Architectural Thesis

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The Architectural Thesis provides the opportunity for each student to develop their own design interest, while bridging academic studies and professional practice.

The Thesis is a design project conceived and developed, independently by the individual student. The coursework starts in the Fall with the Thesis Preparation course (3 cr.), and is followed in the Spring with the Thesis studio (6 cr.).

The Architectural Thesis includes a written section (research and analysis) and a complete architectural project. The material must be bound as a book and deposited in the Architecture Library, and made available online on the University Library website. The written section is completed by the end of the pre-design section of the Thesis Preparation course, and possibly amended and/or corrected during the following semester.

The design project is started at the end of pre-design (site selection, site design and analysis, program and conceptual diagrams) and is developed during the Thesis studio the following semester.