2014 Student Handbook, School of Architecture & Interior Design
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Faculty and Staff
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Co-Curricular Chapels and Choices
Supplies & Duplication Services
Andrews University, a distinctive Seventh-day Adventist Christian institution, transforms its students by ed- ucating them to Seek Knowledge and Affirm Faith in order to Change the World.
The faculty promote stewardship, rigorous scholarship and creative problem solving in their disciplines, and encourage students to:
- Shape places that foster whole human health;
- Explore time-honored and innovative solutions in their works;
- Seek joy, beauty, and moderation in a lifelong pursuit of learning;
- Serve mankind in accord with a professional and Christian vocation.
- All this for the glory of God until the risen Christ comes again.
Carscallen, Carey - Dean
Associate Professor, BA, M. Arch
Dronen, Paula - Assistant Dean
Architecture Advisor, Associate Professor BS, BSI, Juris Doctor
Schmidt, Harold E
Assistant to the Dean
Admissions Coordinator B.S.
269 471– 3309
Administrative Assistant B.A., M. Div.
269 471- 6003
Davidson, Dr. William
Professor Emeritus Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor AIA, BS, M. Arch.
Assistant Professor BS, M. Arch.
Associate Professor BS, M. Arch.
Professor BA, M. Arts Ed., MFA
Professor BS, M. Arch.
Assistant Professor B. Arch.
Assistant Professor BSA, M. Arch.
von Maur, Andrew
Associate Professor B. Arch, M. Arch.
269 471- 6377
von Maur, Kristin
Assistant Professor B. Arch, M. Arch.
269 471- 6030
Architecture Resource Center
Director, Associate Professor
MLS - ARC, Member of AASL, ALA, EDRA
Student Organizations & Clubs
Students for New Urbanism
President: Orean Joseph
Vice President: Sarah Kotanko
Campus Outreach Coordinator: Theodore Weston Hazen Secretary: Evan Wong
Treasurer: Rachelle Dunn
Community Outreach Coordinator: Wandile Mthiyane Sponsors: Professors Andrew von Maur and Mark Moreno
The Students for The New Urbanism (SNU) at Andrews University is a student organization that promotes the principles set out by the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) in the CNU Charter. SNU strives to educate its members and the community about alternative methods to shaping our built environment. SNU organizes various events throughout the academic year in order to help Andrews University students actively learn about principles and models for sound rural and urban environments.
One contribution of the SNU chapter at Andrews University includes the various field trips it organizes annually. The purpose of the field trips is to visit, study and learn from old and new urban places in the United States. SNU hosts design charrettes where students produce work with the guidance and supervision of faculty. Successful charrettes have been held in response to designs needs for Andrews University campus, Habitat for Humanity, and a proposal for a nearby residence. Other activities include visiting town architects, urban design studio offices, as well as co-sponsoring various guest speakers at Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design.
Architecture Students can view SNU, TAU and AIAS events, be informed of lectures and other activities in this area on the respective bulletin boards, next to the AIAS office.
Tau Sigma Delta Beta Epsilon
President: Joseph Osborne Vice President:
Nathan Robert Lindstrom Edith Lizette Garcia Hernandez Jimmy Otieno Owino
Cesar Eduardo Rojas Marrugo
Sponsor: Professor Thomas Lowing
Tau Sigma Delta is the only honor society nationally recognized in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, and the allied arts. The society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. This is a distinct honor and gives Tau Sigma Delta the same high rating enjoyed by the most distinguished honor societies of other educational fields.
Membership in the society is open only to students having completed 2 1⁄2 years of an accredited program with a cumulative grade point aver- age of 3.00 or above and in the upper 20% of their class. All members are approved by the current membership. When selections are com- pleted, the officers of the Chapter extend an “Invitation to Membership” to each individual selected.
The Beta Epsilon chapter of Tau Sigma Delta at Andrews University was started in June of 1989. Activities of the chapter include organizing lectures and conferring awards on students with exceptional achievement in their architectural education.
AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students)
President: Gian Penaredondo
Vice President/Secretary: Edith Lizette Garcia Hernandez Chaplain: Cesar Eduardo Rojas Marrugo
Events Coordinator/Treasurer: Cecelia Cameron
Public Relations/Digital Publisher: Theodore Weston Hazen Sponsors: Professors Kathleen Demsky and Kristin von Maur
Since 1956, students from architecture schools across America have formally come together with the goal of augmenting their education and influencing the profession in which they will soon be an active member. It is important for all to realize, however, that this type of activity is atypical for professional or any other student organization. The AIAS, and its predecessors NASA and ASC/AIA, have been participants for over five decades, helping to shape our current education and our future practice environment.
