Erin Putalik

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
ARCH 2010: Foundation Studio II
Credits: 6
The foundations studios involve beginning design students in thoughtful application of fundamental design principles, foundational techniques of representation and fabrication and comprehensive critical design strategies. These courses foster the development of the beginning design student's design methodology founded on thoughtful, creative, ethical and rigorous work practices in service of exploring meaningful formal and spatial propositions. Prerequisite: ARCH 1010, 1020, 1030.
ARCH 3120: Theories of Architecture
Credits: 3
This class examines major themes & methodologies found in or taken up by twentieth century architectural theory. The course considers architecture through a wider set of cultural studies that include critical theory, phenomenology, semiotics, structuralism, post-structuralism & psychoanalysis.Questions involve the associations constructed between architecture & autonomy, technology, perception, art, theory & practice. Prereq: ARH 1010 &1020
ARCH 4020: Independent Design Research Studio
Credits: 6
Students pursue a semester long independent design project. Prerequisite: ARCH 4010 or ARCH 4011.
ARCH 4021: Ind Design Thinking Research Studio
Credits: 6
This is a studio based course on Architectural design thinking with a focus on creative approaches to analyzing and solving diverse problems. Prerequisite: ARCH 3011/3021
ARH 4591: Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Architecture
Credits: 3
Research seminar in select topics in architectural history.
ARH 4999: Major Special Study: Thesis
Credits: 3
Advanced independent research projects by fourth year architectural history students. Prerequisite: Instructor approval and departmental approval of topic.
LAR 5500: Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1–3
Topical offerings in landscape architecture.
ARCH 5500: Special Topics in Architecture
Credits: 1–6
Topical offerings in architecture.
ARH 5500: Selected Topics in Architectural History
Credits: 1–3
Special topics pursued in a colloquium. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ARCH 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor
ARCH 6020: Foundation Studio II
Credits: 6
The second graduate foundation studio develops spatial, programmatic, tectonic relationships through the design of a civic, urban institution. Students utilize architectural design as a form of analysis and exploration. Primary modes of architectural design include physical model-making at multiple scales, analytical drawings in plan and section, the study of material tectonic precedents, and the visual and verbal articulation of an argument.
ARH 7993: Independent Study: Architectural History
Credits: 1–3
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor.
ARH 8005: Critical Curatorial Practices
Credits: 3
This course introduces the critical practice of curating exhibitions for the public realm. It scrutinizes influential exhibitions in historical contexts to understand their impact on society and on the design professions, especially in setting new agendas. During the semester, students will research, curate and mount an exhibition at the School of Architecture based on a given archive and theme.
ARH 8500: Special Topics in Architecture History
Credits: 1–3
Topical offerings in architectural history.
ARH 8994: Thesis
Credits: 3
Preparation and completion of a thesis..
ARH 8995: MA Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Research on topic for Master Thesis.