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College Catalog Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
Architectural Design and Building - BT

The Field

The field of architecture is an exciting blend of art, technology, history, and modern construction techniques. SUNY Delhi offers a Bachelor of Technology (B.T.) degree in Architectural Design and Building. This degree involves a 2+2 arrangement with Delhi's A.A.S. degree program in Architectural Technology. Students apply and are admitted to the A.A.S. program, and upon completion can apply for admission to the B.T. program.

Students who complete the B.T. program at Delhi also have various options. They may seek employment in an Architectural Design and Build firm as a designer, estimator, architect, or other member of an architectural design team. Or they may transfer to a Master's of Architecture degree program for further education and eventual licensing as a professional architect.

Construction Management Option

An option under the B.T. in Architectural Design and Building degree is the advisement track in Construction Management. This sequence of courses focuses on the building construction and management aspects of the industry. This option consists of a 2+2 arrangement with Delhi's A.A.S. degree program in Construction Technology. Students apply and are admitted to the A.A.S. program, and upon completion can apply for admission to the B.T. in Architectural Design and Building: Construction Management Option. 

The Instructional Program

The Bachelor of Technology Architectural program at SUNY Delhi has a special focus: not only on the design, but on the building of structures. The program is a blend of architecture, construction, liberal arts, mathematics, and science courses. By completing courses in building and construction techniques, Delhi's graduates have a professional advantage over students with just an art and design background. Those who choose the Construction Management Option are prepared for mid-management positions in the construction industry.

Career Options

The market for architectural technology skills goes beyond the conventional architectural firm. Attractive employment opportunities can be found with construction companies, engineering firms, government agencies, large corporations, and building products manufacturers. SUNY Delhi's B.T. degree in Architectural Design and Building prepares graduates for immediate employment or for further study in architecture, construction engineering, and related fields.

Graduates of the Architectural Design and Building program will have a number of options. If academically qualified, they can continue their education in an NCARB-accredited Bachelor's or Master's of Architecture program en route to licensure as a professional architect. Or they may proceed directly to employment in an architecture or related firm in the fields of architecture, design/build, construction, interior design, lighting design, graphic design, manufactured housing, architectural materials, and many other design-oriented professions.

Graduates of the Construction Management Option have the opportunity for mid-management positions in the commercial construction industry. Potential positions range from planning, to production, to construction site work and include job titles such as:

Curriculum

The B.T. degree in Architectural Design and Building is a 2+2 degree that builds upon Delhi's A.A.S. degree in Architectural Technology. The Construction Management Option has the same 2+2 arrangement, but with Delhi's A.A.S. degree in Construction Technology. Students from other colleges who are majoring in Architecture, Construction Technology, or related fields can apply for admission to this program by contacting the SUNY Delhi Enrollment Services Office at 1-800-96 DELHI or 1-607-746-4355.

Shown below is the semester-by-semester layout for the A.A.S. in Architectural Technology and the B.T. in Architectural Design and Building. Following that is the corresponding layout for the Construction Management Option.

Architectural Design and Building

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1852

Beginning with:

A.A.S. Degree in Architectural Technology
SUNY Curriculum Code:  0538

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 AECT 100

Introduction to Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

1

 AECT 110

Construction Materials

3

 ARCH 110

Computer-Aided Residential Drawing

4

 CNST 110

Principles and Practices of Wood Construction

3

 MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

 

Total

14

Second Semester

 Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ARCH 125

Architectural Design Graphics

3

 ARCH 220

Commercial Detailing

4

 ARCH 250

3-D Presentation CAD

4

 ENGL ___

English 2

3

 MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

 

Total                                                 

17

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ARCH 140

Architectural Design I

4

 CNST 210

Commercial Building Systems

4

 ENGL ___

ENGL/COMM/LITR Elective 2

3

 PHYS 150

General Physics I

4

 ___  ____

 Social Science Elective

     3

 

Total                                                

18

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 AECT 150

Statics and Strengths of Materials

3

 AECT 280

Building Environmental Systems I

4

 ARCH 240

Architectural Design II           

4

 HUMN 242

History of Western Architecture II

3

 ____ ___

Elective by advisement

3

 

Total                                                

17

A.A.S. Degree Requirement: 66 credit hours

Fifth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ARCH 330

Architectural Design III

     6

 AECT 360

Structural Theory

4

 AECT 370

Site Engineering

3

 HUMN 241

History of Western Architecture I 

3

 

Total                                             

16

Sixth Semester 

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ARCH 370

Architectural Design IV

     6

 AECT 350

Building Environmental Systems II

3

 HIST ___

U.S. History Elective

3

 ____ ___

General Elective

3

 

Total                                               

15

Seventh Semester 

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ARCH 401

Senior Orientation

½

 ARCH 430

Architectural Design V

     6

 AECT 410

Building Codes

3

 AECT 460

Structural Steel Design

3

 ANTH 300

Survey of World Cultures

3

 

Total                                               

15½

Eighth Semester

 Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ARCH 470

Architectural Design VI

     6

 AECT 450

Building Science

3

 AECT 480

Reinforced Concrete Design

3

 ____ ___

Liberal Arts and Science Elective  

3

 

