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The Carbon Neutral Design Project:
Carbon Neutral Teaching: Curriculum Materials Development
Keelan Kaiser
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Judson University

Fall 2007 Arch. 451: Architecture Design V (UG) Carbon Neutral Studio

Neighborhood Design (Alternative Approach 2)


Design Performance Objective

Neighborhood Plan

Plan showing zoning of ecological features.

Students: Austin Fredrickson
Tyler Hughes



Fall 2007 Arch. 451: Architecture Design V (UG) Carbon Neutral Studio

Neighborhood Design (Alternative Approach 2)

Design a green community development plan on an existing municipal site.

Investigative Strategy

This topic addresses building design and sustainability at the urban neighborhood scale. Using an existing site (preferably not a green field site) that is connected to existing fabric, develop a plan that includes diverse programmatic components appropriate to the site and region. Using LEED®-Neighborhood Development and other case studies, develop the site to meet as many of the performance mandates specified for sustainable sites as possible.

Evaluation Process/Criteria
Refer to precedents in neighborhood development, document their relevance to the project at hand, and adequately account for LEED® certification levels.
Information about the Project and Studio

• course outline

• project outline

Cautions/Possible Confusions
Depending upon the level of education of the student, and whether or not Community Planning and/or Civil Engineering exists at the school, some of the allied professional content might be difficult to achieve. Consultants and experts in the profession might be an alternative solution in this case.
Range of Applicability in terms of CLIMATE
Range of Applicability in terms of TYPE
Reference Material
Community by Design, Hall and Porterfield, McGraw Hill Publishing, ISBN 0-07-134523-X. Site Planning, Kevin Lynch and Gary Hack, MIT Press.
ISBN 0-262-12106-9
Duration of Exercise
Five-student team project in the beginning five weeks of a typical semester studio.
Degree of Difficulty / Previous Knowledge Required
This project is an upperlevel studio assignment. It presupposes some background in urban planning and design. Could be a planning precursor to a multifamily housing assignment or, as in this case, an institutional building that is supported by the newly formed fabric.

Final Site Design

Final Site Plan
Austin Fredrickson
Tyler Hughes


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