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ARCH 4170 - Environmental Parametrics


This course is an intensive workshop in parametric modeling with specialized focus on environmental simulation and sustainable design. Students learn tools to navigate the intersection of environmental design and computational workflows by mastering parametric modeling and optimization for sustainability. Students gain proficiency in using parametric applications as both an analytical tool and a generative design device. The course exposes students to feedback loops between environmental analysis and design decision, fostering performance-based design strategies. Students explore the integration of parametric modeling with building energy modeling and bioclimatic analysis. Project based exercises are developed to address ecological design principles and optimize systems for multivariable trade-offs.

This course is designed for both graduate and undergraduate students seeking to advance their skills in environmentally-driven design through computational methods. By leveraging the course’s resources and instructor’s expertise, students develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between design choices and ecological impact.

Environmental parametric is taught as a hybrid course, available online to students on campus and in person at the CASE center in New York City.

 

When Offered: Fall and Spring terms annually

Co-Listed: ARCH 6380  

Credit Hours: 3



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