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Civil Engineering & Architecture: 1.0-1.2
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The quality of an object that deals with art, beauty, and taste.
A curved structure for spanning an opening, designed to support a vertical load primarily by axial compressions.
The pleasing or harmonious arrangement or proportion of parts or elements in a design or composition.
Solid walls that provide support for each other and for the roof of a structure.
An engineer trained in the design and construction of public works, such as bridges or dams, and other large facilities.
The aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources.
A visual principle associated with change made in size, shape, color, or tone of graphic elements.
The rules that describe how designers might put together various design elements to create an aesthetic finished product.
An arrangement of several arches whose bases form a circle and whose tops meet in the center.
Element of Design
A basic visual component or building block of designed objects.
Stress or prominence given to an element of a composition by means of contrast, anomaly, or counterpoint.
The exterior face of a building.
The shape and structure of something as distinguished from its substance or material.
A wedge-shaped stone placed in the crown of an arch.
The edge or contour of shape.
A beam supporting the weight above a door or window opening.
The effect or illusion of motion conveyed by the relationship of structural elements in a design or composition.
An artistic or decorative design, especially one having a characteristic arrangement and considered as a unit.
Wall construction utilizing a framework vertical posts and horizontal beams to cary floor and roof loads.
A principle where some graphic elements are repeated throughout the entire design.
Movement characterized by a patterned repetition or alteration of formal elements or motifs in the same or a modified form.
The two-dimensional contour that characterized an object or area.
The dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move.
The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface, substance, or fabric.
The state or quality of being combined into one, as the ordering of elements in an artistic work that constitutes a harmonious whole or promotes a singleness of effect.
The relative lightness or darkness color
Culturally and climatically relevant architecture using locally available materials and tradition building techniques.
Any of the wedge-shaped units in a masonry arch or vault, having side cuts converging at one of the arch centers.
The recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA is the professional society representing the field of architecture and others working in the architecture field.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASCE is the professional engineering society representing the field of civil engineering and others working in the civil engineering field.
Legal requirements designed to protect the public by providing guidelines for structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical areas of a structure.
An intensive workshop in which various stakeholders and experts are brought together to address a particular design issue.
Drawing, plans, specifications, etc. associated with a construction project.
A city, town, etc. having its own incorporated government for local affairs.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board
NAAB is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture in the United States.
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
NCARB is made of members from the architectural registration boards of the 50 states. Its primary function is to maintain records for state boards, architects, and interns.
One who is involved in or affected by a course of action.
Law that specifies how and for what purpose each parcel of private real estate may be used. Also called zoning code.
An engineer trained in the design and construction of public works.
Art and science of designing buildings for human habitation.
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