COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The Professional Residency Program is an academic program and requires students to register for PRP course(s) while on Residency. Since PRP courses are restricted, students meet with their academic advisor in order to register prior to leaving on Residency.
 
All PRP courses will be recorded as incompletes (I) until the required course work has been submitted and reviewed by the PRP Director (or course instructor) following the conclusion of Residency.

Please note- While on Residency, students are not permitted to register for non-PRP courses. Any obligations that significantly impact the Residency experience should be discussed with the PRP Director prior to commitment.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • ARC 661R Advanced Design -PRP
  • ARC 361T Technical Communication -PRP
  • ARC 379 Architectural Research -PRP (Optional. Please discuss this option with your academic advisor.)

ARC 661R Advanced Design -PRP

As an advanced studio, the course objectives are to develop the student's understanding and ability to combine the elements that create a thorough building design. During Residency, the student is responsible for documenting his or her contributions in a "returning" portfolio. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program. ARC 561R with a grade of at least C.

ARC 361T Technical Communication -PRP

As a companion to ARC 661R -PRP, the course objectives are to develop the student's awareness of the broader context, which enables a successful building design. The student is asked to select a topic, such as, digital tools, public relations, branding, office management, or cost estimating, for development into a reflective and critical essay. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program.  ARC 561R with a grade of at least C.

ARC 379 Architectural Research -PRP 

(Optional. Please discuss this option with your academic advisor.) The course allows a student to investigate a problem, in architecture and other associated fields, selected by the student with the approval of the PRP Director. The investigation culminates in a substantial paper.  The course counts only as an elective course. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program.

Please note: All course work must be submitted at the beginning of the subsequent semester following Residency. The specific date is set by the PRP Director. Undergraduate students who need to be full–time during Residency should consult with the SOA Undergraduate Office.
 

GRADUATE COURSES

  • ARC 382P PRP - PORTFOLIO
  • ARC 382R PRP - PAPER

ARC 382P PRP - PORTFOLIO

The course objectives are to develop the student's understanding and ability to combine the elements that create a thorough building design. During Residency, the student is responsible for documenting his or her contributions in a "returning" portfolio. The course counts as an open elective course. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program.

ARC 382R PRP - PAPER 

The course allows a student to investigate a problem, in architecture and other associated fields, selected by the student with the approval of the PRP Director. The investigation culminates in a substantial paper. The course counts as an open elective course. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program.

Please note: Graduate students must enroll in ARC 382P Research in Architecture -PRP (portfolio) during Residency. All course work must be submitted at the beginning of the subsequent semester following Residency. The specific date is set by the PRP Director. Graduate students who need to be enrolled in nine hours should consult with the Graduate Coordinator.

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