This course seeks to develop students’ understanding of building structures and selection criteria for appropriate systems; in addition to integration of structures with architectural objectives; conceptual design of structures for gravity and lateral wind and seismic loads. This course covers the selection of specific applications for the design of structural systems in conjunction with architectural design projects, or as applicable to a real life situation. Comparisons between theoretical design and code compliance, as well as the selection of one structural system (Concrete/ACI, Steel/AISC, or other) for detailed design, are covered.