Fall 2010


MONDAYS

E75
GREEN ROOFS AND LIVING WALLS
3 units.  6 weeks.  Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
$350 credit; $200 noncredit.  Class starts Monday, October 4, 2010.
Instructors:  Paul Kephart and Fred Stitt, Director, SFIA.

  Paul Kephart is the world’s leading expert on green roofs and creator of the green roof at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Class Topics:

•  The multiple advantages of green roofs and green walls, and
 why they’re being adopted in all major cities across the
 U.S. and around the world.
•  The many varieties of design and construction of green
 roofs and green walls.
•  Case studies:  the best of the newest green roofs, small
 and large.
•  Green walls inside and out:  even more advantageous
 than green roofs.
•  Choosing plant species, growth media, latest information
 sources
•  Retrofitting existing buildings — huge new career
 opportunities.

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. Paul uses art, ecology and science to reclaim our natural resources.  He is 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. www.ranacreekdesign.com

D4
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND THE ARCHITECTURAL MIND
3 units. 6 weeks.  Mondays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
$350, credit, $200 noncredit.  Class starts Monday, October 4, 2010.
Instructor:  Fred Stitt, Director, SFIA.

The world’s most advanced creative design and problem-solving methods. This course presents the mental and emotional processes that precede, precipitate, support, or hinder the process of design. It teaches today’s most advanced methods for inducing inspiration, original thinking, independent thinking, and innovation for solving the most important design problems of our time. You’ll learn the latest discoveries on brain function and creative problem-solving techniques, such as Mind Maps, advanced Brainstorming methods, Lateral Thinking, Morphological Thinking, and many others. Includes much new information on the brain, methods for enlarging the scope of consciousness, and the most effective methods for solving any type of problem.

About the instructor, Fred Stitt
Author/editor of the Ecological Design Handbook (and 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.  Fred founded SFIA in 1990 after researching and identifying the primary problems in architectural education, while teaching at the University of California in Berkeley.


TUESDAYS

D11
SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING
3 units.  6 weeks.  Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
$350 credit; $200 noncredit.
  Class starts Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
Instructor:  Jon Larson, Architect, Artist, Build It Green Certified, LEED AP, Green Point Rater

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
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, LEED AP and a Green Point Rater. He has also taught art classes locally, presented a lecture on “Art in Everyday Life,” and taught drawing at the Waldorf School (East Bay).  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.


E9
LEARNING AND USING LEED AND OTHER GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS
3 units.  6 weeks.  Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$350 credit; $200 noncredit.
  Class starts Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
Instructor:  Katy Hollbacher, P.E., LEED-Accredited Professional and Certified GreenPoint Rater.

How to prepare for 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, non-architects can enter the 

architecture profession 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.

About the instructor, Katy Hollbacher
Principal and Founder of Beyond Efficiency, Katy Hollbacher, P.E., is a licensed Civil Engineer in California and Wyoming, Certified Passive House Consultant, LEED Homes Rater, and Certified GreenPoint Rater, with a Master of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan. She also holds California’s Title 24 consultant credentials of Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) and Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE). Katy combines twelve years of practical experience with in-depth knowledge of technical practices and the green building marketplace, to lead Beyond Efficiency in helping professionals integrate technical expertise, analytical tools, and common-sense best practices into their projects and standard business practices. She spent the preceding five years managing Build It Green’s site of technical information programs, including the “Ask an Expert” green building hotline and Berkeley’s Best Builders program. Katy was also an engineer at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, a national consulting firm specializing in the forensic investigation and repair of modern and historic structures, and has pounded nails, hung drywall, and pulled wires on various construction projects. Beyond Efficiency partners with HERS Raters, HVAC engineers, home-performance contractors, solar electric and water heating designers and installers, rainwater harvesting and graywater reuse consultants, and other specialists, to provide convenient, one-stop service for green building projects.  www.BeyondEfficiency.org

WEDNESDAYS

DE150
STUDIO:  PERCEPTION, MEDIA, AND DESIGN
6 units.  6 weeks.  Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$550 credit; $350 noncredit.
  Class starts Wednesday, October 6, 2010.
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, which is 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
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 principle 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.


THURSDAYS

E100.1
GREEN BUILDING:  MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
3 units.  6 weeks.  Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
$350 credit; $200 noncredit.
  Class starts Thursday, October 7, 2010.
Instructors to be announced.

The basics and the latest advances in earth, strawbale, and bamboo construction.

See below for more details.


E100.2
GREEN BUILDING:  ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
3 units.  6 weeks.  Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
$350 credit; $200 noncredit.
  Class starts Thursday, October 7, 2010.

The basics and the latest advances in solar power, alternative heating and cooling systems, and graywater and rainwater harvesting.

Instructors to be announced.

About E-100.1 and E-100.2
The green building movement has grown from a handful of pioneers to a few dozen, to hundreds of enthusiasts, and now thousands of practicing designers and builders of green buildings.  SFIA has been a part of this movement from the day it was founded in 1990.

  It’s the most radical and widespread transformation in the history of architecture and construction.

  It changes the world, and it changes every aspect of what it means to be a design or construction professional. 

 Meanwhile, new ideas, inventions, and green improvements are coming into play at breakneck speed. These classes present the total picture:  the history, the technology, the best applications — what works and what doesn’t work.  Get 100% informed and up to date, in just six weekly classes.


SFIA FALL 2010 CLASS ENROLLMENT FORM

This not an interactive enrollment form. You may copy it, fill in the data, and e-mail it to info@sfia.net, or copy, print, and fax it to 510-523-5175, or mail it to the address below, or call your information in to 800-634-7779 or 510-523-5174 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Classes start October 4, 2010.
3-unit classes: $350 each, $200 noncredit.
6-unit studio class: $550 credit, $350 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
 in Architecture (36 units)

__ Associate Arts Degree and Technical Certificate
 in Ecological Design (36 units)

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FALL 2010

 CLASS LIST

Note if credit or noncredit.

Mondays

CR NC

__ __   E-75  GREEN ROOFS AND LIVING WALLS

3 units.  6 weeks.  Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

$350 credit; $200 noncredit.  Class starts Monday, October 4, 2010.

__ __   D-4  CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND THE ARCHITECTURAL MIND

3 units.  6 weeks.  Mondays, 8:00 – 9:15 p.m.

$350, credit, $200 noncredit.  Class starts Monday, October 4, 2010.

Tuesdays

__ __   D-11  SKETCH JOURNAL DRAWING

3 units.  6 weeks.  Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

$350 credit; $200 noncredit.
  Class starts Tuesday, October 5, 2010.

__ __   E-9  EARNING AND USING LEED AND OTHER GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS

3 units.  6 weeks.  Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

$350 credit; $200 noncredit.
  Class starts Tuesday, October 5, 2010.

Wednesdays

__ __   DE-150  STUDIO:  PERCEPTION, MEDIA, AND DESIGN

6 units.  6 weeks.  Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

$550 credit; $350 noncredit.
  Class starts Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

Thursdays

__ __   E-100.1  GREEN BUILDING:  MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION

3 units.  6 weeks.  Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

$350 credit; $200 noncredit.
  Class starts Thursday, October 7, 2010.

__ __   E-100.2  GREEN BUILDING:  ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

3 units.  6 weeks.  Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

$350 credit; $200 noncredit.
  Class starts Thursday, October 7, 2010.

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