High Performance Building Design

ARCH 576 | Fall 2019
Assistant Professor Yun Kyu Yi


The class applies simulation and diagramming techniques to a series of discrete design projects at different scales. The emphasis is on refinement and optimization of performance-based building design. Performance analysis techniques can provide enormous amounts of information to support the design process, acting as feedback mechanisms for improved performance, but the careful interpretation and implementation are required to achieve better buildings. Energy, lighting, and airflow are the three main domains covered in the workshop.

The primary goals of this course are to introduce students to theoretical and analytical approaches to evaluate building performance through computational simulation. Students will learn how to utilize computational tools at an advanced level and utilize them as applications to examine an existing building. Using the results of analytical techniques, the students will develop sustainable design strategies.