New Directions & Growing Influences
It is clear that AIAS has increased in its complexity and sophistication, with growth and development placing it at the pinnacle of national student organizations. Many prominent architects and educators, in expressing their support, refer to the AIAS as "the most prominent and influential student organization in the country". The growing list of AIAS national programs and opportunities for students in architecture is a tribute to former student leaders who chose to make a difference in their education, their school, and their profession. You, too, can en- hance the educational environment at our school and bring new oppor- tunities to your peers and your community by providing significant participation with our own local chapter of AIAS.
The Andrews University chapter of AIAS has enjoyed tremendous growth in the last few years and has become a vital part of the aca- demic program in the School of Architecture. The chapter has been recognized with national honor awards, published in "Crit" magazine (the national AIAS magazine), and has been home to two of the members of the National Board of Directors for AIAS, once in 1996- 97, and again in 2004-2005, as well as the National President for 2005-2006. Our chapter has been able to focus itself in many areas contributing to the academic and social life of our students in the School of Architecture.
THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE'S STATEMENT OF CULTURE AND RELATED POLICY
As a Christian institution within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Andrews University seeks to cultivate active models of respect for self, neighbor, society, and the world. The SDA Church cultivates specific patterns of lifestyle, work, and worship that are uncommon in popular Western culture. These patterns range from encouraging respect for all individuals and the whole of this religious community to the promotion of healthy habits in daily life. Among others, such practices include a vegetarian diet, the recognition of virtue rather than external beauty, and a Christian work ethic with the suspension of work on the Sabbath.
Within this faith-based context of Andrews University, The School of Architecture advocates for spirited collaboration in a nurturing edu- cational environment. Understanding that architectural education is time and labor intensive, the faculty, staff, and students promote healthy judgment in time management and social interactions to best prepare students for personal and professional lives beyond The School. To assure measures of excellence in the program, the policy items that follow illustrate the desire for willful adherence to these principles.
For further reflections on the Adventist faith and doctrine visit www.adventist.org. *For other campus resources that promote student success see list at bottom of this policy.
CAMPUS, STUDIO, AND CLASS DECORUM
Each individual at The School should use ethical discernment in daily conduct and is encouraged to exercise an active sense of ownership toward the upkeep of morale and the environs of building and cam- pus in general. Operating with a spirit of cooperation (as opposed to strictly self-promoting competition), providing constructive re- spectful critique, keeping desks and chairs in orderly arrangements, and picking up trash within individual reach, to name a few practic- es, are appreciated. No efforts in this regard are too small.
The dignity and respect due each person in The School should be evident in communications therein.
In communications inside and outside of class, students, staff, and faculty should address each other with proper names. Any short- ened or colloquial version of a faculty or student name should be positive. Addressing professors with title and family name is best practice. Students are expected to be attentive in the classroom and studio. Sleeping, talking, using personal entertainment or communi- cation devices, disruptive entrance or exit, lewd or immature be- haviors are inconsistent with the objectives of this school. Each person should be mindful that behavior choices can have negative consequences for others and for the whole class (i.e. watching mov- ies, texting, talking on the phone, etc). In the unfortunate event of such occurrences, at the discretion of the individual faculty member, a verbal or written warning may be exercised. Repeated infractions may lead to further disciplinary action and recorded in the student’s academic file. Out of respect for the learning environment of every- one, all personal sound producing devices, i.e., computers, music and movie players, etc. must not ever be audible or in any way distracting for others. Headphones are therefore required. Stricter policies may be applicable as described in class syllabi.
While The School of Architecture, Art & Design has a particular empha- sis in its religious tenets; it encourages an open discussion of values, ethics, and worldviews. Out of respect for the values and points of view which are normative to Andrews University, each student, staff, and faculty member should seek to understand and be in congruence with the Seventh-day Adventist cultural context.
All students, staff, and faculty are expected to honor and respect one another. The School works to support the dignity of educational opportunity for all people. Prejudice in judgments, words, and actions are out of place in The School of Architecture & Interior Design and at Andrews University. We are reminded that Christ's final prayer was centered on oneness, (John 16 and 17). We see tolerance as a privilege for all people and will work to serve one another, to value initiative, diligence, perceptiveness, and excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and good works.
