Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2014
Class ARCH 575
Class Title Building Ecology
Description The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of ecological principles in architecture. Principles of life-cycle design, economy of resources and humanistic design are introduced and ecological factors associated with each of these principles are examined. Design strategies to increase environmental sustainability in buildings are investigated. An emphasis is given to how environmental factors (heat, light, and sound) influence thermal, visual, and acoustic qualities in built-in environments. Field trips to visit selected buildings to analyze their ecological characteristics comprise an important part of the course.
Prereq graduate standing or permission of instructor
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Monday 2:30-5:30pm 2213 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Jong-Jin Kim
Syllabus Arch575_Kim.pdf