As part of the Center for Experimental Structures (CES), the Concentration in Morphology leverages the long history of interest in form studies with a focus on exploring the relationship between Form and Space (geometry, topology), Form and Force (structural morphology), Form and Time (dynamic morphology) enabled by computation, fabrication, construction, and emerging technologies. Within this overview, different course offerings focus on any combination of these topics. Since D'Arcy Thompson's pioneering work a century ago, the generative principles of Form have become central to our understanding of the diverse structures we encounter in nature and man-made constructs, phsyical and even conceptual. This paradigm has percolated within many fields of knowledge since and guides the academic and research activities at the Center for Experimental Structures at Pratt Institute, School of Architecture.

Concentration Faculty Coordinator:

Haresh Lalvani
Co-Director of Center for Experimental Structures
Professor of Undergraduate Architecture

Higgins Hall South Lower Level
718.399.4305
hlalvani@pratt.edu
arch-ug@pratt.edu

Curriculum

Requirements for Bachelor of Architecture, 2017

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    ARCH-101 Design I

    ARCH-111 Representation 1

    ARCH-131 Technics

    ARCH-151 History and Theory of Architecture 1

    HMS-101B Literary and Critical Studies for Architecture Students I

    HMS-291B Intro to Transdisciplinary Writing I

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses.

    ARCH-102 Design II

    ARCH-112 Representation 2

    ARCH-152 History and Theory of Architecture 2

    MSCI-110 Intro to Physics/Chemistry


    HMS-292B Introduction to Transdisciplinary Writing II

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses.

    ARCH-201 Intermediate Design I

    ARCH-211 Representation 3

    ARCH-231 Statics and Strength of Materials

    ARCH-251 History and Theory of Architecture 3

    ARCH-261 Architectural Materials

  • Semester 4

    Complete the following courses.

    ARCH-202 Intermediate Design II

    ARCH-232 Structures: Steel

    ARCH-252 History and Theory of Architecture 4

    ARCH-262 Architectural Assembly Systems

    MSCI-271 Ecology for Architects

  • Semester 5

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts elective credits.

    ARCH-301 Comprehensive Design I

    ARCH-331 Concrete Structures

    ARCH-361 Building Environment

    ARCH-363 Professional Practice

  • Semester 6

    Complete these courses plus 3 Architecture (History/Theory) elective credits.

    ARCH-302 Comprehensive Design II

    ARCH-362 Building Services

    ARCH-364 Construction Documents

    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY
    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SIX COURSES ARCH-571A(R) ARCH-571B(R) ARCH-571C(R) ARCH-571D(R) ARCH-571E(R) ARCH-571F(R)
  • Semester 7

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts elective credits and 3 Architecture elective credits.

    ARCH-401 Advanced Design I

    ARCH-461 Urban Genealogies

    CH-300 World Civilizations I

    HMS-496B Option Transdisciplinary Writing Architecture Students

    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SIX COURSES ARCH-571A(R) ARCH-571B(R) ARCH-571C(R) ARCH-571D(R) ARCH-571E(R) ARCH-571F(R)
  • Semester 8

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts elective credits, 3 Architecture elective credits, and 3 All-Institute elective credits.

    ARCH-402 Advanced Design Ii

    CH-400 World Civilizations II

    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SIX COURSES ARCH-571A(R) ARCH-571B(R) ARCH-571C(R) ARCH-571D(R) ARCH-571E(R) ARCH-571F(R)
  • Semester 9

    Complete these courses plus 3 Architecture elective credits and 2 All-Institute elective credits.

    ARCH-403 Advanced Design III

    ARCH-501 Degree Project: Research

    HMS-497B Research Writing for Architecture Students

    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY
    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SIX COURSES ARCH-571A(R) ARCH-571B(R) ARCH-571C(R) ARCH-571D(R) ARCH-571E(R) ARCH-571F(R)
  • Semester 10

    Complete these courses 3 Architecture elective credits, and 9 All-Institute elective credits.

    ARCH-503 Degree Project: Design Studio