(Effective Fall 2020)
- School of Construction & Design Technologies
- Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
- More Information about Architecture and Sustainable Design
The Architecture and Sustainable Design major emphasizes a healthier, more energy efficient way to build which reduces negative environmental impacts and slows the depletion of natural resources. Students study sustainable approaches to materials, construction, site design, building design, and the generation and conservation of energy. In addition, students receive training in building science fundamentals related to the measurement of building performance and are introduced to historic preservation and the renovation and reuse of existing buildings. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge to design buildings that make positive contributions to their communities.
Employment opportunities with a wide range of employers exist nationwide. Potential employers include architects, engineers, contractors, home builders, environmental organizations, building materials manufacturers, and government agencies. Potential job titles include drafter/technician, designer, architectural project team member, sustainability professional, design/build professional, LEED specialist, CAD Manager, teacher, facility manager, and Project Manager.
Recommended High School Subjects
Two years of algebra and trigonometry, one year of physics, four years of oral and written communications courses, and one year of computer skills. Students are encouraged to gain exposure to architectural and construction related trade skills in courses such as CAD/drafting, art/drawing, design, carpentry, HVAC, and electrical, but these courses are not required for admission to the program.
Success in college-level coursework requires minimum levels of proficiency in math, reading, and English. Therefore, all new students must meet placement requirements to demonstrate their skills in these three areas.
Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsIn addition to meeting the goals established for the Architecture associate degree, a graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate critical thinking and professional communication skills in solving architectural problems, including the ability to interpret and develop architectural documents, and to locate, evaluate and use needed information effectively (Critical Thinking).
- describe the stages of the architectural design process, the phases of a typical building project, and apply concepts of architectural history, theory, sustainability, and building technology to solve complex design problems (Design).
- employ two and three-dimensional representation techniques to express intentions at the various stages of a project (Representation).
- demonstrate an understanding of various building systems and technologies related to building materials, structures, environmental controls, methods of construction, and sustainability, to solve architectural problems and support a healthy environment (Building Systems).
- make sustainable decisions for buildings and communities based on assessments of energy usage, resource efficiency, and lifestyle choices that address industry sustainability standards and promote occupant health and well-being (Sustainability).
- develop architectural solutions which integrate various aspects of structural design, aesthetics, building materials, building systems, construction practices and sustainability (Integration).
- demonstrate familiarity with the legal, ethical, financial and social responsibilities of the various stakeholders who work within architecture and related disciplines (Professional Practice).
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|ACH101||Introduction to Architecture||1||1||M||REQ|
|ACH119||Building Materials I||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH135||Architectural Computer Aided Drafting||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ACH141||Building Codes & Accessibility||2||1.50||1.50||M||REQ|
|ACH139||Construction Documents - Residential||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ACH129||Building Materials II||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH211||Architectural Graphics II||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH181||Architectural Design Studio I||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ACH239||Construction Documents - Commercial||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ACH261||Architectural Design Studio II||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH262||Sustainability: Building and Living Green||3||Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
|ACH264||Computers and Estimating||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH281||Architectural Design Studio III||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|ASD||Specified Architecture and Sustainable Design Elective||3||M||ASD|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|BSD420||Renewable Energy Technologies||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|BSD332||Architectural Design Studio IV||5||2||9||M||REQ|
|BSD340||Detailing and Applications||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|BSD352||Architectural Design Studio V||5||2||9||M||REQ|
|BSD322||Sustainable Community Planning and Design||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH272||History of Modern Architecture||3||3||M||REQ|
|MTH172||Introduction to Geometry||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3||3||S||REQ|
|SCL||Science Elective with lab||4||S||SCL|
|BSD432||Architectural Design Studio VI||5||2||9||M||REQ|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|BSD450||Sustainable Rating Systems||3||3||M||REQ|
|BSD460||Professional Practice of Architecture||1||1||M||REQ|