For further reflections on the Adventist faith and doctrine visit www.adventist.org
To promote principles of a healthy lifestyle, and the practice of good time management, the building closes for several hours every even- ing. In addition, the building is closed on the Sabbath. Evening clo- sure: Each evening the building will be closed at 1:00 am and reo- pened at 5:00 am (approximate times). Sabbath closure: For Sab- bath the building will be closed up to one hour before sundown on Friday evening and will be reopened up to one hour after sundown on Saturday evening. Campus safety officers regularly walk through the building to close the building at these scheduled times. If they see students in the building, they often give 5-10 minutes for students to vacate the building. Anyone found in the building beyond this courtesy period will be considered in violation of the closure policies and may be subject to trespassing laws and reported to local law enforcement.
ATTIRE and ACCESSORIES
Consistent with teachings of the church and in preparation for be- coming professionals, choices in students’ attire should be guided by principles of neatness, cleanliness, modesty and appropriate- ness. These goals mean that:
- Students should avoid wearing clothing that is tight fitting or revealing.
- Students should exercise modesty as regards jewelry and makeup. -Students should wear shoes in all public places. This is especially applicable to studios, classrooms and the workshop, as push pins, x-acto‟ blades, and tools can be hazardous.
- Roller blades, skateboards, and the like (e.g. “rip-sticks”) may not be used in the building.
- Bicycles are not allowed in the building.
STUDIO FURNISHINGS and FEES
Studio drawing table registration: At the beginning of each semester studio students will be assigned a drawing table and its designated key. Each drawing table is furnished with a surface cover, lamp, stool, and a parallel bar. At the time of drawing table assignments, students are charged the following:
$150 deposit for the ‘mayline’ parallel bar
$15 deposit for the key
$50 deposit for desk surface cover.
$30 deposit for cleaning fees
Office staff and student workers make every effort to keep this equipment in good functioning order; please report any cases of non-functioning equipment directly to our front office staff.
At the end of each year, drawing table keys must be returned to the architecture office and all of the above items must be confirmed to be in good condition in order to receive a full deposit refund.
Partition walls and all school furniture are arranged in studios for spatial clarity and safe circulation. Any installation of other furniture or equipment that affects floor space must be pre-approved by school administration.
Defacing of school property cannot be tolerated. Fines will be as- sessed at the minimum of $100.00 excluding labor and materials needed for repairs and could result in possible expulsion from the architecture program. Unpaid fines will result in a hold on registration.
PLAGIARISM, VANDALISM, and THEFT
Honesty and integrity in personal, social, and academic matters are vital components in personal integrity which explains why breaches therein are taken seriously by the University.
All intellectual property, such as quotes, ideas, inspiration, books, articles, works of art, illustrations, should be gratefully acknowl- edged and referenced in accord with standards of good scholarship. Further, software applications should not be copied unless expressly allowed by those who hold its rights of reproduction. Likewise, cop- ies from books or articles should be within the bounds of legal prec- edent regarding type and length. For assistance with writing skills students may seek free assistance at the Campus Writing Center.
ALCOHOL, TOBACCO and other DRUGS
The policy of Andrews University and the tenets of faith that give primary support to this institution are deeply concerned with the relationship between personal health, the environment, and duty to humanity. This is, summarily, a consideration of the "wholeness of man" as a creative act from a benevolent and caring God. Tobacco, drugs and/or alcohol in any form diminish and alter the expectations of conduct that the sponsors of this institution hold. It is our individ- ual and collective responsibility to respect and honor these beliefs and practices. Use of any of these substances is prohibited in any of the buildings and on the campus of Andrews University.
SEXUAL HARASSAMENT and PORNOGRAPHY
God has endowed every individual with dignity and honor. The School upholds and promotes this distinction and will actively work to disarm and discourage disrespect of anyone because of gender. Printed, drawn, audible, and electronic media and language that cheapens or disgraces the human body, make others feel uncom- fortable, or actions which undermine this community's sense of value with regard to every person, are not acceptable.
Witnesses to any such activities are encouraged to report them to a faculty member or administrator. Persons said to be engaging in any of these kinds of activities should be referred to the Dean for counsel and/or appropriate disciplinary action in accord with univer- sity policy.
PHYSICAL THREATS and VIOLENCE
Physical threats, weapons, and/or the intent to do bodily harm are not tolerated by The School of Architecture & Interior Design. Actions, visual displays, commercial graphics, "artwork", or studio work that promote or make violent themes are outside commonly held values implicit in the beliefs of this community. The culture of Andrews University is one that seeks commitment to promote peace, resolu- tion, and Christian love.
CONDUCT WHILE ON EXTENSION PROGRAMS and OFF- CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
Students, staff, and faculty who are participants in field trips, extension programs, and Andrews University funded or sponsored activities are responsible for representing the values and standards of Andrews University. They are expected to follow the policies and rules of the University while on any academic or university spon- sored activity. Additionally, The School asks that off campus social activities involving students, faculty, or staff be discreet and in keep- ing with University standards as they can easily be regarded as sponsored by Andrews University or The School of Architecture, Art & Design. We ask that individuals respect the interest of the Univer- sity and those who sponsor it.
