Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Architecture and engineering technology students are entering professions that demand innovation and interdisciplinary leadership in the 21st century. Building codes, professional ethics, commitment by professional organizations, and emerging business models are shifting the urban development and building practice and emphasizing more on the development of climate and people friendly cities/urban and community centers with low-carbon footprint targets: net-zero energy, waste, and water. Architect and engineers need to work closely together to make it happen. Students in both programs need to be prepared to become an active contributor and leader in the design, development, and management for such high-performance communities, districts, and cities. In this paper, the authors are sharing the process of creating and co-teaching such an interdisciplinary course, the course details such as learning objectives from both instructor and student perspective, rubrics used, assignments, case studies, final project, and their impact on students learning. The paper also details the learning and practice environment developed for students from both programs to become comfortable working in an inter-disciplinary team. Both case studies and the final project were designed to give them the opportunities to apply design thinking and problem solving aptitude in an interdisciplinary fashion. The paper will also provide examples of students design for part of the campus – north campus – that demonstrates their capability to integrate active technical solutions with existing passive architectural design theories and models to achieve the sustainability and resiliency goal setup for the north campus, with expectation that its negative carbon footprint will compensate for the remaining campus.
Yuan, X., & Race, B. A. (2018, June), Developing and Testing an Inter-disciplinary Course of Sustainable Technology Innovation for Urban Design Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30304
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