Course Code: ARQU 6383

The course analyzes the social, economic, ethical, and legal contexts within which the professional practice of architecture must insert itself. Basic organizational and financial management concepts are discussed in relation to the needs, range of services, and responsibilities of an architecture design firm. The course also covers issues pertaining to the different stages in the development of an architectural project, including the establishment of a designer-client relationship, the production of technical documentation, and the implications of building construction supervision

Understand: the definition of the professional practice of architecture in the local social, economic and legal context.

Learn the basic economic concepts that affect and determine the extent of services during the professional practice of architecture.

Be familiarized with the basic business organizational concepts in relation to the establishment of a professional design firm, including planning, marketing and administration aspects.

Review the economic and legal implications of basic functional and organizational concepts in relation to the establishment of a professional design firm, including the selection of personnel, equipment and physical space.

Comprehend the basic professional concepts in relation to the services offered by an architecture design firm, including the scope of services and responsibilities for each stage of the design and construction process.

Develop the skills needed to prepare basic professional service proposals for architectural design.

Practice the skills needed to evaluate legal documentation related to professional service proposals for architectural design.

Know the economic, financial, legal, and ethical framework of the criteria needed for the professional practice of architecture.

ID Contenido Duración
001 The economic context of professional practice 5 weeks
002 The professional architectural design firm 5 weeks
003 The building construction process 5 weeks

José C. Caro Gónzalez

Esteban Sennyey Halasz