A beginning course in building technology

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This paper describes the course design and initial implementation for ARCH 5562, “Intro to Building Technology,” a required course for first-year graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s three-year professional architecture degree program. It is the first technology course taken by first-year students. Entering first-year students do not hold pre-professional architecture degrees, so the cohort typically exhibits a range of backgrounds (e. g., students with degrees in theatre arts, interior design, or biology). The course is focused on artifacts of architectural representation – specifically, on drawings and models. Rather than introducing building technology through nameable systems (e. g., wood, steel, concrete), ARCH 5562 included modules focused on architectural plans, sections, and details.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings, National Conference on the Beginning Design Student
StatePublished - 2022
EventNational Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS) 37 Conference - Ball State University, Muncie, United States
Duration: Mar 31 2022Apr 1 2022


ConferenceNational Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS) 37 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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