HARC 0231

Architecture & Environment

Architecture and the Environment
Architecture has a dynamic relationship with the natural and cultural environments in which it operates. As a cultural phenomenon it impacts the physical landscape and uses natural resources while it also frames human interaction, harbors community, and organizes much of public life. We will investigate those relationships and explore strategies to optimize them, in order to seek out environmentally responsive architectural solutions. Topics to be covered include: analysis of a building's site as both natural and cultural contexts, passive and active energy systems, principles of sustainable construction, and environmental impact. Our lab will allow us to study on site, "off-the-grid" dwellings, hay-bale houses, passive solar constructions and alternative communities, meet with "green" designers, architects, and builders, and do hands-on projects. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.
History of Art & Architecture
History of Art & Architecture
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENVS 0231
INTD 0266


Spring 2025

HARC0231A-S25 Lecture
HARC0231Z-S25 Lab

Spring 2024

HARC0231A-S24 Lecture (Ostrow)
HARC0231Z-S24 Lab (Ostrow)

Spring 2023

HARC0231A-S23 Lecture (Pottorf)
HARC0231Z-S23 Lab (Pottorf)

Spring 2022

HARC0231A-S22 Lecture (Pottorf)
HARC0231Z-S22 Lab (Pottorf)

Spring 2021

HARC0231A-S21 Lecture (Pottorf)
HARC0231Z-S21 Lab (Pottorf)

Spring 2020

HARC0231A-S20 Lecture (Nelson)

Spring 2019

HARC0231A-S19 Lecture (Nelson)

Spring 2018

HARC0231A-S18 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Spring 2017

HARC0231A-S17 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Spring 2016

HARC0231A-S16 Lecture (Lopez Barrera)

Spring 2015

HARC0231A-S15 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Spring 2014

HARC0231A-S14 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Fall 2012

HARC0231A-F12 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Fall 2011

HARC0231A-F11 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Fall 2010

HARC0231A-F10 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Fall 2009

HARC0231A-F09 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Fall 2008

HARC0231A-F08 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Fall 2007

HARC0231A-F07 Lecture (Kerz-Murray)

Spring 2007

HARC0231A-S07 Lecture (Nelson)

Spring 2006

HARC0231A-S06 Lecture (Broucke)