School of Architecture

laptop computer policy

The School of Architecture requires each and every student enrolled in the Architecture (B.S. Architecture) and Interior Design (B.S. Interior Design) undergraduate majors, the Path B Architecture (M. Architecture) graduate program and the Landscape Architecture (M. Landscape Architecture) program to have a personal laptop computer configured to the School's specifications as set out below.

For graduate students, a personal laptop is required for enrollment in the Path B Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs. Path A students are not required to have a laptop until they move to the Path B course sequence.

This policy advances the state of computing within the curriculum, provides an enhanced digital base for students, and allows the School to direct its computer budget to network services, peripheral and output devices and more advanced technologies to augment personal laptop capabilities while on campus.

Two undergraduate courses, ARCH 3343 and INTD 3343, focus entirely on the use of computers for design.  They focus primarily on the creation, development and representation of design ideas and proposals as an extension of the traditional graphic repertoire of the designer.

All undergraduate Architecture majors are required to have a laptop computer that meets or exceeds the School's minimum requirements when they enroll in:

ARCH 3343: ARCHITECTURE COMPUTER GRAPHICS (DESIGN COMMUNICATION III).

All undergraduate Interior Design majors are required to have a laptop computer that meets or exceeds the School's minimum requirements when they enroll in:

INTD 3343: DESIGN COMMUNICATION III.