Laptop Requirement for Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design Students

Students entering the Master of Architecture or Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture and Design degree programs will need to have a PC (Windows-enabled) laptop for compatibilty with architectural software packages used in various required courses. At a minimum, the laptop should have 16 GB of RAM, an Intel i7 processor, 500 GB to 1 TB hard drive, and a dedicated graphics card with 4 GB of memory. We do not recommend build-in IntelHD-type graphics due to performance issues when operating CAD applications. For screen size, we recommend a 15" screen or greator for good viewing area, battery life and portability compromise. The following software packages will be needed: Adobe Creative Suite; Autodesk 3D Studio Max; Autodesk Revit.
The School of Architecture and Design also has several labs available to students. The Bridge Computer Lab computers have many of the software programs required to do course work and is available to students, staff and faculty via passcode access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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