Discovering The Fortune In Chinese Architecture

Energy consumption. Labor usage. Design philosophy. These are some of the topics construction and art–interior design students will study in China next summer.

Assistant professor Zhigang Shen, of the College of Technology, Engineering and Management, will lead the class, which is sponsored by the Office of International Education.

From Beijing to Chengdu to Shanghai, students will study Chinese natural ventilation and lighting design as it relates to energy savings; compare construction methods in China with those in the United States based on labor, material and equipment; examine the art of interior and landscape design in traditional Chinese gardens; and observe the relationship between city patterns, transportation design and energy consumption.

The course is designed to help students establish global views as they prepare for their careers, research and business activities.

For more information on this program and other international opportunities, visit the Office of International Education

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