General Information


Regular attendance is mandatory and active participation in discussions is required. Short papers and questions to facilitate class discussion are required in the discussion sections.

NOTE: Copies of the readings are available on 2-HR reserve at the library or as downloadable electronic files on the course website:

Academic Integrity: The University’s policies on academic integrity apply to all work, produced for oral presentation, submitted in written form, and on in-class and take-home examinations; students with questions or concerns in this regard should consult with the instructor.

Student Rights and Responsibilities: “Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly to demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Handbook."

Policies on academic misconduct, sexual harassment, and religious holidays, and information on services for students with disabilities: Please refer to University policies in the FIU Student Handbook.

Student Work: The School of Architecture and the Department of Architecture reserve the right to retain any and all student work for the purpose of record, exhibition and instruction. All students are encouraged to photograph and/or copy all work for personal records prior to submittal to instructor.

Students with Special Needs: Students who may need auxiliary aids or services to ensure access to academic programs should register with the Office of Disability Services for Students.


Participation in Discussion30%

Reading Outlines                            30%

Model/Exhibit Text40%


All weekly outlines submitted electronically to Teaching Assistant according to section; uploaded filenames should be labeled as follows: 

WA1 _seminar TA name_student name

For example,


This represents Weekly Assignment 1, Miller seminar section, Smith student name

NB: All weekly assignments to be submitted at the end of section. You will discuss and work on the writing assignment in class. Please bring a laptop to section.

All other assignments submitted as directed during the semester.

Design Theory:


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