darwin-change4This course approaches the subject of adaptive reuse through the understanding of the rules and methods of design interventions. Analysis and synthesis regarding construction methods, structure, use, scale and the regulations pertaining to existing structures will be explored.
Building on the framework of the International Building Code for Existing Structures, this course also examines the feasibility of reuse as defined by construction regulations and practice.
The semester will be based upon case studies of completed projects in adaptive reuse to demonstrate the principles of design and construction within the context of existing structures. Through this course, students develop an understanding for the design process necessary in implementation of adaptive reuse in the design profession. Assigned papers and projects through the semester require the understanding and implementation of these methods and regulations on projects of adaptive reuse.

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