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Architecture and Engineering Design

Department

Name:

Architecture & Engineering Design

Location:

CS 704

Telephone:

801-863-8363

Email:

bigeloch@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/engineering_design/

Chair:

Robert Price

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the department of Architecture & Engineering Design (AED) is to prepare future professionals to engage in diverse design, modeling, drafting, architecture, surveying and mapping disciplines. The department cultivates an elevated commitment to work ethic, quality, productivity, and service. Successful graduates will be dynamic self-starters and lifelong learners who are serious about work and accept the stewardship of designing the future.

 
 

Architecture and Engineering Design

  • Administrative Support: Christine Bigelow
  • Office: CS 704
  • Telephone: 801-863-8363

  • Advisor:
    Shandi Erickson
  • Office: CS 633a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6238

Advisory Committee:

Architectural

Curtis Miner, CMA Architecture; Jeff Adams, Jeff Adams Designs; Alan Shurtliff, Pontis Architectural Group

Civil

Dave Roberts, Wood Group PLC; Matt Brown, MW Brown Engineering; Brant Tuttle, Northern Engineering.

Electrical

Kevin Armatage, L-3 Communications; Nathan Sweat, Royal Engineering

Mechanical

Doug Nordin, Professional Systems Technology

Structural

Paul Thorley, Acute Engineering; Tyson Munford, Kyune Design & Engineering; Rob Schoen, Axis Steel Detailing; Steve Holdaway, Tectonix Steel

Related Industries

Ken Zabriskie, IM Flash; Shawn Herring, ProSoft; Alan Beddingfield, Steel Encounters

Surveying and Mapping

Von Hill, Entellus; Gary Christensen, GDA Engineers; Kevin Bishop, Oak Hills Surveying

 
 

Engineering Design Technology

Website: uvu.edu/aed/

  • Advisor: Shandi Erickson
  • Office: CS 633a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6238

 

The Engineering Design Technology program prepares students for design, 3D modeling, surveying, and drafting careers in mechanical, architectural, structural, civil, and electrical/electronic fields. Jobs are available with architects, cities, counties, states, the federal government, engineering and surveying companies, mines, research and development companies, and the mechanical, structural steel, architectural development, electronics, construction, and fire protection industries. In addition, because of the broad nature of the program, graduates are prepared to succeed in most technical fields. For example, they can work as manufacturing, industrial engineering, and construction technicians as well as in functional areas of purchasing, estimating, bidding, plant management, quality control, expediting, and sales.

Reminder: an overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation.

Due to the technical nature of the material in the following courses, additional reading, math, and computer instruction may be required. More information will be given during advisement.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is highly recommended as an elective in these majors. Two credits may be applied towards graduation.

 
 

  Architecture

Website:  uvu.edu/architecture/

  • Program Coordinator: David Barker
  • Office: CS 710d
  • Telephone: 801-863-5681
  • Advisor: Shandi Erickson
  • Office: CS 633a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6238

 

The Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch) is a five-year professional degree designed to meet the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) requirements. The degree features a rigorous design-oriented curriculum with a solid foundation in technology, practice-based coursework, plan and document generation, building codes, specifications, digital parametric modeling, building information modeling, architectural visualization, digital fabrication, building envelope systems, structural systems, and building sustainability. Students will become experts in current design and building technologies, making them ideal employees in architecture offices and related design & construction industries including civil, mechanical, and electrical.

The program at UVU emphasizes education in the classical and vernacular architecture. Students will research the traditional principles and philosophies of history to encourage a sense of community, a balance and respect with our natural environment, and wise use of limited resources and energy. Program coursework will study the past to inform the future. We emphasize the enduring design standards from history to inform and incorporate ideas into cutting edge technologies and solutions for modern society.

The program is structured as a two plus three stackable credential, awarding an Associate of Science in Engineering Design Technology after the first two years and a comprehensive professional B-Arch degree for the final three years. This allows students who do not wish to pursue licensure a two-year path into the profession. In their final three years, students engage in coursework which readies them to become licensed, practicing architects, projects managers, principals, owners, and community leaders in the profession. Students acquire leadership skills through courses in professional practice, ethics, and architectural registration exam preparation.

Students learn to design buildings in a historical and cultural context through rigorous coursework in history, theory, culture, study abroad, and community service projects. Concurrently, students engage in arts and science courses to expand critical thinking. Transfer students with associate degrees from other institutions are invited to apply for admission into year three and are accepted based on transcript and portfolio review. Upon graduation, and completing their experience hours, students will have the capacity to take the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) to become licensed architects in the State of Utah. A total of at least 151 hours of coursework is required for the Bachelor of Architecture.  The program is currently applying for eligibility for candidacy with the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). 

Bachelor of Architecture Admittance Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor of Architecture degree must meet or exceed certain criteria to be eligible for the program. All sophomores and transfer students will need to apply to the program by completing the application process. Upper-division courses (3000 or 4000 level) cannot be taken unless accepted into the bachelor program.

Note: All freshmen should declare their “anticipated” degree when they complete their entrance application. Students accepted into the bachelor program must re-submit a new application at which time they must declare their “official” degree.

Laptop Requirement

Students accepted to the 3rd year of the B-Arch degree program are required to purchase a quality laptop computer before the beginning of the fall semester.  It will be used for the final 3 years on multiple design projects.

 
 

  Surveying and Mapping

Website:  uvu.edu/surveying/

  • Program Coordinator: Danial L. Perry
  • Office: CS 704c
  • Telephone: 801-863-8525
  • Advisor: Shandi Erickson
  • Office: CS 633a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6238

 

If you love outdoor adventures, using the latest technology, and solving a good mystery you will love Surveying and Mapping.

This exciting career field encompasses such disciplines as land surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing (satellite and aerial imaging and laser scanning), geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and some parts of geography and civil engineering.

We integrate acquisition, modeling, analysis, and management of geospatial reference data. Licensed land surveyors have an obligation to protect the public and private real property rights, title, and interests. This often involves field investigation, data analysis, and application of boundary/property laws and legal principles pertaining to those properties

Reminder: an overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation.

Due to the technical nature of the material in the following courses, additional reading, math, and computer instruction may be required. More information will be given during advisement.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is highly recommended as an elective in these majors. Two credits may be applied towards graduation.

 
 

College of Technology & Computing

  • Dean: Saeed Moaveni
  • Office: CS 720
  • Telephone: 801-863-8237
 
 

 

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