The intent of the degree program is to provide a curriculum for the study of ideas, methods, and processes by which architecture is conceptualized, designed, and built.
Completion of this program leads to employment as a draftsperson for architecture design firms, interior design firms, engineering firms used as consultants by architects, contractors, material fabricators or building and design retailers. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to seek employment in the areas listed or transfer their credits to an architecture programs offering a bachelor's degree giving student the opportunity to pursue an architectural license.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
Implement digital and analog tools, applications, and media for the communication of design processes and products.
Present and communicate design ideas and intentions verbally, graphically, and in model using the conventions and language of architectural expression.
Demonstrate a capacity for visual and spatial perception through the translation between two- and three-dimensional modes of representation.
Create a representation or generate a solution to an architectural problem that demonstrates an understanding of design principles.
Identify and respond to the limitations and conditions that define a design problem.
Integrate a design process methodology for problem solving.
Analyze and articulate the character, order, and theoretical rationale of architectural precedents and ideas within global cultural contexts.
Illustrate an understanding of conventional and emerging means and methods of construction, assembly, and fabrication and the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the design and building process.
Archive and organize the work produced into a comprehensive and unified portfolio.
Display a sense of craft evidenced through neatness, clarity and precision.