Spring 2012 Classes

Evening classes start Monday, April 16, 2012. Classes last six weeks and end the week of May 21, unless noted otherwise.

Class Location: Strawberry Creek Design Center in Berkeley

1250 Addison Street, Room 106, Berkeley, CA 94702

www.strawberrycreekonline.com

Two blocks west of Sacramento Street and one block south of University Avenue. Five blocks to the North Berkeley BART Station.

If you enroll and pay your full tuition by April 2, you may deduct 20% off the class tuitions posted below.

MONDAYS

D4
THE CREATIVE MIND:  Today’s Most Successful
Problem-Solving Techniques and design Methods

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, April 16, 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.

D6
THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURAL AESTHETICS AND
DESIGN METHODS:  Egypt, Greece, Rome, Islam, and Gothic

Mondays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, April 16, 2012.
Instructor:  Fred Stitt, Architect, Director, SFIA.

Some systems of design and proportion originated as early as five thousand years ago. They were passed from culture to culture, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Greeks to the Romans, and from the Romans to Western Europe. The same systems are applied throughout Muslim and Asian architecture. These systems are used to this day, and when used well, are the “secret” behind the design of virtually every great building.

TUESDAYS

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

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
Instructor:  Fred Stitt, Architect, Director, SFIA, and 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 to be found 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.

DE2000
DESIGN STUDIO — The SFIA Solar Design Decathlon:  Resources and Methods for Designing Totally Sustainable Buildings

Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
Instructor:  Fred Stitt, Architect, Director, SFIA, and guest speakers.

Note:  The U.S. Dept. of Energy design competition for sustainable home designs by college students is producing some notably uninspired results.  Let’s see what we can do, using SFIA design and construction methods.

WEDNESDAYS

D11
SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, April 18, 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.

Topics include:

• Your basic graphic toolbox; tips on materials to best fit your needs.
• 3-D; bringing life to plans and elevations with graphics; a friendly intro
to perspective in everyday life.
• Tones, composition and rendering; doing less for more effect.
• Color and media — from wild to meditative.
• Communicating mood and sense of place.
• Biophilic art; design lessons from nature, including the study of growth and metamorphosis.

About the instructor:

Jon Larson is an architect, illustrator, and painter, who 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.

D14
PERSPECTIVE AND RENDERING: Techniques of Presentation

Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit $250 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
Instructor: Jon Larson, LEED AP, Build It Green-Certified, GreenPoint-Rated Architect, and much-published Artist.

The quality of presentation of design is often as important to the acceptance of a project as the design ideas themselves. This course demonstrates professional visual presentation techniques, graphic composition, and media.

THURSDAYS

C22A
SKETCHUP:  Introduction to Sketchup CADD 3-D Visualization and Modeling

Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Instructor: Dylan Jones, CADD and 3-D Visualization and Modeling Consultant.

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.

C22B
SKETCHUP:  Intermediate and Advanced Sketchup CADD

Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:00+  p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Instructor: Dylan Jones, CADD and 3-D Visualization and Modeling Consultant.

More advanced methods of modeling, visualization and animation.


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California Conservation Corps building, Fresno, California, by SFIA alumnus Arthur Dyson.


Classes are held at the Strawberry Creek Design Center in Berkeley.
All are welcome to enroll.


SFIA Information Office: info@sfia.net.

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ENROLLMENT FORM SFIA SPRING 2012 SEMESTER

Classes start Monday, April 16, 2012.

3-unit classes: $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
4-unit class:  $450 credit; $300 noncredit.

Note: Noncredit can be converted to credit at any time by submitting course work and paying the remaining tuition.  Classes taken for credit cannot be changed to noncredit later.

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6 units total for attendance at each class.

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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.

SPRING 2012 CLASS LIST

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Mondays

__ __ D4
THE CREATIVE MIND:  Today’s Most Successful
Problem-Solving Techniques and Design Methods
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit
Class starts Monday, April 16, 2012.

__ __ D6
THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURAL AESTHETICS AND
DESIGN METHODS: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Islam, and Gothic
Mondays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, April 16, 2012.

Tuesdays

__ __ E50
ECO EVERYTHING:  Green Building Materials and Methods;
Energy and Environment
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

__ __  DE2000   Design Studio — The SFIA Solar Design Decathlon:
Resources and Methods for Designing Totally Sustainable Buildings
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

Wednesdays

__ __ D11
SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

__ __  D14
PERSPECTIVE AND RENDERING: Techniques of Presentation
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Thursdays

__ __ C22A
SKETCHUP:  Introduction to Sketchup CADD 3-D Visualization and Modeling.
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Thursday, April 19, 2012.

__ __ C 22B
SKETCHUP:  Intermediate and Advanced Sketchup CADD
Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Thursday, April 19, 2012.

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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.

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