- Teacher: Karim Soueissi
This course tackles the fundamental laws and
principles of physics with emphasis on the application of physical principles
to the problems of architecture. It focuses on kinematics, natural laws of
motion, rotational motion and torques, static equilibrium and its application
to the case of real structures, conservation of momentum and energy, properties
of materials, waves and electricity.
- Teacher: Farah Haddad
The course is geared to engage design students to creatively showcase their work and reflect on their design by building their own e-portfolio. Building on their knowledge with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, students shall develop the skill to elevate the clarity and legibility of their own designs, and apply the rules of composition to design the graphic/visual structure of their portfolio through InDesign Adobe Software. Students are expected to work on the output of their courses taken during the previous semesters- the outcome of which shall be posted at the end of the semester on ISSUU and/or Behance- the main platforms for projecting professional work.
- Teacher: Jalal Hoblos
This internship is a 2 months, full-time summer work experience under the direct supervision of a registered architect. The aim is to provide students the opportunity to experience a working environment in an architecture firm in order to observe and apply their knowledge and skills. Students have the option to be involved in the variety of design stages from the preliminary conceptual design stage all through execution drawings and detailing. Students must document this experience by submitting a report and a portfolio with letters of recommendation from the supervising architect to the instructor of record. The faculty will assist students in their search for appropriate internship experiences; however, it is the students' responsibility to secure employment. The faculty approval on the host company is mandatory.
- Teacher: Maxim Julian
The international internship is an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a new environment and expand their knowledge and skills as well as their professional networks. This allows them to advance their pursuit of a career by offering them new perspectives and possibilities. By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Integrate work experience with professional development and personal growth
· Reflect critically on their contributions to their internship organization
· Work effectively and collegially as a part of a team
· Analyze the transnational and intercultural dimensions of their host agency work
During this internship, students have to be involved in all design stages as well as site visits, documentation, client presentation, meetings, clerical work and administration tasks in order to gain insight into the day-to-day functioning of a firm.
This internship program is an important aspect of students’ professional development and leadership skills. The practical experience gained is expected to complement and enhance the academic program.
Students must document this experience by submitting a weekly report and a portfolio as well as a pre-defined list on approved executed task from the supervising architect to the instructor of record. The faculty will assist students in their search for appropriate internship experiences; however, it is the students' responsibility to secure employment. The dean approval on the host company is mandatory. It is recommended that students try to gain professional work experience early and often beyond the fourth required internship. The more students understand the role of architects in practice, the more they can leverage their learning.
- Teacher: Maxim Julian