This course introduces the incoming graduate to a working knowledge of the factors and issues that underlie the translation of human needs and purposes into significant architectural form. Course objectives are: 1. To establish a base of design concepts and knowledge with an introduction to references and ideas to foster independent inquiry. 2. To develop skills in environmental analysis, concept formation, and certain aspects of design. 3. To familiarize students with images of architecture and design drawn from various times and cultures. Specific topics include the basic elements, attributes, and organizational principles of architectural form and their relationship to design intention. Related topics include framework for design, design methods, site analysis and design, human factors, and environmental factors.