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  • ARC 720 - Architecture Studio
    Option studios are offered each term, on the basis of demand, availability and faculty interest. (Examples may include: The Essential Detail; Spatial Syntax; Architecture and Structure; Landscape/Urban Design; Housing/Community Design; Digital Architecture; Intervention in an Historic Context).
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: All third year required courses
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Architecture Option students.
  • ARC 820 - Architecture Studio
    Option studios are offered each term, per demand, availability and faculty interest. (Examples may include: The Essential Detail; Spatial Syntax; Architecture and Structure; Landscape/Urban Design, Housing/Community Design; Digital Architecture; Intervention in an Historical Context).
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ARC 720
  • ASC 101 - Communications Studio
    Representation and Composition. This studio course introduces the basic techniques of visual communication through drawing (both manually and by computer), model building, etc. Techniques and theories of representation, composition and spatial organization are presented and developed through exercises and projects which relate the themes of the other first term courses, culminating in the design of a very simple building. Accompanying lectures provide students with background principles and theory for graphic communication.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 102 - The Built World
    Management of Finite Resources. This course provides the foundation for understanding how elements such as natural resources, time, money and human capital influence the creation of the built environment. Consideration is given as to how these resources can best be managed and integrated into the built environment to meet social, economic, environmental and cultural needs in projects that vary in scale from the individual building to the city or region.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 103 - The Built Context
    Concepts and Themes for Architecture. An introductory overview to the study of architecture and the built environment. Basic concepts, which are universal in most if not all times and places, will be discussed: shelter, protection, convenience, program, setting, light, air, beauty, etc. The role of the architect and of the architectural profession is discussed, as well as the role of the client or patron. Students will develop skills in research and analysis as well as a range of conceptual tools for examining the built environment.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 200 - Sustainable Practices
    Principles. This course addresses the means by which the principles of sustainability can be addressed in architectural design. The importance of the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability is presented and students become familiar with the process of implementation of environmentally conscious design. Various strategies to reduce the environmental impact of construction are discussed as are the means of measuring their success.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 102 and PCS 107
  • ASC 201 - Design Studio I
    Program and Site. This studio course introduces context, through an exploration of program and site, as a primary influence on architectural design. Principles and techniques of functional programming, program analysis, site investigation and site analysis form a framework for the development of a holistic design process. This is accompanied by an introduction to concepts ranging from human needs to means of defining space to create enclosure that are in turn applied to the site and context. Issues are assimilated into the architectural design process through a range of individual and team design exercises and projects.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 101
  • ASC 202 - The Building Project
    Components. This course introduces the methods and materials of building construction with an examination of construction systems and components including: foundations, walls, floors, roofs, doors and windows, and finishes. Materials of construction are introduced and placed into the context of the interconnected systems that make up buildings.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 102 and PCS 107
  • ASC 203 - Structures I
    Structural Concepts. This introductory course focuses on structure in architectural design. It investigates a variety of typical structural elements, namely: columns, beams, trusses, arches, and cables operating in compression, tension, bending, or torsion to achieve structural equilibrium. This theme is expanded further through the application of these elements to form a structural system, with an overview of one- and two-way spanning systems, and of load transfer through the structural system. Optimal selection of structural systems and reasons for structural failure are reviewed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PCS 107
  • ASC 205 - Collaborative Exercise I
    Students in Collaborative Exercise I will have the opportunity to explore architecture in context and develop an awareness of contextual issues. Collaborative Exercise I may involve a field trip and exercises in the field related to recording, documentation and analysis of sites visited. Expectations: Students will be required to present the documentation of their work, which they undertook in Collaborative Exercise I, in an appropriate form and medium. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 206 - Ideas, Tech and Precedents I
    Ritual and Stone. This course is a study of ideas and approaches to architectural history through an examination of architecture from prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages in Europe. The relationships between built form, site, ritual, materials, and technology are explored through examples from both western and non-western traditions. Students are expected to be able to research, discuss and analyze the form, composition, and context of a building, and to situate current architectural practice within the larger history of the relationships between building, nature, and culture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 103
  • ASC 301 - Design Studio II
    Intention and Expression. This studio course continues the series of design studios begun in the previous semester with design exercises and projects of increasing complexity. It continues the development of skills in architectural representation and presentation. Adding to themes discussed in previous semesters, the studio and its accompanying lecture component focuses on the formulation of architectural intent (formal, material, political, or other) and its means of expression through architectural form (geometry, composition, materiality, light, and space).
