Meyer Boake, BES, BArch, MArch, LEED AP
Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo
November 24, 2015 6:22 PM
will investigate and report on technical issues as the relate to the development
of the comprehensive building project in the parallel Design Studio. Innovation
and integration in architectural design will be stressed, with respect
to structure, building envelope, environmental systems, health and life
safety, movement systems, site planning and the integration of information
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The grade assessed will be based on Written Report (20%), Comprehensive LEED Evaluation (10%) and the drawings (70%). In the report I will be looking for completeness and clarity of writing – adherence to the outline provided.
Link to the base document for the written portion of the submission.
Link to the LEED excel spreadsheet - you will be using the LEED V4 system.
Link to the LEED V4 Reference Guide
For the drawing breakdown:
It is assumed that you will be using the same basic set of drawings to submit to Arch 691 Design Studio. The information required for the Technical Report component should be layered on the studio submission materials. It will be critically important that your basic design strategies for the studio project support the technical strategies.
Due Date: 11:59pm December 18 to LEARN.
In addition to the texts used for your Structures and Building Science classes last term and this term:
CMHC Best Practice Design Guides.
The National or Ontario Building Code.
Allen, Edward. Architect’s Studio Companion.
Allen, Edward. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods.
Allen, Edward. How Buildings Work. Oxford University Press, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-19-509100-0. A comprehensive general book with an appropriate title. Includes all aspects.
Salvadori, Mario. Why Buildings Stand Up. WW Norton & Co, 1994, ISBN 0393306763. A must for the architect who wishes an overview of systems, shapes and materials used for building structures.
Gordon, J.E. Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down. Penguin Books, 1978. An interesting, informative, and still remarkably technical read. This book is more materials based and slightly more technical than Salvadori’s.
Brand, Stewart. How Buildings Learn. A very influential book that thoroughly describes the life cycle of buildings in a case study approach. Excellent review of how building professions are not doing their jobs.
Stein, Benjamin and John Reynolds. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings. John Wiley & Sons.
Lechner, Norbert. Heating, Cooling, Lighting. John Wiley & Sons, Toronto.
Brown, G.Z. Sun Wind and Light. Very good book on environmental design. Lots of info on daylighting.
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