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dc.contributor.authorBertomen, Michele C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorIulo, Lisa D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-22T18:55:40Z
dc.date.available2009-07-22T18:55:40Z
dc.date.issued2008-03en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/29111
dc.descriptionThis presentation was part of the session : Greenen_US
dc.description24th National Conference on the Beginning Design Studenten_US
dc.description.abstractIssues of sustainability are of paramount concern for architectural education and questions often revolve around how and when they should be introduced. This paper argues that a truly sustainable approach involves a paradigm shift that must be introduced via studio culture as well as project problem sets from the outset so that the studio environment instills ecological values and sensibilities throughout the design process. Responsible designers identify opportunities and exigency in their context first, and work to create ecological, systemic, permeable constructs that positively interact with the natural world. Such work requires understanding the architects' role in design and production as part of a web of relationships, constantly in flux. Hence, genuine attention to first principals of sustainability in the design curriculum necessitates a reconsideration of predominating modes of thought in architectural education and involves a shift in emphasis from static figural identification to dynamic pattern recognition. The project-based architectural design studio is an ideal environment through which alternative conceptual frameworks can emerge. The studio provides the critical social mesh where a networked, multi-disciplinary educational strategy can give rise to an integrated and responsive curriculum from "beginnings to ends". This paper focuses on suggestions for beginning design studios, setting the context for an approach to reshaping the discourse of architectural design education. Ergo, this paper will present no solutions, but will offer food for thought to stimulate like-minded educators to create environments for responsible, responsive decision making that is the base and basis of sustainable design.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries24NCBDS. Greenen_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectGreen designen_US
dc.subjectSustainable designen_US
dc.subjectPedagogyen_US
dc.titleGreen Foundations: A framework for Responsible Designen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameNew York Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePenn State University. College of Arts and Architectureen_US


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