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All classes are suspended for the week of March 16. Starting the week of March 23, all classes will resume entirely online. Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) remains open with most faculty and staff working remotely. Students can be granted access to work in the building only with prior approval from the school. At this time, we are not hosting admissions tours.

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Tulane is working with students who have difficult personal circumstances that would make leaving campus a challenge or will face complications in online learning once they return home. In response, we have set up the Tulane Student Emergency Aid and Assistance Fund to address current student needs.

SPECIAL TOPICS: Build, Test, Iterate, Repeat
Instructors: 
Credits: 
3
Semesters Offered: 
Fall
4-Letter Course Group: 
ARCH
Course Number: 
4932/6932

Architecture is a visual field – we explore ideas through sketches, models, renderings, etc, yet we only explore principles of building science and technology through complicated models and equations. In this course, students will explore ways to understand, visualize and communicate basic thermodynamic phenomena in a physical and tangible way.

Working either independently or in small teams (depending on shared interest), students will design, build, and conduct physical experiments to explore ideas found in nature, science, architecture, or any combination of the three. Students will write about their processes and findings using the conventional scientific method, however, the intent of these experiments is to identify and articulate phenomena, not to quantify specific heat and mass transfer values.

Course is Active: 
yes
Course Topic: 
Technological Systems