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.
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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