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Christopher Meek
ARCH 535
Seattle Campus

Daylighting Design Seminar

Focuses on theoretical and applied daylighting principles in conjunction with physical and digital analytical tools. Includes field assessment of constructed buildings and individual projects involving research and design for lighting and daylighting.

Class description

Through lectures, discussions, design work, and tours of significant built projects, class participants will gain an in-depth understanding of daylighting design and the importance of daylight as a design element. Weekly site visits will engage students with extraordinary projects being done by leading design teams in the Seattle/Puget Sound Area.

Discussion topics include: cultural and physiological aspects of daylight, climate, design strategies, simulation techniques, and technical considerations for daylight performance. Advanced design strategies will be explored through the development and testing of concepts using digital and physical simulation methods.

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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.
Last Update by Christopher Meek
Date: 02/28/2008