UM ARC 563-N (7052) Fall 2014
Environmental Building Systems II: Lighting and Acoustics
Ju Hong Park
Office: Bldg. 35 Room 212
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Erik Broberg, M.Arch
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Course Meeting Times
Lectures/Workshops: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Room: Multimedia Room 3rd Floor.
ARC 563-N will explore principles and applications of light and acoustics. Topics include natural and artificial light – planning for sunlight, problems and solutions for interior and exterior illumination; sound – properties, problems and solutions in new and existing spaces electrical equipment and wiring design.
This course will introduce computational methods to evaluate and visualize lighting and acoustics design for modern building environments. These include a parametric modeling tool such as Grasshopper, evaluation tools such as Autodesk Ecotect and 3D Studio Max to measure the performance of conceptual design, and visualization (rendering) tools such as V-Ray in SketchUp, Revit, and Rhino 3D to communicate students’ design concepts effectively with clients and consultants.
Students will design and build lighting and acoustic environments for their studio projects or independent projects. Throughout these projects experience, students will learn how to apply the principles and theories into their design processes.