ARCH 5503 - Sustainable Building Design

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(ARCH 2123 with D or better or CIAT 2123 with D or better) and (ARCH 3304 with D or better or CIAT 3304 with D or better)

Description: 

Sustainable building design is a relatively new approach to architectural design which evolved from solar design solutions of the past three decades. In this field, architects attempt to design structures that have a minimum negative impact on the natural world. In this course students concentrate on five major area of sustainability including energy, air, water, materials, and site planning. Students will produce a final design project that integrates the five major areas discussed.