Unless otherwise indicated, all students not registered in the B.Sc.(Arch.)/B.Arch. programs who wish to take courses offered by the School of Architecture, must obtain a password card from the Student Advisor.
Guide to Course Intensity:For example, 6(2-10-6) refers to a six credit course, consisting of two lecture hours, ten other contact hours (studio time, lab periods, and tutorials) and six hours of personal study per week (on average).
301-201A COMMUNICATION, BEHAVIOUR AND ARCHITECTURE 6(2-10-6). Introduction to design; development of design judgement and communication skills in a series of exercises addressing light, scale, space, form and colour in the built environment; introduction to techniques of oral and graphic presentation, including model making, photography, sketching and architectural drawing. The course is based in the studio and includes lectures, seminars and field trips. Professor Covo and adjunct faculty
301-202B ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS AND ELEMENTS OF DESIGN 6(2-10-6). (Prerequisite: 301-201A). Introduction to architectural design; consideration of building form in relation to program, structural system, material selection, site and climate; further development of skills in model making, conventional architectural drawing, axonometric and perspective drawing, sketching and architectural rendering. The course is based in the studio and includes lectures, seminars and field trips. Professor Zuk and adjunct faculty
301-217A FREEHAND DRAWING I 1(0-3-0). Drawing in pencil and charcoal. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02, reserved for others; limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Tondino
301-218B FREEHAND DRAWING II 1(0-3-0). (Prerequisite: 301-217A). A continuation of course 301-217A. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02, reserved for others; limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Tondino
301-240B ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS IN BUILDING 3(2-3-4). The characteristics of basic building materials: wood, steel, masonry and concrete. How building materials are shaped into building components, and how these components are integrated into the building envelope. Problems, laboratory projects and field trips to illustrate principles. Professor Covo
301-250B ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY I B 2(2-0-4). The study of architecture and cities in their social, political and cultural contexts from the earliest settlements to the end of the Middle Ages. Professor Adams
301-251A ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY II 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-250B). The study of architecture and cities in their social, political and cultural contexts from the Renaissance to the present. Professor Adams
301-252B INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY I 3(3-0-6). The study of architecture and cities in their social, political and cultural contexts from the earliest settlements to the end of the Middle Ages. Introduction to the language of architectural history. Open only to students outside the School of Architecture. Limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Adams
301-253A INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY II 3(3-0-6). The study of architecture and cities in their social, political and cultural contexts from the Renaissance to the present. In-depth study of the language of architectural history. Open only to students outside the School of Architecture. Limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Adams
301-303A DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION I 6(2-10-6). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). An exploration of the design of buildings. Projects emphasize the major social, technological, environmental, and symbolic aspects of the design process. Introduction to specific modelling, presentation, and documentation techniques. Discussions, readings, field trips and practical exercises. Professors Adams,Castro, Davies, and Sijpkes
301-304B DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION II 6(2-10-6). (Prerequisite: 301-303A). Continuation of Design and Construction I with projects of increasing complexity. Projects deal with particular aspects of architectural design and/or explore approaches to design methodology. Discussions, readings, field trips and practical exercises. Professors Bourke, Castro, and Sijpkes
301-317C AVANT-GARDE ART AND DESIGN 4(2-5-5). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). Selected topics in avant-garde art and design from about 1850 onwards. A Bauhaus-type course with emphasis on the socio-cultural and scientific heritage and its influence on naturalism in visual art and design. Limited enrolment; password card required.
