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The Carbon Neutral Design Project:
Carbon Neutral Teaching: Curriculum Materials Development
Amr Bagneid
School of Architecture, Prairie View A&M University

Sophmore Design Studio

Pedagogy and Philosophy

Design Performance Objective

Seven Frames of Reference

Exploring humor as a healing art

Student: name



The climate of instruction is HOT-ARID. The principles of the projects could be applied to any climate zone, and many are specifically designed to address multiple climate types.

Design tree shading for a parking lot.


Investigative Strategy

The shade of trees covers the parking spaces around the day (4 hours before and afternoon).


Evaluation Process
Place the trees and plot their shades at the morning (8 am), noon, and afternoon (4 pm)
The selected trees are native deciduous trees where their leaves grow during the overheated season.
Information about the Project and Studio

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Evaluative Criteria
Range of Applicability in terms of CLIMATE
Range of Applicability in terms of TYPE
Reference Material
Duration of Exercise
Degree of Difficulty / Previous Knowledge Required







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