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Bilot, Danielle Melissa Instructor

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Research

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  • Danielle Bilot is a hybrid design professional, working in both landscape architecture and planning fields. Her novel research on adaptations for parking lots to support urban pollinator habitat have been presented on various platforms, including TED, TEDx, AIA, ASLA, AICP, and many more. She also contributed to the White House Pollinator Action Plan that was released in 2015. Currently, she works to design, build, and research these habitats on CU Boulder campus and within the greater City of Boulder. Additional expertise includes human behavior in design and environmental policy.

keywords

  • environmental justice, design-build, urban ecology, food systems, urban pollinator research, human behavior, environmental systems, green infrastructure, community engagement, marketing, presentations

Teaching

courses taught

  • ENVD 1004 - Introduction to Environmental Design Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces methods, principles and philosophies that guide environmental design. Explores ways of thinking about, and accomplishing, the act of design. Students contemplate the processes and motivations behind design decisions including discussions of environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
  • ENVD 1030 - Studio 1: Introduction to Landscape Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
    The third of four introductory studios exposes students to concepts and strategies inherent to the practice of landscape architecture. Students analyze and design ecological related systems within an urban context in this immersive studio environment.
  • ENVD 1130 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Building on skills learned from the introductory studio, this course expands the skills and knowledge needed for the practice of landscape architecture. With a focus on resilient design and an exploration through multiple scales, students design ecological systems in an urban context.
  • ENVD 1140 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Through a small-scale urban planning and design project, students explore solutions to challenges in dynamic urban systems. Builds on knowledge and skills gained in the introductory studios to explore the human and environmental dimensions of intertwined systems within the built environment.
  • ENVD 2130 - Environmental Design Studio 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of architecture, urban design and landscape design - disciplines that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3003.
  • ENVD 3100 - Environmental Design Studio 3
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of environmental design, planning, urban design and landscape design - that share the responsibility fro shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3122.
  • ENVD 3200 - Advanced ENVD Studio
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Design studio dealing with problems at an intermediate level of complexity: emphasis is on the interaction of form, use, and multiple values and technologies in conjunction with issues and techniques drawn from other content area courses of the curriculum. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: ENVD 2130.
  • ENVD 4023 - Environmental Impact Assessment
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a field-oriented seminar in current environmental impact controversies. Gives attention to history, theory, and application of impact analysis at state levels for designers, land-use planners, and others involved in resource decision making. By instructor consent, open to nonmajors on a space available basis.
  • ENVD 4919 - Teaching Assistant
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 99 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA.
  • ENVD 4972 - Honors Research Methods and Thesis Preparation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    To prepare students for undertaking an independent research or design project in Environmental Design, this asks students to engage with existing literature in the field. Students will understand how research and design projects are conducted, and how their own work fits within a long tradition of scholarship. Department consent required.
  • ENVD 4979 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Working with an advisor, students prepare, complete, and defend an honors thesis project, either written or creative.
  • LAND 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Landscape Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Introduces essential landscape architecture skills through a project-based studio, builds on design literacy, incorporates varied ecological processes, explores landscape as a medium for connecting the natural and cultural, develops analog and digital communication tools and focuses on the importance of place-making. Recommended corequisite: LAND 2004.
  • PLAN 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Expands on introductory planning and urban design concepts and methods to address social and ecological challenges in communities. Explores skills including spatial analysis, basic community engagement techniques and policy alternatives. The resultant project addresses challenges at the intersection between social and environmental systems. Recommended corequisite: PLAN 2004.

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