COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
P.O BOX 5969 SAFAT 13060 KUWAIT TEL: +965 24987580 FAX: +965 24842897
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful Graphic Design and Page Layout by Faisal Al-Nakib
HH Shaikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah The Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait
HH Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah The Amir of the State of Kuwait
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
MISSION / VISION
EXPECTATIONS / OUTCOMES
COMPULSORY ARCHITECTURE COURSES ELECTIVE ARCHITECTURE COURSES
Articles of work used within this catalog by KU Deptartment of Architecture students.
We have a common saying in Arabic which states that:
Dean’s Statement A book can be read (i.e. understood) from its title, “
The title, or for that matter the outside cover, of a book can tell a lot about its contents. Graphic designers spend a great deal of time and thought in designing a book cover. That poses a challenge for the design of our updated course catalogue cover. What should we put on the cover? Is it going to be something that represents Kuwait or is it something that represents our school of thought in teaching architecture? Then we decided that the cover should represent us; the Department of Architecture population. The whole body of the Department, Faculty, students and staff, working together as a team. So the cover page between your hands is in fact representing our philosophy in architecture teaching. One that believes that although architecture is an applied art, it is a team work. Unlike art which is an individual endeavor. But a team work that has a synchronized group led by a master thinker. One never knows who really deigned Centre Pompidou, whether it is Richard Rogers or Renzo Piano individually or together. Every architect designer knows that for a successful architecture to be found it requires creative team work.
That is what we adopt at the Department of Architecture at Kuwait University, a philosophy of diversity of schools of thought. One that allows students to choose their point of view for themselves without us choosing it for them, but only guiding them to the beginning of the road and then giving them the support they need. At the core of our philosophy we believe that teacher and student are on the same boat of learning, both needs to work hard together and synchronize to sail it to the shore of safety, which is learning. In the 2014/15 course catalogue we have the most up-to-date programme curricula for the five year undergraduate degree. Although we have stated our Masters of Architecture programme in 2013, but it is not included herein since we have no graduates yet as well as to abide by NAAB Accreditation regulations. Included also is a brief selection of some of the Department’s recent academic events and activities. This edition of the programme catalogue has a special significance since it marks the first official document to be printed under the newly established College of Architecture which was founded in 2010. I hope this catalogue will be useful to everyone who reads it and will give a glimpse of what we do to advance architecture learning and practice in Kuwait.
Dr. Omar Khattab Dean of College of Architecture Chairman of Department of Architecture
Vision & Mission Statement
Introduction The Department of Architecture was initiated in 1997 as the newest department in the college of engineering and petroleum in Kuwait University. Then in 2010 it became the main part of the College of Architecture. Architecture is one of the most important fields and it is one of the measurement criteria for the development of nations and civilizations. This field of specialization is concerned with the planning and design of cities and all building types such as housing, hospitals, educational institutions, hotels, airports, industrial buildings . Architecture is not only the art of building but also the science of building, including space organization and building systems and services and detailing. It is also concerned with the interior and exterior of buildings and the design of outdoor spaces between buildings. Architecture is also concerned with the planning and design of cities. The department was initiated due to the need of the State to graduate local creative architects who can serve the country and society by designing the cities and buildings which satisfy the social needs with cultural understanding of society and to adopt environmentally friendly design. The program was modeled around one of the typical American schools of architecture and had been developed and modified based on the needs of the Kuwait market and the experience gained after graduating the first batch. The student has to finish 166 credit units to obtain the degree of Bachelor of Architecture. The department received NAAB Substantial Equivalency in 2010 - valid for 6 years.
Vision Our Vision is to be a leading department in the region where it provides the quality education and develop responsible, educated, and professional architects who are able to create a better built environment through unique and effective architectural ideas and solutions.
Mission The Mission of the program is to disseminate and improve the knowledge of architecture. To provide a balanced and integrated curriculum which enable the graduate to combine the theoretical and practical skills in finding unique solutions to challenging architectural tasks. Teaching, research, and community service will always be an integral part of the departmentâ€™s main activities and should always complement and reinforce each other in order for such a mission to be achieved successfully. To supply students with the knowledge and the means to become active participants in the intellectual discourse of the discipline of architecture is also necessary.
The architecture curriculum has been developed to achieve the following:
The architectural program provides essential bases to graduate professional architects that can prove their understanding and capacities in interacting with the development of the society in a positive and successful manner. The program is designed to ensure that the graduated architects can demonstrate the following capabilities:
1. To educate individuals in the art and science of architecture to assume leading and creative roles as architects and building professionals and to respond to specific needs of the Kuwaiti society.
1. Participate effective teamwork.
2. To instill a commitment with the students to the health, safety and welfare of building users, to enrich the quality of life of Kuwaiti citizens and the society at large.
2. Recognize the impact of the planning and design solutions on the society reactions. 3. Reaching the architectural design solutions based on the methodological analysis and design process.
3. To foster a critical understanding and exploration of the artistic, cultural, technological and ideological forces that impact the built environment. 4. To develop graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their profession and to have the ability to face the worldwide global changes and challenges. 5. To provide a thorough and integrated curriculum which join an equal balance of knowledge and skills, real and ideal cases, local and international problems. Islamic and Arabic heritage will be emphasized on throughout the program. 6. To strive for and maintain the highest educational standards possible. This is achieved by frequent assessment through recognized associations (such as NAAB). High quality instructors, appropriate facilities and curricula that address todayâ€™s and tomorrowâ€™s challenges will always be our aim to achieve this goal. In addition, self assessment of the faculty members, students and the department as a whole are conducted frequently to ensure such quality is maintained.
