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Anderson, Brandon




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  • ARCH 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    The beginning of the architectural specialization sequence, this course introduces students to the basic strategies and techniques of architectural design. This studio focuses on concepts of medium-scale building design, siting, and climate. Through multiple design exercises, students learn how these factors assist in shaping buildings. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 2115.
  • ARCH 3114 - History and Theory of Architecture 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Focusing on buildings, this lecture is a survey of the built environment starting with some of the first structures built by humans and moving through time to the Industrial Revolution. The course focuses on the development of major styles, influential people, and the drivers of building form.
  • ARCH 4100 - Studio 3: Capstone in Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2024
    The capstone of the studio sequence, this course investigates building technology, structural systems, user experience, and environmental sustainability. Studio options may include a client-based community engaged project, real world applications, and/or result in a physical product. Outcomes include well developed structures designed with a high level of craft, resulting in sophisticated and exhibit-worthy presentations.
  • ARCH 4115 - Architecture Building Technology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Through experimentation and testing, the fundamentals of building physics and climate science are taught in this interactive seminar. Students learn the concepts related to structural and mechanical systems necessary for proper building function by first studying and then implementing the key systems through hypothetical building assignments. This class covers active and passive green building systems that are necessary when designing structures for an evolving climate.
  • ENVD 1020 - Studio 1: Introduction to Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    The second of four introductory studios introduces students to strategies and techniques of architectural design and communication in a hands-on studio environment. Students design a small-scale architectural project that responds to environmental, contextual and programmatic needs while developing the necessary skills for iterative design processes.
  • ENVD 1040 - Studio 1: Introduction to Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    The fourth of four introductory studios in which students learn concepts and strategies related to urban planning and design. Students collaboratively develop a design solution to a small-scale problem within an urban fabric using basic skills of analysis and design iteration.
  • ENVD 1102 - Design and Communication 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by traditional techniques for the advanced practices for design visualization, representation, and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1104 and ENVD 2003.
  • ENVD 1120 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Focusing on the languages of design, as well as on traditional and digital methods of visualizing architectural ideas and forms, this course builds on the skills learned in Studio 1 and begins incorporating the dynamic forces that shape our buildings.
  • ENVD 3009 - Special Topics in Environmental Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Provides a seminar or design lab on special issues in environmental design, including study abroad. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Variable topic class. Recommended prerequisites: ENVD 1004 and ENVD 1052.
  • ENVD 3150 - Project Writing in ENVD
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Building on First Year Writing, this class prepares students for the kinds of projects they will undertake as design professionals. Enriches students' awareness of writing as a life-long tool and communicates the importance of writing well. Emphasizes effective written and oral communication skills. Projects explore the many ways in which writing is a powerful tool in the world of design.
  • ENVD 4300 - Advanced Design Lab 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • ENVD 4365 - Special Topics: Technology and Practice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2024
    Provides an advanced seminar on new technologies and issues of professional practice in the environmental design professions.
  • ENVD 4979 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Working with an advisor, students prepare, complete, and defend an honors thesis project, either written or creative.


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