301-318C DESIGN SKETCHING 4(2-5-5). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). Pictorial drawing in the design process; relationship of drawing type to design intention; strategies for visualization and representation based on perspective sketching, axonometric and oblique projection in selected media; studio work based on design exercises and problems varying in length from several minutes to several days. Limited enrolment; password card required. Professor Covo
301-319C THE CAMERA AND PERCEPTION 4(2-5-5). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). An intensive study of man and the urban environment. Through the use of still photography, the relationship of time, motion, space, place and light are explored in order to gain insights into the urban environment. Topics include: "photographic seeing", light, survey of masters, history of photography, camera and darkroom techniques, tonal control, composition, etc. Limited enrolment; password card required. Staff
301-321A FREEHAND DRAWING III 1(0-3-0). (Prerequisite: 301-218B). A continuation of course 301-218B. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02, reserved for others; limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Tondino
301-322B FREEHAND DRAWING IV 1(0-3-0). (Prerequisite: 301-321A). A continuation of course 301-321A. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02, reserved for others; limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Tondino
301-324T SKETCHING SCHOOL I 1(0-0-3). (Prerequisite: 301-218B). An eight day supervised field trip in the late summer to sketch places or things having specific visual characteristics. Students are required to include Sketching School 1 in the B.Sc.(Arch.) program. Professors Castro, Covo and Tondino
301-327T SUMMER PROJECT I 1(0-0-3). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). These projects are assigned by staff members before the end of the session to be submitted at registration for the fall semester. Professors Adams, Castro and Sijpkes
301-363A STRUCTURE, ORGANIZATION AND FORM 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). The examination and development of communicative, expressive and utilitarian structure, organization and form in objects. Representation, imagery and models. Investigation of subject and/or theme, purpose or objective. Discussion of overt and other possible meanings. Development of approved projects. Written and illustrated briefs or essays with pertinent subject matter.
301-364C ARCHITECTURAL MODELING 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). Architectural models constructed with computer and other advanced technologies. Limited enrolment; password card required.
301-371B STANDARDIZATION IN URBAN SPACES 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-251A). A historical survey of tectonic theories related to thecreation of orderly urban environments in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries; the theories of standardization as applied to the classical "Orders" and their relevance to standardized building components today.
301-372A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). French, British and American influences in the Maritime Provinces, Québec and Ontario. Given alternate years (alternating with 301-388A). Next given in 1996-97. Limited enrolment; password card required. Professor Gersovitz
301-375A LANDSCAPE 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). Land form, plant life, microclimate; land use and land preservation; elements and methods of landscape design.
301-377B ENERGY CONSERVATION AND BUILDINGS 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-202B or permission of instructor). Energy consumption in the built environment; architectural means to conserve energy; the potential and limitations of unconventional sources of energy; a comparative study of energy conserving buildings; effects of legislation and financing. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02 for others; limited enrolment; password card required. Professors Bhatt and Thibodeau
301-378A SITE USAGE 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-202B). Arrangement of building developments on the land. Composite patterns resulting from site planning decisions. Scale and distribution of open space. Utilization of space; relationship of private to public domain; spatial determinism and its effect on interaction and development; qualities of interaction and development; qualities of street-scale open space. Site conditions and restrictions. Site engineering, building layout, drainage and services. Regulatory mechanism; incentive and mandatory controls. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02, for others; limited enrolment; password card required. Professor Drummond
301-379L SUMMER COURSE ABROAD (4 credits, Prerequisite: 301-202B or permission of instructor). Study of a distinct urban environment and its key buildings; graphic recording and analysis of physical configuration, constructional peculiarities and present use. Excursions to neighbouring sites of special architectural interest. Limited enrolment; password card required. Professors Castro and Zuk
301-383B GEOMETRY, ARCHITECTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-202B or permission of instructor). Geometry in the formal structure of design. Grids, lattices, polygons and polyhedra; proportional systems. Evidence of these figures and structures in natural objects and phenomena. Graphical and physical models. Application to architecture and the human environment. Professor Zuk
301-385B ARCHITECTURAL THEORY OF THE RENAISSANCE 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-251A). The elements and composition of Renaissance buildings, studied in relation to the social and intellectual context of the age in which they were constructed.
301-387B CASE STUDIES IN BUILDING PERFORMANCE 2(0-3-3). (Prerequisite: 301-202B or permission of instructor). Architectural problems relating to the building envelope, building systems, user requirements and the profession, drawn from the Montreal area. Practising architects, building owners and others provide input for problem analysis and solution. Meetings, site visits, report writing, problem statement, drawings and specifications. Limited to 12 students per semester.
301-388A INTRODUCTION TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-303A). Historic attitudes and terminologies of conservation; historic research techniques. Restoration technology of building materials and principles of interior design in the 19th and 20th centuries; current preservation planning. Given alternate years (alternating with 301-372A).
