adaptive reuse studio
Students will enroll in this version of the course to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Design Specialization area. This sophomore level course examines the functional and aesthetic elements and considerations for residential environments within the context of current design philosophies, contemporary issues impacting housing and shelter, and best practices. Students investigate and apply design solutions for diverse client populations through projects that include appropriate space planning and spatial definition, furniture and finish selections, and presentation meth¬ods. As part of the Sustainable Design Specialization, coursework must be completed using the sustainable knowledge and strategies obtained to date. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the ability to recognize, evaluate, apply and present different residential design alternatives using problem-solving strategies based on socio-cultural needs, contemporary issues for human function and behavior specifically for safe and supportive residential environments.