Earn 1 AIA HSW LU.
Review a series of case studies to explore new facade technologies that improve the user experience, elevate the design of parking structures, and facilitate their evolving role in the cities of tomorrow. Embark on an in-depth study of a new multi-story carpark in Chicago to reveal the key elements of its design-assist process and the resulting high-end, economical facade solution.
This course will hone in on aspects of Health, Safety, and Welfare as it pertains to parking structures’ daylighting capacity, natural ventilation, and occupant comfort. Primary focus is on properly designed ventilated glass facades and how they shield parking structures and their occupants from the elements (rain, snow, and wind), while providing high-quality diffused daylight, improved solar shading, passive ventilation, and enhanced occupant safety through natural surveillance.
- Review case studies to identify glass parking facade materials and applications maximizing natural ventilation and daylighting
- Assess the user-experience, safety, and environmental benefits of glass parking facades
- Identify design assist strategies to deliver projects on time and on budget
- Explain the benefits of glass façades to owners and developers, in terms of cost, labor savings, and energy savings