Winter 2011 Classes


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.

SATURDAY DESIGN STUDIO WORKSHOP CLASSES

DE 151
DESIGN STUDIO: PERCEPTION, MEDIA, AND DESIGN – Part 2
6 units. This workshop class will meet for full days on two Saturdays,
January 22 and 29, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$450 credit, $250 noncredit.

Location: Strawberry Creek Design Center, 1250 Addison Street, Berkeley.
Instructor: Linda Kiisk, sustainable architect, a founding director of the Institute for the Built Environment, and award-winning artist.

This studio focuses on a sustainable design project based on methods for enhancing your visual faculties, to create more insightful designs and presentations. Suited for newcomers and as follow-through for students who attended the Part 1 Fall Semester studio class.

About the instructor, Linda Kiisk
Linda Kiisk, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, is an artist and architect specializing in sustainable design and historic preservation. She has held concurrent appointments as professor of design in engineering, construction management and interiors programs. She was one of the founding directors of the Institute for the Built Environment and the principal investigator/producer of satellite broadcasts on sustainability for the National Park Service. Her video on deconstruction practices at the Presidio in San Francisco won an International Telly Award. In 2004, Linda was nominated by CIES for a Fulbright International Chair in Sustainable Development and Heritage Tourism. While in Panama, she studied the design and construction techniques of the Kuna Indians. She received additional funding to study visualization and design differences between males and females. Her studies analyzed cutting-edge research on how light is transmitted through the visual center of the brain. The results of drawing tests that Linda administered to students and professionals over the course of two decades have been documented and will be published in a book entitled When Shadows Vanish.

MONDAYS

Evening classes start Monday, January 17, 2011
Location: Strawberry Creek Design Center at 1250 Addison Street, Berkeley.

E 77
DESIGN STUDIO: LIVING ROOFS AND GREEN WALLS
6 units. 6 weeks. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$450 credit, $250 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, January 17, 2011

Instructors:

Paul Kephart, creator of the green roof at the California Academy of Sciences building, is the nation’s leading authority on green roof design and technology.

Fred Stitt, founder/director, SFIA; author/editor of the Ecological Design Handbook; and award-winning innovator in architectural education.

This studio teaches the techniques and methodologies of the design and construction of living roofs and walls. Multiple case-study presentations will show the making of real projects, large and small. We’ll demonstrate the steps of design and construction, incorporating the botanical, mechanical, structural, and construction details that comprise green roof technology. Includes preparation for Green Roof Professional Certification. This studio is suited to newcomers and as follow-through for students who attended the Part 1 Fall 2010 Semester Green Roofs class.

More about the instructor, Paul Kephart

Paul is one of our country’s foremost ecological authorities on green roofs, living walls, and watershed management systems. A trained biologist, Paul has a profound understanding of natural processes and sustainability, and how they impact our developed landscapes. He uses art, ecology and science to reclaim our natural resources. Uniquely committed to restoring biodiversity in our cities and suburbs, Paul has more than twenty years of comprehensive consulting experience in land use planning and resource management. He has also established himself as the leading ecologist and technical design consultant in the fields of living architecture/vegetative structures and sustainable landscapes. See the work of Paul Kephart at www.ranacreek.org.

D 1
NATURE-BASED CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS
3 units. 6 weeks. Mondays, 8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, January 17, 2011
Instructor: Fred Stitt.

This intensive core course shows how to create extraordinary buildings – buildings completely integrated with the needs of the users, with the site, and within themselves as works of art. This course explores how to expand creative abilities and media skills, and understand the total design process, from initial client relationships through final construction. The techniques for building well and designing to reach and reward the human mind and emotions are explained in detail, through three short building design assignments.

About the instructor, Fred Stitt

Author/editor of the Ecological Design Handbook (and author of seventeen books on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural practice), Fred lectures widely on problems and solutions in green building and architectural education and practice. He founded SFIA in 1990, after researching and identifying the primary problems in architectural education, while teaching at the University of California in Berkeley.

TUESDAYS

E 45
ECOLOGICAL CITY DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
3 units. 6 weeks. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Instructors: Richard Register, Kirsten Miller, and their associates at Ecocity Builders. Ecocity Builders spearheaded creek daylighting programs in Berkeley , such as at Strawberry Creek Park. See their work at www.Ecocitybuilders.org

Green buildings will evolve into eco cities, and eco cities will spawn a revolution in green building. This class is not only a learning program; it is a living laboratory for helping to build out and test the Ecocity Framework, for the International Ecocity Framework and Standards Project. Students will use their own communities as living laboratories for study, research and development of proposals for applied Ecocity interventions and solutions.

