Fall 2012 Classes

Evening classes start Monday, September 10, 2012. Classes last six weeks and end the week of October 15, unless noted otherwise.


NOTICE FOR FALL SEMESTER
NEW LOCATION FOR ALL SFIA CLASSES

A beautiful, convenient, green facility:

The Ed Roberts Campus Building
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, California
(East side of Adeline.)

www.edrobertscampus.org

Adjacent to the Berkeley Ashby BART Station. Direct access to the Ed Roberts campus building from the BART station.

Parking available in the BART lot behind the Roberts building. Parking lot entrance at the left side of the building, east side of Adeline Street.

Free parking after 3:00 p.m. and on weekends, with direct access to the rear entrance of the building.


Breakthrough lowest tuition ever: $200 per class, full credit.
But enrollments must be received by August 31, 2012.

After that date, regular tuition will be $350 per class.



ON-SITE CLASSES IN BERKELEY

MONDAYS

E-85
HOW TO PLAN GREEN CAREERS AND START-UPS

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Monday, September 10, 2012.
Instructor: Fred Stitt, Architect, Director, SFIA, and guest instructors.

Career opportunities in green building are expanding rapidly — design, building, consulting, real estate development, administration, education, interior design, landscaping, facilities management, government and nonprofit services — the list goes on and is expanding rapidly. This course describes the careers and services and especially how best to create and continue a successful start-up green enterprise.

About the instructor: Fred Stitt is an advocate of building designs that incorporate ALL possible environmental enhancements and the economies of green buildings. He is currently finishing a book on Frank Lloyd Wright’s methodologies, titled Frank Lloyd Wright Green. He is also preparing a new book, EcoWave, that will present many great but still little-known advances in green building technology.


DE-250
GREEN RETROFIT: Analysis, Design, and Construction
Mondays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Monday, September 10, 2012.
Instructor: Fred Stitt, Architect, Director, SFIA.

How to analyze property and buildings for energy savings, use those savings to finance solar energy, then use those savings to pay for daylighting, rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, bioremediation, solar hot water, and waste recycling and compositing. Green analysis applies to retrofitting existing buildings or as site analysis to guide the design of new buildings.



TUESDAYS

C-22
SKETCHUP: Introduction to Sketchup CADD 3-D Visualization and Modeling

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Instructor to be announced.

Note: Bring your own laptop, and download the software at no cost at www.SketchUp.com.

This course is a comprehensive introduction to SketchUp, the lowest-cost and easiest-to-use architecture computer modeling program for Mac and PC. Learn techniques for using the software and how to integrate it into your design process, from concept sketch, to rendering, to construction detailing. CADD SketchUp can produce terrific drawings quickly, for beginners and experts alike. SketchUp is now the leading medium for architectural perspective renderings and presentation drawings.


D-11
SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING

Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Instructor: Jon Larson, LEED AP, Build It Green-Certified, GreenPoint-Rated Architect, and much-published Artist.

Learn architectural drawing by integrating your personal, everyday life with art. Inspire and develop your drawing and artistic skills in a supportive format for widening creative expression, while developing the ability to see, by keeping a sketch journal. Artists and architects throughout history have kept visual journals of favorite designs, images and ideas, as a way to remember, understand and grow. This class is intended to complement other SFIA architecture classes.

About the instructor: Jon Larson is an architect, illustrator, and painter. He has taught architectural sketching at the Building Education Center in Berkeley for over 20 years. He is Build It Green Certified, a LEED AP, and a GreenPoint Rater. He has taught art classes throughout the Bay Area, lectured on “Art in Everyday Life,” and taught drawing at the Waldorf School in Berkeley. His book and magazine illustrations have been published nationally, and his artwork has been exhibited in several galleries throughout the Bay Area. Over the last 25 years, he has kept sketchbooks on his travels throughout Europe and the U.S., which he uses as a source of inspiration for his other work. Other projects have included illustrations for a deck of creativity cards for generating new ideas, inspired by Brian Eno’s “Oblique Strategies.” He is also an accomplished musician and has created a slide show of his dream images, set to music.



WEDNESDAYS

E50
ECO EVERYTHING: Green Building Materials and Methods;
Energy and Environment

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 Tuition.
Class starts Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
Instructor: Fred Stitt, Architect, Director, SFIA, with guest speakers.

This course has been presented as a workshop to architects in every major city in the U.S. It is the most comprehensive introduction and overview of green building design, construction and alternative environmental and energy systems available anywhere.

Topics include alternative materials and construction methods, green walls, green roofs, plantscaping, natural and free electricity, lighting, heating, and cooling, bioremediation and site remediation construction ecology. Learn how to create completely self-sufficient buildings that produce surplus energy to sell and to power vehicles; process waste and sewage; remove pollutants and add oxygen to the air, to improve human health and enhance the natural environment.


