BUILDING SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, DESIGN STUDIOS AND A SOCIAL LEARNING CLOUD
Authors: Ham, Jeremy J; Schnabel, Marc Aurel; Luther, Mark Brandt
Building Systems Integration (BSI) within architectural design studios are often seen secondary, as side task, or unnecessary. This is due to the overall perception that does not relate to the design activity and hence is a desired learning outcome. Akin to this a continuous and relevant integration of Learning Management Systems and blended learning environment is not employed in many design studios. This paper describes how BSI can be connected and integrated to design activities that offer a holistic view of architectural design learning. The presented studio includes various online and blended learning activities, social communication platforms, cloud-based instruments and evaluation tools with the goal to enhance the learning outcome and the collaboration between peers, studio instructors, research staff, and outside practitioners.