Urban Infill//AU 14
This waterfront urban infill project encompasses a multitude of facets a student will be faced with in actual practice. During the studio, students will explore social and political ramifications of working on a project within the context of significant community input and emotion. Students will also be interpreting codes and working with a mock client that is made up of three person board of directors. Topics such as social responsibility, cultural understanding, awareness of environmental conditions and their opportunities, strategizing code interpretation and developing appropriate design responses will be overarching tenets of the studio.
Coupled with these conceptual level points, students will be introduced to and gain an understanding of structural and assembly systems which compromise built form. Further, students will be introduced to and shall accommodate basic IBC and other code requirements in their concepts. This will include addressing means of egress, occupant loads and ADA requirements among other things.