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Fall 2016-2017
ARC 521   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Elemental Building Function

Forrest M. Meggers

This course will build a discourse encompassing the many aspects of building function to try to rediscover the best role of the architect. We will attempt to discover what level of functional system knowledge is appropriate for the architect today. A palette of potentially complex topics will be provided to explore building function, but to avoid the seminar becoming overly technical, it will be grounded in the basic elements of function that one might imagine: Aristotle's Air, Fire, Earth, and Water. Air: space and comfort; Fire: energy and operation; Earth: materials and construction; Water: flow and systems

Sample reading list:
Thomas Saint, Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry
Bill Addis, 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering and Construction
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
ARC Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22473 S01 4:30 pm - 7:20 pm W   Architecture Building   S118   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed