"This course provides lecture, lab and studio components focusing on the integrated relationship between architecture and tectonics. The course presents tectonics as the order of constructional parts necessary to create architectural space. The course objectives and outcomes are organized into four phases: elements, assemblies, applications, and synthesis. Areas of focus include construction joints, sequencing, weathering, primary vs. secondary systems, and relationships of constituent parts to whole buildings. The course builds on the concepts of landscape and site from the ID1 course, and interior and daylight from the ID2 course, and prepares students to embrace concepts of urban systems to be considered in ID4. The studio component emphasizes integrated architectural composition; the lab emphasizes exploration and experimentation with design media and other specific design inquiries in support of the studio."