3 credits. Letter grades only.
An architectural program is used to define the design problem, guide the design process and evaluate design solutions. Students will develop skills in preparing a program while keeping in mind the potential audiences. This course emphasizes the role of social science research and environment – behavior interaction in facility planning and in the design process.
Students will be able to identify different design programming methods and understanding key issues to consider in selecting and implementing a particular programming approach through lectures, readings, and hands-on exercise (grounding in disciplines and fields).
Students will utilize social science research, facility management skills, and design concepts to develop a program of space requirements (multidisciplinary perspectives).
Students will be able to develop critical success factors in developing and managing an effective programming process by participating in a major programming project for a real client (critical thinking).