This course will investigate the opportunities for architects, designers, and engineers as they address the unique needs and challenges when designing structures and communities in the aftermath of natural disasters.
- To gain a basic understanding of the loads that natural forces exert on structures in order to design buildings that provide for the physical safety of the victims of disasters.
- To gain a sensitivity to the mental and emotion need of people for a home, not just a house.
- To gain a knowledge of the essential social need of community for victims of disasters and how architects can plan villages to promote a healthy social environment.
- To inspire creativity in the approach and design of architectural solutions to protect and encourage people who find themselves in the dire conditions that natural disasters create.
AIA Course Number: AIAPDH226
Learning Units: 4 LU/HSW hours