Course Description:

Building on knowledge gained so far in the program and relating to other courses taken concurrently, this design studio focuses on the task of creating a sustainable residential interior.  Working in teams, each group will design a residential project assigned from among varying types, ranging from a free standing single family residence, a residence within a multiple dwelling, a residence created through adaptive reuse, or a residence for special populations including a dormitory, group home, or assisted living facility.

 Educational Objectives:

  • Competency in addressing how initial design strategies and concepts such as solar orientation, passive strategies, and internal space planning impacts interior environmental efficiencies and design development.
  • Competency in the development of sustainable interior residential spaces, synthesizing traditional design considerations and green objectives.
  • Competency in coordinating architectural, material, environmental, and decorative decisions that support the goal of sustainability.
  • Familiarity of sustainable environmental control systems and strategies as they apply to residential environments.
  • Competency in collaboration, consensus building, leadership, and team work, utilizing current methodologies and digital technologies to facilitate project collaboration and development.
  • Understanding how sustainable approaches can be applied to as variety of residential environments, including single family, multiple dwelling, assisted living, etc.

Studio Instructors:  Mark Squeo, AIA LEED AP & Ethan Lu, IIDA AIA IDEC LEED AP

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