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Spring Semester 2019
Sep 23, 2020
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ARCH 40621 - Sustainable Performance in Heritage Architecture
This course is about learning from buildings and cities past and the present to design for the future. The course will establish a synergy between students from Architecture and Engineering, who will learn to collaborate in ways that their professional practice will demand post-graduation. Students will combine efforts using their unique and complementary skill sets to tackle issues of the 21st century --such as energy, sustainability, resilience, traffic and transportation, natural hazards, social factors, building techniques, as well as urban morphology and typology-- and derive conclusions in terms of costs within the complex dynamics of our modern society. The course will broaden students' perspectives by exposing them to cultural differences and local responses to cities and buildings; challenging them with critical geographic thinking, location-based data collection, analysis and management, and visualization; and inviting them to chart the outcome of their own experiences. This will allow students to come up with a theoretical framework for tackling problems that are -by their very nature- universal in nature but always contingent in application and to create new and more resilient and sustainable systems. The students will work within a holistic method of analysis and synthesis by exploring both the urban scale and the building scale. The ultimate goal of this course is to inspire students to develop theories for sustainable design (calculate, conserve, compensate, reduce, reuse, recycle, environment, economy) in the light of contemporary environmental concerns.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undeclared, All levels at the University:, Employee Non-Degree, Graduate Architecture, Graduate Business, Graduate Non-Degree, Graduate Business Non-Degree, Graduate, Holy Cross College, Law Doctorate, Law Non-Degree, Law, Non-matriculating, Pre-College, Parish Programs, St. Mary's College, Undergraduate Non-Degree, Undergraduate, Graduate Business, Graduate
Schedule Types: Class

Undergraduate Division
Architecture Department

Course Attributes:
ENST - Energy Studies, MREL-Real Estate Minor Electv, SUS1 - Design

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Graduate Non-Degree
      St. Mary's College
      Undergraduate Non-Degree
      Employee Non-Degree
      Holy Cross College
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:     

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