Action by The School or University may result from the disregard of principles congruent with the institutions understanding of individual responsibility, cultural context, environment, and sensitivity to community values.
- On-or-off Campus Day Activities. Student activities held on- or off-campus without an overnight stay must be approved by the Office of Social Recreation at least two weeks prior to the activity.
- Overnight Off-Campus Trips. Student trips to off-campus locations involving at least one overnight stay must be ap proved by the Office of Social Recreation as well as by the University Trips and Tours Committee. This is done by submitting a Non-Academic Trip Request Form at least two months prior to the trip.
- Fund-raising. Student organizations may engage in fund- raising activities with the approval of the Office of Social Recre- ation based on the following stipulations:
a. Fund-raising promotional materials must clearly identify the recipient (s) of the funds and the purpose for which they will be used.
b. All funds must be deposited into the student organiza- tion’s account.
c. Funds may be disbursed to non-profit organizations holding 501 c3 status and whose mission and practices do not conflict with those of the university.
d. Loose cash collections may be taken up on behalf of charities; however, donors wishing to receive a tax deduction must donate directly to the benefiting organization.
e. Donations made to University student organizations will not be tax deductible.
f. Student organizations may disburse cash payments to individuals or families in need but only after a disbursement plan has been approved by the Office of Social Recreation.
All student activities must be sponsored by a University department, registered student organization, or student association (AUSA, AUGSA) and be approved by the Office of Social Recreation. All activities and trips must be supervised by the presence of a full-time faculty or staff member for the full duration of the activity or trip. Activity Approval Forms are available online at the Social Recreation website and in the Social Recreation office.
Right to Appeal/Grievance
The University seeks to provide an opportunity for the redress of student grievances, consistent with biblical guidance and sound practices. If a student feels his/her rights may have been violated, or that there may be something unique about the circumstances surrounding a matter, there is a grievance process or suggested courses of action which will be appropriate in most circumstances. The students should attempt to utilize the grievance process in the most appropriate and reasonable way (e.g., on a few occasions, it may be appropriate to “skip” a step).
If a student feels that his/her academic rights have been violated, the student should speak directly with that professor. If the student
is unsatisfied with the professor’s response, the student may appeal to the department chairperson. Following a decision by the depart- ment chairperson, the student (or professor) may appeal to the appropriate academic dean, followed by an appeal to the Office of the Provost (source: Andrews University Student Handbook pages 142, 143 & 181).
OWNERSHIP OF STUDENT WORK
Ownership of all work produced by any student for any class at Andrews University is vested in the University. The School of Architecture & Interior Design requires that student works be retained for future use as exhibitions, evidence for accreditation visits and for The School archives. The work may be returned when it is no longer needed for these reasons.
EGRESS STANDARDS and ACCESSIBILITY: The following standards SHALL be maintained:
Each classroom and studio shall have unobstructed exit access to the code required exit (s). Exit access aisles shall be a minimum of 28 inches wide and 84 inches high and kept completely clear at all times. Student arrangements of desks must be approved in advance by The School of Architecture administration and/or staff. Accommodations for persons with special needs for accessibility or egress, as well as other needs, must be requested by the individual or their personal representative for verification through the University’s appropriate service provider.
No open flames, such as candles or matches shall be allowed in the classrooms or studio spaces. Each student is responsible to maintain the above standards in and near his or her work area. Inspections may be conducted at any time during the semester by the School Dean, the University Loss Control Director, the University’s insurance representative, or other regulatory authorities.
NOTE: Students shall abide by the regulations, policies and by-laws of Andrews University and the School of Architecture & Interior Design as stated in the University Bulletin, University Student Handbook, and The School of Architecture & Interior Design Handbook. The School of Architecture & Interior Design may require any student to withdraw from the program whose work fails to meet the School requirements or whose conduct does not comply with standards.
CAPP (Curriculum Advising and Program Planning)
NAAB: CONDITIONS FOR ACCREDITATION
2009 Conditions for Accreditation National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc. are available in our front office, in the Architecture Resource Center & online: www.naab.org/ accreditations/2009_conditions.aspx, pp20-30. Or click here to download.
APPLICATION TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEGREE TRACK
APPLICATION TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEGREE TRACK
Upon completion of Pre-Professional Year Two students must apply to the Professional Degree Track. The application submittal require- ments are as follows:
- Letter of Intent: The letter of intent should explain why you have chosen architecture as your major and why you have chosen to pursue your professional degree at Andrews University. It should also indicate what you plan to contribute to the School in regard to its mission and values.