Total                                               

15

B.T. Degree Requirement: 127½ credit hours

Architectural Design and Building: Construction Management Option

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1852

Beginning with:

A.A.S. Degree in Construction Technology
SUNY Curriculum Code:  0540

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 AECT 100

Introduction to Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

1

 AECT 110

Construction Materials

3

 ARCH 110

Computer-Aided Residential Drawing

4

 ARCH 120

Architectural Graphics

2

 CNST 110

Principles and Practices of Wood Construction

3

 MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

 

Total

16

Second Semester

 Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 AECT 150

Statics and Strengths of Materials

3

 CNST 150

Concrete and Masonry Construction

3

 CNST 160

Construction Surveying

3

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition 2

3

 MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

 ____ ___

Social Science Elective

     3

 

Total                                                 

18

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ARCH 220

Commercial Detailing

4

 AECT 280

Building Environmental Systems I

4

 CNST 230

Construction Site Safety Management

     2

 COMM 100

Public Speaking

3

 PHYS 150

General Physics I

4

 

Total                                                

17

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CNST 260

Estimating and Planning 

3

 CNST 270

Law and Contracting

     3

 CNST 295

Construction Seminar

3

 AECT 280

Building Environmental Systems I

4

 ____ ___

Social Science Elective

3

 ____ ___

Business/Management Elective

     3

 

Total                                                

19

A.A.S. Degree Requirement: 70 credit hours

Fifth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 AECT 360

Structural Theory

4

 BUSI 343

Individual Behavior in Organization

3

 CNST 300

Design-Build Management

3

 HUMN 241

History of Western Architecture I 

3

 MATH 150

Pre-Calculus

     3

 

Total                                             

16

Sixth Semester 

Course No.

   Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CNST 380 

Career Seminar

2

 CNST 390 

Internship ("B" Session)

7

 ____ ___  

Humanities/Social Science Elective
(A Session or online)

3

 

Total                                               

12

Summer Between Junior and Senior Years: CNST 395 Internship
3 cr. hrs.

Seventh Semester 

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 AECT 370

Site Engineering

3

 AECT 410

Building Codes

3

 AECT 460

Structural Steel Design

3

 ANTH 300

Survey of World Cultures 

3

 CNST 400

Project Management

     3

 

Total                                               

15

Eighth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 AECT 350

Building Environmental Systems II

3

 AECT 450

Building Science

3

 AECT 480

Reinforced Concrete Design

3

 BUSI 310

Strategic Management

3

 ____ ___

Business Elective

3

 

Total

15

B.T. Degree Requirement: 132 credit hours

Notes

1 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for this program. Students with appropriate math backgrounds will be placed in higher-level math courses.

2 English is by placement according to competency. ENGL 100 Freshman Composition and a second English, communications, or literature course are the minimum English requirement for this program. Students with appropriate English backgrounds will be advised to enroll in ENGL 200 Advanced Composition or other higher-level English courses.

Additional Notes

  1. Students must complete the SUNY Trustees’ General Education core requirements. See the "General Education" section of this catalog for details.

Admissions Requirements

Architectural Design and Building

Transfer applicants to the B.T. program in Architectural Design and Building should meet the following requirements and guidelines:

Portfolio Submission

A portfolio of creative design work is critical to being admitted into the program. Work such as photography, graphic design, interior design, sketching, writing, painting, sculpture, architectural models and renderings, etc. may be included. Construction drawings are not encouraged for inclusion. Work done for an employer may only be used if the work is the applicant's original design and it is at the schematic level, i.e. study models, sketches, renderings. Applicants must detail their personal involvement in any group work included in the portfolio. Portfolios will be evaluated on the basis of drawing and design ability, original ideas, and craftsmanship. From 10 to 12 samples of work should be included.

Reviewers will look both at the content of the portfolio and at the way the portfolio itself is put together. Applicants should be conscious of the layout, text formatting, cover art, and method of binding as these are the primary components used in framing and presenting one's work. The portfolio should be no larger than 8½” X 11” and must contain printed material only (no slides or CDs). A vita and brief statement of intent should also be included. All projects should be labeled with titles, dates, and any other relevant information.

Portfolio submissions should be sent, along with an application, to:

Enrollment Services
Bush Hall
SUNY Delhi
Delhi, NY  13753

Architectural Design and Building: Construction Management Option

Transfer applicants to the Construction Management Option of the Architectural Design and Building program should meet the following requirements and guidelines:

Application Dates and Guidelines

Applications for fall enrollment in the Architectural Design and Building program, including the Construction Management Option, can be sent in at any time. Applications and portfolios (portfolios are not required for the Construction Management Option) will be reviewed beginning December 15 and acceptances made beginning January 15.

Application forms can be obtained at the Enrollment Services Office in Bush Hall or by calling 1-800-96-DELHI. Applications can also be completed online at www.suny.edu.  Applicants will be contacted by SUNY Delhi a few weeks after completing the online application.

Applicants who need to complete lower-level prerequisites may be admitted for the spring semester. Prior to enrolling, these students should contact Enrollment Services and meet with the Architectural faculty to design a plan of study.

Program Objectives

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 technology 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 architectural technology.

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Last Updated: 8/3/08