Environmental Technology I
Environmental Technology I explores the environmental phenomena that shape the human experience including: thermal comfort, climate, acoustics, mechanisms of thermal transfer, solar geometry, and passive design. The course uses three platforms to deliver content: lecture, labs, and a course
wiki. These platforms work in unison to create an infrastructure for learning, providing exposer, perspective and the design tools necessary to support the students.
Environmental Technology II
Environmental Technology II explores active and engineered building systems including: mechanical, lighting, electrical, fire suppression, energy economics, communications, and security. The course uses three platforms to deliver content: lecture, labs, and a course wiki. These teaching platforms work in unison to create an infrastructure for learning, providing exposer, perspective, and the design tools necessary to support students.
Leadership, Ethics, and Office Managment
Leadership, Ethics, and Office Management is a professional practice class designed to develop leadership skills while exposing students to issues of ethics in the profession. Weekly class sessions are a combination of presentations, discussions, and guests lectures addressing the weekly content. Students prepare through readings and posing discussion questions. After each session, the students submit a session summary complete with a content summary and list of references/resources.
4th Year Design Studio
The fall semester of 4th Year Design Studio focuses on passive building design and community engagement. The spring semester is the comprehensive studio focusing on integrated building systems. Student pairs work with studio faculty and consulting engineers to develop design boards, drawings, and systems narrative.
Samples of teaching materials and student work is available on request.