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2021 - 2022 University Catalog 
2021 - 2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARCH 332 - Acoustics and Lighting

Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate standing
Requirement Fulfillment: Requirement Fulfillment: Major
Delivery: Lecture
This course addresses three of the many form generators in architecture, the acoustical, day lighting and artificial lighting environment. It also addresses the soft and hard technologies that support the creation of these environments using “rules of thumb”, analytical calculations and modeling. The course provides an introduction and conceptual understanding of these subjects. Sustainability is embedded in the nature of the subjects with a particular emphasis on energy conservation, integration of natural and artificial systems; the effect on contemporary practice, and the emerging roles of architectural careers and consultants in these disciplines.

The course is subdivided into three equal offerings: acoustical principles and practical applications in buildings that affects site selection and evaluation of buildings and their orientation on a site and shaping of space for sound control, all done in conjunction with case studies. The second and third parts deal with natural or day lighting and artificial lighting with an emphasis on their integration through design. Basic principles are introduced, design procedures outlined, calculating methods reviewed, case studies and the use of physical and computer modeling investigated. The students will gain a sufficient basic understanding of acoustical, day lighting and artificial lighting design in order to feel confident in making these concerns an inherent part of their design process.

3 credits

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