UM ARC 563-N (7052) Fall 2014

Environmental Building Systems II: Lighting and Acoustics



Ju Hong Park

Email: j.park2@miami.edu

Phone: 305-284-5087

Office: Bldg. 35 Room 212

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15 am – 10:15 am


Teaching Assistant

Erik Broberg,  M.Arch

Email: erikbroberg@mac.com



3 credits


Pre-requisites or Co-requisites



Course Meeting Times

Lectures/Workshops: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Room: Multimedia Room 3rd Floor.


Course Description

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.

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