An Introduction to Architectural Design: Libraries
J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI
2. Planning and Programming
3. General Design Guidelines
4. Functional Area Guidelines
5. Illustrative Diagrams
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is intended for engineers, architects, landscape architects and construction professionals who want understand the fundamentals of planning and design for libraries.
Benefit for Attendee
This course will give engineers, architects and construction professionals an introduction to fundamental concepts for planning and design of libraries, including new construction, renovations, and adaptation of existing facilities.
This is an introduction to the principles, issues and approaches to planning and design of libraries of various sizes.
About Course Author
Paul Guyer is a registered mechanical engineer, civil engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with over 35 years experience in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a senior-level advisor to the California Legislature on infrastructure and capital outlay issues. He has designed and supervised the design of hundreds of construction projects requiring the preparation of detailed working drawings and specifications for federal, state and local public agencies and private companies. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has held numerous national, state and local positions with the American Society of Civil Engineers and National Society of Professional Engineers.
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This course will give you information you can use immediately on library planning and design projects.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.