Environmental Design of Buildings
At the Welsh School of Architecture we offer a taught scheme of study at postgraduate level that is intended to help designers assume this responsibility in environmental design. It introduces designers to the knowledge they will need and provides them with opportunities to practice the necessary skills. They are introduced to techniques for making more informed decisions, for evaluating their results, and for drawing lessons from the work of others. This is not a scheme solely for architects. The responsibility for building environments is shared between many members of the design team. Architects, building services engineers, architectural engineers, surveyors and building technicians have all found the scheme valuable in the past. It is by bridging the gap between these disciplines that the adverse impacts of artificial environments can be minimised.