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Architecture, B.Arch

Requirements

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 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 areas such as 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 internships, students will qualify 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.

Total Program Credits: 151

Matriculation Requirements
  1. To be admitted to the B-ARCH program, a student must complete the Associate of Science (AS) in Engineering Design Technology or equivalent degree program approved by the B-Arch Admissions Committee.
  2. Must complete courses with a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  3. Approval of a submitted portfolio by the B-Arch Admissions Committee.
General Education Requirements 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  College Algebra QL (4)  
  College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  American Civilization (3)  
  US Economic History (3)  
 
US History to 1877 (3)  
and
US History since 1877  (3)
 
  American Heritage SS (3)  
  American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)
Distribution Courses:  
Biology Distribution 3
Physical Science Distribution 3
Additional Biology or Physical Science (Recommend PHYS 2010 if considering transferring to a Master's degree program) 3
Humanities Distribution 3
Fine Arts Distribution 3
Social/Behavorial Science Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements 116 Credits
  EGDT 1020 3D Architectural Modeling 3
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
  EGDT 1070 3 Dimensional Modeling Inventor 3
or EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks (3.0)  
  EGDT 1100 Architectural Drafting 3
  EGDT 1200 Mechanical Drafting 3
  EGDT 1300 Structural Drafting 3
  EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
  EGDT 1720 Architectural Rendering 3
  EGDT 2100 Advanced Architectural 3
  EGDT 2600 Statics 3
  EGDT 2610 Strength of Materials 3
  EGDT 285R AEC Design Lecture Series 2
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry (Prerequisite of MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate math placement score within the past two years required for this course.) 3
or EGDT 1610 Technical Math Geometry Trig
  PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics  3
  ARC 3110 Architecture Studio-Site and Precedent 5
  ARC 3120 Architectural Graphic Communication 3
  ARC 3130 Codes/Specifications/Contracts and Accessibility 3
  ARC 3210 Architecture Studio-Program and Client 5
  ARC 3220 Computer Aided Fabrication in Architecture 3
  ARC 4110 Architecture Studio-Design with Consultants 5
  ARC 4120 Environmental Controls I 3
  ARC 4130 Building Structure I 3
  ARC 4210 Architecture Studio-Community Engagement 5
  ARC 4220 Environmental Controls II 3
  ARC 4230 Building Structure II 3
  ARC 4510 Architecture Studio-Comprehensive Capstone I 5
  ARC 4520 Architectural Theory 3
  ARC 4530 Cultural Considerations in Architecture 3
  ARC 4610 Architecture Studio-Comprehensive Capstone II 5
  ARTH 3080 History of Architecture 3
  ARTH 3100 History of American Art and Architecture 3
  CMGT 3160 Building Information Modeling 3
  CMGT 405G Global Sustainability and the Built Environment 3
  SURV 4500 Professional Services Practicum 3
  SURV 455G Global Professional Ethics and Liabilities 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 151 semester credits, with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, with a minimum grade of C- in all discipline core and elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of B-ARCH courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.   
  4. All transfer credits must be approved in writing by UVU and the B-ARCH program coordinator.

 

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  3
MATH 1050
Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
HIST 1740 US Economic History 3
BIOL BB Approved Biology (BB) 3
EGDT 1720 Architectural Renderin 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
PHSC (PP) Approved Physical Science 3
Humanities (HH) Approved Humanities Course 3
EGDT 1020 3D Architectural Modeling  3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life FE 2
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts FF Approved Fine Arts Course 3
Extra BB or PP Approved Physical Science or Biology 3
BESC (SS) Approved Soc. Behavioral Sci 3
EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
EGDT 1070 or 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling Inventor or Solidworks 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
EGDT 1100 Architectural Drafting 3
EGDT 1200 Mechanical Drafting 3
EGDT 1300 Structural Drafting 3
EGDT 1400 Surveying 3
EGDT 2100 Advanced Architectural 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 3110 Architecture Studio – Site & Precedent 5
ARC 3120 Architectural Graphic Communication 3
ARC 3130 Codes/Specifications/Contracts & Accessibility 3
ARTH 3080 History of Architecture 3
EGDT 285R AEC Design Lecture Series .5
MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
  Semester total: 17.5
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 3210 Architecture Studio – Program and Client 5
ARC 3220 Computer Aided Fabrication in Architecture 3
EGDT 2600 Statics 3
EGDT 285R AEC Design Lecture Series .5
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics PP 3
  Semester total: 14.5
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 4110 Architecture Studio – Design with Consultants  5
ARC 4120 Environmental Controls I 3
ARC 4130 Building Structure I 3
EGDT 2610 Strength of Materials 3
EGDT 285R AEC Design Lecture Series .5
  Semester total: 14.5
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 4210 Architecture Studio – Community Engagement 5
ARC 4220 Environmental Controls II 3
ARC 4230 Building Structure II 3
ARTH 3100 History of American Art and Architecture 3
EGDT 285R AEC Design Lecture Series .5
  Semester total: 14.5
Semester 9 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 4510 Architecture Studio – Comprehensive Capstone 1 5
ARC 4520 Architectural Theory 3
ARC 4530 Cultural Considerations in Architecture 3
CMGT 3160 Building Information Modeling 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 10 Course Title Credit Hours
ARCH 4610 Architecture Studio – Comprehensive Capstone II 5
SURV 4500 Professional Services Practicum 3
SURV 455G Global Professional Ethic & Liabilities 3
CMGT 405G Global Sustainability and the Built Environment GI 3
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 151

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
 
 

 

Faculty

Jonathan Allred(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.S., Drafting Technologies, B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Technology & Learning Sciences, Utah State University.

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David Barker(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.S., Pre-Architecture, Ricks College; B.S., Architecture, M-Arch, University of Utah.

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Howard Bezzant(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting and Design Technology, Utah Technical College; B.S., Technology and Industrial Education, Utah State University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences.

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Rodney Kendall(1981)

Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Electronics, Utah Technical College; B.S., Electronics, M.S., Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Brigham Young University.

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David Manning(1992)

Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting Technology, Utah Valley Technical College; B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Danial Perry(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting and Design Technology, Utah Valley Technical College; B.S., Management, Linfield College; M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

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Robert Price(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Department Chair, Faculty



A.S., Drafting Technology, B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College.

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Sowmya Selvarajan(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



B.E., Geoinformatics, Anna University, India; M.Eng., GIS and Remote Sensing; Notional University of Singapore; Ph.D., Geomatics, University of Florida.

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Sidney Smith(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting Technology, Utah Technical College; A.A.S., Electronics Technology, Utah Valley Community College; B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley University.

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Marika Snider(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture & Engineering Design
Faculty



BS, Architecture, The Ohio State University, MDS, Design Studies, Boston Architectural College, M.Arch, Architecture, University ofo Kansas, PhD, Middle East Studies/Arch. & Ubanism, University of Utah,

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Darin Taylor(1992)

Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting Technology, Utah Technical College; B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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