This course emphasizes the organizing principles of ecologically healthy cities, taking into account land use, eco-zoning and sustainable development strategies, restoration of nature, watersheds and agriculture in the city, and integration of natural design, inside and outside. Students will explore a cooperative framework that successfully addresses large systems of organization and services in a post-carbon era. In addition to weekly lectures and class discussions, students will participate in a working group of their choice, sharing information and proposed outcomes in short summary sessions. The working groups will allow students to brainstorm new ideas and develop strategies according to their particular key interests, to deal with an overall strategy for creating sustainability and the long-term health of nature and civilization.

D 11.2
SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING — Part 2
3 units. 6 weeks. Tuesdays, 8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
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. This class continues from the Fall 2010 semester, but beginners will have no problem and are welcome to enroll. 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

Jon 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 Green Point Rater. He has also 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

D 23
DESIGN FOR HUMAN BEHAVIOR
3 units. 6 weeks. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
Instructor: Dave Deppen, Architect

This has been one of our highest-rated classes — a lifelong resource for students. Includes: how people use and respond to the space around them. Exploring environmental psychology, design approaches in harmony with human feeling, personal space and social space, defensible space and healing space, daylight, awareness and perception. Required text: A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander, et al. Please bring this book to the first class.

About the instructor, Dave Deppen

Dave is an architect and ecological designer, with more than thirty years of experience with ecological projects of all types and scales. His focus is on combining the best of green design, using people-friendly approaches. He has held leading roles in the firms of eco-luminaries Malcolm Wells and Sim Van der Ryn. His design for the Kirsch Center at DeAnza College won a first-ever Livable Building award from the nation’s premier organization of building scientists, as well as a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Dave has lectured widely, including the Commonwealth Club, Stanford University, University of Oregon, and other locales across the country.

DE 300
INTRODUCTION TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
THE ORIGINAL GREEN DISCIPLINE

3 units. 6 weeks. Wednesdays, 8:15 – 9:30 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Instructor: Jeffrey B. Samudio, Principal, Design Aid, Cultural
Resource Management and Sustainable Design.

Learn about the immense opportunities of historic preservation and eco retrofit design and construction. This class will review the core methods of cultural resource management and its unique opportunities. Conservation and preservation are inherently green activities, and are perfect complements to green building design and construction. In fact, many historic buildings, constructed before modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting, had excellent natural ventilation, daylighting systems and thermal mass to maintain constant temperatures. As we uncover original natural systems, we rediscover the aesthetic features of original green design and construction.

THURSDAYS

E 51
BUCKY FULLER AND THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE
3 units. 6 weeks. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Thursday, January 20, 2011

Instructor: Jay Baldwin, inventor, is one of the world’s leading authorities on Bucky Fuller, and author of BuckyWorks.

Bucky Fuller was one of our greatest visionaries. His visions and inventions were the product of a mode of thinking, which, once understood and practiced, can revolutionize your life and work.

Instructor Jay Baldwin has been a lifelong protégé of Bucky Fuller, and wrote the finest descriptive book on Fuller’s life and work. Jay was also editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, a hugely popular and influential publication that presaged the World Wide Web.

ENROLLMENT FORM INSTRUCTIONS

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ENROLLMENT FORM SFIA WINTER SEMESTER 2011

Classes start Monday, January 17, 2011.

3-unit classes: $350 credit, $200 noncredit.

6-unit studio classes: $450 credit, $250 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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__ Master of Architecture Degree (114 units)

__ Master of Ecological Design Degree (75 units)

__ Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree (72 units)

__ Bachelor of Science in Ecological Design Degree (72 units)

__ Associate Arts Degree and Technical Certificate
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WINTER 2011 CLASS LIST

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Saturdays

__ __ DE-151 DESIGN STUDIO: PERCEPTION, MEDIA, AND DESIGN – Part 2
6 units. Saturday full day workshops, January 22 amd 29, 2011. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
$450 credit, $250 noncredit.

Mondays

__ __ E-77 DESIGN STUDIO: LIVING ROOFS AND GREEN WALLS
6 units. 6 weeks. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$450 credit, $250 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, January 17, 2011.

__ __ D-1 NATURE-BASED CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS
3 units. 6 weeks. Mondays, 8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, January 17, 2011.

Tuesdays

__ __ E-45 ECOLOGICAL CITY DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
3 units. 6 weeks. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

__ __ D-11.2 SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING – Part 2

3 units. 6 weeks. Tuesdays, 8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

Wednesdays

__ __ D-23 DESIGN FOR HUMAN BEHAVIOR
3 units. 6 weeks. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, January 19, 2011.

__ __ DE-300 HISTORIC PRESERVATION: THE ORIGINAL GREEN DISCIPLINE
3 units. 6 weeks. Wednesdays, 8:15 – 9:30 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, January 19, 2011.

Thursdays

__ __ E-51 BUCKY FULLER AND THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE
3 units. 6 weeks. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$350 credit, $200 noncredit.
Class starts Thursday, January 20, 2011.

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