Sustainable Materials

BSD310

Examination of the need, development and application of sustainable building materials, methods, and systems used in both residential and commercial construction. Emphasis on those materials that reduce environmental and energy impact. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ACH119 or BCT118. Fall Only.

Sustainable Community Planning and Design

BSD322

Theory and application of the development of sustainable sites at scales ranging from a small neighborhood, to a community or an urban plan. Emphasis on the integration between a site and the greater community. Course work includes development of site plans that incorporate sustainable concepts. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ACH281. Fall Only.

Architectural Design Studio IV

BSD332

Design studio with an emphasis on passive design strategies employed to reduce the energy consumption and increase human comfort. Focus on small and medium-sized residential and commercial buildings. Topics include the importance of site and climate conditions, the use of the sun to provide heat and light to indoor environments, the use of natural ventilation, and the impact of passive strategies on building form. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ACH243 and ACH281. Fall Only.

Passive Design and BIM

BSD334

Introduction to passive design strategies employed to reduce the energy consumption of buildings and increase human comfort. Topics include the importance of site and climate conditions, the use of the sun to provide heat and light to indoor environments, and the use of BIM software to depict design solutions. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Fall Only.

Design Studio Fundamentals

BSD342

Broad overview of project development and the architectural design process. Topics include design phases, site analysis, site design, architectural presentation, and the methodology of designing and detailing small and medium-sized residential and commercial projects 3 Credits (1 Lecture - 6 Lab) As needed.

Architectural Design Studio V

BSD352

Design studio with an emphasis on the principles and benefits of Building Performance Modeling. Focus on the design and representation of complex, medium-sized commercial projects in varied environmental settings. Topics include the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a design tool to evaluate overall building performance and energy usage. Course work includes design documentation, development of cost estimates, simulation of the construction sequence, and development of BIM throughout the building’s life cycle with an emphasis on the design phase. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BSD332 or ACH111 and BSD334 and BSD342. Spring Only.

Building Performance Modeling

BSD370

Introduction to the fundamentals of building performance modeling. Topics include an overview of building thermal design issues, methods of predicting energy consumption, integration of energy modeling tools with the building information model, and the application of building performance analysis during the design phase. Emphasis placed on the use of contemporary computer-based building simulation tools to improve building performance. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BSD332 or BSD334. Spring Only.

Internship

BSD400

Work experience intended to provide exposure to real-world building science and sustainable design practices.A detailed summative essay describing sustainable aspects of internship experience is required. Students must obtain written approval from Architectural Technology faculty for proposed industry internships prior to the start of the internship. One semester duration with a 15-hour per week or 240 hour minimum. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Internship) Prerequisite(s): ACH262 and BSD352. As needed.

Historic Preservation

BSD410

Introduction to the concepts of preservation and adaptive re-use and their importance to sustainable design. Topics include historic materials, construction techniques, building systems, the economics of preservation, forensics, remediation practices, and a review of related legislation, government programs and resources. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ACH119 or BCT117. Fall Only.

Renewable Energy Technologies

BSD420

Overview of renewable energy using sunlight, wind, tides, geothermal, biomass and biofuels. Topics include the relative efficiencies and installation of various energy systems, and a review of public policies, incentives, and grants. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BSD332 or BSD334. Fall Only.

Architectural Design Studio VI

BSD432

Design studio with emphasis on integrated design approach during all stages of planning and design in order to achieve high building performance. Emphasis on the establishment of benchmarks and the use of computer applications to evaluate the interaction of design decisions. Course work includes case studies of existing buildings and urban context as well as teamwork to design and evaluate medium to large commercial building projects, including structural and environmental systems. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BSD352. Fall Only.

Building Performance Modeling

BSD440

Introduction to the fundamentals of building performance modeling. Topics include an overview of building thermal design issues, methods of predicting energy consumption, integration of energy modeling tools with the building information model, and the application of building performance analysis during the design phase. Emphasis on the use of contemporary computer-based building simulation tools to improve building performance. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BSD352. Spring Only.

Sustainable Rating Systems

BSD450

Examination of sustainable building rating systems used in the United States. Emphasis on compliance with U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification program. A sustainable rating system certification exam may be included at the participants' expense. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ACH262. Spring Only.

Architectural Design Studio VII

BSD496

Design studio focusing on the knowledge and skills developed in all previous program courses. Focus on the design of large and tall commercial buildings through all phases of development, including presentation and juried review. Emphasis placed on passive design, sustainable materials, energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, sustainable rating systems, and the use of building information modeling to analyze, document and present comprehensive building solutions. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BSD432. Spring Only.

Capstone Studio

BSD497

Studio focusing on the knowledge and skills developed in all previous program courses. Emphasis placed on passive design, sustainable materials, energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, sustainable rating systems, and the use of building information modeling to analyze, design, and document comprehensive sustainable building solutions. Includes all phases of development, up to final presentation and juried review. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BSD432. Spring Only.