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 201
  • ASC 302 - Envelope Systems
    This course examines how environmental forces acting on building envelope components and building systems guide decision-making in building design. Building science theory and principles are applied to the control of heat, air and moisture flows across building envelope systems and to the design of a range of building envelope systems. Analytical techniques are used to assess the suitability of examples of building conditions. Life safety driven separator issues are addressed in reference to the Ontario Building Code. Related issues are reviewed within the context of existing and emerging building technology.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 201 and ASC 202
  • ASC 303 - Structures II
    Materials and Detailing. This course applies principles of structural behaviour to material properties and construction methods. Students are introduced to properties of basic construction materials - steel, concrete, wood, and masonry. The design of structural components is addressed in conceptual terms, focusing on the advantages and possibilities that each material offers. Connections specific to each material are addressed. The issues of structural application of each material, such as deterioration due to exposure, fire performance and environmental impact are discussed. Methods are presented for determining the size of basic building components in the various materials for known forces.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 203
  • ASC 304 - The Construction Project
    Processes and Resources. This course introduces students to the broad scope of the AEC industry, and to the participants, practices and underlying principles that define activities related to it. Fundamental concepts are presented that are the foundation of the provision of architectural services, the roles of various participants in the construction process and the sequential project phases typical of any construction project. Project communications between members of the design team, contractors, authorities, and stakeholders and alternative approaches to project delivery are discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 103 and ASC 202
  • ASC 306 - Ideas, Tech and Precedents II
    Secular Representations. A study of the cultural, political and technological forces and ideas shaping architecture in western civilization from the 15th to the 18th centuries. This historical and theoretical overview covers the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, using examples that embody the transition from theocentric to secular and humanist world views that formed the foundation for the cultural, political and industrial revolutions of the late 18th and 19th Centuries. Material covered includes extensive reading, drawn from primary sources.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 206
  • ASC 401 - Design Studio III
    Technical and Regulatory Issues. Students carry out design exercises and projects of increasing complexity, and develop skills in architectural representation and presentation. Adding to themes discussed in previous semesters, this studio and its accompanying lecture component considers technical and regulatory issues including The Ontario Building Code and their contribution to the design process, and focuses on the seamless relationship between technical resolution and tectonic expression. Constructability and durability in the Canadian climate is an area of focus.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 301
  • ASC 402 - Bodily Comfort Systems
    This course introduces the design and assessment of environmental control systems in conformity with current codes and standards. Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that provide anticipated indoor environmental conditions in the Canadian climate are investigated. Techniques for the design and performance of environmental control systems are presented through simulation exercises. Passive (non-mechanical) techniques for heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings are also explored.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 302
  • ASC 403 - Site Development and Planning
    This course presents techniques for the analysis and planning of sites that respond to human, contextual and infrastructural criteria. The role of analysis is emphasized as the basis for site development, and various analytical approaches are surveyed. Methods of developing both large and small scale sites are explored with reference to the constraints and opportunities of the natural, controlled and built environment, project constructability, and the appropriate legal and planning setting.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 102 and ASC 304
  • ASC 405 - Collaborative Exercise II
