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Architecture & the Circular Economy

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Let's talk about reuse.

Designing for the circular economy, where materials are endlessly reused and waste is eliminated, requires a completely new mindset.

This conversation explores how architects can and should design buildings to be taken apart and reused as part of the circular economy, an effort entailing the use of smaller palettes of reusable materials and the development of blueprints for disassembly as well as assembly.

Course expires 10/3/2024

Learning Objectives


Learn the concept of the circular economy.


Understand the relationship between the circular economy and building design and construction.


Learn how a limited product and material palette can dramatically reduce waste.


Learn how materials and products can be specified and installed with an eye to reuse.