Graduate School of Design

Purpose: This course is the second of a two-module sequence in building technology (6121, 6122) and constitutes part of the core curriculum in architecture. 

Objective: To continue the study of environmental considerations in architectural design. 

What are the spatial, material, and  cultural values inherent in a property that must be understood to craft interventions and additions that will reveal, complement, sustain and enhance the original work while appropriately addressing social, architectural and technical integrity?

This course will consider the challenge of climate change and what to do about it.   Students will be introduced to the basic science of climate change, including the radiation budget of the Earth, the carbon cycle, and the physics and chemistry of the oceans and atmosphere.

This new elective seminar will provide a deeper dive into issues of evidence-based, high-performance, sustainable building design.


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Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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