Computing and Emerging Technologies

A studio-based series of exploring newer and more complex computer operations in architectural representation, animation and documentation.

Staff:

Arch. Eliud Liku - Thematic Head

Courses

Course Title: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3                                                    180 Hrs.

Objective of the Course: Provide students with basic understanding of design process and design vocabulary through a set of graded design exercises as well as Introduction of space structure and form in architecture.

Course Outline: Studio inputs on principles of geometric, structural and spatial organization, routes of movements, image, structure and identity; characteristics and synthesis of space and form, behavior and strength of materials, spanning systems and techniques of construction; use of a varied kit of tools in architectural design and presentation e.g. Photography, freehand, technical drawing, CAD etc; computer graphics, basic modelling techniques, Space and form appreciation, Rendering techniques and presentation techniques; basic principles of photography as medium for recording observation, presentation and communication in Architecture; digital manipulation and editing of still and motion pictures.

Learning Methods:  Lectures leading to research and brief formulation in a design project with the aid of Fieldwork and case studies

Evaluation Method: The students are expected to make presentations of field work and case studies. There will be continuous assessment of performance

Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to present/pin-up their portfolio works

Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to Architecture: the design experience by Stubbins and Associates, Hugh, The crit by Doidge, Charles

Course Code: BAR 504

Course Title: ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTING                               45 Hrs.

Objective of the Course: To provide students with insight on matters architectural representation, animation and documentation

Course Outline: A studio-based series of structured tutorials exploring newer and more complex operations in architectural representation, animation and documentation

Learning Methods: Series of lectures which include assignments and presentations

Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments or exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test(s)

Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination

Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to Computing for architects by Reynolds, R.A., Computers and computing by Rushforth, J.M., Computing : concepts for end users by Stern, Nancy B., The CAD design studio: 3D modeling as a fundamental design skill by Jacobs, Stephen Paul

Career options

  • Marketing consultants for firms within the industry
  • Various positions within Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Architectural journalism
  • Interior design
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Landscape design
  • Advisory roles in a wide range of institutions (Financial, Policy making, etc)
  • Teaching
  • Design – within a limited scope
  • Other responsibilities of similar magnitude within the economy.

Alumni

  1. Arch Momanyi Jared
  2. Arch Kimani J. Maina
  3. Arch Olawo G.G
  4. Arch. Pammi Thathi
  5. Arch Allan Otieno

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