301-405A DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION III 6(2-10-6). (Prerequisite: 301-304B). A structured investigation of architectural concepts; program interpretation with respect to relevant cultural, social and environmental contexts; applications of appropriate formal languages and building technologies in integrated proposals for a variety of building forms. Professors Anderson, Zuk and adjunct faculty
301-406B DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IV 6(2-10-6). (Prerequisite: 301-405A). A detailed study and comprehensive development of architectural proposals for complex building types and site conditions; the exploration of coherent initial concepts with respect to programmatic requirements, image and form; subsequent elaboration leading to meaningful and technologically viable designs for the built environment. Professors Anderson,
Sheppard and adjunct faculty.
301-410C DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION V 6(2-10-6). (Prerequisite: 301-304B). A study of the function and structure of the urban environment, including surveys of selected urban areas by recording and analysing specific environmental factors. Architectural and urban design with reference to their social implications. Urban renewal and rehabilitation by means of systematic design methods. Techniques of visual communication including documentary film-making. Staff
301-411A DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION VI 7(2-12-7). (Prerequisite: 301-406B). A series of studies of complex architectural and urban design issues with the intention of improving the student's facility to critically assess existing design solutions, to seek alternatives and to articulate clearly the rationale and the impact of alternative proposals. Professor Sheppard , adjunct faculty and invited critics.
301-412C DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION VII 6(2-10-6). (Prerequisite: 301-304B). A study of exceptional problems of architectural design in terms of community needs but always involving specific environmental modifications of an actual place to achieve some physical or social betterment. Staff
301-413B DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION VIII 7(2-12-7). (Prerequisite: 301-406B and 301-411A). An individual, student selected and faculty approved study of complex environmental problems involving conflicting requirements, severe restraints, optimization, adaptability to growth and change, and the integration of building systems. Demonstration of systematic design methods leading to the design of a comprehensive environmental form. Professor Davies and Staff
301-429T SUMMER PROJECT III 1(0-0-3). (Prerequisite: 301-406B). See course 301-430T SKETCHING SCHOOL II 1(0-0-3). (Prerequisite: 301-324T). Students are required to include Sketching School II in the B.Arch. program. Professors Castro, Covo and Tondino
301-435B URBAN PLANNING I 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-405A). Theory and practice. An examination of different basic approaches to urban planning with special reference to Québec. (Not normally open to Urban Planning students.) Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02, reserved for others; limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Wolfe
301-436A URBAN PLANNING II 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-406B). Urban Design and Project Development. Theory and practice. Detailed analysis of selected examples of the development process and of current techniques in urban design. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02, reserved for others; limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Fischler
301-446A MECHANICAL SERVICES IN BUILDINGS 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-304B). Problems encountered in providing mechanical services in buildings. Physiological and environmental aspects of heat, ventilation and air conditioning, estimation of heating and cooling loads and selection and specification of equipment. Sprinkler systems and plumbing. Construction problems produced by installation of this equipment. Professor Levine
301-447A ELECTRICAL SERVICES 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-304B). Production, measurement and control of light; design of lighting systems; electrical distribution in residential and commercial buildings; Canadian Electrical Code. Professor Edwards
301-448B ENVIRONMENTAL ACOUSTICS 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-304B). Significance of acoustics in architectural design, and in environmental control of buildings. Acoustical requirements in the design of auditoria such as theatres, lecture halls, opera houses, concert halls, churches, motion picture theatres, studios, etc. Principles of noise and vibration control, sound insulating in building construction. Control of mechanical noises and vibrations. Practical noise control in various types of buildings. Professor Melanson
301-449A PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-406B). The architect's relationship to his/her client; responsibility; business conduct; supervision; arbitration; issuing of certificates; competitions; standard forms of contracts; payment; liens; servitudes; public health; building regulations; fees. Professor Sheppard
301-450B SPECIFICATIONS AND BUILDING COSTS 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-406B). Principles of writing architectural specifications; discussion of actual specifications; essays on common building materials, costing of materials and building assemblies; practice in specifying for common trades. Professors Poddubiuk and Sampson
301-451A BUILDING REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-406B). The study of building codes with specific emphasis on the National Building and National Fire Codes of Canada. Examples of existing buildings with assignments to illustrate regulations. Development of a systematic approach to the implementation of codes during the preliminary design stage of an architectural project. Professor Zorko
301-461B FREEHAND DRAWING AND SKETCHING 1(0-3-0). (Prerequisite: 301-324T). Drawing and sketching in pencil, charcoal and other media both in the studio and out-of-doors. Professor Tondino
301-471A,B COMPUTER-AIDED BUILDING DESIGN 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 301-202B or equivalent). An introduction to selected applications of interactive computing in architecture; emphasis on development of simple algorithms in graphic, as well as non-graphic, modes in hands-on situations in the lab; field trips to several in-use installations. Limited enrolment; password card required. Staff
301-480A SEMINAR ON ARCHITECTURAL judgement 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-304B). The investigation, by means of analogies with the judicial process in law, of the criteria of architectural judgement.