4. Understanding the development process and decision making process. 5. Professionalism in dealing with the client and market demands. 6. Respecting the planning and design regulations withing the creative way of thinking. 7. Understanding the needs and demands beyond the design solutions. 8. Understanding the importance of the sustainable architecture and designing in relation to the environmental conditions of the region. 9. Respecting the regional identity of the architecture and coping with the new technology and techniques. 10. Serving the community through research and training courses.
Employment Opportunities I. Private & Governmental Sectors
II. Education & Scientific Research
1. Architect 2. Urban designer 3. Interior Designer 4. Landscape Designer 5. Project manager Private Sector: 1. Consultant Offices 2. Contracting Companies 3. Construction Companies 4. Real Estate Companies and Banks Governmental Sector: 1. Ministry of Public Works 2. Public Authority of Housing Welfare 3. Kuwait Municipality 4. Engineering Military Installations - Kuwait Armed Forces 5. Ministry of Interior (MOI) 6. Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) 7. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) 8. Kuwait Fund for Economic Development (KFED) 10. All Ministries that maintain and manage their premisies 11. Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation
1. Building Technology 2. Preservation & Restoration of Historical Buildings 3. Energy Consumption and Green Architectural Design 4. Computer in Architectural Applications 5. Housing & Construction Educational & Scientific Research: 1. Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) 2. Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) 3. Kuwait University (KU) 4. Ministry of Education (MOE) 5. Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
Assistant Professors Assistant Professors
Dr. Omar Mohammed Khattab Dean of College of Architecture Chairman, Depaertment of Architecture Ph.D, University of Newcastle Upon tyne, UK. 1994 M.A, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. 1991 M.Sc, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. 1990 B.Sc, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. 1983
Dr. Adil Abdul-Karim Al-Mumin Ph.D, Texas A & M University, USA. 1995 M.C.R.P, Ohio State University, USA. 1990 B.S.A.E, University of Miami, USA. 1986
Dr. Mohammad Al-AjmiAl-Ajmi Dr. Mohammad Ph.D, of Nebraska, Lincol, USA. USA. Ph.D,University The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.Arch, University of Texas, Austin,Austin, USA. USA, M.Arch, University of Texas, B.Arch, King Faisal University, Saudi Saudi ArabiaArabia, B.Arch, King Faisal University,
Dr. Jawaher Al-Bader Dr. Mohammaed Sadeq Ph.D, Arizona State University, AZ, USA. M.Arch, Ph.D, Texas A&M University, TX, USA, 2007 B. M.S, Texas A&M University, TX, USA, 2003 B.S, University of Miami, FL, USA, 1998
Dr. Abdul-Muttalib F Al-Ballam Dr. Adnan A. Al-Anzi Ph.D, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA. M.S, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA. B.S, University of Miami, FL, USA.
Dr. AbdulMutalib Al Ballam Ph.D, University of California-Los Angeles, USA, 2004 Ph.D, University of California, LA, USA, 2004 M.S, University of California-Los Angeles, USA, 1999 M.S, University of California, LA, USA , 1999 B.A, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, USA, B.A. University of Louisianna, Lafayette, USA, 1996 1996
Dr. Asseel Al-Ragam
Dr. Giovanna Potesta Ph.D, University of Florence, ITALY, 2005 M.S, University of Florence, ITALI, 1995
Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2008 M.Arch, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2007 M.S, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2003 B.Arch, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA, 2000
Dr. Adel Al-SaďŹ€ar Dr. Mohammad Al-Jassar Ph.D, University of Wisconsin, USA, 2009 M.ARch. Professional, University of Wisconsin, USA, 1998 BSAE, University of Miami, FL, USA, 1992
Dr. Abdullah Al-Mohaisen Ph.D, Texas A & M University, USA,1995 M.ARCH, Virginia Tech, USA, 1990 B.ARCH.ENG, North Carolina A&T State University, USA, 1985
Ph.D, University of Florida, FL, USA, 2012 M.S, University of Florida, FL, USA, 2009 M.S, University of Florida, FL, USA, 2007 M,S, Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2003 B.S, University of Miami, FL, USA, 1999 B.S, University of Miami, FL, USA, 1999
Dr. Hussein Dashti Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA., 1998 M.S, Kansas State University, KS, USA, 1993 B.S, University of Miami, FL, USA, 1988
Arch. Abdullah Al Awadhi
Dr. Qutaibah Hamadah Ph.D. Illinois Institute of Technology, USA,
M.A. University of Miami, FL, USA, 1997 B.A. University of Miami, FL, USA, 1996
Arch. Dalal Bannay M.A. Catholic University of America B.A. Catholic University of America
Arch. Fareed Abdal
Chief Architect M.S. University of Wisconsin, USA, 1983 B.Sc. University of Wisonsin, SA, 1980
Arch. Fahad BinSalama M.A. University of Miami, FL, USA, 2010 B.A. University of Miami, FL, USA, 2009
Teaching Assistants Teaching Assistants
Teaching Assistants Arch. Naeimah Al Kharafi
Arch. Maisa Al Bisher
Scientific Assistant B.A Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2002 A.V.S. Accociate Value Specialist, 2004
Arch. Sara Al Fraih M. Arch. GradDip. University College London, UK, 2011 B.Sc. Arch. University College London, UK, 2007.
