Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Architecture
Dr. Noah Billig
This paper attempts to provide a theoretical framework for making ecosystem function and ecologically sustainable design more perceptible or sensible to people through architecture and the built environment. Design features of the Bertschi School Science Wing and the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington are incorporated to illustrate the sensory legibility of ecological sustainability criteria.The criteria are available to designers to help educate a building's occupants on environmentally sustainable design and motivate more sustainable behavior.
sustainability, Seattle, ecosystem, hydrology, biodiversity
Bartow, Carly L., "How do designers of the built environment attempt to make ecological sustainability sensory legible?" (2016). Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses. 17.
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