ARH 240 Site Design & Mapping

ARH 240 Site Design & Mapping

This course instructs students in site planning, responding to physical characteristics and regulatory parameters of project design according to sustainable design principles, through research, mapping, case studies, and site design drawings. The course draws on civil engineering, surveying, landscape, and urban design to address the interdisciplinary nature of site design.

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Course Learning Outcome

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Develop and compose a project design responding to site characteristics including urban context and developmental patterning, historical fabric, topography, ecology, building orientation, and sustainability
    • Design sites and mobility systems that are responsive to relevant codes and regulations, and include the principles of life-safety and accessibility standards
    • Design inclusive site access systems for multiple modes of mobility including pedestrian access, vehicular access, and universal access
    • Access, analyze, interpret, discuss, and draw base maps and surveys necessary for site analysis and planning
    • Illustrate and explain the allowable development of sites according to municipal planning and building codes and design guidelines, in term of setbacks, zoning, buildable envelope, etc.
    • Analyze and interpret the documentation of site data including surveys, site plans, and aerial planimetric photography