ARC 442/542 – Construction Technology

Photo of concrete with holes in it.

Bruder Klaus Chapel – Peter Zumthor 

This course focuses on construction materials, systems and integrated design.  Through the careful study of buildings that relate concept to construction systems and tectonics, students develop an appreciation for the value of fully resolved execution.  This study locates architecture at the juncture of design intention and technical means. 

Prerequisites:  successful completion of ARC 301 or ARC 503 


Annette LeCuyer received professional and graduate diplomas from the Architectural Association in London and is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom.

Information: to introduce construction materials, systems and integrated design for small and large scale construction. 

Intention: to examine how architects select and manipulate standard materials and systems to support particular conceptual strategies. 

Application: to use the material presented in lectures as the basis for understanding construction documents and developing three-dimensional technical drawings.