ARCH 4408/6408/4605/6605
Architecture for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow

sketch of a couple sitting in a space-age room with controllers and satellites

photo / Retro Future by Paul Alexander

  • Instructor: Martin Miller
  • Time: F 10:10 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
  • Location: 261C East Sibley Hall
  • Credits: 3

This class will explore emerging technological innovations and their potential impact on the built environment, cities, and society. Understanding the transformative nature of these innovations will seek to better predict and steer design towards an adaptive solution. As technology has historically redefined and advanced the world, this class will examine current developments through the lens of previous impacts. Offering the potential to address and solve current issues and problems including sustainability, water and food access, transportation, communication, and construction, students will seek to couple a particular technological development with a specific problem and propose a potential solution. Among others, the course will examine novel concepts of product and service delivery and manufacture, the impact of embedded AI, the development of "screening," sharing versus ownership, customization, crowd-sourcing, the internet of things, autonomous transit, intelligent farming, citizen tracking and digital connectivity, and integration between people and machines.

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