Schedule

Timeline

01 | February 16

CT_Introduction/ definition; why and what is AR, alteration, intervention

The introduction class looks at questions on what is Adaptive Reuse and why is AR so important in todays world. AR Definitions. The current significance of building adaptation and its difference to building maintenance, problems and opportunities/ advantages and disadvantages in AR.

 

02 | February 23

CT_- Constructing Change, This class will look at broader meanings of change, how change can be seen as the center of all design interventions. The class will look at the history and current use of change and how this can impact change in the built environment.

– Discuss: CASE STUDY and PAPER

Research and argument based on the book The Craft of Research, G Colomb and J Williams

RESEARCH INTRODUCTION_ LIBRARY INTRO Location: Library, 3.00pm

 

03 | March 02

CT_- BUILDING adaptability

General questions on “what is Adaptability” and, “design for adaptability” will be discussed and linked to

“Adaptability and environmental performance” and “Influences on adaptation versus redevelopment”.

Reasons for adapting buildings and elements of the building, as well as a buildings inherent adaptability.

A _ CASE STUDY and PAPER TOPIC PROPOSAL DUE

 

04 | March 09

CT_ forms of existing building interventions I

MAINTAINANCE and UPGRADES: Adaptation to the same use; change to another use; choice of uses

Mechanical, structural, code, energy upgrades, maintenance, retrofit, … .

 

05 | March 16

CT_ Introduction IEBC

The understanding of technical rules and regulations regarding AR, building documentation and maintenance.

– HaBS Historic American Building Survey introduction

– Discussions on case study and paper topic proposals

 

March 23- SPRINGBREAK

 

06 | March 30

CT_ forms of existing building interventions II

DESIGN INTERVENTIONS: Design based interventions as: Installations, insertions, additions and extensions.

A _ PAPER TOPIC FIRST DRAFT DUE

 

07 | April 06

CT_ conservation, restoration, preservation and alteration

The cultural, technical and regulations on conservation, preservation and intervention- criteria. Issues on listed buildings (National Parks Service) and the secretary of the interior’s standard on the treatment of historic properties.

Guest: Ronald Onorato, Professor URI, commissioner on the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage commission, member of the National Register of Historic Places Review Board.

A _ CASE STUDY FIRST DRAFT DUE

 

08 | April 13

CT_ structural alterations- IEBC /chapter 34:

Structural alterations and their influence on costs, codes and design will be presented and discussed.

– NY visit/ Guest lecture- Structural engineer Ben Cornelius

 

09 | April 20

A _ PAPER FINAL DRAFT DUE/ PEER PRESENTATIONS

 

10| April 27

CT_ ISSUES OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT:

General issues on urban development will be presented and discussed, such as the philosophy of smart growth and other (international) related urban fields that are close with our focus in “adaptive reuse” (new urbanism, resource Stewardship, land preservation, non- urban sprawl, urban preservation,..).

Basic principles, its history and policies of smart growth will be introduced. http://rhodemapri.org/

A _ CASE STUDY FINAL DRAFT DUE/ PEER PRESENTATION

 

11 | May 04

CT_ Feasibility:

Building market driven Issues on Performance Management, Performance Concept, Types of Maintenance, Market conditions affecting Adaptation, Changes in Demand, Changes in Supply, Phasing of Adaptation, Feasibility Criteria and Criteria for Viability will be presented and discussed.

 

12 | May 11

A _ CASE STUDIES/ PAPER PRESENTATION

 

13 | May 15

Hand-in of final papers. Time TBD

A _ Final paper and case study report DUE

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