Special integrative year including design issues relating to housing. Prerequisite: ARCH 202bL.
Course Descriptions: Dwelling units constitute the predominant built form in our communities. Whether standing alone or accumulated into clusters, they reflect the needs and aspirations of individuals, families or other groupings, and communities. The design of dwelling units both reflects and determines the way in which we organize and use our living environments, interface with nature, consume limited resources, and choose to relate to our neighbors. Housing can be considered the framework that holds the city fabric together. When considered collectively, it is present everywhere becoming the physical connective tissue of the city as well as the background against which public, institutional and commercial buildings express their distinct roles.