• Lecture 2: Life cycle assessment, certification and life cycle management 

      Kohler, Niklaus (2009-09-29)
      In this lecture, Dr. Kohler examines how architects and policy makers evaluate the overall impact of architectural projects on the environment. Dr. Kohler emphasizes the complications that arise when we attempt to convert ...
    • Lecture 3: Foundations of sustainable design: The time of railway stations 

      Kohler, Niklaus (2009-09-29)
      In this lecture, Dr. Kohler briefly discusses different philosophical concepts of time, with a particular emphasis on theories of time as a social framework. He then applies these considerations of time as an abstract ...
    • Lecture 4: Foundations of sustainable design: Cultural aspects of sustainable development 

      Kohler, Niklaus (2009-09-29)
      Dr. Kohler discusses culture as a form of "intangible capital", and the difficulties in trying to preserve cultural resources in the face of many factors of social change, including globalization and a growing population ...
    • Lecture 5: Flows - railway stations 

      Kohler, Niklaus (2009-10-02)
      Flows-- the transference of people, resources, information, and/or energy within a system-- has always been a crucial factor in the design of individual architectural projects, and to an even greater extent in the design ...
    • Life cycle assessment 

      Powell, Ashleigh; Singer, Brad (2009-11)
      Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) represents an emerging methodology aimed at comprehensively evaluating the environmental impacts of products, processes, or services through their life span. In the field of architecture, this ...
    • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, after 2009 additions and renovations 

      Milovanovic-Bertram, Smilja (2012)
      Visual documentation of renovations to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, completed in 2009. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with FXFOWLE. Designed 2004. Photographed by Smilja Milovanovic-Bertram, June 1, ...
    • M3 Arquitetura, Vazio S/A, Silvio Todeschi, Ana Assis, Alexandre Campos, MACh Arquitetos: Third Water Park (H3O) at Favela da Serra 

      Lara, Fernando (2010-07-14)
      The Third Water Park (H3O) was designed as an upgrade to the densely populated Favela da Serra neighborhood. This intervention project began in 2007. The park was never finished as designed (as of 2012); nevertheless, it ...
    • Meadows Foundation Curriculum Grant Symposium 

      Mueller, Elizabeth; Kellerman, Frances (2012-02-10)
      The UT School of Architecture received grant funding from the Meadows Foundation to update the curricula for twelve core architecture and seminar courses to focus on sustainable design. In this symposium, the School of ...
    • Progress report: completion of phase one 

      Carter, Robert (2012-02-23)
      Report on materials collected, cataloged, and archived in the UT Digital Repository, covering the period of December 1, 2010, through February 9, 2012.
    • Progress report: midway through phase two 

      Carter, Robert (2012-09-07)
      Report on materials collected, cataloged, and archived in the UT Digital Repository, covering the period of February 10, 2012, through August 31, 2012.
    • Re-envisioning Airport Boulevard 

      Riley, Chris (2012-01-20)
      Austin City Councilman Chris Riley presents the case for redeveloping the section of Austin's Airport Boulevard between N. Lamar Boulevard and I-35 as a pedestrian-friendly mix of residences and commercial establishments.
    • Reading the Italian city 

      Milovanovic-Bertram, Smilja (2012-02)
      Students in the UT School of Architecture's Study in Italy program were assigned to design a new community center for host city Castiglion Fiorentino. This slideshow presents a selection of student works, including models ...
    • Regional and historic standards of comfort 

      Kamholz, Jenna; Storer, Lisa (2009-10)
      A look at comfort, and the differences in our definitions and expectations of comfort through history and across cultures. This paper also considers the impact of technological advances in air conditioning on the perception ...
    • Renovating Suburbia 

      Kleon, Meghan; Moore, Steven (2012-05)
      A study in community sustainability by the UT Austin School of Architecture in collaboration with the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. The study is documented in three phases, with each phase outlined ...
    • Space Node Place 

      Galloway, Ross (2009-10)
      What makes a place a place? This paper examines space and nodes as concepts and discusses how they play into the way the human mind constructs a sense of place. It also discusses the importance of these concepts in the ...
    • Standards in sustainable landscape architecture 

      Bean, Cayce; Yang, Chia-Hui (2009-10)
      This paper examines how the principles of sustainability may be applied to the field of landscape architecture. It gives a brief history of the Sustainable Sites Initiative and the guidelines and benchmarks developed by ...
    • Standards of human comfort: relative and absolute 

      Fincher, Warren; Boduch, Michael (2009-10)
      An examination of the factors that affect the quality of comfort in an architectural environment, including temperature, lighting, humidity, and air quality. The paper also considers the variability of individual and ...
    • Sustainable cities 

      Burdett, Ricky (2009-10-21)
      Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. In this lecture he gives a general overview of the ongoing ...
    • Sustainable cities: 21st century strategies for inhabitable urban regions 

      Bean, Cayce; Maddox, Randy; Ward, Natalie (2009-11)
      An examination of strategies for limiting the conditions that will cause urban areas to reach a point of unsustainability. These conditions include urban sprawl, infrastructure (particularly modes of transportation), and ...
    • Thermal performance in mid/large buildings : in hot, humid climates 

      Galloway, Ross; Brown, Meredith (2009-10)
      This paper presents on overview of several vernacular and passive strategies as an alternative to the standard HVAC system. It examines the performance demands of large buildings in Austin, Texas and addresses several ...