Sustainability - Limited
Organic Architecture is a landscape based course that provides students with overview of natural systems (geology, ecology, hydrology, plant science, wildlife, and social/cultural) and explores how a system's approach can inform both architecture and planning to result in more sustainable and regionally sensitive projects. Students will work through a mapping and analysis process for a regionally significant site. The class will then apply these concepts to a design project. Experiential learning is an essential aspect of the class, and students should plan for a number of outdoor exercises and nature-field trips throughout the semester.