Arch. Haifa Dashti
MBA. Kuwait University, 2014 B.S. Kuwait Univbersity, 2011
Arch. Dana Al Ibraheem
Architects & Engineers
B.A. Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2003
Arch. Eman Al Kandari
Scientific Assistant B.Sc. bahrain University, Bahrain, 2002
Architects & Engineers
Architects & Engineers Arch. Marwan Al Abhar
Arch. Aroob Al Abdaly B.A. Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2006
Eng. Nawaf Al Ali Computer Engineer
Mona Al-Enezi Senior Specialist Coordinator
B.A, Florida International University, FL, USA, 2000
Arch. Heba Al Ali
Dalal Al-Saleh Operating Systems
B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, 1998
Administrative Staff Bashayer Al- Sumait Public Relations
Nawal Jaraq Photography Lab Technician
Dana Al-Farhan ALRC Librarian
Fatma Al-Asad Administrative Coordinator
Huda Al-Sarheed Administrative Coordinator
Graphic Designer PGCPSE, The Open University, UK, 2012 BA(Hons), Bournemouth University, UK, 2003 HND, Bournemouth University, UK, 2001,
Administrative Staff Assistant Professors
Rania Al-Nahas Dr. Mohammad TechnicianAl-Ajmi
Latifa Al Furaih Public Relations MBA, Gulf University of Bahrain, 2011 Political Science, Kuwait University, 2007
Asma Mallahah Public Relations
Ph.D, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. M.Arch, University of Texas, Austin, USA, B.Arch, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia,
Dr.Anwaar JawaherMahmoud Al-Bader Administration Ph.D, Arizona State University, AZ, USA. M.Arch, B.
Rana Elghandour Accountant
Dr. Abdul-Muttalib F Al-Ballam Thamer Shaker Typist
Ph.D, University of California-Los Angeles, USA, 2004 M.S, University of California-Los Angeles, USA, 1999 B.A, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, USA, 1996
Mahboob Alam Photocopy Supervisor
Mahboob Alam Photocopy Supervisor
Ahmad Al-Sayed Lab Supervisor
Sameh Tawfeek Computer Lab Engineer
Zuhair Sheikhy Model Making Architect
Ahmad Al-Messiry Messenger
Abdulatif Meselhy Carpenter
Each student majoring in Architecture must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 166 semester credits. These credits are divided into four categories as follows: A) 19 credits of compulsory general course (11.45%) B) 99 credits of compulsory architectural courses (59.64%) C) 33 credits of elective architectural courses (19.88%) D) 15 credits of elective liberal courses (9.03%) The composition of the proposed curriculum of architecture agrees with the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) curricular requirements, which specifies that a minimum of 20 per cent of the total credits required for completion of the program must be satisfied by courses in liberal studies. The remainder of the curriculum must be divided between required architectural courses satisfying the performance criteria with a maximum of 60 per cent and electives totaling a minimum of 20 per cent of the total required credits for a degree. The proposed curriculum in architecture is detailed in the following sections:
a. Compulsory general courses (19 credits) 9988-123 Intermediate Writing Skills 3 9988-221 Technical Writing 3 0330-102 History of Arab and Islamic Civilization 3 0330-100 Modern and Contemporary History of Kuwait 3 0410-101 Calculus 1 3 0430-101 Physics 1 3 0430-105 Physics Laboratory 1 1 Students requiring remedial English and/or Mathematics must take: 9988-090 Remedial English (10 contact hours) And/or:
0410-091 Pr-Calculus (3 contact hours)
Non-Arabic speaking students are required to take: 0310-190 Arabic Language (for foreigners only) Students completing 0310-190 will be exempted from requirements taught in Arabic up to a maximum of 9 credits.
Compulsory architectural courses (99 credits) 1610 -105 Design Basics in Architecture 1610 -111 Architectural Communication I 1610 -112 Architectural Communication II 1610 -121 History of Architecture I 1610 -131 Introduction to Architecture 1610 - 205 Architectural Design I 1610 - 206 Architectural Design II 1610 - 211 Computer Applications in Architecture 1610 - 220 Theory of Architecture I 1610 - 221 History of Architecture II 1610 - 241 Structural Analysis I 1610 - 242 Materials and Methods of Construction I 1610 - 305 Architectural Design III 1610 - 306 Architectural Design IV 1610 - 321 History of Architecture III 0690 - 340 Luminous and Acoustical Architecture
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1610 - 340 Luminous and Acoustical Architecture 1610 - 341 Structural Analysis II 1610 - 342 Materials and Methods of Construction II 1610 - 361 Theory of Architecture II 1610 - 405 Architectural Design V 1610 - 406 Architectural Design VI 1610 - 433 Urban and City Planning 1610 - 443 Building Systems I 1610 - 461 Building Systems II 1610 - 451 Professional Practice 1610 - 452 Professional Practice II 1610 - 455 Architectural Working Drawings 1610 - 491 Graduation Project I 1610 - 492 Graduation Project II
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Elective architectural courses (33 credits) Students choose 11 courses from the following list of Architectural courses. However, the program requires at least two courses be selected from each of the following four categories:
Category I: Visual Category 1610 -181 Art Appreciation 1610 -182 Art and Artists 1610 - 281 Painting 1610 - 282 Photography I 1610 - 283 Photography II 1610 - 284 Ceramics I 1610 - 285 Ceramics II 1610 - 286 Introduction to Graphic Design
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Category Cultural Category 1610 - 222 Indigenous Architecture 1610 - 224 Architectural Criticism 1610 - 322 History of Western Art 1610 - 421 Architecture in the Middle East 1610 - 480 Selected Topics in Architecture 1610 - 485 Architecture Research
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Category III: Professional Category 1610 - 232 Architects and Architecture 1610 - 331 Introduction to Interior Design 1610 - 332 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 1610 - 333 Introduction to Urban Design 1610 - 358 Architectural Professional Training 3 1610 - 454 Facilities Management and Planning
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Category IV: Technical Category 1610 - 334 Introduction to Product Design 1610 - 345 Solar Energy in Buildings 1610- 441 Design of the Luminous Environment 1610 - 442 Design of the Sonic Environment 1610 - 444 Advanced Environmental Systems 1610 - 365 Building Information Modeling (BIM) 1610 - 366 Sustainability and Built Environment 1610 - 366 Sustainability and Built Environment
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Elective liberal arts courses (15 credits) Students choose 5 courses (15 credits) from the following list of Liberal Arts courses.
