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Architectural Structures 1


Start Date





Tower 405

End Date


Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays



Students are introduced to construction at a domestic scale through lectures, slides, and field trips. Structural calculations include safe selection of building parts by stress analysis, beam equations, and column computations. Students learn sufficient wood and masonry building techniques to design a small wood frame building. Assignments include structural models and calculations.

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This class is now in progress. Registration is no longer available. Fall registration will be available soon. Please contact

Lisa T. Rosenbaum has been a visiting lecturer on architectural structures and building technology over the last 10 years at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Architectural Design from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.