holistic design studio
Students will enroll in this version of the course to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Design Specialization. This sophomore-level course provides students with an in-depth understanding and working application of the theoretical principles and issues related to environmental behavior and sustainability as a part of ethical design practice. Emphasis is on industry-specific research methods and problem-solving strategies using conceptual iterations and collaborative charrettes to apply design theories within the context of critical solution-based project presentations. 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 be able to demonstrate their knowledge of human behavioral theory as it applies to a variety of healthy, sustainable, and supportive design types.