Structural Design II

This course is a continuation of GSD 6227 and, after an overview/reminder introduction, furthers understanding of more developed structural systems and materials in architectural design.

· Systems include frames and floor-system behavior, lateral systems, tall buildings, and bridges.
· Materials include reinforced concrete, structural glass, and composites.

The course focuses more on a qualitative understanding than quantitative to be of direct relevance to the students now and in their future. This prioritizes structures from a design, rather than analytical, perspective. Personal case studies are used to tell the real story of project development, structural concepts, and eventual construction.

Prerequisites: GSD 6227