Jonah Coe-Scharff

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
ARCH 3070: Foundations in Design Practices
Credits: 4
This course will introduce a range of design practices with the goal of establishing a set of skills necessary for addressing complex design challenges in the subsequent Design Thinking Studios. Project-based exercises will explore methods of analysis, techniques of representation & systems of assembly at a variety of scales (detail, body, enclosure, systems, etc.). This course is limited to Architecture Majors in the Design-Thinking Concentration.
ARCH 3071: Design Practices Lab
Credits: 1
This course is a required, one-credit lab that is coordinated with Arch 3070 and consists of workshops and tutorials to facilitate the development of skills necessary for students in the Design-Thinking Concentration.
ARCH 4010: Research Studio
Credits: 6
This studio course emphasizes conceptualization and synthesis of complex programs in contemporary contexts at multiple scales. Prerequisite: ARCH 3020
ARCH 4011: Design Thinking Studio III
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 3021
ARCH 4820: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Selected students lead a seminar (of 8 to 10 younger students each) for 'Lessons of the Lawn' and 'Lessons in Making.' All student assistants attend class lectures (for a second time) and then meet with their seminar groups weekly, leading discussions of topics and questions raised by the instructor.
ARCH 5010: Introduction to Architecture
Credits: 1
This studio-based course introduces students to foundational elements and methods of architectural design and representation. The course provides incoming M.Arch students the basic skills required for the successful completion of the program's core studio sequence.
ARCH 5020: Introduction to Design Visualization
Credits: 1
A complimentary workshop to the studio component, this course introduces students to foundational concepts and techniques of architectural visualization and its relation to software and digital technologies.
ARCH 5030: Architecture Pro Seminar
Credits: 1
This seminar is a forum for discussion and debate on contemporary architectural topics. The seminar addresses the instrumental and methodological diversity of architectural practice and the role of design in larger societal debates.
ARCH 5500: Special Topics in Architecture
Credits: 1–6
Topical offerings in architecture.
ARCH 7020: Foundation Studio IV
Credits: 6
Intermediate-level design problems, emphasizing structure, enclosure, life safety and building systems. Prerequisite: ALAR 7010
ALAR 8010: Research Studio 1
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Part one of a two part comprehensive design sequence. Prerequisite: ARCH 7020 or LAR 7020.