This course is an introduction to some of the basic planning concepts used in the design of site-responsive buildings. Lectures cover a variety of subjects pertaining to the built environment, site planning influences, and residential design considerations in the context of sustainable development practices. This course focuses on how regional climate and other local site features influence decisions and impact building form. Issues of energy conservation, human comfort, and water conservation are explored using passive site, building, and landscape strategies. Building and site design challenges are approached using the “design process”, a systematic methodology for creative problem solving that involves analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and resolution. Assignments provide the opportunity to consider practical applications to planning issues and to develop effective and environmentally responsible solutions to building design problems.
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