University of Colorado at Boulder
AREN 4317 Architectural Engineering Design

The objective of this course is to provide a capstone design experience in Architectural Engineering. The objective will be met through the complete and integrated engineering design of a modest commercial building. The building design process will be followed through conceptual design, schematic design, and design development. Students will work in small teams with members working on all aspects of architectural engineering design, including structural, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, lighting, and construction management. Students will also evaluate the architectural design in the context of life safety and acoustic considerations. Final submissions will be professional-quality design documents.

Lectures 11:00 - 12:15  Tuesday, Thursday
Room ECCE 1B41

3:00 - 5:00 Friday
Room ECCR 108


Michael J. Brandemuehl
ECCE 246A, 492-8594
Office Hours:
 2:00 – 4:00 Tuesday
11:00 – 12:00 Wednesday

Textbook None
Add'l Reading ICC. 2006. International Building Code. International Code Council, New York.
Evaluation 5% Conceptual Design
15% Schematic Design
70% Design Development (Final Submittal)
10% Participation

AREN 3010 Mechanical Systems for Buildings
AREN 3540 Illumination 1
AREN 4570 Building Electrical Systems
AREN 3406 Introduction to Building Construction
CVEN 3525 Structural Analysis
ARCH 4010 Architectural Design


Syllabus in PDF Format


Instructor: Michael J. Brandemuehl, PhD, PE
Phone: 303.492.8594
Fax: 303.492.7317
University of Colorado at Boulder
Civil Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
428 UCB, Room ECOT 441
Boulder, CO 80309-0428