2017-18 Academic Catalog

School of Architecture

Director: Prof. Michael Berk
240 Giles Hall
899 Collegeview St., Box AQ
Mississippi State, MS  39762
Telephone: 662-325-2202
E-mail: mberkt@caad.msstate.edu

Website: http://caad.msstate.edu/mberk/

The School of Architecture offers a Certificate Program in Public Design through the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Biloxi, MS.

Certificate in Public Design

ARC 6813Public Design Seminar I3
ARC 6853Public Practice and Projects I3
ARC 6823Public Design Seminar II (ARC 6813)3
ARC 6863Public Practice and Projects II (ARC 6853)3
ARC 6833Public Design Seminar III (ARC 6823)3
ARC 6873Public Practice and Projects III (ARC 6863)3
Total Hours18

The Certificate of Public Design will be granted upon the successful completion of the above sequence of courses.

The purpose for the program is to prepare design professionals to work in community-oriented design organizations and to be leaders in the field of public design.  The certificate curriculum is designed as a three-semester program.  The participants must be graduates of an accredited professional degree program in architecture, planning, or landscape architecture.  Up to six interns each year will be supported.  Interns will work alongside the studio’s experienced full-time design staff on community projects for three-quarters of their time and complete coursework for one-quarter of their time.

ARC 6114 Professional Practice Strategies: 4 hours.

Four hours lecture. Exploration of the students career goals relative to emerging technology impact and design/architectural practice trends

ARC 6152 Digital Design I Laboratory: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Undergraduate-permission of instructor; Graduate-none). Four hours laboratory. Laboratory exploration of digital input and output devices concentrating of conceptual design, design development, and manufacturing/construction CADCAM processes using automated machines and devices

ARC 6162 Digital Design II Laboratory: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:ARC 4152/6152). Four hours laboratory. Advanced laboratory exploration of digital imput and output devices concentrating on conceptual design, design development and manufacturing/construction CADCAM processes using automated machines and devices

ARC 6333 Contemporary Philosophy and Architecture: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor). Three hours lecture. An examination of modernism and postmodernism in philosophy and architecture. (Same as PHI 4013/6013)

ARC 6613 CREATE Common Ground: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. Service learning through urban design, issues of economic development/renewal, historic preservation, and transportation for small towns in the CREATE Foundation region

ARC 6633 Architecture and Virtual Spaces: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture.Exploration of physical and virtual worlds from a theoretical, technical, communication, and design perspective

ARC 6813 Public Design Seminar I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Acceptance in Public Design Inter Program.) Three hours lecture. Public practice theory; limitations of standard practice to meet contemporary social, economic and environmental needs; values and leadership of community organizations; examples of alternative practice

ARC 6823 Public Design Seminar II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ARC 6813.) Three hours lecture. Understanding community; local services and economic problems and global environmental risks; understanding minority subcultures, poverty, and the role of non-profit organizations

ARC 6833 Public Design Seminar III: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ARC 6823.) Three hours lecture. Creating and using tools of public practice to help communities address social, economic and environmental problems; leadership skills, advocacy planning, sustaining a non-profit practice

ARC 6853 Public Practice and Projects I: 3 hours.

(Prequisite: Acceptance in Public Design Intern Program). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Various models of design practice presented by ten outside practitioners. Parallel studio team project

ARC 6863 Public Practice and Projects II: 3 hours.

(Prequisite: ARC 6853). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Survey of governmental and non-profit organizations that work in the community presented by ten outside practitioners. Parallel studio team project

ARC 6873 Public Practice and Projects III: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ARC 6863.) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Challenging the status-quo; presentations by ten visionary people. Parallel studio team projects

ARC 6990 Special Topics in Architecture: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ARC 7000 Directed Individual Study in Architecture: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

ARC 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Architecture: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

ARC 8114 Digital Design I: 4 hours.

Four hours lecture. Exploration of digital input and output devices concentrating on conceptual design/visualization processes using 3D/4D software and augmenting hardware devices

ARC 8124 Digital Design II: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite:ARC 8114) Four hours lecture. Exploration of digital input and output devices concentration on conceptual design, design development, and manufacturing/construction CADCAM processes using automated machines and devices

ARC 8134 Digital Design III: 4 hours.

Four hour lecture. Advanced exploration of digital input and output methods using 1,2,3,4, and 5D modeling software/hardware application in both virtual and physical problems in theoretical and applied design and research projects

ARC 8172 Digital Design III Laboratory: 2 hours.

Four hours laboratory. Advanced laboratory providing exploration of digital input and output methods using 1,2,3,4 and 5D modeling software/hardward applications in both virtural and physical problems in theoretical and applied design and research projects

ARC 8224 Research and Writing in Architecture: 4 hours.

Four hours lecture. Provides the student with general grounding in the process of research, problem identification writing, and development of a formal argument in design and architecture

ARC 8444 Interactive Media: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite:ARC 6633 ) Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Exploration of media and interaction design solutions through case studies and design exercises using emerging technologies and congruent design concepts

ARC 8990 Special Topics in Architecture: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)