Architecture (ARC) Courses


ARC 105 Architectural Drawing (2-4) 3 hrs.

Architectural Drawing provides an overview of the architectural profession with a focus on its primary medium of graphic presentations. This course is intended for Architectural Technology majors and students interested in drawing and the architectural profession. Architectural Drawing introduces the fundamental concepts related to sketching, drawing, and technical drafting. Topics that will be explored include drawing equipment, sketching, line weights, geometric constructions, orthographic, axonometric & isometric views, and perspectives. Students will create original work and study existing architectural works through sketching and the construction of diagrams, plans, and renderings. Additionally, students will gain an introductory understanding of the architectural profession including the path to licensure and the expectations of a graduate architect and that of a licensed professional. The class includes both lecture and laboratory time. Successful completion of this class will prepare students for ARC 106 Architectural Drawing in Digital Media.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 106 Architectural Drawing in Digital Media (2-4) 3 hrs.

This course is intended for Architectural Technology majors and students interested in digital drawing and the architectural profession. Students will create two and three dimensional digital drawings using a variety of industry standard graphic software. Lectures, demonstrations, and labs in a variety of applications will enhance the student's CAD ability and professional development. Students will create original works and study existing architectural works through digital design and drafting. This class includes both lecture and laboratory time. Successful completion of this class will prepare students for the ARC 244 Residential Design class. Prerequisite ARC 105.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 110 Architecture History: Prehistory - 1880 (3-0) 3 hrs.

Architectural History: Prehistory-1880 focuses on major architectural styles from inception to the late 19th century and the architects who helped to define those styles. The course will cover the major architectural styles prior to 1880 including Prehistoric and Classical Antiquity (Classical, Greek, Roman and Byzantine) through Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassicism. The course focuses on the symbiotic relationship between the built environment and culture. Students will learn about the various catalysts and historic contexts that resulted in the transition of styles and the details and intricacies that defined each style. The course is appropriate for students studying architectural design and any students interested in architecture as a Humanities or Western Civilizations elective, including art and liberal art students. This course carries SUNY General Education Humanities and Western Civilization credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 120 Architecture History: 1880-Present (3-0) 3 hrs.

Architectural History: 1880-Present focuses on major styles of the late 19th and 20th century and the architects who helped to define those styles. The course focuses on the symbiotic relationship between the built environment and culture. Students will learn about the various catalysts and historic contexts that resulted in the transition of styles, as well as the major historic movements that resulted in the international coordination of architects that have brought us to the current Modern Architecture styles of today. The course is appropriate for students studying architectural design and any students interested in architecture as a Humanities or Western Civilizations elective, including art and liberal art students. This course carries SUNY General Education Humanities and Western Civilization credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 130 Construction Material (3-0) 3 hrs.

ARC 130 Construction Materials is intended for Architectural Technology majors and students interested in construction and the architectural profession. This course provides an introduction to the properties and use of materials employed in construction. Topics that will be covered include analysis of construction materials, understanding the architect's process in selecting materials for designs, and various construction techniques. The material covered in this class is presented in a lecture format with field trips. Successful completion of this class will prepare students for the ARC 244 Residential Design class.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 242 Construction Management (3-0) 3 hrs.

ARC 242 Construction Management is intended for Architectural Technology majors and students interested in construction law and the architectural profession. This class provides an overview of principles and practices in the administration of a construction project. Topics include construction means and methods, contractual obligations, and the architect's role leading up to and throughout the construction of a project. The material covered in this class is presented in a lecture format.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 244 Residential Design (2-4) 3 hrs.

ARC 244 Residential Design is intended for Architectural Technology majors. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts required for the design of residential structures. Students will study historically significant architectural works. Using these works as precedence students will complete several design vignettes for residential structures. Throughout the semester students will explore topics that include various architectural drawings and presentations, architectural history, building codes and sustainability. The semester will culminate with a public oral presentation of an original residence expressed through models, drawings and digital images. The material covered in this class is presented in a lecture format with laboratory studies and field trips. Successful completion of this class will prepare students for the ARC 246 Commercial Design class. Prerequisite: ARC 106, ARC 130  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 246 Commercial Design (2-4) 3 hrs.

ARC 246 Commercial Design is intended for Architectural Technology majors. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts required for the design and drafting of commercial structures. Throughout the semester students will explore topics that include various architectural drawings and presentations, building codes and ordinances, ADA requirements, and sustainability. Students will spend the semester working through an original design and developing that design to incorporate codes and building systems. The semester will culminate with an oral presentation of this developed design of a commercial structure and will be expressed through models, drawings and digital images. The material covered in this class is presented in a lecture format with laboratory studies and field trips. Prerequisite: ARC 244.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 248 Structural Design (3-2) 4 hrs.

ARC 248 Structural Design is intended for Architectural Technology majors. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts related to structural design and analysis. Topics covered include 1) forces, 2) trusses, 3) shear & bending moment diagrams, 4) properties of sections, 5) estimating live & dead loads, 6) designing wood beams, columns, & connections, and 7) designing steel beams, columns, and connections. The material covered in this class is presented in a lecture format. Prerequisite: MET 216  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ARC 249 Building Mechanical Systems (3-0) 3 hrs.

ARC 249 Building Mechanical Systems is intended for Architectural Technology majors. This course will present an overview of the principles and practices used in the design of mechanical systems for buildings. Students will study the design and selection of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems and the architect's role in selecting these systems. To better accommodate the global initiative to focus on more sustainable design, it is necessary for the prudent architect to holistically integrate the architecture and mechanical systems of a building. The material covered in this class is presented in a lecture format.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF