The Marriage Between Site & Building - The Art of Placemaking - Self Study


Author: David Bainbridge

Subjects: Green Building: Sustainable Building

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Finding a suitable place for a building and fitting the building to the site is critical. What environmental hazards should be considered? How close is your site to necessary resources? How will your site be monitored? What is the surrounding community like?

In this free 30-minute lecture, David Bainbridge answers all of these questions and many more, and describes the art of placemaking with a unique perspective about proper site selection.

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Includes Lecture Video, Pdf of Presentation, and Discussion Board

When you enroll, you'll gain immediate access to the lecture video, a PDF of the presentation, and a discussion board to discuss the material with other participants.

Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.


David Bainbridge

I grew up in the West in a small town working in the family toy factory and enjoying the rivers, mountains and sage covered hills. After earning my BA in Earth Sciences at UC San Diego in 1970, I headed to UC Davis to complete an MS in Ecology in the multidisciplinary Eco-Grad Program. I started a company doing environmental impact analysis, then transitioned to a...[more]

Course Outline

Lecture: The Marriage Between Site & Building

In this module you'll find the video and a PDF copy of the presentation slides, so you can take notes if you like.

  • The Marriage Between Site & Building - The Art of Placemaking (33:34) (Video - 33:34 minutes)
  • PDF copy of the presentation slides (Download .pdf)

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