Learning Outcomes

Architecture Student Learning Outcomes

LO 1: Design

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;
  • conceive original design solutions that endow spaces with utilitarian, aesthetic, and affective value.

LO 2: Represent

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.

LO 3: Situate

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: Position

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.