At the undergraduate level, the School of Architecture offers a five-year professional program leading to a Bachelor of Architecture degree (B.Arch.).
Architectural education at GSA is highly focused and concentrated. It accentuates theory, history, technology, and structures, as well as design. Though most of its course is directly concerned with architecture, students will take about one-quarter of the total program in other institutes at GITAM. Students are also taught through study trips to the places of architecture interests. GSA’s program thus balances the passion of professional education with prospect to use the resources of a world-renowned university.
Design studios at each level absorb the student into design culture, helping him to build up the skills and logical tools to solve problems, and it is the focal point of every semester. Design studio studies vary significantly during the five year curriculum. Basic conceptual skills are accentuated early on; along with initiating the architectural elements. The design models and graphics are the important tools to communicate the ideas of the students along with the courses in history and drawing which lay a solid foundation for their career.
Students are expected to master the technical subjects and at the same time attain a much deeper understanding of the theoretical, historical and cultural context of architecture.
WHAT YOU LEARN AT GSA!!!
The graduating students will equip themselves with skills such as:
- Ability to gather, assess, record, and apply relevant information in architectural coursework and to use basic architectural principles in the design of buildings, interior spaces and sites.
- Ability to recognize the varied talent found in interdisciplinary design project teams in professional practice and to play a leading role in such team environments and to incorporate relevant precedents into architecture and urban design projects.
- Ability to design both site and building to accommodate individuals with varying physical abilities.
- Understanding the principles of sustainability in making decisions that preserve natural and built resources, and in the creation of healthy communities.
- Understanding the fundamentals of building cost, life-cycle cost, and construction estimation to make technically precise drawings.
- Understanding the role of an architect to extract, understand, and resolve the needs of the client and the stakeholder.
- Understanding the basic principles of construction and project management.
- Understanding the architect’s responsibility as determined by the respective laws.