ARC 455/ARC 555

ARC 455/ARC 555– Structures 3

Course Details

Course No.: 10178

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Fall

Location: Parker – 104

Meeting Day(s): Monday

Meeting Time: 6:00PM - 8:40PM

Faculty: Romano

Course Description This is the third course in the structures sequence which will build on what has

been learned in the previous (2) classes. We will investigate structural systems with an emphasis

on recognizing the advantages of each system. A back to the basics approach will be used to

make the formulas in Structures I and II applicable to real world design. There will be some math,

but the focus will be on understanding the physical nature of the structural systems, not the

analysis of individual components. We will begin with a brief review of the basics, then move

into bending systems, trusses, compression systems, tension systems, foundation systems, and

lateral systems. A course project will be the main focus employing weekly assignments to

formulate of a structural portfolio worthy of an Architect.