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Architecture at Clemson

The four-year pre-professional Bachelor of Arts in Architecture helps students tap into their full range of creative and intellectual talents, introducing them to the world of designing the buildings and places that better match the challenges we face today. Clemson students develop critical thinking, research and analysis skills, and an ability to engage theory and culture with an understanding of how these forces must work together to create a healthier, more equitable, and more resilient built environment. The undergraduate curric­ulum is grounded in the humanities and draws on the incredible intellectual resources spread over all Clemson’s departments. Our goal is to educate the students who will become citizen/architects who are diverse, well-rounded and proficient critical thinkers and designers. We are developing the transformational leaders who will be well-equipped exploration and adventure.

Sallie Hambright-Belue, Director of Undergraduate Architecture Programs

 

Curriculum, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
3 AAH 1010 Survey of Art & Arch History I
3 ARCH 1010 Introduction to Architecture
3 ENGL 1030
Composition and Rhetoric
4 MATH 1060 Calculus of One Variable
3 PHYS 2070 General Physics I
1 PHYS 2090 General Physics I Lab
17 credits
Spring Semester
3 AAH 1020 Survey of Art & Arch History II
5 ARCH 1510 Architecture Communication
3
Mathematics or Natural Science Requirement¹
4 Modern Language Requirement²
15 credits  
     
 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
3 ARCH 2040 History of Modern Architecture
6 ARCH 2510 Architecture Foundations I
3 ENGL 2120 World Literature
3 Modern Language Requirement²
15 credits
Spring Semester
6 ARCH 2520 Architecture Foundations II
3 ARCH 2700 Structures I 
3 Modern Language Requirement²
3 Social Science Requirement³
15 credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester
6 ARCH 3500 Introduction to Urban Contexts
3 ARCH 4010 Architectural Portfolio
6 Minor Requirement⁴
15 credits
Spring Semester (options for location of study)
3 Architecture History/Theory Requirement⁵
3 Building Technology Requirement⁶
6 Studio Requirement⁷
3 Elective
15 credits  

Senior Year

Fall Semester
6 Minor Requirement⁴
3 Social Science Requirement³
6 Studio Requirement⁷
15 credits
Spring Semester
6 ARCH 4520 Synthesis Studio
3 Minor Requirement⁴
6 Elective
15 credits

 

Notes:

  1. See General Education Requirements. Three of these credits must also satisfy the Science and Technology in Society Requirement.
  2. Three semesters (through 2020) in the same modern language are required. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement.
  3. See General Education Requirements. Three of these credits must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement.
  4. See advisor.
  5. ARCH 4030, ARCH 4040, ARCH 4050, ARCH 4120, or ARCH 4710
  6. ARCH 2710, ARCH 4140, ARCH 4160, ARCH 4210, ARCH 4770, CSM 2020, CSM 2030, CSM 2050, CSM 3040 or CSM 3050
  7. ARCH 3510, ARCH 3520, ARCH 3530, ARCH 3540 or ARCH 3550
MEET OUR UNDERGRADUATE DIRECTOR

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Sallie Hambright-Belue is a Licensed Architect and an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Clemson University. Her teaching and research is focused in beginning design pedagogy, intersection of architecture and agriculture, and collaborative practice pedagogy. 

Sallie has taught a graduate design studio and a design discourse seminar at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She has worked at Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Eisenman Architects in New York, where she was project architect for several projects including the Sheikh Zayed National Museum and the Pozzuoli Waterfront Masterplan.

In addition to practice and teaching, Sallie and her husband, Brent, own and operate Thicketty Mountain Farms in Cowpens, SC. The farm produces sustainably grown vegetables and grass-fed beef at the Cleveland Preserve Farm. The Cleveland Preserve Farm is owned by the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, which is dedicated to protecting and conserving land for Spartanburg area citizens, volunteers, and visitors by building strong relationships within the community through positive outreach.