Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021


ARCH 314 002 (CRN: 12405)


Department: Architecture
Instructor: Nichols, Sarah E.
Meeting: 4:00PM - 5:15PM TR ANH 117 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 50
Section Enrolled: 20
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 100
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 36
Enrollment data as of: 20-FEB-2024 8:51PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-Dept Room
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM M TBA TBA
Description: The building envelope is the collection of material assemblies that separate a building’s interior from the exterior environment. This course examines the interaction of those assemblies with natural forces such as temperature, moisture, and solar radiation and the details of construction which have evolved to mitigate them. The subject matter includes both traditional building exterior wall and roof construction and newer technologies such as rainscreen, green roof, and building surface media systems. This course addresses sustainability issues related to enclosure systems through energy cost and carbon footprint analysis. It is the third of four required courses in the architectural technology sequence. Cross-list: ARCH 514. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ARCH 314 if student has credit for ARCH 514.