    Social Responsibility. Students will explore the tools and elements of architecture and their appropriate use for social responsibility and equity. Such explorations will take place through involvement in a real-world collaborative exercise. This may comprise participation with a community group to realize a project, engagement with professionals in the development of a project of social consequence, or in other ways. The objective is to expose students to an understanding of the relationship between the work of the architect and the advancement of goals of social responsibility, community development and social equity. Projects may be carried out locally or on an off-site location. Expectations: Students will be required to present the documentation of their work, which they undertook in Collaborative Exercise II, in an appropriate form and medium. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 205
  • ASC 406 - Ideas, Tech and Precedents III
    Discipline and Revolution. A study of the cultural, political and technological forces shaping the architecture of western civilization in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries. This historical and theoretical overview covers material from the Enlightenment to the present, using examples from the various traditions that inform the idea of modernity. Material is presented in the form of lectures and extensive reading, including numerous primary sources.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 306
  • ASC 520 - Integration Studio I
    Complex Building Feasibility Study. In this studio course students will prepare a feasibility study and schematic design for a complex, multi-use building on an urban site. The project builds on the knowledge gained to date in years 1 and 2 and extends students' understanding and capability by requiring that they fully integrate co-requisite lecture course material. Site analysis, economic and functional feasibility studies are undertaken as pre-design research. These will directly inform schematic design work that will be the basis for further development of the project in 6th semester.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 401 and ASC 402 and ASC 403 and ASC 405 and ASC 406 and CVL 407
    Co-Requisites: ASC 621 and ASC 522 and PLX 599
  • ASC 521 - Light/Sound in Architecture
    This course presents the fundamentals of lighting and acoustic design in buildings. Subjective responses to light and sound are explored, and simple calculations are used to evaluate spatial acoustic and lighting performance. Natural lighting processes and energy management techniques are investigated. Fundamentals of acoustic separation are presented. Students will analyse case studies of a variety of room types, including interior office spaces, public galleries and performance spaces that present opportunities to evaluate sound and light in various applications. Model testing of room acoustic performance and lighting will be introduced.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 401 and ASC 402 and ASC 403 and ASC 405 and ASC 406 and CVL 407
    Co-Requisites: ASC 620
  • ASC 522 - Project Economics
    Fundamentals from Feasibility through Construction. This course investigates economic decision-making by participants in the architecture, engineering and construction industry by presenting and developing the concept of construction as an important economic activity. The course explores the application of financial analysis, cost and value determination for a range of project delivery methods, forms of tenure and building types. Students will apply techniques of value engineering and life cycle analysis including time value of money, price inflation, and dollar devaluation. They will also consider risk and sensitivity analysis in decision-making, and methods of cost planning and control and quantity take-off techniques for building design evaluation using traditional approaches and current software.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 401 and ASC 402 and ASC 403 and ASC 405 and ASC 406 and CVL 407
    Co-Requisites: ASC 520
  • ASC 605 - Collaborative Exercise III
    Research into Practice. This exercise will focus on the role of collaborative research and the relationship between collaborative research and the development of the architectural idea and project. Beginning with an idea, students will explore the realization of this idea in architectural form. Using the format of group work and the charrette process, students will undertake focused research on a topic and present design solutions which integrate research with application. Expectations: Students will be required to present the documentation of their work, which they undertook in Collaborative Exercise III, in an appropriate form and medium. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 401 and ASC 402 and ASC 403 and ASC 405 and ASC 406 and CVL 407
  • ASC 620 - Integration Studio II
    Complex Building - Design Development. This studio course continues to develop the technical and design features of students' projects from 5th semester, including systems integration, material development, technical detailing, and preparation of a limited set of contract documents. The course depends heavily on the integration of concepts from co-requisite lecture courses. Further economic analysis, building code review and construction documentation including specifications are addressed as part of the complex building design development project.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 520, ASC 522, ASC 621 and PLX 599
