Design Options Evaluation

Students will conduct targeted financial analyses of various architectural design options ranging from new construction to retrofitting or renovating an existing structure. Capital costs, operational costs, financing, time for capital payback, return on investment and other important financial considerations will be analyzed in a similar format that would be undertaken by a company pondering investments in construction options. Cost-benefit analyses will be done for green buildings and renewable energy options and in doing so, students apply business principles to design and building practices.