**Mathematics and**

**Architectural Design**

** Mathematics, a technical science, plays an integral role
in architectural design. The use of mathematics is applied both artistically and
practically in creating a design solution.**

**The function of mathematics as an element of architectural
design is two-fold.**

**The first function serves as the economic factors relative to
a proposed design solution. This function uses the proposed size (floor area and
heights), material elements and developmental requirements. These items are
combined with mathematical formulae to create a budget for the construction as
well as for future operations and maintenance costs. **

**The second function serves as a principal component of the
design rationale. The size, proportion and area distribution of the design
spaces are mathematically derived based on the theory of relationships.
**

**Proposal Text:**

__Mathematics__

**·****Building and Area calculations: The use of
math in everyday practice covering areas such as programmatic planning, area
calculations, building estimating, and project development; **

**·****Proportional geometry: explanation of the
process used to derive proportional relationships in building design. Analysis
of Vitruvius relating to the design/planning for public buildings as a
mathematical construct. Review of the Golden Section (Golden Means) and
applications in architectural design.**

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