Course Content
Team and Planning
A work plan is an outline of a set of goals and processes by which a team and/or person can accomplish those goals, and offering a better understanding of the scope of the project. Work plans help a team and/or person stay organized while working on projects. Through work plans, you break down a process into small, achievable tasks and identify the things you want to accomplish (source:
The importance of sustainability in construction
Why it is so important to understand what sustainability means? After reading this part you will know the meaning of sustainability and the impact to environment which constructions sector brings today
Green Building
Green building, also known as sustainable building, refers to the design, construction, and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout their entire lifecycle.
Passive and Active Solar Design
In this part you will find out, that: 1. Passive solar design involves using the sun's energy to heat and cool living spaces without mechanical devices. This is achieved through the use of proper orientation, insulation, windows, and thermal mass. 2. Passive cooling reduces heat in a building through natural processes such as ventilation, shading, and radiant barriers. 3. Passive solar windows are designed to increase energy efficiency by minimizing heat loss and gain. 4. The roof of a passive solar building is crucial in maximizing solar gain and energy efficiency. 5. Photovoltaic devices convert solar radiation into electricity and are a popular form of renewable energy. Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source that generates electricity from sunlight. 6. There are three types of solar power systems: on-grid, off-grid, and hybrid. Proper mounting systems for solar panels are necessary for correct installation and positioning in any solar energy system.
Universal Design
Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation of specialized design.
Non-residential Building(s) and Area Development Project
About Lesson

Municipalities in Lithuania have approved so-called Integrated Territories, which have to be organized, newly created, or upgraded according to the National Progress Program. The following measures are planned in the target territories: the creation of new individual residential areas; creating or upgrading urban attraction sites; complex renovation of residential areas; creation or restoration of recreational areas; customization of unused objects (conversion); construction of public, commercial, and industrial buildings. (source:

The municipality of Druskininkai city following mentioned Program wants to improve unused territories in Druskininkai city, which have huge potential for residents and guests of the city.

The detailed plan, which has been launched, provides, among other things, for the formation of a 0.28 ha land plot for the construction of a new building(s) for the Art Department of the Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas Art School in Druskininkai. The plot of land to be developed is situated on the shore of the Vijūnėlė Pond: it is located in a relatively quiet location, with excellent views from all sides, adjacent to the cultural heritage area – the historical part of the town of Druskininkai, the V. K. Jonynas Gallery, and the Čiurlionis Memorial Museum. In addition, the plot is connected to all underground engineering networks necessary for the construction of such a building. The site is free of any buildings and does not fall within any protected areas.
Typical school building(s) cannot be constructed in such a sensitive, creative area, and the architectural expression of the future building must be unique and subtly blend in with the surroundings. Educational opportunities must be provided not only inside the building but also in the environment (outdoor spaces), using modern teaching methods and opening up the artistic creation process to the public. The architectural expression of the building must be unique and subtly blend with the natural environment.