Design Computing [DC] in the Department of Architecture @ University of Washington

Digital Media & Design Computing Courses

This is an informal list of the Digital Media and Design Computing courses offered regularly in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, with links to current course websites where available. The University Course Catalog and Time-Schedule are the official resources for this information, but it is presented here in a slightly more interconnected form.

Interested and well-prepared graduate and undergraduate students from all programs on campus are welcome to join these classes on a space-available basis -- contact the instructor for information about waiving pre-requisites, etc.

Courses & Web Sites | Information

Arch 478:CAD & Working Drawings
Arch 481:3D Modeling & Rendering
Arch 482:Web Weaving
Arch 486:Algorithmic Geometry in Architectural Design
Arch 487:Fundamentals of Building Information Modeling
Arch 498:Creating Responsive Environments
Arch 527:Introduction to Digital Design and Fabrication
Arch 528:Digital Design for Fabrication & Construction
Arch 529:Advanced Digital Projects
Arch 533:Advanced Environmental Systems
Arch 581:Advanced Rendering
Arch 582:Computational Lighting Design
Arch 587:Theory of Design Computing
Arch 588: Research Practice
Arch 597:Research Practicum

For additional information, email Brian Johnson (

Last updated: July, 2017