Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS 295 Restorative Environmental Design Studio

RED Studio is for students who have taken Holistic Design Studio or equal, or have previous knowledge and a basic understanding of the design process and how to create architectural drawings. Projects will include conceptual design and design development which embrace biophilic design – positive impact, designing with nature and natural systems and processes – and low impact strategies, such as LEED or Passive House standards. Living technologies and ecological design concepts will also be incorporated. Students will be expected to have their own drafting tools, supplies and materials. Grading is based on class participation, effort, growth in understanding the design process, integrating systems into design and effectiveness in solving the design problems.


Elizabeth Calabrese




Spring, Cross-Listed Course

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