Environmental Design

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Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly Etman

Submitted to ASHRAE Journal (2021)

Indoor Environmental Parameters: Considering Measures of Microbial Ecology in the Characterization of Indoor Air Quality

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Elizabeth Hénaff + Anna Dyson (In review 2021).

International Journal of Architectural Computing 13.1 (2015): 1-24

Bess Krietemeyer, Brandon Andow + Anna Dyson (2015)

Proceedings of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Conference on Sensors and Smart Structures (2013)

Brandon Andow (2013)

Environmental Design

Renewable bio-based circular material economies in timber, post-agricultural by-products and plant-based bioremediation

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Environmental Design

Core Technology Course MArch I
Investigating Bioclimatic flow within the Built Environment

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team

Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly Etman

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Elizabeth Hénaff + Anna Dyson (In review 2021).

Submitted to ASHRAE Journal (2021)

Indoor Environmental Parameters: Considering Measures of Microbial Ecology in the Characterization of Indoor Air Quality

Bess Krietemeyer, Brandon Andow + Anna Dyson (2015)

International Journal of Architectural Computing 13.1 (2015): 1-24

Brandon Andow (2013)

Proceedings of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Conference on Sensors and Smart Structures (2013)

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The four main topics covered under this course are heat, light, sound and material resources.

Students conceive basic fundamentals in order to synthesize and apply them on building systems concepts at various scales within studio. The application of fundamentals and class assignments is co-coordinated with the design studio to initiate an interdisciplinary learning environment and assess understanding. Through this course, the student is expected to reflect upon and demonstrate their knowledge and experience of the material within their studio designs.


This course examines the fundamental scientific principles governing the thermal, luminous, and acoustic environments of buildings, and introduces students to the methods and technologies for creating and controlling the interior environment. Beginning with an overview of the Laws of Thermodynamics and the principles of Heat Transfer, the course investigates the application of these principles in the determination of building behavior, and explores the design variables, including climate, for mitigating that behavior. The basic characteristics of HVAC systems are discussed, as are alternative systems such as natural ventilation. 


The second half of the term draws on the basic laws of physics for optics and sound and examines the application of these laws in creating the visual and auditory environments of a building. Material properties are explored in detail, and students are exposed to the various technologies for producing and controlling light, from daylighting to fiber optics. The overarching premise of the course is that the understanding and application of the physical principles by the architect must respond to and address the larger issues surrounding energy and the environment at multiple scales and in domains beyond a single building. The course is presented in a lecture format. Homework, computational labs, design projects, short quizzes, and a final exam are required.

The goal of Environmental Design is to build an overview understanding of the fundamentals of building physics so that the principals can be creatively applied in design studio towards the innovation of next generation building systems. The coursework will include basic theory and its application to built projects.

Investigating Bioclimatic flow within the Built Environment

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