I. Department of Philosophy 0360-101 Philosophy of Science 0360-102 An Introduction to Logic 0360-103 Principles of Philosophy 0360-214 History of Science 0360-227 Moral Philosophy 0360-302 Mathematical Logic or Islam Philosophy 226 0360-312 Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art 0360-429 Philosophy of Language
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II. Department of Psychology 1350-101 Introduction to Psychology 3 1350-201 Experimental Psychology I 3 1350-203 Psychology of Learning 3 1350-205 Social Psychology 3 1350-206 Physiological Psychology 3 1350-208 Psychology of Development I 3 1350-415 Environmental Psychology 3
III. Department of Sociology and Social Work 1370-101 Introduction to Sociology 3 1370-171 Introduction to Anthropology 3 1370-201 Social Problems 3 1370-202 History of Social Thought 3 1370-203 Social Organization 3 1370-204 Social Psychology 3 1370-205 Social and Cultural Change 3 1370-206 Social and Cultural Anthropology 3 1370-328 Urban Sociology 3 1370-401 Arab Gulf Society 3
IV. Department of History 0330-101 Modern Arab History 3 0330-109 History of the Ancient Arabian Gulf 3 0330-215 History of Europe in Middle Ages 3 0330-219 History of Western Islam 3 0330-220 History of the Beginning of Islam 3 0330-274 History of the Gulf & the Arabian Peninsula in the Islamic Age 3 0330-363 History of Modern Europe 3 0330-389 Modern & Contemporary History of Arabian Gulf 3
V. Department of Geography 1340-101 Man and Environment 3 1340-208 Geography of the Arab World 3 1340-242 Population Geography 3 1340-256 Urban Geography 3 1340-315 Arid Zones 3 1340-425 Regional and Urban Planning 3 VI. Department of Political Science 1360-101 Introduction to Political Science & Public Administration 1360-103 Government and Politics of Kuwait 1360-201 Western Political Thought 1360-202 Islamic Political Thought 1360-207 Political Development in the Third World 1360-211 Introduction to International Politics 1360-212 International Organizations 1360-221 Governments & Politics of the Arab States 1360-227 Public Opinion & Political Propaganda
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1360-212 International Organizations 3 1360-221 Governments & Politics of the Arab States 3 VII. Department of Economics 1360-227 Opinion & Political(Micro) Propaganda 33 1030-110 Public Principles of Economics 1030-111 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3 1030-205 Mathematics for Economists 3 1030-212 Money and Banking 3 1030-304 Economics of Industry 3 VIII. Department of English Language 0320-105 English Conversation 3 0320-107 Freshman Reading 3 0320-180 Principles of Translation 3 0320-205 Advanced Conversation 3 0320-280 Translation I 3 0320-281 Translation II 3 IX. Language Center 9989-201 French Language I 3 9989-202 French Language II 3 9989-301 French Language III 3 9989-302 French Language IV 3 X. College of Law 0200-105 Human Rights 3 0200-106 Constitutional Law in Kuwait 3 XI. Department of Mass Communication 0380-101 Introduction to Mass Media
FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT ARCH-131 Introduction to Architecture 1 HIST-102 History of Arab and Islamic Civilization 3 ARCH-111 Architectural Communication I 3 ENGL-123 Intermediate Writing 3 MATH-101 Calculus (A) 3 HIST-100 History of Kuwait 3
THIRD SEMESTER CREDIT ARCH-205 Architectural Design I 5 ARCH-221 History of Architecture II 3 ARCH-241 Structural Analysis I 3 ARCH-211 Computer Applications in Architecture 3 Elective Architectural Elective 3
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SECOND SEMESTER CREDIT ARCH-105 Basic Design 5 ARCH-121 History of Architecture I 3 ARCH 112 Architectural Communication II 3 PHYS-101 Physics 1 3 PHYS-105 Physics Lab 1 Elective Arch Architectural Elective 3 SUB-TOTAL 18
FOURTH SEMESTER CREDIT ARCH-206 Architectural Design II 5 ARCH-321 History of Architecture III 3 ARCH-341 Structural Analysis II 3 ENGL-221 Technical Writing 3 Elective Architectural Elective 3 SUB-TOTAL 17
FIFTH SEMESTER CREDIT
ARCH-305 Architectural Design III 5 ARCH-220 Architectural Theory I 3 ARCH-242 Materials and Methods of Construction I 3 Elective Architectural Elective 3 Elective Architectural Elective 3 SUB-TOTAL 17 SIXTH SEMESTER CREDIT
ARCH-306 Architectural Design IV 5 ARCH-361 Architectural Theory II 3 ARCH-342 Materials and Methods of Construction II 3 ARCH-340 Luminous and Acoustical Architecture 3 Elective General Elective 3 SUB-TOTAL 17
SEVENTH SEMESTER CREDIT
ARCH-405 Architectural Design V 5 ARCH-443 Building Systems I 3 ARCH-433 Urban and City Planning 3 Elective Architectural Elective 3 Elective General Elective 3 SUB-TOTAL 17
