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ARC100H1 - Drawing and Representation I

An introduction to the theories and techniques of visual communication and representation in the design disciplines delivered through a series of lectures and thematic drawing projects. The course serves as a hands-on introduction to representational and geometrical techniques in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

Exclusion: ARC221H1
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC112H1 - Design & Engineering I

A studio-based introduction to the methods and processes of design. The course serves as a hands-on exploration of design issues through a series of exercises that introduce students to the conceptual underpinnings of the design process, developing their capacity to conceive, manipulate, and analyze form through a variety of representational media. In collaboration with the foundational course in first-year engineering, students will conduct client-driven community-based research in response to design problems.

Exclusion: JAV101H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

ARC180H1 - Computation and Design

An introduction to computational thought and techniques through a series of exercises, readings, and lectures. Students will investigate the relationship between generative design, culture, and technology in design and art before and after the advent of the digital.

Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC181H1 - Technologies of Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Art I

An introduction to how technology has shaped the disciplines of design and art through a series of case studies that describe paradigmatic episodes at the nexus of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and art.

Exclusion: ARC231H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC200H1 - Drawing and Representation II

A course on the theories and techniques of visual communication and representation in the design disciplines delivered through lectures and thematic drawing projects. The course serves as a hands-on introduction to the description of structures and environments as a means of both production and critique.

Prerequisite: ARC100H1/ARC221H1
Exclusion: ARC321H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC201H1 - Design Studio II

A studio-based introduction to design with emphasis upon the production of form and space and the formation of landscapes. The course serves as a hands-on exploration of the relationships between material, tectonic, and programmatic organizations in the context of social, technological, and environmental concerns.

Prerequisite: ARC101H1/ARC112H1/JAV101H1 and ARC100H1/ARC221H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC251H1 - Close Readings in Architecture

Detailed examination of case studies in the history of architecture with close attention to the objects of study. The relationship between design, context, and theory will be explored through analyses of artifacts and texts.

Prerequisite: ARC132H1/JAV132H1/JAV152H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC252H1 - Close Readings in Landscape Architecture

Detailed examination of case studies in the history of landscape architecture with close attention to the objects of study. The relationship between design, context, and theory will be explored through analyses of artifacts and texts.

Prerequisite: ARC132H1/JAV132H1/JAV152H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC253H1 - Close Readings in Urban Design

Detailed examination of case studies in the history of urbanism with close attention to the objects of study. The relationship between design, context, and theory will be explored through analyses of artifacts and texts.

Prerequisite: ARC132H1/JAV132H1/JAV152H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC280H1 - Modeling and Fabrication in Design

An introduction to the theories and technologies of modeling. The emphasis of the course will be on the exploration of the relationship between technology and design conceptualization with the aim of developing skills to construct techniques for effective visual communication. The course will be delivered through a series of lectures and workshops.

Prerequisite: ARC180H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC281H1 - Structures, Building Systems, and Environments I

An introduction to structural and environmental design, the technologies of building and landscape systems, and the methods and frameworks through which the built environment is constructed. The calculation of quantitative criteria is taught through first-principles explorations.

Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC300H0 - Summer Studio Abroad

An intense travel program led by an instructor to allow advanced students to spend time in a foreign locale, conducting fieldwork, experiencing local design programming, and connecting with professionals.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in ARC courses and permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in all streams of the Specialist in Architectural Studies

ARC300Y0 - Summer Studio Abroad

An intense travel program led by an instructor to allow advanced students to spend time in a foreign locale, conducting fieldwork, experiencing local design programming, and connecting with professionals.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in ARC courses and permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in all streams of the Specialist in Architectural Studies

ARC302H1 - Exploring Design Practices

An introduction to the practice of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and visual art through a series of case studies and guest lectures. These classes will be integrated with the lecture series to provide opportunities for students to engage with leading practitioners in design and art.

Prerequisite: JAV152H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC331Y0 - Studies in International Architecture

For students in the International Summer Program. Documentation and analysis of architecture and urbanism in the city where the programme is based. Topics may include building types, urban morphology and development, public spaces, urban precincts, and ways of life supported by them. Cities may vary each year.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

ARC351H1 - Global Modernisms

An examination of the question of architectural modernism across the globe from the beginnings of colonialism up to the present moment. Themes relating to claims of universal validity, the transfer of professional knowledge, and political, social, and spatial contestations are examined through case studies.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC352H1 - History of Architectural Knowledge

An exploration of the ways in which architecture has made claims to knowledge through various means textual and non-textual since the early modern period.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC353H1 - Architecture and Media

An exploration of the historical relationship between design and media.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC354H1 - History of Housing

An exploration of the question of housing since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC355H1 - History of Urbanism

A consideration of urbanism through an examination of physical, social, economic, and political factors that have shaped cities and regions from the early modern period up to the present.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Exclusion: ARC333H1, ARC334H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC356H1 - Design History of Landscape Architecture

An opportunity to build a historical and theoretical vocabulary for the designed environment. This course will include case studies at multiple scales, focusing on North American examples from the relatively recent past.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Exclusion: ARC377H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC357H1 - Environmental History of Landscape Architecture

An examination of the global history of the interrelations between societies and their environment. This course examines the organisation of landscape and urban systems in a variety of geographic and cultural regions across the globe and over large spans of time. Please note that ARC356H1 Design History of Landscape Architecture is recommended as background for this course.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Recommended Preparation: ARC356H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC361Y1 - Architecture Studio III

This studio will focus on residential types and the domestic environment through an exploration of the relationship between building types, tectonics, and material assemblies in an urban context.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Exclusion: ARC363Y1, ARC380Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream and to students in the Architectural Studies Major: Design (AHMAJ2020/ASMAJ2020)

ARC362Y1 - Architecture Studio IV

This studio will focus on the design of a public program or institution in an urban setting through an exploration of the relationship between building types, tectonics, and material assemblies in an urban context.

Prerequisite: ARC361Y1/ARC363Y1
Exclusion: ARC364Y1, ARC381Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC363Y1 - Landscape Architecture Studio III

This studio will address urban form, context, and significance as factors in the creation of public space, with a focus on sites at block and neighbourhood scales.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Exclusion: ARC314H1, ARC361Y1, ARC380Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream and to students in the Architectural Studies Major: Design (AHMAJ2020/ASMAJ2020)

ARC364Y1 - Landscape Architecture Studio IV

This studio will examine the reciprocal influences of landscape and urbanism, with respect to form and process, through a focus on landscapes as urban systems at multiple scales.

Prerequisite: ARC361Y1/ARC363Y1
Exclusion: ARC362Y1, ARC381Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC365H1 - Selected Topics in Architecture

Examination of a selected topic in the design of architecture. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in architecture.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC366H1 - Selected Topics in Landscape Architecture

Examination of a selected topic in the design of landscape architecture. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in landscape architecture.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC367H1 - Selected Topics in Urban Design

Examination of a selected topic in the design of urbanism. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in urban design.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC380Y1 - Technology Studio III

This studio applies knowledge obtained from the prerequisite courses towards project-based design work with the aim of facilitating an understanding of the relationship between emerging digital technologies and production in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism through the development of computational tools and algorithmic design.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Exclusion: ARC361Y1, ARC363Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream