The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

REQUIRED FOUNDATION COURSES

CMP 6405: URBAN DESIGN METHODS

CMP 6405: URBAN DESIGN METHODS

Research and professional methods include: regulatory controls, development standards, design guidelines, form-based codes and diagramming. Research methods, methodology and protocols: qualitative, quantitative, graphic/mapping, human subjects.

CMP 6440: URBAN DESIGN PRINCIPLES

CMP 6440: URBAN DESIGN PRINCIPLES

This course acquaints students with the principles of urban design focusing on the spatial arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities, and in particular the shaping and uses of urban public space and their relation to private space.

CMP 6400/ ARCH 6056: DIGITAL VISUALIZATION

CMP 6400/ ARCH 6056: DIGITAL VISUALIZATION

Lab-based course in digital programs and graphic visualization. 2D and 3D software programs for illustrating and communication urban design concepts.

CMP 6445/ ARCH 6030: STUDIO I- URBAN DESIGN ELEMENTS

CMP 6445/ ARCH 6030: STUDIO I- URBAN DESIGN ELEMENTS

Inter-disciplinary urban design studio on city-making elements and processes: masterplanning, site design, project development, economic & environmental factors, infrastructure, strategic visioning. integrative design of buildings public realm & urban systems.

CMP 6446/ ARCH 6031: STUDIO II - PRACTICE & RESEARCH

CMP 6446/ ARCH 6031: STUDIO II - PRACTICE & RESEARCH

Advanced inter-disciplinary studio on professional roles in urban design. Students undertake collaborative masterplanning prior to exploring disciplinary roles in architecture or public realm design. Client-based projects/real world scenarios.

ELECTIVE COURSES

ARCH 6112: SITE PLANNING + URBAN DESIGN

ARCH 6112: SITE PLANNING + URBAN DESIGN

Class covers architectural issues pertaining to a building’s site and context.  Urban and suburban environments are addressed.

ARCH 6210: SURVEY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE 1

ARCH 6210: SURVEY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE 1

Survey of world architecture to the sixteenth century.

ARCH 6211: SURVEY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE II

ARCH 6211: SURVEY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE II

Survey of world architecture since the sixteenth century.
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ARCH 6230: UTAH'S ARCHITECTURE + CITIES

ARCH 6230: UTAH'S ARCHITECTURE + CITIES

The architecture of Utah from the Mormon pioneer period to the present.

ARCH 6581/CMP 6581: MAIN STREET REVITALIZATION

ARCH 6581/CMP 6581: MAIN STREET REVITALIZATION

Course focuses on the problems and opportunities associated with the economic impact, technological needs, governmental and municipal design review, and the social benefits of revitalization of the commercial business district.

ARCH 6830/CMP 6730: DESIGN W/ NATURE

ARCH 6830/CMP 6730: DESIGN W/ NATURE

A landscape based course that provides students with overview of natural systems (geology, ecology, hydrology, plant science, wildlife, and social/cultural) and explores how a system’s approach can inform both architecture and planning.

CMP 6380: GREEN COMMUNITIES

CMP 6380: GREEN COMMUNITIES

Examines the design processes of how Green Communities or Eco-Cities are formed and perform.  Using case studies, the class explores successful transformations of cities worldwide that are using technologies for building and managing sustainable places.

CMP 6410: SITE DEVELOPMENT

CMP 6410: SITE DEVELOPMENT

This course reviews site development principles and entitlement processes.

CMP 6420: OPEN SPACE DESIGN

CMP 6420: OPEN SPACE DESIGN

A framework for preserving and promoting cultural, ecological, developmental, agricultural and recreational assets through the design of open space plans.

CMP 6441: URBAN DESIGN TOPICS

CMP 6441: URBAN DESIGN TOPICS

Topics include but are not limited to urban structure: urban typology, density and sustainability; accessibility, and wayfinding: function and fit, complementary mixed uses; character and meaning; continuity and change; and civil society.

CMP 6442: URBAN DESIGN THOERY

CMP 6442: URBAN DESIGN THOERY

Seminar in philosophy, theories, and processes of urban design & city making. Comparative urban design theory, including: descriptive, prescriptive, proscriptive, normative, and critical theories. Discusses historical evolution of urban design theory.

CMP 6460/ REDEV 6460: REAL EST. MKT. ANALYSIS

CMP 6460/ REDEV 6460: REAL EST. MKT. ANALYSIS

Processes and data sources used to analyze the markets for real estate development.  Explores demographic, technological and economic trends affecting markets.  Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

CMP 6470/ARCH 6250/ REDEV 6470: CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN

CMP 6470/ARCH 6250/ REDEV 6470: CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN

Seminar on contemporary projects, evaluation criteria, and design lessons. Student presentation of cases each session on a particular urban design type. Includes: project strategies, development rationales, and measuring urban design success.

CMP 6500/ ARCH 6500: PRESERVATION THEORY AND PRACTICE

CMP 6500/ ARCH 6500: PRESERVATION THEORY AND PRACTICE

History of historic preservation movement and theory of preservation.

CMP 6710: INTRO TO TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

CMP 6710: INTRO TO TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

 Introduction to transportation planning issues, processes, and policies.  Pre-requisite course for advanced transportation planning courses in City and Metropolitan Planning