DEA 2500

DEA 2500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course is about architecture and human behavior and it centers on two key principles: (1) the complex interplay of social and personal factors with the physical environment largely determines how the built environment influences human well-being; (2) aesthetics is not sufficient in judging design-we must also consider how the built environment affects health, interpersonal relationships, and performance along with preference. Involves two major projects: one in collaboration with a design studio and the other with a real community client.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: DEA 1500.

Distribution Category (D-HE)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

  • Weekly readings and classroom discussion; background research and writing of design guidelines.
  • Design guidelines entail integration of information provided by designers whom we collaborate with in producing design concepts and scale models of spaces for a real world client; written feedback (annotations) on designers' concepts and drawings also occurs.
  • Design guidelines are produced in context of critical feedback from designers and clients as well as experts brought into the classroom.
  • Written reports are required for the design guidelines project. Students produce draft reports and guidelines receiving feedback from instructor, design students in studio and from client. The design guidelines are extensively illustrated with original graphics.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DEA 6600

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17444 DEA 2500   SEM 101