Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design

Provides a foundation to the design of the built environment, from the scale of the object, to the building, to the larger territory. Focuses on the shared foundations of the allied design disciplines of architecture, landscape, and urbanism, developing skills in critical thinking and analysis, spatial representation and design methodologies. Examines the larger influences of the arts and sciences on these disciplines. Through lectures and design exercises, students are provided an opportunity to establish a reference for understanding the discipline of architecture and environmental design, and are provided an introduction to design fundamentals and design process.