301-482B LEGAL ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-480A). A survey of those aspects of Canadian law which can protect or beneficially modify the environment in the interests of the community. Maximum of 12 students with preference given to students in architecture.
301-490A,B SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN 2(2-0-4). (Prerequisite: 301-202B or permission of instructor). A course to allow the introduction of special topics in related areas of design. Staff
301-521B STRUCTURE OF CITIES 3(2-0-7) (Prerequisite: 301-202B or permission of instructor). Nature, pattern and life of modern cities. Urban networks, special areas, problems and prospects. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students; section 02 for others. limited enrolment, password card required. Profs. Anderson &
301-522A HISTORY OF DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE IN QUÉBEC 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-251A). The architecture of houses in Québec from 1650 to the present. Distinguished buildings are reviewed from the point of view of form, style, siting and material, as influenced by climate, culture and architectural antecedents in France, England and the United States. The course material is presented through alternating bi-weekly lectures and seminars. Limited enrolment; password card required. Professor Anderson
301-523B SIGNIFICANT TEXTS AND BUILDINGS IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-251A). Critical study of significant architectural thought since 1750 as it has been expressed in buildings and texts (treatises, manifestos, criticisms). A specific theme will be addressed every year to allow in-depth interpretations of the material presented and discussed. Limited enrolment; password card required. Professor Castro
301-524A SEMINAR ON ARCHITECTURAL CRITICISM 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-251A). The development and current role of architectural criticism with particular reference to its affinities with art and literary criticism. Limited enrolment; password card required. Professor Castro
301-525A SEMINAR ON ANALYSIS AND THEORY 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-202B or permission of instructor). Analysis and evaluation of significant architectural projects with reference to contemporary architectural theories. Limited enrolment; password card required. Professor Zuk
302-526B Philosopy of Structure 3(2-0-7) (Prerequisite: 301-202B or permission of instuctor) Philosopy of Structure aims to investigate structure in its broadest sense. The course
is divided into two halves; the first one gives an overview of the development of theoretical structural frameworks such as mathematics and geometry, while the second one highlights physical structures constructed by nature (geology, turbulence), man or animals. Not open to students who have taken 301-374B. Section 01 reserved for
Architecture students; section 02 reserved for others; password card required.
301-527B CIVIC DESIGN 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-378A). The elements of form in buildings and their siting design in the urban setting. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02, reserved for others; Password card required, limited enrolment. Professor Drummond
301-528A HISTORY OF HOUSING 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-251A or permission of instructor). Indigenous housing both transient and permanent, from the standpoint of individual structure and pattern of settlements. The principal historic examples of houses including housing in the age of industrial revolution and contemporary housing. Limited enrolment. Section 01 reserved for Architecture and Urban Planning students; password card required. Section 02 reserved for Engineering students; cap placed on enrolment. Professor Schoenauer and
301-529B HOUSING THEORY 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-528A or permission of instructor). A review of environmental alternatives in housing; contemporary housing and the physical and sociological determinants that shape it; Canadian housing. Section 01 reserved for Architecture students. Section 02 reserved for others; limited enrolment, password card required. Professor Schoenauer
301-531A ARCH. INTENTIONS FROM VITRUVIUS TO THE RENAISSANCE 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-251A). Architectural intentions embodied in buildings and writings of architects from antiquity to the Renaissance. Special emphasis is placed on the cultural connections of architecture to science and philosophy. Professor Perez-Gomez
301-532B ORIGINS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-251A). Examination of architectural intentions (theory and practice) in the European context (especially France, Italy and England), during the crucial period that marks the beginning of the modern era. Professor Perez-Gomez
301-533B NEW APPROACHES TO ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY 3(2-0-7). (Prerequisite: 301-251A or permission of instructor). An exploration of the aims, tools, and methods of Architectural History as a discipline; the use of primary sources from the Canadian Centre for Architecture and other archives. Limited enrolment; password card required. Professor Adams