    Co-Requisites: ASC 521 and ASC 622 and ASC 623
  • ASC 621 - Tectonics and Materiality
    This course looks in depth at the means by which architects combine various materials in order to express an architectural intent. Properties of materials are discussed, as well as the major tectonic hierarchies: rigid and sheet materials, frames and skins, heavy and light volumes, bearing walls and screens. Methods of expressing joints between materials (hidden, expressed, revealed, exaggerated, trimmed) are also explored. Students are asked to carry out a number of tectonic and material design exercises, taken from and in connection with their studio work of the same term. This course is complementary to ASC 623, which looks at many of the same issues from a technical standpoint.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 401 and ASC 402 and ASC 403 and ASC 405 and ASC 406 and CVL 407
    Co-Requisites: ASC 520
  • ASC 622 - Documentation and Construction Contract
    This course develops in detail an understanding of the design and construction documentation systems used in the AEC industry, focusing on the design development, construction documents, and construction procurement phases of the construction project. Central to this course is the preparation of construction documents as a means of communicating design intent. Principles such as accuracy, clarity, consistency, coordination and completeness are to be represented in these documents. These will be considered with regard to a range of project delivery methods, and their impact on relationships among the various parties to a construction contract will also be discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 401 and ASC 402 and ASC 403 and ASC 405 and ASC 406 and CVL 407
    Co-Requisites: ASC 620
  • ASC 623 - Principles of Detailing
    This course presents principles and criteria for the technical design of the detail. These principles and criteria will be applied to the development of details, found in a variety of conditions in a building. For each condition, approaches toward detailing and performance specification are discussed, and design strategies developed. Students will critically analyse case studies of the performance of existing details. The communication of detail design by the designer to the constructor, and the role of critical analysis in drawing review in ensuring appropriateness of details are discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 401 and ASC 402 and ASC 403 and ASC 405 and ASC 406 and CVL 407
    Co-Requisites: ASC 620
  • ASC 704 - Independent Study
    This course gives students an opportunity to explore subject areas which are not part of the regular curriculum. The student must submit a written proposal of independent study for approval by the Department - see Architectural Science for information.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • ASC 730 - Construction Case Studies Advanced
    Through lectures and a case study approach, students investigate recently completed architectural projects, analysing their tangible, material resolution as an expression of design intent. A major component of this course will involve students undertaking a detailed case study of one such architectural project.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 731 - The Architecture of Urban Housing
    This course explores the impact that globalization has had on the design and development of urban housing and its implications for critical practice in Canada. Through the lens of critical practice, students will be exposed to cultural, political, economic and other factors that have an effect on the design of contemporary housing and associated living environments. This reading-intensive course will include discussion sessions led by the instructor and/or invited guests on one or more of the subject's core themes, augmented by comparative analysis of seminal housing projects located in major urban centres worldwide.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 732 - Architectural Theory Since 1968
    This course surveys the major trajectories in architectural theory since 1968 that form part of the context for current architectural practice. The first half of the course will focus on a number of trajectories that can now be treated historically; semiotics, critical histories, phenomenology, deconstruction, critical regionalism, and identity politics. Building on this foundation, the second half of the course will consider current and emerging theoretical frameworks for architecture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 733 - Canadian Architecture Since 1945
    This course exposes students to the recent history of Canadian architecture, from the immediate post-war to the present. The conditions will be examined that led to and facilitated the spread of modernism as an important mode of architectural production and expression in post-war Canada, and how these contributed to a national architectural identity, particularly in the context of Canada's celebration of the 1967 centennial of Confederation. (Formerly ARC 733).
