Jun 03, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 4170.80 - Environmental Parametrics

Environmental Parametrics is an intensive introductory course on visual scripting theory and methodology intended to give incoming students a foundational base in computational and parametric design modeling in order to supplement fall semester courses for new and incoming students into the Built Ecologies and Geofutures post professional programs without prior experience. The techniques presented in this course allow designers to integrate environmental data and simulations fluidly into 3D models and the design process. A new and progressively more complex topic is introduced each week, and each topic is presented with an associated design exercise. This course is taught in a seminar format with some instructor led tutorials and workshop content linked to dedicated breakout time for completing assignments and modeling. A devoted archive folder for downloading and uploading course material and completed exercises will be used for the course. B.Arch. students can only register for the 4000 level of this course and M.Arch. students must register only for the 6000 level of this course.

When Offered: Spring terms annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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