role of archives in architectural culture. Methods of development, documentation and communication. Formats of architectural representation. Problems inherent in the creation and preservation of architectural records, and access to them. Case studies based on 19th and 20th century archives in the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection, and other collections.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: ARCH 250 and ARCH 251 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Open only to architecture students.
  • ARCH 535 History of Architecture in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : French, British and American influences in the history of Canadian architecture, with particular emphasis on the Eastern Provinces. Site visits and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Julia Gersovitz (Fall)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 372
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 536.
  • ARCH 536 Heritage Conservation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Historic attitudes and terminologies of conservation; historic research techniques. Restoration technology of building materials and principles of interior design in the 19th and 20th century; current preservation planning.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-3-3)
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 535
    • Site visits and case studies.
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251 or permission of instructor.
  • ARCH 540 Selected Topics in Architecture 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A course to allow the introduction of new topics in Architecture as needs arise, by regular and visiting staff.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Adrian Sheppard, Ricardo L Castro, Aysenur Türeli (Fall)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • ARCH 541 Selected Topics in Architecture 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A course to allow the introduction of new topics in Architecture as needs arise, by regular and visiting staff.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nancy Hawley Dunton (Fall)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • ARCH 554 Mechanical Services (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Problems encountered in providing mechanical services in buildings. Physiological and environmental aspects of heat, ventilation and air conditions, estimation of heating and cooling loads and selection and specification of equipment. Sprinkler systems and plumbing. Construction problems produced by installation of this equipment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-4)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 405 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 564 Design for Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Designing for sustainable development to meet the Millennium and its new environmental goals. Approaches, strategies and projects that meet these goals in areas of economic empowerment, food security, gender equity, health and sanitation, and shelter sectors.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  • ARCH 566 Cultural Landscapes Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Overview of cultural landscapes studies, methodologies, and resources. Comparative studies of the connection between people, place, and artifact systems through a critical examination of architecture, regional context, and material culture. Examination of precedents for the interpretation of cultural landscapes by architects, ethnologists, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and artists.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robert Mellin (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
  • OCC1 442 Environments for the Disabled (2 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Occupational Therapy : Students work in multi-disciplinary teams under the supervision of faculty and visitors on selected problems encountered in the design and construction of environments for the physical disabled.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3.5 hours/week for 8 weeks)
    • Restriction: Open to students in OT and Architecture.
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 303 for Architecture students; OCC1 339 for Occupational Therapy students

Electives

6 credits of elective courses outside the School of Architecture must be completed, subject to approval by the Student Adviser.

Faculty of Engineering—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)