Undergraduate Course: Structure and Architecture: The Birth of the Design Team (ARHI10019)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course surveys the relationship between structural engineering and architecture from the late nineteenth century until the present day. In particular, it deals with the effect which structural technology has had on the visual aspects of architecture and is concentrates on the evolution of the design-team method of working in the context of the development of the British High Tech movement and its successors. Specific themes which are covered are the types of relationships which have existed between architects and engineers, the different philosophical approaches which are possible to the relationship between structural design and architectural design, the engineer as designer and constructor and the public perception of engineering.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 History of Art/Architectural History/Architecture courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Degree Exam 50% 2 hours
||Students will receive feedback on an essay plan in written form and/or through tutorial meetings.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Structure and Architecture: The Birth of the Design Team||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Structure and Architecture: The Birth of the Design Team||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- A knowledge of the contribution (symbolic and literal) which structural technology has made to the development of Modern architectures.
- A knowledge of the prominent structural engineers of the twentieth century and of their principal works.
- A knowledge of the different philosophical approaches which are possible to the relationship between structural engineering and architecture.
- A knowledge of the methodology and vocabulary of scholarship and criticism as it may be applied to the field of architectural technology.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Angus MacDonald
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306
|Course secretary||Ms Helen Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)51 5775