Summer 2008

Monday classes start the week of June 16, 2008

MONDAY CLASSES

E50
EVERYTHING ECO GREEN BUILDING WORKSHOP
3 units. (6 AIA/CES/HSW units). 6 weeks.
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Stitt, Architect; Director, SFIA.

A complete overview of green building design, focusing on alternative environmental and energy systems. Includes numerous case studies of today’s greatest innovations in green building.

  • New, Alternative Materials and Construction Methods
  • Free Solar Heating and Cooling
  • Natural Lighting
  • Building Integrated Power Systems
  • Free electricity
  • Harvesting Rain
  • Bioremediation & Site Remediation
  • Creating completely self-sufficient buildings

E200
GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION
3 units (6 AIA/CES/HSW units). 6 weeks.
Mondays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Stitt, Architect; Director, SFIA.

How to prepare for revolutionary new career paths in green building. Soon most of the Bay Area and major cities across the U.S. will mandate green certification for all new and remodeled buildings (including residential). These cities will require Certified Green Building Professionals to assure that green standards are met. This course explains the fundamentals of the certification systems, with an emphasis on understanding and preparinG for the LEED-Accredited Professional exam. For the first time it’s possible for non-architects to enter the architecture profession starting as Certified Green Building Professionals. Those who do so and work under the supervision
of architects will accrue work experience that counts toward qualifying for the California architecture license exam.

TUESDAY CLASSES

T1.2
CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF BUILDING FAILURES
3 units. (6 AIA/CES/HSW units). 6 weeks.
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Stitt, Architect; Director, SFIA.

Buildings failures are epidemic, despite the fact that the causes are well known and easily corrected. This course outlines the exact reasons why materials, buildings, and design professionals fail.

  • The number-one cause of most building failures
  • Designing for wind and fire
  • Designing for earthquakes
  • Soil failures and landslides
  • Killer toxic building materials
  • Roof and facade failures
  • Building accidents and injuries

DE250
ECO RETROFIT FOR SFIA
3 units. (6 AIA/CES/HSW units). 6 weeks.
Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Instructors: Fred Stitt and guest consultants.

How to problem solve, plan, and design the transformation of existing buildings into showcase green environments.
Using our new facility as a case study, we’ll review the most creative possibilities of solar energy, daylighting, green roof and green walls, green ceilings, passive solar heating, greywater reclamation, interior plantscaping, rainwater harvesting, air cleansing, green finishes, and LEED and/or other types of green building certification.

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

E180
GREYWATER, COMPOST TOILETS, and LIVING MACHINES
3 units (6 AIA/CES/HSW units). 6 weeks.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Laura Allen of Greywater Guerillas.

Buildings can recycle “used” water, process sewage, and instead of being the worst polluters, can be turned around to eliminate toxic waste, improve the environment, and enhance health. Unfortunately, the “approved” ways of doing so are expensive and complex. Here’s how to do it safely, simply, and cheaply.

E600
THE GREEN BUILDING REVOLUTION
3 units (6 AIA/CES/HSW units). 6 weeks.
Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15+ p.m.

Leading green building architects and experts tell what they do and how they do it. A rare opportunity to gain essential insights on green design and technology from some of the Bay Area’s finest green building design professionals. Class starts with two weeks of Paul Kephart, Horticulturalist, and one of the world’s leading authorities on Green Roofs, followed by Craig Henritzy, Architect, on Indigenous Design, John Swearington, of Skillful Means, on Strawbale Design and Construction, Todd Jersey, Architect, on Ecological Design Practice.

THURSDAY CLASS

C22 SKETCHUP: 3-D MODELING & DESIGN PROCESS
3 units. (6 AIA/CES/HSW units). 6 weeks.
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00+ p.m.
Students may stay later for lab practice.
Instructor: Dave Weir.

A comprehensive introduction to the lowest-cost and easiest- to-use architecture computer modeling program. SketchUp is now the leading medium for architectural perspective renderings and presentation drawings. Software can be downloaded at no cost. Bring your own laptop (required).

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