EIGHTH SEMESTER CREDIT ARCH-406 Architectural Design VI 5 ARCH-461 Building Systems II 3 ARCH-455 Working Drawing 3 Elective Architectural Elective 3 Elective General Elective 3 SUB-TOTAL 17 NINTH SEMESTER CREDIT ARCH-491 Architectural Design Project I 2 ARCH-451 Professional Practice I 3 Elective Architectural Electives 3 Elective Architectural Electives 3 Elective General Electives 3 SUB-TOTAL 14 TENTH SEMESTER CREDIT ARCH-492 Architectural Design Project I I 4 ARCH-452 Professional Practice II 3 Elective Architectural Electives 3 Elective Liberal Arts Electives 3 Elective General Electives 3 SUB-TOTAL 16
COMPULSORY ARCHITECTURE COURSES
Design Basics in Architecture Compulsory Arch Course
The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with architectural graphics and to introduce them to the principles and processes of sequencing of excersizes emphasizing development of the basic skills, ideas and techniques used in the design of simplified architectural projects. Prereq: None. (3-6-5)
Architectural Communication I Compulsory Arch Course
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Drawing basics and drafting skills. Orthographic drawings: Object views (2 and 3 Dimensional). Architectural drafting: Floor plans, elevations and sections. Perspective drawing: 1-point and 2-point. Shading and shadows. Prereq: None. (1-6-3)
Architectural Communication II Compulsory Arch Course
Black and white rendering
Freehand sketching, architectural black and white rendering using pencil and ink. Rendering in colors (pencil, water, magic marker and airbrush). Developing perspective views. Architectural presentation and modeling. Prereq: ARCH 1610-111 (1-6-3)
History of Architecture I Compulsory Arch Course
Architecture of ancient World civilizations from Pre-History to Byzantine. Prereq: None. (3-0-3)
Introduction to Architecture Compulsory Arch Course
The definition of architecture and its professional practice as well as a survey of issues affecting current, local and international architectural theory and practice. Prereq: None. (1-0-1)
Architectural Design I Compulsory Arch Course
Issues and methods in designing environments for human habitation and well-being. Reinforcement of graphic and verbal skills necessary to communicate architectural design concepts. Projects addressing concepts such as site, functional planning, spatial ordering, form generation.
Theory and practice of architecture as art and science. Interrelationship of function, structure, and form in building design through analytical approach to problem identification and solution. Excersizes in identifying conflicts of various forces normally associated with a variety of building types and the generation of a range of design solutions. Prereq: ARCH 1610-105 (3-6-5)
Architectural Design II Compulsory Arch Course
Continuing issues and methods taught in ARCH 205 in designing environments for human habitation and well-being. Reinforcement of graphic and verbal skills necessary to communicate architectural design concepts. Projects addressing concepts such as site, functional planning, spatial ordering, form generation. Theory and practice of architecture as art and science. Interrelationship of function,
Structure, and form in building design through analytical approach to problem identification and solution. Excersizes in identifying conflicts of various forces normally associated with a variety of building types and the generation of a range of design solutions. Prereq: ARCH 1610-205 (3-6-5)
Computer Applications in Architecture Compulsory Arch Course
Visual communication techniques applicable to the design of the built environment using the PC. Computer applications include drawing, modeling, rendering, animation and multimedia presentation. Prereq: ARCH 1610-111 (3-6-5)
Theory & Philosophy of Architecture Compulsory Arch Course
The course is concerned with the architectural philosophy and intentions, meanings and identity, perceptions, components, articulations, trends, and aesthetic satisfaction. An attention is also given to approach and solve design problems following theories and conceptual issues through a discipline of design principles, process and analysis. Prereq: ARCH 1610-206 (3-0-3)
History of Architecture II Compulsory Arch Course
The course focuses on architecture of the Islamic civilization. It reviews and discusses issues related to history of architecture of the regional civilization and Arabian Gulf region with major emphasis on Kuwait. Prereq: ARCH 1610-121 (3-0-3)
Structural Analysis I Compulsory Arch Course
Basic theories of structural analysis and behavior of typical systems. Prereq: MATH 101, PHYS 101, PHYS 105 (3-0-3)
Materials & Methods of Construction I Compulsory Arch Course
Physical and behavioral properties of building materials. Construction methods and processes for buildings including safety requirements and selection of equipment and materials. Prereq: ARCH 1610-206 (3-0-3).
