The design of a building as a complex of interacting systems; relations of subsystems; influences of production and marketing on design. Prerequisite: ARCH 305aL.
Course Description: During this course, students will explore design alternatives of various architectural structures using wood, steel, masonry, and concrete materials with emphasis on lateral load design using Rigid Diaphragms. Sufficient overview of the wood, steel, masonry, concrete designs and detailing would be provided to the students during the course for them to complete required engineering task. In addition, wind and seismic provisions from current building code would be presented during the course to help students to apply theory to practice.