III. Policies: Architecture, Environmental Design, and Planning
This fund supports the curriculum and research needs of the College of Architecture and Planning. In 1992, the CU-Boulder College of Environmental Design and the CU-Denver School of Architecture and Planning merged to form the present College of Architecture and Planning. The college's undergraduate program, located on the Boulder campus, offers the only preprofessional education in the fields of architecture and planning in the state of Colorado. Graduate professional degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning are offered by the college on the university's Denver campus. Many of the faculty teach on both campuses.
A. Curricular emphasis:
The College of Architecture and Planning emphasizes and promotes cross-disciplinary and collaborative study across its many fields. Students enrolled in the undergraduate Environmental Design and Planning program and the various graduate degrees study the physical landscape and built forms along with broader themes including world economies, affordable housing, maintenance of natural environments, preservation of historic structures and places, sustainable societies, and various related quality of life matters.
B. Research emphasis:
Research interests cover a wide variety of topics related to the study of Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architectural and Planning Theory and all related fields.
C. Level of Degrees granted:
The Boulder campus offers:
Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvd.)
The Denver campus offers:
Master of Architecture
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
PhD in Design and Planning
D. Special Studies Programs:
E. Other Subjects That Overlap and Utilize Materials:
History, Education, Sociology, Ethnic or Cultural Studies, Archaeology, Classics, Museum Studies, and Art History.
F. Institutes or Labs That Utilize Materials:
Center for the American West
G. Special Populations Outside University That Utilize Materials:
Architecture Firms, Public patrons, ILL.
II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Methods of Acquiring Materials:
Books acquired through the approval plan from Blackwell-North American, selected from catalogs, and selected from foreign language vendors. Faculty and student requests for monographs and journals are given special consideration. New relevant electronic tools acquired as funds allow. Gifts-in-kind are accepted based on the needs of the collection.
B. Languages: Primarily English.
Original language for important source materials: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.
C. Chronological Guidelines:
No time period is excluded.
D. Geographical Guidelines:
All areas considered.
E. Treatment of Subject:
Materials are acquired to support the curricular and research needs of the College of Architecture and Planning with primary emphasis paid to the needs of those on the Boulder campus.
F. Types of Materials:
Monographs, periodicals, reference works, microforms, electronic resources, and audio-visual materials that support curriculum and research (DVD format is preferred). Acquisition of the CD-ROM format is discouraged.
G. Date of Publication:
Current and retrospective.
H. Other General Considerations:
Materials housed primarily in the Art and Architecture stacks, 2nd floor, Norlin Library. Lesser used materials may be housed in off-site storage. Valuable/rare materials may have special conditions for use. Textbooks not usually purchased except to maintain a review and supplementary collection. Popular works purchased only if considered of quality.
III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class
N Visual Arts
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration.
NK Decorative Arts
NX Arts in General
This fund supports the curriculum and research needs of the Department of Art and Art History.