June 11, 2009

Sustainable Design

Williams challenges his readers to think about architectural projects not as objects, but rather as pieces connected to a whole system which includes human health and well-being, regional economies, and ecological systems. In doing so, he asserts that sustainability is the most important concept in the future of the building and design professions. He guides his readers through a discussion of the effect of buildings on the environment and defines the concept of sustainability in the design field. He focuses on designing and building appropriately for the region, including a chapter of how to build sustainable urban areas and communities. He finishes with the challenges and opportunities that sustainable design provides to architects.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning
Daniel E. Williams
NA 2542.36 .W548 2007