Arch 301 Architecture Systems 1

This is an introductory course on architectural building systems covering building codes, zoning, accessibility, structures, enclosure systems, and building service systems. A primary objective of this course is also to encourage the development of an intuitive sense of structural design and the means and methods of construction, as they relate to the design of buildings. It is also a vehicle for understanding the primary influences on structural performance and construction practices as they relate to human beings, and coming to terms with the reality that buildings are conceived, designed, and built to be occupied by people.