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College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Architectural Design and Building - BT

The Field

The field of architecture is an exciting blend of art, technology, history, and modern construction techniques. To give our graduates an advantage in the industry, SUNY Delhi has a special focus not only on the design, but also on the building of structures, blending architecture, construction, liberal arts, mathematics, and science courses.

The Instructional Program

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 successful completion, can apply for admission to the B.T. program.

Students who complete the B.T. program at Delhi have various options. They may seek employment in an architectural design and building 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.

An option under the B.T. in Architectural Design and Building is the advisement track in Construction Management. 

Construction Management Option

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 successful completion, can apply for admission to the B.T. in Architectural Design and Building: Construction Management option. 

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.

Graduates of SUNY Delhi's B.T. in Architectural Design and Building program will have a number of options. If academically qualified, they can continue their education in an NCARB-accredited bachelor or master 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.

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

 

Below are the curricula for the A.A.S. in Architectural Technology and the B.T. in Architectural Design and Building. Following that is the corresponding curriculum for the Construction Management Option.

Architectural Design and Building B.T.

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

Orientation to Architecture and Construction Technology

1

AECT 110

Construction Materials

3

ARCH 110

Computer-Aided Residential Drawings

3

ARCH 125

Architectural Design Graphics

3

CNST 110

Principles of Wood Frame Construction

3

MATH ___

Mathematics1

3

 

Total

16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                                 

Cr. Hrs.

ARCH 135

Architectural Design Fundamentals

3

ARCH 220

Commercial Detailing

3

ENGL ___

Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition2

3

PHYS 150

General Physics I

4

____ ___

Elective with LASC attribute

3

 

Total                                                

16

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                                 

Cr. Hrs.

ARCH 140

Architectural Design I

4

CNST 210

Commercial Building System Eng. Tech.

4

COMM 100

Public Speaking

3

HUMN 241

History of World and Western Arch. I

3

____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total                                                

17

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                                  

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 150

Statics and Strengths of Materials

3

AECT 280

Environmental Systems I

4

ARCH 240

Architectural Design II           

4

HUMN 242

History of World and Western Arch. II

3

____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total                                                

17

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

Fifth Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 360

Structural Theory and Application

 4

AECT 370

Site Engineering and Design

 3

ARCH 330

Architectural Design III

 6

____ ___

Elective with LASC attribute

3

 

Total                                             

 16

Sixth Semester 

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 350

Environmental Systems II

3

ARCH 300

Architectural Digital Design

3

ARCH 370

Architectural Design IV

6

____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total                                               

15

Seventh Semester 

Course No.

Course                                             

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 450

Building Science

3

AECT 460

Structural Steel Design

3

ARCH 401

Portfolio Preparation

1

ARCH 430

Architectural Design V

6

____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total                                               

16

Eighth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 410

Building Codes and Zoning

3

AECT 480

Reinforced Concrete Design

3

ARCH 470

Architectural Design VI

6

____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total                                               

15

B.T. Degree Requirement: 128 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 The first English is by placement according to competency. Students with appropriate English backgrounds will be advised to enroll in ENGL 200 Advanced Composition or another higher-level English course.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 


Architectural Design and Building B.T.: Construction Management Option

SUNY Curriculum Code: 2248

Beginning with:

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

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 100

Orientation to Architecture and Construction Technology

1

AECT 110

Construction Materials

3

ARCH 110

Computer-Aided Residential Drawings

3

ARCH 120

Architectural Graphics

2

CNST 110

Principles of Wood Frame Construction

3

MATH 128

College Algebra1

3

 

Total

15

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

ECON ___

Introductory Macroeconomics or Introductory Microeconomics

3

ENGL ___

Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition2

3

MATH 138

Trigonometry1

3

 

Total                                                 

18

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

ARCH 220

Commercial Detailing

3

CNST 210

Commercial Building System Eng. Tech.

4

CNST 230

Site Safety Management

2

COMM 100

Public Speaking

3

PHYS 150

General Physics I or

4

SCIE 125

Exploring Physical Science Application

 

 

Total                                                

16

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                               

Cr. Hrs.

ACCT 115

Financial Accounting

3

AECT 280

Environmental Systems I

4

CNST 260

Estimating and Planning 

3

CNST 270

Construction Law and Contracting

3

CNST 295

Construction Seminar

3

____ ___

Elective from General Education group 4 or 5

3

 

Total                                                

19

A.A.S. Degree Requirement: 68 credit hours

Fifth Semester

Course No.

Course                                               

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 300

Design-Build Management 

3

AECT 360

Structural Theory and Application

4

AECT 380

Career Seminar (Session A)

2

BUSI 343

Individual Behavior in Organization

3

MATH 150

Pre-Calculus

3

____ ___

Elective from General Education group 8

3

 

Total                                             

18

Sixth Semester 

Course No.

Course                                              

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 390 

CM Internship I

12

 

Total                                               

12

Summer Between Junior and Senior Years: AECT 395 CM Internship II 3 cr. hrs.

Seventh Semester 

Course No.

Course                                              

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 370

Site Engineering and Design

3

AECT 400

Construction Project Management

 3 

AECT 450

Building Science

3

AECT 460

Structural Steel Design

3

____ ___

Elective from General Education group 6

3

____ ___

Elective from General Education group 7

3

 

Total                                               

18

Eighth Semester

Course No.

Course                                              

Cr. Hrs.

AECT 350

Building Environmental Systems II

3

AECT 410

Building Codes and Zoning

3

AECT 480

Reinforced Concrete Design

3

BUSI 310

Strategic Management

3

____ ___

Business Elective

3

 

Total

15

B.T. Degree Requirement: 134 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 The first English is by placement according to competency. Students with appropriate English backgrounds will be advised to enroll in ENGL 200 Advanced Composition or another higher-level English course.

 

Technical Standards:  In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Admissions Requirements for B.T. in Architectural Design and Building

To be eligible for consideration to the B.T. in Architectural Design and Building, applicants should meet the following requirements and guidelines:

Freshmen:

Transfer Students:

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, and 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 at both the content of the portfolio and 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

Admissions Requirements for B.T. in Architectural Design and Building: Construction Management Option

To be eligible for the Construction Management Option of the Architectural Design and Building program, applicants should meet the following requirements and guidelines:

Freshmen

Transfer Students

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.

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 program faculty to design a plan of study.

 

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 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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