This tool adapts the Smart Cities Kit to Georgia Tech’s Living Building, the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. The activity prompts students to imagine stakeholder experiences in specific situations throughout the Kendeda Building. The goal is to translate the equity objectives of Serve-Learn-Sustain’s Equity Petal Work Group into the concrete experiences of their everyday lives at Georgia Tech.
This adaptation includes an activity series that focuses on the relationship between equity and sound in the layout and use of the Kendeda Building. However, you can easily revise the assignment to teach any aspect of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), for example: any of the seven LBC Petals; the sustainability objective relevant to your discipline/course; the formal or social concept of your choice. Suggested follow-up assignments guide students toward leveraging the insights of the activity for further research and analysis.