Faculty of
Science and Technology

Faculty of
Science and Technology

APST 230 introduces the characteristics and applications of construction materials, examining building systems, assemblies, components, and materials. The course develops a framework for the analysis of building materials, identifying their characteristics; exploring their impact on the environment and resources, as well as on occupant health; and examining the impact on them of environmental factors.

APST 230 introduces the characteristics and applications of construction materials, examining building systems, assemblies, components, and materials. The course develops a framework for the analysis of building materials, identifying their characteristics; exploring their impact on the environment and resources, as well as on occupant health; and examining the impact on them of environmental factors.

APST 340 will familiarize students with the detailed considerations of structural design, including quantitative load, stress and strain analysis, structural member design and most importantly the requirements set by the codes on design and construction of different types of structures.

APST 350: Applied Architectural Sciences introduces the scientific basis underlying the design, analysis, and evaluation of the building envelope as a separator of different environments. The purpose of this course is to link theoretical knowledge to applications in practice. This approach will support an increase in evidence-based practice.

ADST 200 explores the fundamentals of design. In this course, you will explore the creative design process and work to develop your ability to create innovative design solutions using critical thinking.

ADST 205 continues the exploration of fundamentals of design begun in ADST 200. You will explore the creative design process with an emphasis on developing the ability to create innovative design solutions through critical thinking.

Architecture 200 examines the principles and ideas that shaped architecture and cities in the Ancient and Medieval worlds from about 3500 BCE to about 1400 CE. You will first examine how the principles of the Ancient World were altered after ca. 600 BCE in Classical Greece, Israel, Persia, India, and the Americas, and how the climax and collapse of the Ancient world can be read in the architecture of the time. Then you will examine the principles and ideas that shaped buildings and cities both by and for world religions from ca. 300 CE to ca. 1450 CE.

Architecture 300 examines the principles and ideas that shaped civilization and architecture from the end of the Middle Ages to the early Modern era (circa 1400–1800). Across Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas, architecture was used to promote and sustain states that were structured along hereditary class lines. We will chart the rise and fall of this idea, the creation of the modern economic state, and its colonial expansion.

Architecture 525: Architectural Design: Lighting introduces the art and science of light and lighting. It discusses the interaction of light, lighting application technologies, and their physiological and psychological impact on people. It focuses on visual characteristics, inter-relationships with adjacent systems, performance, and cost efficiency.

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