Bachelor of Architecture

Degree Requirements | Non-Studio Requirements | Studio Requirements | Sample Curriculum


Degree Overview

The bachelor of architecture (BArch) curriculum centers on the design of new buildings and places (urban/suburban/rural) including various functional and conceptual topics related to multiple housing strategies, institutions, mixed-use, public facilities, hi-rise, urban strategies, and land planning fundamentals, facades and details.

Design coursework covers professional, technical, and theoretical topics concerning: architectural history; technical coursework in environmental controls systems; structures and tectonics; building enclosures and advanced building technology; sustainability integration; vernacular and regional studies, as well as other cultural and context-based studies.

Bachelor of Architecture candidates must initiate coursework in Eugene. Once the necessary prerequisites have been completed, candidates are eligible to continue on to Portland to complete degree requirements.


Degree Requirements (231 Credits)


Required Courses

Subject Area (Non-Studio) Requirements (minimum 80 credits)

Fundamentals:

7 Credits Total

ARCH 201 Introduction to Architecture

4 Credits

ARCH 202 Design Skills

3 Credits

Design Media:

7 Credits Total

ARCH 222 Introduction to Architectural Computer Graphics

4 Credits

ARCH 423 Media for Design Development

3 Credits

Design Arts:

12 Credits Total

ARCH 430 Architectural Contexts: Place and Culture

4 Credits

ARCH 440 Human Context of Design

4 Credits

ARCH 450 Spatial Composition

4 Credits

Design Technology:

28 Credits Total

ARCH 461 Structural Behavior

4 Credits

ARCH 462 Wood and Steel Building Systems

4 Credits

ARCH 4xx Approved advanced technology course in construction, structures, or ECS

4 Credits

ARCH 470 Building Construction

4 Credits

ARCH 471 Building Enclosure

4 Credits

ARCH 491 Environmental Control Systems I

4 Credits

ARCH 492 Environmental Control Systems II

4 Credits

Professional Context:

4 Credits Total

ARCH 417 Context of the Architectural Profession

4 Credits

Architectural History:

16 Credits Total

BArch students are required to complete a minimum of four architectural history courses—ARH 314: Architectural History Survey (Prehistoric–Gothic) and/or ARCH 315: Architectural History Survey (Renaissance–present) within the first two years, plus courses in areas of interest that fall within one of the required sequences listed below.

Survey Courses (Only one survey course can be applied toward the undergraduate Arts & Letters group requirement.)

ARH 314 Architectural History Survey (Prehistoric–Gothic)
ARH 315 Architectural History Survey (Renaissance–present)

Approved Architectural History Sequences

Sequence A
ARH 314
1 course from Group II
2 courses from Group III

Sequence B
ARH 315
1 course from Group I
2 courses from Group III

Sequence C
ARH 315
1 course from Group I
1 courses from Group II
1 course from Group III

Sequence D
ARH 314
ARH 315
1 course from Group I
1 course from Group III

Sequence E
ARH 314
ARH 315
1 course from Group II
1 course from Group III

 

Architectural History Course Groups

Group I: Ancient to Gothic
ARH 326 The Acropolis of Athens
ARH 428/528 Roman Architecture
ARH 438/538 Gothic Architecture I
ARH 463/563 Native American Architecture
ARH 474/574 History of Interior Architecture I
ARH 477/577 History of Landscape Architecture I
ARH 490/590 History of Interior Architecture I
ARCH 436/536 Theory of Urban Design I

Group II: Renaissance (16th-18th Century)
ARH 348 Rome in the Age of Bernini
ARH 448/548 Renaissance Architecture
ARH 460/560 18th Century Architecture
ARH 464/564 American Architecture I
ARH 475/575 History of Interior Architecture II

Group III: Modern (19th Century to present)
ARH 4/565 American Arch II
ARH 4/566 American Arch III
ARH 4/568 Oregon Arch
ARH 4/576 History of Interior Arch III
ARH 4/578 History of Landscape Arch II
ARCH 4/537 Theory of Urban Design II
ARCH 610 20th Century Arch Hist

 

Subject Area Electives:

6 Credits Minimum

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Architectural Design (Studio) Requirements (minimum 64 credits)

ARCH 283 Architectural Design I

6 Credits

ARCH 284 Architectural Design II

6 Credits

ARCH 383 Architectural Design III

6 Credits

ARCH 384 Architectural Design IV

6 Credits

ARCH 484 Architectural Design (Four Terms)

24 Credits (4 Terms x 6 Credits)

ARCH 485 Advanced Architectural Design I

8 Credits

ARCH 486 Advanced Architectural Design II

8 Credits


Sample Curriculum

Most students graduate in spring of their fifth year. Students who have taken a design studio during the summer may be able to graduate winter of their fifth year by taking a fall/winter terminal studio.

Year One

FALL TERM

16 Credits

ARCH 201 Introduction to Architecture

4 Credits

ARH 314 History of World Architecture I

4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
 

WINTER TERM

17 Credits

ARCH 283 Architectural Design I

6 Credits

ARCH 202 Design Skills

3 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
 

SPRING TERM

14 Credits

ARCH 284 Architectural Design II

6 Credits

ARCH 222 Introduction to Architectural Computer Graphics

4 Credits
4 Credits

SUMMER TERM

Optional PHYS 201 and/or 202 if Math 111 and 112 are required.


Year Two

FALL TERM

14 Credits

ARCH 383 Architectural Design III

6 Credits

ARCH 450 Spatial Composition

4 Credits

ARCH 470 Building Construction

4 Credits
 

WINTER TERM

16 Credits

ARCH 440 Human Context of Design

4 Credits

ARCH 491 Environmental Control Systems I

4 Credits

ARH 315 History of World Architecture II

4 Credits
4 Credits
 

SPRING TERM

14 Credits

ARCH 384 Architectural Design IV

6 Credits

ARCH 430 Architectural Contexts: Place and Culture

4 Credits

ARCH 492 Environmental Control Systems II

4 Credits

SUMMER TERM

Optional studio in Eugene, Portland, or abroad.


Year Three

FALL TERM

17 Credits

ARCH 484 Architectural Design

6 Credits

ARCH 461 Structural Behavior

4 Credits
Subject Area Elective
3 Credits
4 Credits
 

WINTER TERM

16 Credits

ARCH 462 Wood and Steel Building Systems

4 Credits
ARH Elective
4 Credits
4 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
4 Credits
 

SPRING TERM

17 Credits

ARCH 484 Architectural Design

6 Credits

ARCH 423 Media for Design Development

3 Credits
4 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
4 Credits

SUMMER TERM

Optional studio in Eugene, Portland, or abroad.


Year Four

FALL TERM

14 Credits

ARCH 484 Architectural Design

6 Credits
ARH Elective
4 Credits
4 Credits
 

WINTER TERM

17 Credits

ARCH 484 Architectural Design

6 Credits

ARCH 417 Context of the Architectural Profession

4 Credits
Subject Area Elective
4 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
4 Credits
 

SPRING TERM

16 Credits

Advanced Technology
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
4 Credits

SUMMER TERM

Optional studio in Eugene, Portland, or abroad.


Year Five

FALL TERM

16 Credits

ARCH 471 Building Enclosure

4 Credits
4 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
4 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
4 Credits
 

WINTER TERM

15 Credits

ARCH 485 Advanced Architectural Design I

8 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
3 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
4 Credits
 

SPRING TERM

12 Credits

ARCH 486 Advanced Architectural Design II

8 Credits
Upper General Education Elective
4 Credits

Note: General education and subject area electives can be taken any term and in any order.

Bachelor of Architecture Degree Requirements

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