ARCH 160 Professional Practice (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
An overview of the professional practice of architecture, interior design, construction management and building construction from design through construction. Topics include licensing and training requirements; project delivery methods and contracts; business considerations; the influence of such factors as ethics, sustainability, economics, and legal regulations on the design and construction process.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the different participants in the design and construction process.
- Outcome 2: Analyze the design and building process from the original concept, design, construction and completion of the built environment.
- Outcome 3: Compare and contrast the differing methods of project delivery, the corresponding forms of service contracts and the types of documentation required to render competent and responsible service.
- Outcome 4: Assess the various factors which impact the design of the built environment, including economic, social, political, environmental, ecological, regulatory and historical factors.
- Outcome 5: Describe and differentiate amongst the licensing and training requirements for architects, interior designers, engineers, construction managers, and building contractors.
- Outcome 6: Assess the basic principles of office organization, business planning, marketing, negotiations, financial management, and leadership as they apply to professional practice.