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LA Studio: Housing and Institutional Planning


This advanced interdisciplinary studio examines large scale site planning principles and frameworks and the direct relationship these may have to the natural and built infrastructural networks that surround them. Planning and spatial patterns will be developed through physical explorations that respond to complex and rich development programs, including mixed and low-income urban housing, public schools and campus planning, corporate campuses and headquarters, or mixed used developments, as well as to ecological and sociological factors, from topology, hydrology, forestation, circulation and transportation, socio-cultural beliefs, and political and economic forces. Students will foster an understanding for the constructive implications of large development planning, of the value of ordering multiple programmatic elements on the ground, and the potential influences and directives that are available through natural and urban ecology communities and processes.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * PR450 or PRV0001
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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