Courses

This workshop will introduce architects to techniques for developing AR visualizations of their 3D models. Students will be introduced to contemporary techniques for XR, get a lesson on the Unity Gaming Engine, and be able to create their first AR experience within Unity. Students will share their findings with each other and gain access to additional resources to develop their skills outside of the workshop. 6 AIA LUs


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Indoors is the new outdoors. Join Helena van Vliet AIA for an introduction to the design of "Well-Being Places." This multi-sensory seminar builds on innate human spatial preferences, their evolutionary origins, purpose, and relevance in meeting todays' sustainability and health challenges.


Friday, March 11, 2022
Learn specifications writing techniques that boost your confidence to research, evaluate, write, and edit construction specifications. Understand the correct specifications writing language; use master electronic specifications systems and the internet to research, evaluate, and specify products and systems for construction. Explore the history of specifications writing, from development to present.


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For the architect, schooled in museums and houses, or the LA, schooled in parks and estates, mobility systems are often a mystery. Do we really need so much parking? Why do traffic engineers always seem to want more and wider roads? Are there some rules of thumbs for transit design and operation? How large should the corner radius be? Is micro-mobility good or bad? Should pedestrian ramps be aligned with the sidewalk or the curb? This seminar would be delivered as a set of basic principles and design standards for each of the subjects. A design exercise where the principles and standards could be applied. We will also explore code requirements that exacerbate auto-dependency.


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This seminar is designed to direct the technical aspect of the "pre-lease inspection". The focus is on technical and mechanical components.


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An overview of Feng Shui, from its ancient origins to its various schools of interpretation to its practical application in modern construction, will be presented. Case studies of buildings erected with and without these principals will be studied and compared. Symbolic and cultural aspects in architecture will be examined, including what constitutes a harmonious landscape in accordance with Feng Shui principles


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Learn the technical and theoretical information necessary for the examination, documentation, and analysis of historic structures and their materials. Explore the various tools for preserving historic and existing buildings as established by the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties


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Learn the engineering fundamentals and practical considerations for the design of components and layout of HVAC systems. Learn how to calculate cooling and heating loads for commercial buildings and apply the principles of psychrometric processes to the design of optimal air-conditioning and heating systems. Learn and identify the different types of HVAC systems and equipment commonly used in commercial buildings. This practical course outlines the design process for all major HVAC components including equipment selection and air and water distribution (ductwork and piping) and its major components (fans and pumps). You also study best practices in HVAC system design strategies for high efficiency building design from real-world case studies.


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Discuss the history of green design, including the research, studies and experiments that led to the adoption of the LEEDŽ rating system. Participants will earn how to correlate studies to green design, understand the LEEDŽ rating system, and learn how to implement LEEDŽ principles in specifications. Learn how to create and edit Division One General Requirements Sections to cover the procedural and administrative requirements necessary to make sustainable architecture practices a reality


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This intensive full-day course will introduce the subject of Healthcare Design from the perspective of Evidence-Based Design (EBD) thinking, as well as the EDAC process, and current best practices. The course will include introductions to healthcare design: research, design criteria for physical design outcomes, healthcare design history and current typologies, and also discuss LEED for Healthcare Design, lighting, sustainable materials, finishes & furniture for healthcare.


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Learn the engineering fundamentals and practical considerations for the design of components and layout of HVAC systems. Learn how to calculate cooling and heating loads for commercial buildings and apply the principles of psychrometric processes to the design of optimal air-conditioning and heating systems. Learn and identify the different types of HVAC systems and equipment commonly used in commercial buildings. This practical course outlines the design process for all major HVAC components including equipment selection and air and water distribution (ductwork and piping) and its major components (fans and pumps). You also study best practices in HVAC system design strategies for high efficiency building design from real-world case studies.


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Learn how communities throughout New York City and New York State began their revitalization processes, how they learned to capitalize on their assets, and how the extensive amount of information is organized into a comprehensive strategy with a specific work plan for implementation.


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Potential mechanisms for funding community based development. Examining various models of community based development with particular focus on housing and projects developed by Jerrod in practice and how these can serve as case studies for community organizations funding their own projects.


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Focus on the prescriptive compliance path of the NYC energy code and on the selections of the code highlighted, explanations of the applicability of the section, and corresponding images of real-life building situations of compliant and non-compliant constructions. Review and analyze the mechanical, envelope and lighting/power requirements for commercial buildings.


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Digital currencies (cryptocurrencies) and digital property require large amounts of land, resources, and data centers and infrastructures to store these "supplies". There is a larger architectural and urban infrastructural challenge and urgency on how these various kinds of digital exchanges are mediated, to limit the detrimental use of our everyday resources. This workshop is part of an ongoing exhibition at the 17th La Biennale di Venezia by Prof Wendy W Fok. Both theoretical and practical skillshare will be part of the workshop.If our everyday objects are digital and no longer physical, how does it challenge ecological questions?


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This seminar will discuss ways to that urban design and green mobility can contribute to healthier cities.


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For architects or engineers currently planning a conversion project or who would like to supplement and enhance their range of knowledge and generate possible new sources of revenue, this course will enrich the professional's tools by developing the knowledge required to understand and plan the conversion of commercial and manufacturing buildings to legal residential use. Issues involving the NYC Building J Code, the NYS Multiple Dwelling Law, the NYC Zoning Resolution, and the NYC Housing Maintenance Code will be investigated. The review process by the NYC Buildings Department and the NYC Loft Board will be explored.


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This workshop will introduce architects to techniques for developing AR visualizations of their 3D models. Students will be introduced to contemporary techniques for XR, get a lesson on the Unity Gaming Engine, and be able to create their first AR experience within Unity. Students will share their findings with each other and gain access to additional resources to develop their skills outside of the workshop.


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This course focuses on buildings and spaces that have been erased from the history of Black American experience. Through a series of thinking, writing, and design exercises, we will engage historical studies of architectural and urban histories, presentations of community-based projects by BIPOC representatives, and experimental techniques for design and representation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore creative paths for research and propose reclamations of these spaces renewing art, architecture's and design's relation to social justice, BIPOC communities, and history. The sites of erasure we will examine in this course include Black Wall Street in Tulsa - the Tulsa Massacre (1921), Detroit's 8-Mile (early to mid-20th century), Osage Avenue in Philadelphia (1985), Wheatley Park in Dallas (mid-20th Century), and the Slave Theater in Brooklyn (1984).


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Discuss the materials and products used in building construction; learnt the methods to research, evaluate, and select products; and practice specifications writing. Discover how to establish requirements, identify attributes and products, and write biddable and binding specifications.


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This seminar will give a brief history of street grids, review recent research, and present a idealize grid structure following basic principles of human behavior. Participants will be encouraged to submit their own work on the subject for a compare/contrast exercise.


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This course surveys local, federal, and international accessibility standards affecting virtually every habitable structure in daily life.


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Analyze the various aspects of Zoning and its impacts on architecture and the community. This course examines the (legal) history of zoning/land use. The class highlights how zoning laws are created in order to minimize any negative aspect to the public health on architectural developments. The course uses the New York City Zoning Resolution (NYC ZR) and reinforcing movie clips as a backdrop to understanding the basic concepts of landuse/zoning.


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