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 734 - Advanced Digital Design
    Digital design using computer software has evolved through a number of modes of design practice. Recent software applications have introduced more fluid interfaces that allow for serendipitous design discovery that can emerge from sketching and experimenting with forms. Students in this course will explore the potential of a number of types of software to support the digital process. These digital tools will be examined within a general creative context.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 735 - Heritage Conservation Theory and Practice
    A course on the theoretical and practice issues of heritage conservation, particularly with regard to the preservation of buildings and sites of architectural, historical and cultural significance in the Canadian context. The course reviews theories of conservation and explores methods of documenting heritage resources and methodologies and techniques available for physical interventions into heritage structures.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 750 - Architecture and Public Policy
    This course investigates the application of architectural principles and processes to facets of public policy not traditionally addressed by the discipline of architecture. The intent is to identify how such principles and processes can shed new light on, and positively contribute to, the evolution of public policy. Some of the public policy issues to be considered include: infrastructure (transportation, waste handling, supply of water, energy and communication), social policy (relating to poverty, homelessness and health), education and governance.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 751 - Architectural Writing
    The objective of the course is to provide students with exposure to the various forms of writing related to architecture as a professional practice and critical/cultural discipline. The goal is to improve students' writing and verbal communication in the context of architectural practice and discourse. The process of critical assessment and documentation of architecture will help students focus and clarify the intentions underlying their own design work.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 752 - Business Practices in the AEC Industry
    The structure of the AEC industry is examined from the perspective of the shareholders and stakeholders of a design, management or construction firm. The application of tools essential for the effective management of resources in a firm is considered. Principles of business negotiations as they apply to scope of work, professional fees and value for services are also considered. Students are exposed to fundamental theories of ethics encountered in professional practice.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 753 - Contemporary Theories of Urbanism
    This course considers relationships between contemporary theories of urbanism, the role of urbanism as an instrument of analysis and criticism, and associated implications for critical practice in Canada. Theoretical issues surrounding urban design and strategy are investigated through the lenses of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities. Through an engagement of the writings and projects of contemporary urban theoreticians, and with strong emphasis on relationships between key theoretical concepts and the generation of new urban forms, this reading-intensive course offers a comparative analysis of the changing nature of urban theory in the context of globalization.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 754 - Creative Space Simulation
    Increasingly, computer modeling allows designers to simulate a range of performance factors of a building, including thermal performance, ventilation, lighting, acoustics, structure and others. This course will allow students to experience the use of such software and explore the opportunities for the design of spaces and for current architectural practice. Students will use simulation software to analyze spaces and develop design proposals based on the results of simulation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 755 - Digital Tools
    Digital Tools: Ways of conceiving and communicating architectural ideas. An advanced level seminar taught by department faculty members, either singly or as a team. Topics offered in various semesters will be determined by faculty expertise available at the time.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 756 - Fire Safety in the Built Environment
    This course provides students with an introduction to fire safety engineering. The principal objective of fire safety engineering is to provide an acceptable level of safety when an accidental fire occurs. Computational simulation software packages will be used to demonstrate fire growth and smoke movement under different scenarios. This course is designed for architecture students who have developed some basic understanding of fire and knowledge about regulations associated with fire safety in buildings.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 804 - Independent Study
    This course gives students an opportunity to explore subject areas which are not part of the regular curriculum. The student must submit a written proposal of independent study for approval by the Department - see Architectural Science for information.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • ASC 805 - Collaborative Exercise IV
    This is a student-run and adjudicated competition. A competition brief is prepared by students in the second year of the Master of Architecture program. Students in fourth year (B. Arch. Sci.) will team up with first year Master of Architecture students in this competition. Expectations: Students will be required to present the documentation of their work, which they undertook in Collaborative Exercise IV, in an appropriate form and medium. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 605
  • ASC 850 - Globalization and Construction
    The objective of this course is to encourage students to think globally and to understand the growing importance of international business and globalization and how they relate to construction at large and to the Canadian construction industry.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 851 - How Buildings Work
