Classes

Foundations of Practice

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018
For students in the fifth semester of the M.Arch I degree program, this four (4) credit hour course examines models and issues that define contemporary professional practice. Requiring students to examine a broad range of legal, financial, organizational and ethical topics, the course prepares students to engage and lead in the production of the built environment. The course takes advantage of the multi-disciplinary programs of the GSD, bringing a wide breath of experienced professional to share insights and develop the tools necessary for productive collaborations within the complex space of... Read more about Foundations of Practice

Sustainable Real Estate

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

This introductory course surveys the historical foundations, economic logics and underlying physics that underscore the design, development and operations of sustainable buildings. The recurring theme of people, place and profit is redefined within the context of user demand, asset management, site planning, building design and financial acumen. Students trace a narrative of process that begins with market analysis and conceptual design and ends with de-commissioning and recycling. Throughout the course, the central subjectivities and applications of sustainability will be challenged in...

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Miami Resilience: Health and Affordability

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018
This advanced research seminar in Miami, Florida (USA) is thematically focused at the intersection of community resilience, public health and housing studies. With a particular geographic focus on Allapattah, Overtown, Little Havana and the Jackson Memorial Hospital Complex, the seminar will seek to understand the various forces shaping the health, livability and affordability of these adjacent districts. Within the context of rapid climatic, environmental and social change, students are tasked with developing a specialized research agenda that builds upon the various programs, methodologies... Read more about Miami Resilience: Health and Affordability

Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018
Through the lens of climate change, this foundation course surveys the intellectual development of resilience and adaptation in the social, natural and applied sciences. Through a critical reading and analysis of central bodies of literature, students are provided a conceptual and empirical basis for exploring applied practices and policies advanced in the name of climate change adaptation. The practice component of the course focuses on community resilience in urban planning and policy, technical resilience in civil and systems engineering, multi-hazard risk assessment in disaster risk... Read more about Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation

Foundations of Practice

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017
For students in the fifth semester of the M.Arch I degree program, this four (4) credit hour course examines models and issues that define contemporary professional practice. Requiring students to examine a broad range of legal, financial, organizational and ethical topics, the course prepares students to engage and lead in the production of the built environment. The course takes advantage of the multi-disciplinary programs of the GSD, bringing a wide breath of experienced professional to share insights and develop the tools necessary for productive collaborations within the complex space of... Read more about Foundations of Practice

Sustainable Real Estate

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017
This introductory course surveys the historical foundations, economic logics and underlying physics that underscore the design, development and operations of sustainable buildings. The recurring theme of people, place and profit is redefined within the context of user demand, asset management, site planning, building design and financial acumen. Students trace a narrative of process that begins with market analysis and conceptual design and ends with de-commissioning and recycling. Throughout the course, the central subjectivities and applications of sustainability will be challenged in order... Read more about Sustainable Real Estate