7: School of Architecture

General Information | Academic Information | Degrees Offered | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Architecture | Architectural History | Landscape Architecture | Planning

Architectural History

AR H 100 - (3) (Y)
History of Architecture: Survey

Traces the development of western architecture from prehistoric times to the present. The historical context within which this development occurred is stressed as architecture is studied as a response to, and mirror of the society which produced it.

AR H 101 - (3) (Y)
History of Architecture: Ancient to Renaissance

Traces the development of western architecture from prehistoric times into the Renaissance. The historical context within which this development occurred is stressed as architecture is studied as a response to, and mirror of the society which produced it.

AR H 102 - (3) (Y)
History of Architecture: Renaissance to Modern

Prerequisite: ARCH 100 or ARCH 101
The history of architecture and allied arts from 1500 to the present. The focus is on Europe, but the United States is included.

AR H 150 - (3) (Y)
Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture

A survey of Jefferson's architectural world with special emphasis on the Lawn.

AR H 331 - (3) (Y)
Medieval Architecture

The architecture of western Europe from the fourth to fifteenth centuries.

AR H 341 - (3) (Y)
Italian Renaissance Architecture, 1400-1550

The development of classicism in Italy between 1400 and 1550.

AR H 342 - (3) (Y)
Italian Architecture, 1550-1750

Developments in classicism in Italy between 1550 and the advent of neoclassicism.

AR H 343 - (3) (Y)
European Classical Architecture Outside Italy, 1400-1750

The development of classicism primarily in France, England, and Germany between 1400 and 1750.

AR H 351 - (3) (Y)
Early American Architecture

A survey of American architecture from the first European contact to the death of Jefferson. Lectures and field trips.

ARCH 352 - (3)(Y)
Later American Architecture

A survey of American architecture from 1800 to the present.

AR H 353 - (3) (Y)
Nineteenth-Century American Architecture

A survey of American architecture from 1776 to 1914.

AR H 354 - (3) (Y)
Twentieth-Century American Architecture

A survey of American architecture emphasizing the development of modernism.

AR H 361 - (3) (Y)
Nineteenth-Century European Architecture and Theory

The development of architecture in nineteenth-century Europe, with particular attention to France, England and Germany.

AR H 382 - (3) (Y)
East-West Architecture

A study of cultural exchanges and interactions in architecture between East and West. Discussion of major events and master architects like F.L. Wright and L. Kahn who contributed to the exchanges. The forms and meaning of East-West architecture are compared.

AR H 489 - (3) (SI)
Independent Studies in Architectural History

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Advanced work on independent research topics by individual students. Departmental approval of the topic is required.

AR H 490 - (3) (S)
Major Special Study

Special directed reading course for majors completing their independent study.

AR H 515 - (3) (Y)
Historical Archaeology

Study of the theory, problems, and techniques of the archaeology of the American colonial past on the Atlantic seaboard. Field trips.

AR H 572 - (3) (Y)
History of Medieval Architecture

Examines the architecture of medieval western Europe with an emphasis on the period from 1000 to 1400. Buildings are discussed with regard to iconography, function, structure, and style. Use of contemporary texts is incorporated into the course.

AR H 580 - (2-3) (IR)
Selected Topics in Architectural History

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Special topics pursued in a colloquium.

AR H 581 - (3) (Y)
Architecture of East Asia

A survey and introduction of traditional architecture and allied arts in China, Japan and Korea. Study of the main features, and major monuments of East Asian architecture and landscape architecture.

AR H 585 - (3) (Y)
World Buddhist Architecture

Study of the history of Buddhist architecture and allied arts in the Buddhist world which includes east, south and southeast Asia. Lecture starts from the Indian stupas and ends in Japanese Zen gardens.

AR H 587 - (3) (O)
Modern Japanese Architecture

The history of architecture in modern Japan from Meiji period to the present. Focuses on the post-WWII development; discusses the major influential architects like Tange, Kikutake, Maki, Isozaki, Kurokawa and Ando.

AR H 589 - (3) (SI)
Independent Studies in Architectural History

Advanced work on independent research topics by individual students. Departmental approval of the topic is required.

AR H 590 - (3) (Y)
Historic Preservation Theory and Practice

Surveys the history of preservation, focusing upon the changing nature of preservation ideals and practice. Preservation is discussed in the context of cultural history and the changing relationship between existing buildings and landscapes, and attitudes toward history, memory, and invented tradition.

AR H 592 - (3) (Y)
Community History Workshop

Undertakes an in-depth historical analysis of the architecture, urban form, and planning of a selected community. Focuses upon the historical significance of the built landscape as an element in and an expression of the social and cultural life of the community.

AR H 594 - (3) (Y)
Community Public History Seminar

Explores a variety of approaches to conveying the architectural and cultural history of a community to a diverse public constituency. Builds upon the analysis developed in AR H 592 (Community History Workshop). Analyzes the preservation implications of the work undertaken in collaboration with students in the preservation studio.

ARCH 512 - (3) (IR)
Architectural Surveys

Identifying the location of early roadways in Albemarle County has defined a context that provides clues to the documentation of the material culture or architectural pattern (e.g., plantation houses, barns and outbuildings, taverns, mills, churches, schools, stores, depots) associated with it through time.

ARCH 513 - (4) (Y)
Measured Drawings

Prerequisites: ARCH 201, 202, or ARCH 501, 502
Analysis of graphic recording techniques as employed by the Historic American Buildings Survey along with archival research.

ARCH 515 - (3) (Y)
Technology, Materials and Conservation of Traditional Buildings

Study of the principles of inspection, diagnosis, and treatment of older buildings from an engineering perspective. Emphasizes materials and structural behavior of masonry, concrete, wood, and metals. Includes lectures and field work.

ARCH 516 - (4) (Y)
Preservation of Jeffersonian Architecture

Examines the Jeffersonian buildings on the grounds within the restoration program now underway in the Academical Village. Provides a hands-on study of the buildings and their care, which examines the buildings within the context of their own historical origins and life span, then broadens that literary and cultural understanding with intensive site investigation, otherwise known as building archaeology. Where problems have arisen or where changes in the buildings must be made, alternative solutions are explored.

ARCH 517 - (3) (Y)
Regional Architecture

Examines regional Virginia architecture through slide lectures and field trips with emphasis on stylistic and technical features. Serves as an overview of Virginia architecture while concentrating in detail on the Piedmont region.

ARCH 522 - (3) (Y)
Victorian Technology

Survey of the dramatic changes in building, transportation, and communications technology that occurred in America between 1870 and 1920. Developments such as steel, reinforced concrete, electricity, telephones, directly affected building design and construction.

ARCH 536 - (3) (Y)
Performance of Building Materials

Studies the performance of materials as influenced by their properties and the environment. Topics include characterization of materials as elements, compounds, and minerals; mechanical properties of materials; physical properties of materials; moisture movement in materials; and the characteristics and performance of wood, masonry, concrete, metals, reinforced concrete and glass.


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