Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS 195 Holistic Design Studio

Holistic Design Studio is an introduction to architectural design, the design process and focuses on analyzing, understanding and designing built environments that improve our lives. The designs created in the class encourage our need for community, sense of place, and a connection with nature - which is known as biophilic design. Students will learn about the conceptual design and design development process and how to create site plans, floor plans, sections, elevations and study models. Hand drawing and presentation skills are explored. This is not a computer drafting class, but a design class that celebrates the creative process. Grading is based on class participation, effort, growth in understanding the design process, and effectiveness in solving the design problems. Cross-listed with CDAE 195 Z7.


Elizabeth Calabrese




Fall, Cross-Listed Course


One environmental course, sophomore standing.

Program Fees: 

Lab fee: $50

Enrollment Limit: