FBC Building Types


Organizing a code around specific building types and their precise dimensional requirements is common in form-based codes, often in contrast to using measures such as FAR, height, and density. How does the use of building types work? What are some approaches to integrating them at neighborhood and citywide scales? What are advantages or disadvantages to using less prescriptive measures? Is FAR even necessary in a form-based code?

Marina Khoury, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Kevin Klinkenberg, Principal, 180 Degrees Design Studio
Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists

FBCBuildingTypes.pdf3.19 MB
A-The Role of Building Types in Form Based Codes 1.mp310.15 MB