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Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Architectural Design and Building B.T. program should be able to:

1. Discuss the academic and career opportunities available in the field of architectural, and have a working knowledge of how to utilize these opportunities.

2. Apply fundamental principles of drafting to residential drawings, including basic lettering and linework techniques, wall sections, basic working drawings, and residential details.

3. Understand and apply the fundamental techniques, skills, and computer usage necessary in the construction industry, including word processing, spreadsheets, and CAD.

4. Develop working drawings for a complete commercial building project, including plans, sections, elevations, and details.

5. Apply three-dimensional, computer-modeling techniques to buildings and other architectural features using AutoCAD.

6. Utilize fundamental theories and principles of visual/spatial dynamics necessary to develop meaningful architectural design through the design, construction, and graphic documentation of three-dimensional models.

7. Demonstrate design conceptualization strategies, the process of design, and the development and resolution of specific construction details in both residential and commercial building systems.

8. Exhibit knowledge of the physical properties, design considerations, and practical applications of engineered structural components and common-finish materials as they relate to the entire building system.

9. Demonstrate an understanding of the strength of materials through the analysis of basic forces, conditions for equilibrium, stress-strain relationships, riveted and bolted connections, steel and timber beam design, and simple column design.

10. Analyze building structural systems components of timber, steel, masonry, and concrete in terms of the forces applied to them, such as wind loads and seismic conditions.

11. Discuss and apply the principles and practices of wood construction, including building layout; floor, wall, and roof framing; and member loading.

12. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods and materials of commercial buildings and structures, as well as construction project planning, construction-site record keeping, and safety.

13. Understand the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical equipment requirements for buildings.

14. Understand and apply the principles of physics to the field of architecture.


Minimum requirements to be considered for admission HS Average: 80
Algebra Regents: 75
Geometry Regents: 75
Recommended: Trig,
Physics, & Studio Arts
Transfer GPA: 2.3
Portfolio Required

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1852

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Last Updated: 2/19/16