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ARCHT-3330: Materials & Methods

Course Description

This course introduces a process-based framework for understanding the morphological and performative qualities of building materials and construction methods. In a lecture/laboratory format, students explore the reciprocal relationships among form, tectonics, and performance. The course tracks the historical development of common architectural materials as well as their contemporary cradle-to-cradle lifecycles. Emphasis is placed on the critical properties that affect material performance in buildings. In parallel, the course examines how materials are processed and assembled to become building components, tectonic systems, and ultimately how they define architectural space.

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Academic Level:

Undergraduate

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:

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Fall 2024

Section Name Meeting Info
ARCHT-3330-1: Materials & Methods (Lecture)
Mark Donohue, David Maynard, Brendon Levitt
  • Wed 8:00-09:30AM, (Future) Main Bldg - Timken Lecture Hall
ARCHT-3330-2: Materials & Methods (Lab)
Mark Donohue
  • Wed 9:40-11:10AM, (Future) Main Bldg - E2

Fall 2023

Section Name Meeting Info
ARCHT-3330-1: Materials & Methods (Lecture)
Mark Donohue, Margaret Ikeda
  • Wed 8:00-09:30AM, Main Bldg - E1
ARCHT-3330-2: Materials & Methods (Lab)
Mark Donohue
  • Wed 9:30-11:00AM, Main Bldg - 220 A

Fall 2022

Section Name Meeting Info
ARCHT-3330-2: Materials & Methods (Lab)
Brendon Levitt
  • Wed 9:30-11:00AM, Main Bldg - 220 A
ARCHT-3330-3: Materials & Methods (Lab)
David Maynard
  • Wed 9:30-11:00AM, Main Bldg - 220 C
ARCHT-3330-4: Materials & Methods (Lecture)
  • Wed 8:00-09:30AM, Main Bldg - 150 (Nave Presentation Space)

Fall 2021

Section Name Meeting Info
ARCHT-3330-1: Materials & Methods
Mark Donohue, Margaret Ikeda, Brendon Levitt
  • Tue 9:00-09:55AM, Online - AR-2
ARCHT-3330-2: Materials & Methods
Mark Donohue
  • Tue 11:00AM-01:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - 220B
ARCHT-3330-3: Materials & Methods
Brendon Levitt
  • Tue 11:00AM-01:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - 220

Fall 2019

Section Name Meeting Info
ARCHT-3330-1: Materials & Methods (Lab)
Mark Donohue
  • Fri 11:00AM-12:30PM
ARCHT-3330-2: Materials & Methods (Lab)
Margaret Ikeda
  • Fri 11:00AM-12:30PM, San Francisco - Main Building - 102 A
ARCHT-3330-3: Materials & Methods (Lec)
Mark Donohue, Margaret Ikeda
  • Tue 8:00-09:30AM, San Francisco - Main Building - Timken Lecture Hall