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Mehlika Inanici
ARCH 533
Seattle Campus

Advanced Environmental Systems

Focuses on computational simulation tools and techniques to evaluate the performance of a design or design alternatives, starting at earliest conceptual design phases to help architects make informed design decisions. Topics include solar, lighting, thermal, and acoustical analysis techniques and their applications.

Class description

Evaluation is part of any design process. It is a measure of how well a given design solution or proposed design alternatives fulfill the expected performances. Simulation based design focuses on computational simulation tools and techniques to evaluate the performance of a design or design alternatives, starting at earliest conceptual design phases to help architects to make informed design decisions.

Student learning goals

To provide the knowledge and hands-on experience of computational simulation of building performance. Topics include solar, lighting, thermal and acoustical analyses;

To utilize a visual calculation feedback that can support early stage conceptual design as well as final design prediction.

To create awareness and familiarity with the current issues in sustainable design practices;

General method of instruction

The content of the course is presented through a series of lectures, class discussions, and lab sessions.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Mehlika Inanici
Date: 01/06/2014