ATCS 6300 Innovations In Building Materials and Methods

A research seminar focusing on new materials and technologies being employed in current architectural practices locally, nationally, and globally. The seminar will be directed to gain insight and give exposure to little know or under utilized innovations through specific materials research and data gathering, case study applications research, and hands-on speculative testing/demonstration. Research will explore building components and tectonics, the material and spatial implications of computer technologies, prefabrication and mass production, as well as smart systems and green building. The course will be both practical and experimental in nature.