- Portfolio: The portfolio should not be any larger than 8 1/2” X 11” format. The Admissions Committee will not review models or other three-dimensional objects, onionskin tracings, slides, videotapes, or folded materials. All examples should be labeled clearly. Collabora- tive work must identify applicant contribution to the project(s).
Andrews University students who have completed the “pre- architecture” should provide photographic examples from: ART104, ARCH126, ARCH215, and ARCH247. You must include but are not limited to these works.
Transfer students must provide examples of work from any previous freehand drawing, basic design, and architecture design studio courses. You must include at least 10 examples of work from these areas but are not limited to these areas. See additional require- ments for transfer students below.
Portfolios may be picked up at the Architecture Office after July 30. Work not picked up at that time may be discarded unless special arrangements are made for its retention. Applicants wishing to have materials returned by mail must enclose a suitable mailer and suffi- cient postage.
- Official Transcripts: Transfer students are required to provide official transcripts AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
- Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required. Two of the three letters should be from academic sources. Use the provided recommendation forms.
- Deadline: ALL application material is due no later than May 25. Transfer students desiring early notification must apply no later than February 25.
Campus Resources for Student Success
Student Success Center: for counseling, tutoring, assistance with disabilities, etc.
Nethery Hall 204, 471-6096, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Writing Center: for free assistance with college writing. http://www.andrews.edu/cas/english/resources/ writing_center.html
James White Library Phone:471-3358, email@example.com
Co-Curricular Chapels and Choices
School assemblies are scheduled a few times each semester on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., unless otherwise indicated. Assemblies bring students in the School together for presentations and discussions on material of interest to architects. University Chapels are every Thursday; University Assemblies are every Tuesday.
The Lecture Series typically schedules a number of guest speakers
per year, and brings students in the School of Architecture together for presentations on various points of interest to the profession. Lectures are presented at 4:30pm in the Lecture Hall of the School of Architecture at Andrews University, unless otherwise noted.
Supplies and Duplication Services
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The School of Architecture & Interior Design offers its students the services of a well-equipped model fabrication shop in the Art and Design Center. These facilities offer students and faculty alike the opportunity to model space and form in a variety of materials.
All persons who use the shop must complete the following safety instruction before using the model shop:
- View four videos on loan at the reserve desk in the Architecture Resource Center on portable and large wood power tools.
- Review the interactive CD program in the computer lab and take the accompanying safety test.
- Review the shop safety rules on the School of Architecture website:www.arch.andrews.edu. (Click on Resources, next The Woodshop Safety), then take the Woodshop Safety Demonstration from the Woodshop supervisor.
- Sign a Release of Liability form obtained through the architecture office, or wood-shop supervisor.
- If you have completed the Woodshop Safety procedure in a previous year, simply sign a waiver to have access to the Woodshop.
The woodshop supervisor or other faculty members have the right to stop any activity in the woodshop that is unsafe and require the person in question to review appropriate instruction on how to perform the operation safely before proceeding with their work.
The model shop hours are as follows:
Monday – Thursday 1:30 – 5:30 pm. Evening hours are flexible due to student supervisor’s schedules, typically Sunday – Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 pm. See post- ed schedule.
Students in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd years are required to have a supervisor present at all times when working in the woodshop. They may not be in the woodshop outside of regular hours with 4th and 5th year stu- dents. Students in 4th and 5th years may work in the model shop after hours by arrangement with the supervisors, but must never work alone. There must always be two people in the shop. The shop is closed for everyone between 1:00 am and 5:00 am, as well as during the Sabbath hours from sunset Friday through sunset Saturday.
The woodshop stocks the typical materials needed for wood models, but is not responsible for having all the materials one might need at all times. Please verify the availability of materials with the supervisor in advance to allow for acquisition of resources in a timely fashion. The supervisor will decide if the model shop can purchase materials for you or if it is better for you to purchase your own. When purchasing materi- als from the model shop be sure to keep an accurate account of what you use so that you can be charged accurately. Your woodshop fee that is part of your professional fee does not cover the cost of model materials, but allows the School to provide machines and tools for your use as well as some incidentals like glue and sandpaper. Using materi- als without paying prevents the model shop from purchasing new ma- chines and tools.
No tools may be taken from the shop without permission of the super- visor. The tools are for all to use, and when students take tools for their personal use everyone else suffers from the lack of appropriate tools. Be considerate of your fellow students.
For safety guidelines, please visit: http://www.andrews.edu/andrewssaad/workshop/