    Knowledge of how our buildings work is crucial to creating better architecture. Without feedback loops informing architects of the performance of their designs, most buildings become prototypes and the knowledge that could be gained from each building is lost. This course will allow students the opportunity to study, examine and understand in detail the performance of an existing building. This will help develop a perspective for the long term performance of buildings and develop an understanding of buildings as they develop after architects have completed their design. Students may be asked to select an existing building and collect detailed information on performance from users, management, designers and clients, and present a critical analysis to the group.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 852 - Landscape Ecological Design
    In this course students will explore the fundamentals of landscape design principles and applied ecological form. This course will focus on theories of both designed and natural composition of landscapes elements. The course objectives are achieved through lectures, field trips, case studies and in-class assignments.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 853 - Landscape Design, Theory and Application
    This course in landscape design, site and environmental planning engages students in the development and application of personal design philosophy towards the built and naturalistic environment. This is achieved through researching the professional work, styles and paradigms of internationally recognized architects, landscape architects, artists, planners and designers from the 19th-21st Century.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 854 - Performance Modelling
    This course investigates issues associated with modelling, and very specifically its application to building performance. Principles associated with modelling of a structure, building envelope, part of a buildings and energy performance will be addressed and relevant examples will be given. The relevance of results and verification means will be addressed. The focus of this course will be energy consumption modelling and day lighting.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 855 - Sustainable Ratings Systems
    The course will critically evaluate current and emerging practices in the assessment of environmental impacts of built environments. Students will investigate different approaches to the assessment and rating of sustainable buildings, how these are reflected in various rating systems such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, Green Globes, Passive House, and new initiatives as they transpire. The course addresses rating systems as tools for analysis, and critically examines how they inform the design process.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 856 - The Small Building
    Throughout history, the small building has engaged the landscape and been part of the urban environment. This course will study the small building in many cultures and will provide a greater understanding of human scale, meaning, symbol, and function, and the relationship of these factors to architecture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 857 - Glass in Architecture
    This course will take us on an in-depth study of that most expressive of modern materials, glass. The material will be looked at in a holistic manner, that is, we will approach our study from technical, historical, theoretical, and expressive directions.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 858 - Toronto: Architecture/Urbanism
    An in depth study of Toronto, architecture and urbanism, from its founding to the present. The course will examine conditions which led to the development of the city form and its architecture. This will reflect urban development, evolving building typologies, the role of the practitioner and builder, material and technological developments, and changing demographics. Topics for study include: Toronto's urban morphology, domestic and institutional precedents, transportation and impact on architecture/urbanism, and economic growth in the post-war metropolis.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 900 - Selected Topics in Architectural Science
    An advanced level course taught by Department faculty members either singly or as a team. Topics offered in any semester determined by faculty expertise available. Open to all three options and to graduate students as a professional elective. Registration may be limited to students in a specific year of the program at the Department's discretion and numbers will be limited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 901 - Selected Topics in Architectural Science
    An advanced level course taught by Department faculty members either singly or as a team. Topics offered in any semester determined by faculty expertise available. Open to all three options and to graduate students as a professional elective. Registration may be limited to students in a specific year of the program at the Department's discretion and numbers will be limited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 902 - Selected Topics in Architectural Science
    An advanced level course taught by Department faculty members either singly or as a team. Topics offered in any semester determined by faculty expertise available. Open to all three options and to graduate students as a professional elective. Registration may be limited to students in a specific year of the program at the Department's discretion and numbers will be limited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 903 - Selected Topics in Architectural Science
    An advanced level course taught by Department faculty members either singly or as a team. Topics offered in any semester determined by faculty expertise available. Open to all three options and to graduate students as a professional elective. Registration may be limited to students in a specific year of the program at the Department's discretion and numbers will be limited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 904 - Selected Topics in Architectural Science
    An advanced level course taught by Department faculty members either singly or as a team. Topics offered in any semester determined by faculty expertise available. Open to all three options and to graduate students as a professional elective. Registration may be limited to students in a specific year of the program at the Department's discretion and numbers will be limited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • ASC 905 - Selected Topics in Architectural Science
    An advanced level course taught by Department faculty members either singly or as a team. Topics offered in any semester determined by faculty expertise available. Open to all three options and to graduate students as a professional elective. Registration may be limited to students in a specific year of the program at the Department's discretion and numbers will be limited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00