The built environment is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, resource demand, waste production, and the proliferation of toxic chemicals in indoor environments by way of unregulated toxic chemicals in widely used building materials. One solution to all of these issues is to adopt natural materials in place of highly processed materials.
The benefits of using natural materials in construction include: they are often simultaneously healthy material options, low in embodied carbon, and able to be returned back to the earth at the end of their useful lives. Additionally, many contextually appropriate materials can be sourced near construction sites, drawing upon vernacular building practices and reducing transport-based emissions. This course will examine why natural materials should be prioritized in design and provide case studies and further resources for designers to reference in practice.
"Change by Design" is where innovation meets practicality. This series goes beyond fulfilling CEU requirements; it's about integrating resilience in your designs so your forward-thinking projects stand out for addressing today's most pressing challenges and satisfying a market that demands it.
Why 'Change by Design'? Because it's where your expertise meets the pressing need for a built environment that stands the test of time and nature. It's where you gain CE credits and a competitive edge in a market that values foresight and responsibility. Each session is an actionable step towards mastering economically viable and environmentally sound designs.
Join a community that does not follow trends but sets them by delivering architectural solutions that meet today's needs and anticipate tomorrow's challenges.
Ready to elevate your practice? Secure your spot in a series that promises resilience amid fragility: "Building Resilience in Design and Architecture: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions." with Omar Degan, Principal, Do Architecture Group (live and on-demand).