Architectural Design III Compulsory Arch Course
These design studios deal with site and building design problems, and emphasis is placed upon programmatic and environmental determinants and building in the natural and urban context. Prereq: ARCH 1610-206. Coreq: ARCH 1610241 (3-6-5).
Architectural Design IV Compulsory Arch Course
Continuing with site and building design problems that were investigated in ARCH 305, in this course emphasize is placed upon programmatic and environmental determinants and building with in the natural and urban context. Prereq: ARCH 1610-305 (3-6-5).
Compulsory Arch Course
History of Architecture III
Barcalona Pavillion, Mies Van der Rohe A.E.G Factory, Peter Behrens
The course aims to explore seminal moments in modern architectural history, starting from the 19th century to a more contemporary period. This exploration will focus on understanding key figures, historical context and architectonic features of each epoch. Students are required to read in advance in order to benefit from the provided lectures. Prereq: ARCH 1610-221 (3-0-3).
Design of the Luminous & Sonic Environment Compulsory Arch Course
Architects deal with a broad spectrum of constraints and opportunities when designing or thinking about design. Much of the way that a building is experienced relates to the environment created by the building, both inside and outside. This is especially true in terms of light and sound. The interaction between occupant and building is almost entirely filtered through those two sensory media.
This course deals with those channels , their perception, their effect, and how the designer controls or manipulates those experiences. It is necessary to understand the process, the perceptions, and the materials and tools with which we work. Prereq: ARCH 1610-206 (3-0-3).
Structural Analysis II Compulsory Arch Course
Problems and processes of design of building structures, structural investigation for design, codes and standards, design of elements and systems of wood, steel, masonry, and concrete for gravity and lateral forces. Prereq: ARCH 1610- 241 (30-3).
Materials & Methods of Construction II Compulsory Arch Course
Principles, conventions, standards, applications, and restrictions associated with the manufacture and use of existing and emerging construction materials and assemblies. Prereq: ARCH 1610-242 (3-0-3)
Theory of Architecture II Compulsory Arch Course
A survey course of contemporary architectural theories. Comprehensive introduction to a wide coverage of intellectual frameworks and theoretical thoughts representative to the current discipline of architecture, including the issues and viewpoints on post-modernism, deconstruction, phenomenology, typology, contextual ism, tectonics and so on.
Text and original writings by leading architects and theoreticians will be examined. Prereq: ARCH 1610: 220 (3-0-3)
Architectural Design V Compulsory Arch Course
This design studio deals with comprehensive projects requiring accountability for the full range of factors presented thus far in the curriculum. The course includes Lectures, studio time and filed trips. Prereq: ARCH 1610-306 (3-6-5)
Architectural Design VI Compulsory Arch Course
This studio is intended to build upon and develop skills in use of digital media and software ( such as AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Form Z and the like) as tools for design, analysis, and final presentation. Prereq: ARCH 1610- 405, ARCH 443. ARCH 242 (3-6-5)
Urban & City Planning Compulsory Arch Course
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to various levels of planning especially city and urban planning; a design field somewhat related to architecture, but one that operates at a larger scale. While architecture is practiced largely in the private sector, city planning is applied mainly to work in the public sector. To this end the course will apprise students of some of the theories and technics of planning as well as the activities those planners are frequently engaged in This course will be taught
a lecture/discussion format; however, there will be some studio work centering on small scale urban development excersizes. Major topics to be presented in the course include cartography (or the use of GIS software), land use data collection, models of urban developments, community facility planning, transportation modeling, population studies and analysis, neighborhood planning, housing, and urban design concepts. Prereq: ARCH 1610-305 (2-3-3)
Building Systems I Compulsory Arch Course
Basic theories of environmental control and building systems and energy management, as well as the relevant codes and regulatory standards and their applications to physical and environmental systems. The course also deals with the channels, perception and effects of light and sound in architecture, and how to control or manipulate those two factors in building. Prereq: ARCH 1610-305, PHYS 101 (3-0-3)
Professional Practice I Compulsory Arch Course
Barcalona Pavillion, Mies Van der Rohe
Barcalona Pavillion, Mies Van der Rohe
Design methodology, typology programming, site analysis, budget formation and perform procedures. Development of comprehensive project documentation, detailing, specifications, drawing formats and organizations. The architects role in project design and construction, the administration of the construction contract, and in the relationship with others involved
with the project. Types of documentation required to render competent and responsible professional service. Corerequisite: ARCH 406 (3-0-3)
Professional Practice II Compulsory Arch Course
Implications of economic systems, finance, and building costs on specific building projects as well as the roles of value engineering, life cycle cost analysis, and construction cost estimation in the framework of a design project. Project and oďŹƒce management, emphasizing professional services and professional ethics and project responsibilities during design
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and construction. Laws and regulations affecting the architecture practice as well as building economics and financing. Prereq: ARCH 1610-451 (3-0-3)
Architectural Working Drawings Compulsory Arch Course
The development of a design project into architectural working drawings, which illustrate an integration of structure, building systems and other technical knowledge. Prereq: ARCH 1610-306 (3-0-3)
Building Systems II Compulsory Arch Course
The basic elements , organization, and design of a building service such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, mechanical and electrical. Plumbing, communication, security, and vertical transportation systems, plumbing, air safety, etc. Architectural design implication of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and its application. Prereq: ARCH 1610-443 (3-0-3).
