At the Intersection of Sustainable Theory and Practice, a Seminar: Architecture 407/507


This Scholars' Bank collection contains work by students in the Portland Center Architecture Program in Portland, Oregon.

The goal of this theory seminar class, At the Intersection of Sustainable Theory and Practice, is to provide a theoretical orientation and grounding, within the context of the current dominant architectural theories, Deconstructivism and Sustainability. The class examines the intersection of theory and practice – the gaps and the overlaps, what we know vs. what we can build, where the theories fall apart, and where technologies fall short.

In these case study projects, students research, evaluate and document the sustainable design theories discussed in this class, including ecological design, smart growth and new urbanism, natural capitalism, natural step, community design, environmental justice, and the spiritual aspects of wholeness, truth and love.

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