Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Building Technology Stream

Building Technology includes teaching and applications of the fundamentals of technology as well as research in technology for the next generation of buildings. Topics include building structures, materials, industrialized building systems, appropriate technology for developing countries, sustainable design, indoor air quality, daylighting, building ventilation, heating and cooling systems, energy use and material flows in urban areas, and development of computational methods for research and design through visualization of building performance in its many aspects.

BSA: Major in BT


Year 1

  • Freshman Seminar in Architecture (Fall)
  • 4.111 Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design (HASS-A) (Spring)

Year 2

  • 4.112 Architecture Design Fundamentals 1 (Fall)
  • 4.401 Architecture Building Systems (Fall)
  • 4.500 Introduction to Design Computing (Fall)
  • 4.302 Foundation in the Visual Arts & Design (CI-M) (Spring)
  • 4.440 Building Structural Systems I (may fulfill REST requirement for GIR) (Spring)

Year 3

  • 4.411 D-Lab Schools: Building Technology Lab (may fulfill Lab requirement for GIR) (Fall)
  • 4.605 Introduction to the History and Theory of Architecture (HASS-A) (Spring)
  • Two 4.xx Intermediate BT subjects
  • Elective in any of the other four discipline areas in the Department

Year 4

  • 4.THT Thesis Research Design Seminar (CI-M) (Fall)
  • Two 4.4xx Advanced BT subjects
  • 4.THU Undergraduate Thesis (Spring)