GraduationProject ProjectII Graduation Compulsory Arch Course
Data collection on selected topic under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Formulation and preparation of space program and design brief and requirements in the form of design report study and analysis of selected site constraints and environmental factors. Prereq: ARCH 1610-406 (1-3-2)
Graduation Project II Compulsory Arch Course
Formulation of schematic design as translation of the previously prepared design brief under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Development of schematic design into preliminary design drawings. Modification of the design report toward the final design drawings. A thesis is required to be submitted. Prereq: ARCH 1610-491 (2-6-4)
ELECTIVE ARCHITECTURE COURSES Category I: Visual Category II: Cultural Category III: Professional Category IV: Technical
Art Appreciation Cat. I: Visual Category
Art history, criticism and aesthetics. Visual analysis of works of art as well as historical and critical writings. Prereq: NONE (3-0-3).
Art and Artists Cat. I: Visual Category
This course aimed at knowledge andand aesthetic judgment in theincontext of direct isaaatheoretical theoreticaland andworkshop workshop course aimed at developing knowledge aesthetic judgement the context of Thisisis theoretical and workshop course aimed at developing developing studio experience. Students are team-taught in painting/drawing, photo-reproduced media and sculpture. direct studio experience. Students are team-taught in drawing, painting, photo reproduced and sculpture. Prereqstudio experience. Students are team-taught in painting/drawing, photo-reproduced mediamedia and sculpture. Prereq: None uisite: NONE (1-6-3). (1-6-3)
Painting Cat. I: Visual Category
Practical introduction to oil and Acrylic pigments, painting equipment, processes, and media. Color, composition and perception through representational and abstract painting. Prereq: NONE (1-6-3).
Photography I Cat. I: Visual Category
The practice of black and white photographic image-making within the fine arts context. Emphasis is on the development of technical skills in relation to personal vision. Prerequisite: NONE (1-6-3).
Photography II Cat. I: Visual Category
Advanced course of colored photographic image-making within the fine arts context. Prereq: ARCH 1610-282 (1-6-3).
Ceramics I Cat. I: Visual Category
Practical and theoretical exploration of the nature of surface and form as fundamental elements of ceramic sculpture, plaster and clay sculpture. Prerequisite: None. (1-6-3).
Ceramics II Cat. I: Visual Category
Advanced practical and theoretical exploration of the nature of surface and form as fundamental elements of ceramic sculpture, plaster and clay sculpture. Prereq: ARCH 1610- 284 (1-6-3).
Introduction to Graphic Design Cat. I: Visual Category
This course aims to develop students architectural presentation and graphic capabilities, which are essential to the success of any design project. Through introducing students to various presentation techniques, graphic design illustration, logo and the like. Topics include pen and ink drawing and sketching, delineation with various media, collage and the like. Prereq: None. (2-3-3).
Indigenous Architecture Cat. II: Cultural Category
Descriptive analysis of the factors contributing to the distinctive aspects of indigenous architecture of the region. Research, field survey and documentation of the traditional and transitional architecture of the region. Prerequisite: None. (3-0-3).
Architectural Criticism Cat. II: Cultural Category
The aim of this course is to introduce architectural criticism as the methodological bases for evaluation of the premises, the process, the final product, the impact (social, formal, and other) architectural projects surrounding environment. The course illustrates the methods of analyzing buildings, and evaluates their impact on people and the environment.
Students are required to select an architectural landmark within Kuwait for continuous study throughout the course and apply the discussed theoretical knowledge on it. Prereq: ARCH 1610-205 (3-0-3).
History of Western Art Cat. II: Cultural Category
The history of western art reviewed chronologically from the Renaissance period to the present day, with special emphasis on the relationship of history and visual thought. Prereq: Completion of 45 credits. (3-0-3)
Architecture in the Middle East Cat. II: Cultural Category
Lecture and seminar course focusing on the development of architecture in the Middle East in the 20th Century. Research and visual illustration of the works of prominent architects. Prereq: Completion of 45 credits. (3-0-3).
Special Topics in Architecture Cat. II: Cultural Category
Selective topics in architecture involves an in-depth study of a subject of special interest as a response to important technological, cultural, environmental, aesthetic, and theoretical challenges. Topic is selected by the faculty member teaching the course. Prereq: 60 Hour credit. (3-0-3).
Architecture Research Cat. II: Cultural Category
This lecture course is an introduction to various domains of architectural research and inquiry, their foundation and framework, relation to design, importance of methods. Overview and understanding of research methods currently available in the fields related to architectural studies including
for example; interpretive-qualitative, argumentative, quantitative and experemntal, simulation and modelling, and strategies of case studies and so on. Prereq: ARCH 1610-306 (3-0-3)
Architects & Architecture Cat. III: Professional Category
Architect of Light
Architectural thoughts of the various ages and civilizations, different materials, tools, and ideas that have determined the contemporary styles of buildings. Prereq: None. (3-0-3).
Introduction to Interior Architecture Cat. III: Porfessional Category
Basic principles of interior design approach and methodology, including derivation of standards, planning and spatial conception, materials and technical considerations. Prereq: Completion of 45 credits. (2-3-3).
