Learning Outcomes

Architecture Student Learning Outcomes


LO 1: Technical Competency

Develop and critically analyze architectural design

Students will demonstrate an ability to recognize and manipulate the interplay between form, function structure, and materiality in 3D spaces; they will conceive original design solutions that endow spaces with utilitarian, aesthetic, and affective value.


LO 2: Understanding

Employ modes of architectural representation and other discipline-specific vocabulary and analytic systems

From a selection of drawings, physical and digital models, written statements and oral presentations students will demonstrate competency in architectural representation.

Critical Thinking and Social Responsibility

LO 3: Critical Thinking

Situate architecture within historic, social and cultural contexts

Students will produce work (such as short essays, structured class discussions, presentations, original research papers) using the methods of the history and theory of architecture.

Examples of appropriate work may also include studio case study analyses or exhibitions using discipline-specific methodologies.

LO 4: Social Responsibility

Assert a critical position through the development of an architecture thesis

In their architecture thesis projects or original papers students will formulate a research question; collect and select relevant information; distinguish their authorial voice from that of their sources; draw a conclusion or a thesis that conveys the complexity of the researched topic and takes a position; substantiate their position by deploying evidence; present the position in a clearly organized and persuasive prose and/or graphic presentation.