Site planning is the art of evaluating a site, determining an appropriate program of activity and organizing that activity on the site. Site design is the art of arranging facilities on the site in support of the desired activity. Site design shapes the site to accommodate facilities with the least negative impact to the natural environment and the greatest benefit for the users. This AIA approved architect continuing education training course provides guidance for developing a site plan from preliminary planning through the conceptual or 35 percent design phase. The course provides general site design guidelines and criteria for design of on-site vehicular circulation and parking. This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 5 HSW continuing education hours for architects.
AIA CES Registered Course Number: AIAPDH122
Number of AIA CES Learning Units/HSW: 5.0LU/HSW (5.0 hours)
Learning Objective 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be aware of the many steps necessary to produce a complete and integrated site plan.
Learning Objective 2: The student will learn the planning stage of the process, including the preparation of program and site analyses and their initial synthesis into a concept.
Learning Objective 3:UThe student will learn the design stage of the process, including the refinement of the initial concept into sketch and concept site plans, resulting in the completion of the 35 percent design phase.
Learning Objective 4: The student will have knowledge of specific criteria for the design of on-site vehicular circulation and parking.