LIGHTING DEPTH TOPICS
The lighting depth involves the redesign of the lighting system of the library, multipurpose
classroom, atrium, corridor and south facade and exterior area.
ELECTRICAL DEPTH TOPICS
The electrical depth includes the redesign of the branch circuit systems of the five spaces, a protective
device coordination study, a short circuit analysis, an on-site biomass energy generation system
study and a copper feeder vs. aluminum feeder comparison study.
The architecture breadth involves the design of a complex sculptural ceiling system for the
multipurpose classroom, using state-of-the-art modeling programs such as 3ds Max,
Rhinoceros3D. The mechanical breadth includes the design of an on-site biomass energy generation system, which is combined with one of the electrical depths.
The MAE focus involves the design of a shading system for the south facing curtain wall of the atrium,
in order to maximize useful daylight and minimize glare and heating loads, without sacrificing views
to the outside. The modeling will be done using 3ds Max, while the daylighting analysis will be performed in AGi32 or Ecotect. Knowledge from the daylighting class AE 565 will be extensively incorporated into this MAE study.
First draft completed on 2011.12.09
Updated* on 2011.12.15
Updated** on 2012.1.16
* Changed electrical depths according to advisor feedback; changed MAE focus.
** Expanded descriptions of MAE focus and architecture breadth; changed landscape architecture breadth to mechanical breadth.