Introduction to Landscape Architecure Cat. III: Professional Category
Principles, theories, methods and technologies of landscape architecture. Design and practice in small and moderate scale urban projects. Prereq: Completion of 45 credits. (3-0-3).
Introduction to Urban Design Cat. III: Professional Category
Basic spatial and infrastructure elements of the city and how urban places are formed. Topics covered include: 1. A topological analysis of buildings, open space, and urban patterns. 2. Incremental development, public-private collaboration, community incentives and control, project implementation strategies. Prereq: Completion of 45 credits. (3-0-3).
Introduction to Product Design Cat. III: Professional Category
Product design is a lecture and project interdisciplinary course with an emphasis on designing competitive products related to architecture and urban environments. These include furniture, kitchenware, home accessories, curtain design, lighting design, elevator design and so on. Prereq: None. (2-3-3).
Architectural Professional Training Cat. III: Professional Category
Students gain practical experience by attending a training program at one of the approved institutions engaged in the practice of architecture. Training includes architectural design and construction supervision. Each student should submit a formal report related to the program attended at the end of the training period.
A minimum of 200 hours of design and supervision training required for the course. Prereq: (0-10-3) and 200 hrs of training). Corereq: ARCH 1610-306, Departmental consent.
Facilities & Management Planning Cat. III: Professional Category
This lecture course provides a broad overview and introduction to the field of facility management to develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed, the decision-making process and the function of a facility manager within the total organization. The course will cover the aspects of planning, analysis and design, implementation and management technology that concern facility management. Prereq: 0690-306. (3-0-3)
Solar Energy in Buildings Cat. IV: Technical Category
Policy, design, and development implications of using solar energy in new and existing constructions. Prereq: Completion of 45 credits. (3-0-3).
Design of the Luminous Environment Cat. IV: Technical Category
Basic theories of lighting, Ideas, problems, and computations related to the design of buildings in response to the luminous environment. Lectures are supplemented with laboratory sessions to illustrate the subject matter. Prereq: 1610-340. (2-3-3).
Design of the Sonic Environment Cat. IV: Technical Category
Basic theories of acoustics. Ideas, problems, and computations related to the design of buildings in response to the sonic environment. Lectures are supplemented with laboratory sessions to illustrate the subject matter. Prereq: 1610-340.(2-3-3)
Advanced Environmental Systems Cat. IV: Technical Category
This course is a compressed course in design criteria and calculation methods for (1) mechanical and passive solar systems including loads, plant system, duct, and storage sizing and (2) lighting and acoustics (CIE and IES methods, DBA and NC systems). Lecture, laboratory. Prereq: 1610-443 (2-3-3)
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Cat. IV: Technical Category
This course provides an overview of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) concepts and applications. Students will be exposed exclusively to recent digital techniques to represent building data through which he will be able to automate and configure 3D detailed design and documentation process. Lecture, digital lab. Prereq: None. (2-2-3)
Sustainability & the Built Environment Cat. IV: Technical Category
This course introduces students to the principles of sustainability in the built environment and professional practice. Students learn about green design practices at the international, regional and local levels; as well as, the different assessment tools for qualifying green design practices. Lecture, exams. (2-2-3).
Architectural Learning Resource Center (ALRC) Facilities
ALRC is an Architectural Learning and Resource Center which fucntions as a reading room as well as an excellent research center. The ALRC has many books including a PDF library of many more books. For more information contact 229485261.
Model Workshop Facilities
Electrical & Manual Cutting
The model workshop has a range of machines enabling students to laser-cut, 3D print and many other useful skills to facilitate and present work of a high standard.
Computer Lab Facilities
The computer lab consists of many computers with a wide range of software pre-installed. Software examples include Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; as well as AutoCad, 3DS Max, Google Sketchup and many more programs.
Wood Workshop Facilities
The workshop has a dedicated carpenter who will supervise and assist students with the production and problem solving skills. There are a wide range of machines that students will find useful and necessary at different times.
Ceramics Workshop Facilities
The Ceramics workshop has all the necessary materials and staff on hand to facilitate successful and creative projects out of clay.
Painting Lab Facilities
Kuwaiti Artist leading workshops on oil and acrylic painting.
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Recruitment fair organised for students by ETAC and Dept of Architecture. Kuwait architectural firms were invited to attend and recruit graduating students.
FIELD TRIP: Rome, Florence & Venice, Italy 2013 ACTIVITIES
Annual study trip to Italy, 2013.
All Department Forum ACTIVITIES
All Department Annual Forum; to enhance studio culture within the Department.
Site Visit: Arab Fund ACTIVITIES
Accesability Lecture ACTIVITIES
The Kuwait Access Strategy Project-Lecture
Student Visit ACTIVITIES
University of Damman student visit to College of Architecture.
Art Exhibition ACTIVITIES
AIAS-ku Art Exhibition at 360 Mall, Kuwait.
Student Visit ACTIVITIES
University of Damman student visit to College of Architecture.
Green Event ACTIVITIES
Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC, Chairman & CEO
Green Event ACTIVITIES
Green Event ACTIVITIES
Students, faculty with Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC Chairman & John Mandyck, UTC Development & Education Manager
RIBA Gulf Chapter and KASA jonit event.
Celebrating 10th issue of T-Square magazine.
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With special thanks and gratitude to all members of faculty, employees and students at Kuwait University. Department of Architecture, 2014.
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Published on Feb 5, 2014