College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Architectural Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Architectural Engineering



Primary Advisor

Craig V. Baltimore, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering Department


The collaborative development of the CMACN (Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada) online course, taught as ARCE-305 at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), fulfills the Architectural Engineering department’s vision to “Empower people through the balance of theory and practice to thrive professionally.” The collaboration used a team format consisting of faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students. The development team approached the creation of this course analogous to how a small firm would approach a project. The review and compilation of theory necessary to teach the course reinforced concepts critical to masonry design and construction. The development team’s goal during Fall 2020 was to create video lectures that meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), such that the course could be taught asynchronously.