GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013

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Courses taught by Bing Wang

05212: Field Studies in Real Estate, Planning & Urban Design: Hudson Railroad Yards, New York City (SES 0521200)

Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
3:00 - 6:00   202
Thursday 3:00 - 6:00   Gund 109

Richard Peiser, Bing Wang, Eugene Kohn

Course Description

The Field Study course is designed to provide students an understanding of the dynamics and complexities of reality that create contemporary urban physical environments. The course emphasizes the integration of design and development aspects of projects that respond to realistic market demand, political, financial and other regulatory constraints – how financial implications affect planning and design and vice versa. It is intended for real estate professionals, architects, urban/landscape designers and planners, to broaden their understanding of urban development issues and public-private development problems, as well as to improve the applicability of their skills in design and financial analysis in the context of urban developments.
This class will be taught jointly with the HBS field studies class. Students will work in teams with HBS, KSG, and HLS students.

Hudson Yards in NYC
The focus of this year’s field study is the New York City’s Hudson railroad yards in Manhattan. Sponsored by the Real Estate Academic Initiative, and working under the guidance of the professors, students will act as professional consultants to provide vision and solutions for redeveloping the railroad yards on the West Side, adjacent to Penn Station. Students will visit the site during the term to meet with stakeholders, consultants, planning officials, real estate professionals and others who can inform the students’ conceptualization of the site. During the semester, investigations will include development feasibility studies (market, physical, environmental, and political), site planning, urban design, financing analysis, public/private joint-venture structures and other critical factors affecting the planning, design and development of the project. Students will work initially on master planning for the entire site. They will then select a focal area where they will produce plans, financial analyses, and implementation strategies for the initial phases of development, taking into account public space, affordable housing, retail, employment, and cultural space to create a vital urban destination within one of the most exciting new areas in NYC.

Location: GSD: Gund 109 and HBS: Hawes 202 on alternate class days starting January 31 at GSD
Meeting Time: Thursday 3:00-6:00

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05431 [M3]: Building Design Typologies and Operational Principles of Real Estate (SES 0543100)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the first half of the semester only.
Tuesday Thursday 10:00 - 11:30   Gund 510

Bing Wang

Course Description

Building typologies are fundamental instruments for constructing urban patterns and spatial forms. In the discourse of modern architecture and urbanism, the study of building typologies often functions as a useful methodology to interpret the condensed interrelationship between the physical attributes of building forms and spatial representation of social and cultural forces of a society. The purpose of this course is, once again, taking this methodology, to offer a necessary perspective for the linkage between the physicality of design practice and the operational perspective of the market economy, specifically, the capital markets (Wall Street). It aims to enable students to understand how building typologies can serve as intersections of design prototypes, real estate products, and commodities of capital investment in the context of physical planning/design of urban form.Through lectures, slide presentations, readings, and case studies, this course will survey four prototypes of real estate development/investments: residential (single- and multi-family housing), retail, office and mixed use. Students will learn the critical principles of different building typologies' design trajectories, dimensional requirements, compositional patterns, and ordering considerations, as well as the practicality of these physical attributes in the eyes of other active participants in the building environment, particularly developers and capital investors. The focus also will be on the physical patterns that the building types embody at the level of the urban context: the neighborhood, the street, and the site.The course is intended for both designers and non-designers, to acquaint them with a perspective that incorporates and goes beyond the formality of design associated with each of the product types. The relationship between design aesthetics and economic viability of buildings will be central to the course - how design creates value for investors, owners, and tenants of real estate, as well as the society at large, and how the architectural/urban morphological power contributes to the success of economic performance and operations as units of the market economy. This course, 5431, was previously offered as 5403M3.

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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Masters Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Independent Study - 4 credits

Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Silvia Benedito, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Diane Davis, Peter Del Tredici, Jill Desimini, Sonja Duempelmann, Ann Forsyth, Chuck Hoberman, Michael Hooper, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Florian Idenburg, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Remment Koolhaas, Mark Laird, Christopher Lee, Jonathan Levi, Rahul Mehrotra, Kiel Moe, Ciro Najle, Erkin Ozay, Richard Peiser, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Deidre Schmidt, Jorge Silvetti, James Stockard, Bing Wang, Jay Wickersham, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Martin Bechthold, Jana Cephas, Mark Mulligan, Robert Pietrusko, K. Michael Hays, Rachel Vroman

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of the faculty member sponsoring the study.

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