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Course Name
HT1206 – Green Architecture from African Centered Perspectives

Course Description
SESSION TWO - The course explores the design considerations required for green design with an overview of the various green design certifications worldwide within the context of building materials, building techniques, climate, and cultural aesthetics (African centered). We will review climate change and how design can be adapted to be resilient despite growing global concerns using a sustainable methodology.

Course Details and Overview


April 10th - May 16th, 2021

  • Meeting Time: 2hrs once a week for 6 Weeks
  • Venue: Zoom
  • Day and Time: Sundays, 1pm - 3pm (EST) / 5pm - 7pm (WAT)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Requirement for Certificate designation: One research assignment
  • Outcomes: Audit or Certificate
  • Required Readings: To be provided in the course online folder: a bibliography of African architecture publications, video documentaries and websites.

Course Overview:

Course Fee: $250.00

WEEK 1- Introduction to green design and climate change

WEEK 2- Green design certification overview

WEEK 3- Green design considerations and design thinking of buildings and urbans capes

WEEK 4- Elements of African centered design and understanding vernacular African

building/urban expressions

WEEK 5- Building materials, climate, context of lifestyle and architectural aesthetics

WEEK 6- Climate change architectural design adaptation through design thinking and prototype


$ 250

    Professor Diana Gbefwi-Guyit
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