3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 332
This course explores building elements that address the visual and aural conditioning of spaces for the purposes of human use and comfort. The basic principles of light (natural and electrical) and acoustical systems, their integration with other building systems and the impact on the aesthetics of design will be stressed. Plumbing and electrical systems also will be presented. Spatial planning for structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing and the impact on building space and function of the system will also be covered. Offered spring semester.