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Vasconez, Sandra L. DiLaura Faculty Fellow and Teaching Professor

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courses taught

  • AREN 3430 - Architectural (Interior) Lighting Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Studies the fundamentals of architectural illumination with an emphasis in design and application. Introduces and applies basic principles and vocabulary to problems in the lighting of interior environments for the performance of visual work, the proper interaction with architecture, and compliance of energy requirements.
  • AREN 4317 - Architectural Engineering Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides a capstone experience to AREN students. Students design a modest commercial building and complete an integrated engineering design of the building systems executed for the conceptual, schematic, and design development phases. Students' teams work on structural, mechanical, electrical/lighting, and construction engineering management design. Each stage produce a professional-quality design document. Faculty and industry mentors participate in the teaching and evaluation of designs.
  • AREN 4318 - Architectural Engineering Design 1
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Provides a capstone experience to AREN students. Students design a modest commercial building and complete an integrated engineering design of the building systems executed for the conceptual and schematic design phases. Students' teams work on structural, mechanical, electrical/lighting, and construction engineering management design. Each stage produces a professional-quality design document. Faculty and industry mentors participate in the teaching and evaluation.
  • AREN 4319 - Architectural Engineering Design 2
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Continues the capstone experience for AREN students. Student teams continue their design of a modest commercial building through the Design Development phase with support from faculty and industry mentors. Additionally, topics of professionalism, engineering ethics, and life-long learning are covered.
  • AREN 4530 - Advanced Lighting Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Intended to help students understand light as a medium in design, begin the formulation of a philosophical perspective for its application, and continue to develop the skills required to design and implement lighting systems. Knowledge from previous lighting classes (Illumination I and Illumination II) is essential to this course.
  • AREN 4550 - Illumination 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Applies the principles studied in Illumination 1. Provides further study in architectural lighting design methods. Uses lighting studio work to develop a broad knowledge of lighting equipment, design methods, and their application in a series of practical design problems in modern buildings.
  • AREN 4830 - Special Topics for Seniors/Grads
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • AREN 5530 - Architectural Lighting Capstone
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021
    Concludes the nine-credit Professional Graduate Certificate in Architectural Lighting with an immersive hands-on experience. Concepts learned in the two prior online courses will be demonstrated and experienced using facilities and equipment available on the CU Boulder campus. A culminating, comprehensive project submittal that includes content developed during the entire three-course sequence will be submitted following the on-campus experience.
  • AREN 5830 - Architectural Engineering Special Topic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • CVEN 4837 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance.
  • CVEN 5830 - Special Topics for Seniors/Grads
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • CVEN 5834 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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