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6/26/18
The Ecological Practices Graduate Research Group’s studio (Spring 2019) will develop and fabricate a set of experimental bioclimatic façade and screen installations that address the role of the architectural surface in the building’s adaptation to its local ecology and its ability to provide ecosystem services.
6/26/18
The studio will work in direct collaboration with Maya Dunietz, an Israeli composer, performer, and sound artist on the design and fabrication of an anechoic chamber – an insulated, echo-free, acoustic environment designed to experience total silence.
6/26/18
On May 27, 1962, the coal seam that runs through the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania was ignited by the deliberate burning of trash at the Centralia landfill, located in the pit of a former strip mine.
6/26/18
This seminar will survey the changing dynamics between manufacturing, labor, technology and society from the Industrial Revolution to the present.
6/26/18
Creating environments which all people can experience in an inclusive and positive manner is important.  The previous course in this sequence (ARC 623: Behavior and Space) explored behavioral issues related to different environmental settings. This course will explore the methods by which we can learn about people’s responses to the designed environment. Learning about these techniques will provide evidence-based user information for your future design & planning work. The course falls within the Technical Methods domain of Inclusive Design. 
6/26/18
This course will provide experience in the use of key tools for the implementation of universal design. The course will focus on a certification program for universal design of buildings developed by the IDeA Center: Innovative Solutions for Universal Design, or isUD. 
6/26/18

The course will be hands-on and workshop-based. Technical introduction via skill-building exercises in computational design tools such as Grasshopper, Monolith, Kangaroo2, and K2Engineering will be incorporated into class-time to support student research. Prior experience with such tools is not mandatory.

6/26/18
This course maps the terrain of ecological practices through examination of ten canonical project + text pairs.  The collection of ten buildings circumscribe a wide landscape of practices defined by differing agendas, logics, locations, and times.  The close examination allows one to better situate each in its technological and critical context, and gain insight into how such practices emerged.
6/26/18
This Material Culture Intellectual Domain reading seminar investigates distinct theoretical frameworks addressing our relationship to the physical world. The course is structured around ten theoretical lenses.