- Adaptive Reuse Projects - Guidelines

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In this ARE 5.0 NCARB-approved Project Planning and Design Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PPD exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to the generation or evaluation of design alternatives that synthesize environmental, cultural, behavioral, technical and economic issues.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design Exam including design concepts, sustainability/environmental design, universal design, and other forms of governing codes and regulations. 

Hi my name is Ann Phillips, and I am a staff designer, here at Quinn Evans Architects, in Detroit Michigan. I'm recently licensed, here in the state of Michigan, and I'm going to talk to you today, about an adaptive reuse project, in Michigan. So, in terms of guidelines, yeah, there are no hard and fast, you should always get rid of this, or you should always save this, it's very project to project based, and it's very specific to the use of the building, for the future. So, even in some cases, like in this building, there are rails. So this used to be a factory, and so there's this rail system, that goes in the center of the building, and then it has this little mechanism, that, that's how you would turn on the rail.

As incredible of a detail as that is, it's likely not going to be a feature, that's usable for the building, for its future use. So, some things get sacrificed, in order to make the building a usable thing. But there are no hard and fast rules. It really is just about the client, and the goals of the project, what the clients wants to get out of the project, and then what the building is going to be used for, what makes the most sense.

We typically just, I mean here, and me personally as an architect, I always want to save as much as possible, just out of the fact, to avoid waste. So, adaptive use is one of the most sustainable, and green methods to practice in architecture, in terms of saving the environment, and making sure we're not damaging it any further.

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ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design Exam Prep

Duration: 30h 57m

Author: Mike Newman