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Holbert, Marianne B. Clinical Asst Professor

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Research

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  • Marianne Holbert’s research focuses on environmental design, architecture and integrative design pedagogy. As a licensed architect, she has experience working on diverse projects including award winning net-zero, fossil fuel free & LEED accredited projects. Her design work furthers community-centered, sustainable, and innovative housing solutions. Her research examines the sociocultural, theoretical, and historical foundations of architecture and environmental design. Current research projects explore cross-cultural understanding in design pedagogy and the cultural dimensions of learning in the design studio.

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  • architecture, architectural design, environmental design, design pedagogy, modern architecture history, architectural theory, affordable housing, net zero construction, renewable energy, sustainability, community engagement, LEED, freehand sketching, culture, education

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Teaching

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  • ARCH 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    The beginning of the architectural specialization sequence, this course introduces students to the basic strategies and techniques of architectural design. This studio focuses on concepts of medium-scale building design, siting, and climate. Through multiple design exercises, students learn how these factors assist in shaping buildings. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 2115.
  • ARCH 3214 - History and Theory of Architecture 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Picking up after the Industrial Revolution and continuing through to today�s Contemporary Architecture this course is the sequel to History and Theory I. History be taught thematically and cover important structures, key figures, and movements that have shaped our modern world.
  • ENVD 1010 - Studio 1: Introduction to Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    The first of four introductory studios introduces students to concepts and techniques related to the design of products at a human scale. In an immersive project-based studio environment students develop the foundation of design communication and thinking through a series of hands-on projects with physical outcomes.
  • ENVD 1052 - Design and Communication 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by emerging digital techniques for the depiction of designed artifacts and environments, allowing students to extend and enhance their understandings of advanced practices for design visualization, representation and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1004 and ENVD 2001.
  • ENVD 1102 - Design and Communication 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by traditional techniques for the advanced practices for design visualization, representation, and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1104 and ENVD 2003.
  • ENVD 1120 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Focusing on the languages of design, as well as on traditional and digital methods of visualizing architectural ideas and forms, this course builds on the skills learned in Studio 1 and begins incorporating the dynamic forces that shape our buildings.
  • ENVD 4100 - Advanced Design Lab 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.
  • ENVD 4300 - Advanced Design Lab 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

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