Winter 2012 Classes

Evening classes start Monday, January 30, 2012. Classes last six weeks and end the week of March 5, 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 January 3, you may deduct 20% off the class tuitions posted below.

Architects and USGBC professionals can earn continuing education credit.  AIA CES learning units and USGBC credits to be provided for all classes except D-13, Freehand Drawing.



MONDAYS

DE250
GREEN ANALYSIS:  Energy and Ecological Analysis for Retrofits and New Buildings

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

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.

D-1
STUDIO:  INDIGENOUS ARCHITECTURE AND ECOLOGICAL DESIGN

Mondays, 8:00  – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, January 30, 2012.
Instructor:  Craig Henritzy, Architect, Artist, and Expert on Native American buildings and the lessons they teach.

Design studio project:  green planning analysis and design for an eco resort in Guatemala (or an alternative site of your choice).

Students will research Mayan architecture and eco resort-planning principles and create a site- and culturally-inspired design. Sustainable systems applied to this self-sufficient facility will include passive solar, active solar, rainwater harvesting, greywater recyling, vegetated roofs, and food cultivation. The resort will integrate large lodge buildings with varied accommodations, in a tropical rainforest setting.

About the instructor:

Craig Henritzy has spent years studying Native American culture and architecture.  His studies included multiple cross-country bicycle treks to U.S. reservations.  He has been a pioneer in the use of alternative materials and the integration of natural principles of interior climate control, solar energy and daylighting.

TUESDAYS

DE150
STUDIO:  PERCEPTION, MEDIA, AND DESIGN

Tuesdays, 6:30  – 7:45 p.m.
4 units.  6 weeks.  $450 credit; $300 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, January 31, 2012.
Instructor: Linda Kiisk, Architect, Sustainable Designer, and Artist.

Our newest design instructor, Linda Kiisk, will offer a design project:
a Demonstration Center for Conscious Creativity.  Linda will mentor this design studio, based on methods for enhancing your visual faculties, to create more insightful design and presentations. This studio will introduce you to brain mapping technology, case studies of  artists’ and architects’ divergent use of light, and the relationship between human consciousness and the natural environment.  Includes site selection and evaluation information, and development of a building program.  Structures designed for the Demonstration Center for Conscious Creativity will be constructed with natural materials.  Information on natural materials will be included in the course content.

About the instructor:

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 she 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.  Linda 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.

D11
SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING

Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350; credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, January 31, 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.

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WEDNESDAYS

E180
GREYWATER REUSE, RAINWATER CAPTURE, AND ECOLOGICAL SANITATION

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Instructor: Laura Allen, Greywater Action.

Drinkable water on our planet consists of less than a small percentage of 1% of all the water available. Water will have to be conserved and collected on a local scale and building by building in the years ahead, to avoid catastrophic consequences. Meanwhile, it’s a practical economic benefit for buildings to go “off the pipeline,” in terms of water supply, just as many are going “off the grid” to generate their own electricity.

About the instructor:

Laura Allen, a founding member of Greywater Action, has spent a decade exploring low-tech, urban, sustainable water solutions. She has a BA in Environmental Science, a teaching credential, and a Masters in Education from New College of California. She is coeditor of the anthology, Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground. Laura leads classes and workshops on the urban ecological sanitation technologies of rainwater harvesting, greywater reuse and composting toilets. Laura also works with the Greywater Alliance to help remove institutional barriers to sustainable water use. In 2009 Greywater Action joined with a water organization called “A Single Drop,” to connect international clean water work with U.S. hands-on water conservation strategies.  “A Single Drop” is the fiscal sponsor of Greywater Action (www.greywateraction.org).

E150
SOLAR ENERGY

Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Instructor: Jerry Caldwell, Solar Energy Consultant and Senior Project Engineer.

Buildings consume over 60% of all electrical energy production, with enormous environmental costs from coal- and petroleum-burning energy generation. Meanwhile, solar power gets cheaper and more efficient every year. As people switch to plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars, the economics get better and better. This class covers all you need to know to understand solar technology, how to choose systems, the best methods for installation and operation, and how to combine solar energy with other alternatives, such as wind power. Includes updates on new technology, the growing solar industry, and improved methods of solar energy calculation.

THURSDAYS

C22
SKETCHUP:  COMPUTER VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND RENDERING

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Thursday, February 2, 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.

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


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ENROLLMENT FORM SFIA WINTER 2012 SEMESTER

Classes start Monday, January 30, 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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__ AIA Health/Safety/Welfare continuing education credit.
__ USGBC accreditation renewal continuing education.
6 units total for attendance at each class.

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

Degree Candidate for:
__ Master of Architecture Degree (114 units)
__ Master of Ecological Design Degree (108 units)
__ Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree (72 units)
__ Bachelor of Science in Ecological Design Degree (72 units)
__ Associate Arts Degree and Technical Certificate in Architecture (36 units)
__ Associate Arts Degree and Technical Certificate in Ecological Design (36 units)

Note: Students can change candidacy at any time.

WINTER 2012 CLASS LIST

Note if credit or noncredit.

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Mondays

__ __ DE250
GREEN ANALYSIS:  Energy and Ecological Analysis for Retrofits and New Buildings
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit
Class starts Monday, January 30, 2012.

__ __ D-1
STUDIO:  INDIGENOUS ARCHITECTURE AND ECOLOGICAL DESIGN
Mondays, 8:00  – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, January 30, 2012.

Tuesdays

__ __ DE150
STUDIO:  PERCEPTION, MEDIA, AND DESIGN
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
4 units.  6 weeks.  $450 credit; $300 noncredit.
Class starts Monday, January 30, 2012.

__ __ D11
SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks.  $350, credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

Wednesdays

__ __ E180
GREYWATER REUSE, RAINWATER CAPTURE, AND ECOLOGICAL SANITATION
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
3 units.  6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

__ __ E150
SOLAR ENERGY
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00+ p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

Thursdays

__ __ C22
SKETCHUP:  COMPUTER VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND RENDERING
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
3 units. 6 weeks.  $350 credit; $250 noncredit.
Class starts Thursday, February 2, 2012.

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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 rata basis.

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