Economic and social forces have created the need for the adaptive reuse of existing structures vs new construction throughout the built environment. Utilizing sustainable principles and the LEED rating system, this comprehensive studio challenges students to complete all phases of a historic preservation project using an historic structure in the region. Site visits for building assessments, professional practice tutorials, and seminars on preservation enable students to develop a holistic understanding of how a building thinks and learns over time.
Research, document and re-design an existing historic structure for rehabilitation by completing all phases of an adaptive reuse project (innovate in research, design or practice, write, speak, and use visual communications effectively).
Integrate professional practice procedures to facilitate the transition from educational to professional expectations (display commitment to ethical principles, apply multi-disciplinary perspectives).
Initiate preparation for the NCIDQ licensing examinations (think critically).