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Architectural Design Studio III

The student chooses a project for the term to design from a collection of instructor-approved projects requiring real site considerations. By discussing the relevant design criteria with the instructor and selection of a hypothetical client outside of class, the student develops and refines the program of space requirements and acquires an appreciation of the in-depth […]

Construction Management

A course dealing with the business phase of a construction project, from working drawings and specifications to final completion of the structure. Both the architect’s or engineer’s role and contractor’s role in coordinating project activities are discussed. Also covered are cost control (estimating) and contractual arrangements, including recent innovations of the industry. The impacts of […]

Environmental Systems

A survey of the environmental control methods and support systems used in contemporary buildings. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of each system and design of simple systems, and how they relate to energy utilization and conservation in building design. Students will use an energy modeling software to study the design of a building. Economic […]

Architectural Design Studio II

Emphasis is placed on an architectural design solution for a multi-story addition to existing buildings and preparation of construction documents for an institutional building. The student will study a multi-story steel or concrete framed and masonry enclosed structure. Floor plans, elevations, sections and details using materials typically used in construction today are sketched to scale […]

BIM Technologies

Building Information Modeling or BIM is a workflow for designing, evaluating, constructing, fabricating, and operating buildings. As BIM technology is developing this workflow is beginning to touch all aspects of the building industry. Understanding the role of BIM is critical to working in the building industry. The BIM model gives a building project a rich […]


This is an introductory course in Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) for beginning students using Microstation V8 software. Topics include drawing set-up, line drawing, text placement, basic editing and dimensions. The course structure focuses on the most common basic functions necessary to complete drawings including move, mirror, copy, offset, distance and more. Projects incorporate basic techniques of […]

Revit Architecture

Revit® Architecture, a parametric building modeler based on parametric technology, enables the user to make a change anywhere in the building project and it’s automatically updated everywhere else in the project. The course focuses on building a foundation for the basic elements in the software. Note: students are expected to be able to read and interpret architectural/engineering […]

AutoCAD Architecture

This course is designed for architects and other building professionals. Participants begin with a conceptual massing model and work in 2D or 3D or both at the same time to create a design and draft construction documents. AutoCAD® Architecture is built on traditional drawing tools of AutoCAD allowing students to create a building model with […]

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

An introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and ESRI’s ArcGIS. Topics will include: basic GIS concepts; the structure and availability of GIS data in New Hampshire and beyond; the New Hampshire state GIS database (NH GRANIT); creation of maps; editing and creation of GIS data; the use of GPS to collect […]

Statics and Strength of Materials

A study of forces and the effect of forces upon structural members in a state of equilibrium. It is the study of internal stresses and deformations that result when structural members are subjected to external forces through loading. While lectures, and some labs, deal mainly with the theory of force analysis and force systems solutions, […]

Materials and Methods of Construction

A survey of the materials used in building construction, the methods used in assembling these materials into structures, and the forces acting on structures. Included are the characteristics and properties of each material and their relative cost. Materials and methods studied include site work, concrete, masonry, metals, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors […]

Architectural Design Studio I

The student will study the architectural design for an institutional building that is designated for public use. The terrain is sloping and provides for a two-story sloped roof structure that employs current construction methods. The student begins study through the use of sketch-to-scale drawings. With an outline of design criteria and project guidelines, the student […]