Cultural Sustainability

This course situates the concept that cultural sustainability goes beyond the mere requirements of LEED or any other building performance criteria. The course examines a series of case studies, texts, and architectural works that support the cultural aspects of the sustainable. The perspectives of Wendell Berry, Wolgang Sachs, Ernst Schumacher and other critics allow students to reflect upon their work during the previous four years of design school. A final annotated design essay outlines each student's individual definition of 'cultural sustainability.' PREREQ: ARCH 4006 (lec, sem), cr 3 (in Culture stream).