D-4
BRAIN, MIND AND CREATIVITY

Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
Instructor: Fred Stitt, Architect, Director, SFIA.

This course covers today’s most advanced methods for inducing inspiration, original thinking, independent thinking, and creative design and problem solving. Includes much new information on the brain, consciousness, the design process, methods for enlarging the scope of consciousness, and the most effective methods for solving any type of problem.



ONLINE SELF-STUDY COURSES, FALL 2012 SEMESTER

3 units. $200 tuition for each course. But enrollments must be received by August 31, 2012. After that date, regular tuition will be $350 per class.
Weekly assignments and student work reviews will be provided by internet communication.

Mondays
iDE-1 Visionary & Organic Architecture

iE-9 Understanding LEED & other Building Certification Systems
(Assignments and reviews will be posted Mondays, but student work can be done at any time.)

Tuesdays
iE-30 How to Build with Earth Materials — Adobe, Tamped Earth, Earthbag, and Earth-Sheltered Construction

iE-35 Native Plants & Plantscaping
(Assignments and reviews will be posted Tuesdays, but student work can be done at any time.)

Wednesdays
iE-40 How to Build With Straw Bales

iE-44 How to Build With Bamboo
(Assignments and reviews will be posted Wednesdays, but student work can be done at any time.)

Thursdays
iE-180 Bioremediation: Natural Treatment of Greywater & Sewage

iE-183 Permaculture

Special NEW Internet Class:

iE-45 Eco Villages: Land & Sea
This course reviews past and current eco villages and green cities, including the seasteading movement (establishing independent communities as floating ocean habitats).
(Assignments and reviews will be posted Thursdays, but student work can be done at any time.)


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ENROLLMENT FORM INSTRUCTIONS
This is not an interactive enrollment form. Simply copy
the text, add the required information, and send by
email to info@sfia.net. Or copy and fax to 510-523-5175.
Or mail to the SFIA Information Office address below.
Or call our Information Office to enroll (510-523-5174
or 1-800-634-7779.)
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ENROLLMENT FORM SFIA FALL 2012 SEMESTER

Classes start Monday, September 10, 2012.

3-unit classes: $200, full credit. But enrollments must be received by August 31, 2012. After that date, regular tuition will be $350 per class.


Date of enrollment:

Please enroll me in the class(es) listed below:

Name:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Daytime Phone:

Cell Phone:

Fax number:

Email address:

__ New student
__ Current/previous student
__ I’m not a degree candidate at this time.

Degree Candidate for:
__ Master of Architecture Degree
__ Master of Ecological Design Degree
__ Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree
__ Bachelor of Science in Ecological Design Degree
__ Associate Arts Degree and Technical Certificate in Architecture
__ Associate Arts Degree and Technical Certificate in Ecological Design


Note: Students can change candidacy at any time.


FALL 2012 CLASS LIST

ALL CLASSES EARN FULL 3-UNITS CREDIT.
$200 EACH (OUR LOWEST TUITION EVER).

Mondays

__ E-85
HOW TO PLAN GREEN CAREERS AND START-UPS

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Monday, September 10, 2012.

__ DE-250
GREEN RETROFIT: Analysis, Design, and Construction

Mondays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Monday, September 10, 2012.


Tuesdays

__ C-22
SKETCHUP: Introduction to Sketchup CADD 3-D Visualization and Modeling

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

__ D-11
SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING

Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Tuesday, September 11, 2012.


Wednesdays

__ E50
ECO EVERYTHING: Green Building Materials and Methods;
Energy and Environment

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 Tuition.
Class starts Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

__ D-4
BRAIN, MIND AND CREATIVITY

Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks. $200 tuition.
Class starts Wednesday, September 12, 2012.


ONLINE SELF-STUDY COURSES

3 units. $200 tuition for each course. But enrollments must be received by August 31, 2012. After that date, regular tuition will be $350 per class.
Weekly assignments and student work reviews will be provided by internet communication.

__ iDE-1 Visionary & Organic Architecture

__ iE-9 Understanding LEED & other Building Certification Systems

__ iE-30 How to Build with Earth Materials – Adobe, Tamped Earth, Earthbag, and Earth-Sheltered Construction

__ iE-35 Native Plants & Plantscaping

__ iE-40 How to Build With Straw Bales

__ iE-44 How to Build With Bamboo

__ iE-180 Bioremediation: Natural Treatment of Greywater & Sewage

__ iE-183 Permaculture

__ iE-45 Eco Villages: Land & Sea


__ I am paying by check or money order (payable to SFIA).
__ I am paying by credit or debit card:

Card number:

Expiration date:

Cardholder’s full name:

Class refund policy:
No extra charge for changing classes or withdrawal within the first week of the semester. After the first week of classes, refunds will be on a pro rated basis.

SFIA Information Office
Box 2590
Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-5174
1-800-634-7779
Fax: 1-510-523-5175
Email: info@sfia.net


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