COMING SOON: New Skin and Bones: Mastering the Campus Building Envelope [AIA course]

Mastering the building envelope on college and university campuses requires addressing both cultural concerns and technical performance.

August 13, 2019 |
COMING SOON: New Skin and Bones: Mastering the Campus Building Envelope [AIA course]

At the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, a new academic program focused on engineering innovation suggested a material departure from the typical muted yellow-gray brick campus. Photo: Albert Vecerka

  

Building envelope choices for campus, cultural, and infrastructure projects are shaped by particular conditions. Today, institutions place greater value on how buildings relate to their ensemble: how historic buildings fit next to new ones, how massing forms fit with their neighbors, and how a building cladding contributes to the campus context. Concurrently, enclosure assemblies and construction methods have undergone changes due to values of sustainability, science, durability, and maintenance.  

In this context, mastering the building envelope on college and university campuses requires addressing both cultural concerns and technical performance, honoring traditional buildings while exploring the potential of new materials and forms.

 

THIS COURSE WILL BE POSTED AND AVAILABLE SOON

 

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