301-540A,B SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE I 3(2-0-7). A course to allow the introduction of new topics in Architecture as needs arise, by regular and visiting staff. Staff
301-541A,B SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE II 3(2-0-7). A course to allow the introduction of new topics in architecture as needs arise, by regular and visiting staff. Staff
300-220A LAW FOR ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS 3(3-0-6). An overview of the legal system. Aspects of the law which affect architects and engineers. Definition and branches of law; Federal and Provincial jurisdiction, civil and criminal law and civil and common law; relevance of statutes; partnerships and companies; agreements; types of property, rights of ownership; successions and wills; expropriation; responsibility for negligence; servitudes/easements; privileges/liens; hypothecs/mortgages; statutes of limitations; strict liability of architect, engineer and builder; patents, trade marks, industrial design and copyright; bankruptcy; labour law; general and expert evidence; court procedure and arbitration. Lectures by representatives of l'Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec on the professional and ethical aspects of engineering practice. Mtre. J.A. Woods
303-205A,B STATICS 3(3-2-4). Systems of forces and couples, resultants, equilibrium. Trusses, frames and beams, reactions, shear forces, bending moments. Centroids, centres of gravity, distributed forces, moments of inertia. Friction, limiting equilibrium, screws, belts. Professors Chouinard and Shrivastava
303-229A SURVEYING FOR ARCHITECTS 2(2-3-1). Measurement of elevations, directions and distances using engineer's level, transit and tape; development of plot plans and topographic maps; volumetric calculations of cuts and fills; area measurements using planimeter; traverse computations; architectural applications. Mr. Scola
303-283B STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4(4-1-7). (Prerequisite: 303-205A,B). Structural behaviour, trusses, statically determinate beams, frames, and arches; moments of inertia, stress, strain, properties of materials, bending and shearing stresses; torsion; fixed and continuous beams; reinforced concrete beams; columns; combined stresses; Mohr's circle. Mr. Vrana
303-384A SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATIONS 2(2-3-1). (Prerequisites: 303-283B). Nature of soils, identification and classification. Physical properties of soils, permeability, compressibility, shear strength, principle of effective stresses, stress strain behaviour. Seepage, frost action. Field exploration of soil conditions. Foundations, shallow and deep. Earth pressures and retaining structures, stability of earth masses. Professor Japp
303-385A STRUCTURAL STEEL AND TIMBER DESIGN 3(3-1-5). (Prerequisite: 303-283B; Corequisite: 301-240B). Structural loadings, load factors, code requirements and design procedures. Characteristics of structural steel and structural timber in building construction. Structural design of axially loaded tension and compression members, joists, beams, girders, trusses and framing systems. Mr. Vrana
303-388B REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisite: 303-283B). Physical properties of concrete; behaviour and design of reinforced concrete members in compression, tension, bending, shear and combined loadings; bond and anchorage; reinforced concrete slabs and precast concrete elements; structural framing systems. Mr. Vrana
303-492A STRUCTURES 2(2-2-2). (Prerequisites: 303-385A, 303-283B). A study of structural systems in concrete, steel, timber; a philosophy of structure; choice of structure; economic factors in design; recent development and trends in structure; lateral stability by frame action, bracing shear walls; mechanics of certain structural forms. Professor Mitchell
306-310B ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3(3-1-5). Introduction to the basic concepts required for the economic assessment of engineering projects. Topics include: accounting methods, marginal analysis, cash flow and time value of money, taxation and depreciation, discounted cash flow analysis techniques, cost of capital, inflation, sensitivity and risk analysis, analysis of R&D, ongoing as well as new investment opportunities. Professor Bilodeau and Mr. Davidson
580-442B ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED 2(1-2-3). (Prerequisite: 301-303A (Architecture students), 580-326D (Occupational Therapy students)). This course exposes students of Architecture and Occupational Therapy to problems encountered in the design and construction of environments for the physically disabled. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams under the supervision of faculty and visitors on projects drawn from the case histories of the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital and/or selected institutions. Course work may include group and individual field trips to hospitals, clinics or specific project sites. Limited enrolment. Dr. Gisel and Professor Covo