Eco Architecture Study Tours

Meet the makers of tomorrow’s architecture.
San Francisco Bay Area
Sunday, August 7 – Saturday, August 13, 2005

Includes visits and analyses of:

• The massive “Living Roof” of Renzo Piano’s Academy of Sciences building.

• The green San Francisco Federal Building designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis.

• The “Green Roof” and eco design of the Gap building by Gensler Associates and William McDonough.

• The workshop studio of visionary architect Eugene Tsui, author of Evolutionary Architecture.

• “The Heart of the City,” urban stream daylighting project by Richard Register, author of Eco Cities.

• Greening urban blight with “Living Libraries” by Bonnie Sherk.

• The new reality of “bridge architecture,” by the architect of the new San Francisco Bay Bridge, Donald MacDonald.

• The future of green architecture, by Fred Stitt, editor of the Ecological Design Handbook, and author of the upcoming encyclopedic book, Eco Wave, for publisher W.W. Norton.

• The SF Department of the Environment and the SF Green Buildings Initiative.

• Creating a green architectural education — the experimental study programs of the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.

Includes office and site visits with experts in earth and straw bale construction, PV and passive solar energy, bioclimatic architecture, living walls, and native plantscaping.

Plus: Self-guided, post-seminar tour options to the Bay Area’s natural wonders and buildings of the historic Bay Area tradition, including Houseboat Communities, Sausalito; the pioneering
Village Homes of Davis, California; the regional architecture of Bernard Maybeck, the Greene Brothers, Julia Morgan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Three academic units can be earned by those who complete a thesis research project based on this experience. Up to 42 AIA/CES Health/Safety/Welfare units are available.

Tuition: $560 for enrollment by July 22, 2005. After July 22, if there are any openings left, tuition will be $750. Tuition includes tour transportation, seminars, and office and site visits. Attendees are resonsible for the costs of transportation to the Bay Area, meals, and housing. Early bird discount fee deadline extended to July 22, 2005: $560, $750 after July 22. Includes all field trips, visits, lectures, and seminar meetings.

Participants will be responsible for their housing in the Bay Area, meals, and personal incidental expenses. (Low-cost UC student housing in Berkeley will be recommended.)