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Form-Based Zoning for Architects (AIAPDH177): 5 HSW Hours
The student will understand the basic elements and principles of form-based zoning codes and place them in their historical context concerning the development of conventional, use-based zoning in the USA. In this context, students will recognize how zoning embodies cultural values and how early American zoning history was tainted by legally enforced racial discrimination, and how this did not focus on or intend to protect the health, safety and welfare of everyone.
Urban Design for Architects(AIAPDH183): 5 HSW Hours
This course explains the origins of urban design theory and practice, from its roots in modernist architectural theory in the 1950s to present-day priorities of “placemaking,” combined with increasingly urgent concerns for sustainability and urban resilience. Building from this conceptual foundation, the course teaches relevant techniques and processes used in the multi-disciplinary practice of urban design today. It charts the rejection of modernist concepts and the reengagement with principles of “traditional urbanism” and focuses on how buildings shape the public realm, relating both to the more intimate scale of urban infill development and the larger scale of community master planning. The course also introduces new skills required in urban design practice – the art of coding the “DNA” of these master plans into zoning documents called Form-based Codes that can orchestrate the implementation of the master plan over an extended period of time.The course demonstrates how to identify and define contextual influences, how to master techniques for the effective design of public space and infrastructure, and how to integrate these factors into the design process. This enriched approach to architectural design provides the platform for an architecture that is fully engaged with the life and rhythms of cities, communities and neighborhoods, and contributes to our shared task of creating sustainable and resilient cities.
Smart Cities (AIAPDH161): 5 HSW Hours
Smart Cities have burst on the design and urban landscape in recent years and now pose significant opportunities for architects and design professionals. In 2017 over 180 key major cities in the world were identified as “Smart Cities” and one analysis suggests that the number of smart cities worldwide will quadruple from 2013 to 2020.
In this course, you will:
- Explore current trends in Smart Cities and their impact on the profession of architecture and urban planning
- See how particular cities are making dramatic improvements in the lives of their citizens.
- Engage with experts and understand how architectural and consulting firms and organizations are making game changing strides in smart cities.
- The industry is already feeling the impact of smart cities. This course will help you stay ahead of the sea change.
Carbon Footprint for Buildings Part 1 (AIAPDH150): 5 HSW Hours
The manufacture of building materials, and the construction, use and deconstruction of buildings are, among others, the major cause of greenhouse gas emissions. In this age of climate change, it is critical to assess the environmental impacts of such materials and buildings. This course presents Carbon Footprint, a term used to discuss the amount of greenhouse gases that when emitted exacerbate the global warming of the planet. After a discussion of the background of Carbon Footprint, this course discusses the various concepts of terminologies and provides a deeper understanding of the environmental standards, the standards related to Carbon Footprint, the use of Carbon Footprint in volunteer building certification programs such as LEED, Green Globes, BREEAM, etc.
After review of all course material, a final exam (included with course) must be completed. A score of 70% or better must be achieved to pass the assessment and receive the certificate of completion.
Simulating a Complete Building Envelope through BIM (AIAPDH178): 4 HSW Hours
Buildings are responsible for the largest share of energy use of all sectors (38 percent), have the largest share of carbon-dioxide emissions after the power sector, and through building envelopes have the largest share of impact on building energy and comfort.
How can building information modeling (BIM) not just represent but also simulate building envelopes for air, water leakage, and optimization?
This course proposes that this could be our industry “moon shot” to achieve processes, technologies, and organizational transformation to improve envelope performance.