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HARC02312 months ago

This course merges architecture with environmental sustainability, focusing on eco-friendly design principles. It's rich in case studies, which help in understanding real-world applications. Ideal for those passionate about green building and sustainable urban planning.

Slow-PacedProject-HeavyEasy Grading
2hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Very low value Would not take again
HARC02312 years ago

This course was a big waste of time. I didn't learn anything. Flipped classroom with lectures about the living building challenge and then class time for the whole semester was essentially working on a group project that didn't have any clear expectations or guidelines. And with a lab period too, it felt like I was just sitting around and wasting time for a whole semester. Really disappointing, especially because it's nothing like the course description.

This course was a big waste of time. I didn't learn anything. Flipped classroom with lectures about the living building challenge and then class time for the whole semester was essentially working on a group project that didn't have any clear expectations or guidelines. And with a lab period too, it felt like I was just sitting aroun …Read more

Chill and RelaxedUngradingNo Exams
0hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Extremely low value Would not take again
HARC01302 years ago

I took this class with Shelly Pottorf for j term, and it was one of the highlights of my Middlebury experience. The course is centered around modeling projects and some drafting, though there is also a significant reading component to it too. Overall I think the readings definitely contributed value to the course, and I really enjoyed our group discussions - Prof. Pottorf has very strong feelings about architecture, as do all of the professors in the department, and it definitely shows. The projects were very conceptual - the emphasis was on creating architectural experiences (don't expect to be designing buildings or using any digital technology.)

I took this class with Shelly Pottorf for j term, and it was one of the highlights of my Middlebury experience. The course is centered around modeling projects and some drafting, though there is also a significant reading component to it too. Overall I think the readings definitely contributed value to the course, and I really enjoye …Read more

Fast-PacedEasy GradingProject-Heavy
8hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
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