Architecture

ARCH 2017 SUMMER COURSES

Below are currently offered courses for the summer semester. For any other course information, see the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.


ARCHITECTURE 11A [Staff]

Introduction to Visual Representation and Drawing

Course Format: Four hours of lecture and 12 hours of studio per week.

Description: (Formerly Env Des 11A) Introductory studio course: theories of representation and the use of several visual means, including freehand drawing and digital media, to analyze and convey ideas regarding the environment. Topics include contour, scale, perspective, color, tone, texture, and design.

 

 

ARCHITECTURE 11B [Staff]

Introduction to Design

Course Format: Six hours of lecture, twelve hours of studio & four hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Arch 11A with C- or better.

 

Description: (Formerly Env Des 11B) Introduction to design concepts and conventions of graphic representation and model building as related to the study of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and city planning. Students draw in plan, section, elevation, axonometric, and perspective and are introduced to digital media. Design projects address concepts of order, site analysis, scale, structure, rhythm, detail, culture, and landscape.

 

ARCHITECTURE 124A.001 [Staff]

3-D Computer Technology

Course Format: 3.5 hours of lecture / seminar per week

"Intermediate 2D/3D Computer Modeling" - Geared toward students majoring in architectural design, this course focuses on developing the core capacity in two-dimensional drafting and three-dimensional modeling necessary for contemporary architectural practice.

 

ARCHITECTURE 124A.002 [Staff]

3-D Computer Technology

Course Format: 3.5 hours of lecture / seminar per week

"Intermediate 2D/3D Computer Modeling" - Geared toward students majoring in architectural design, this course focuses on developing the core capacity in two-dimensional drafting and three-dimensional modeling necessary for contemporary architectural practice.

 

ARCHITECTURE 124B [Staff]

3-D Computer Technology

Course Format: 3.5 hours of lecture / seminar per week

"Advanced 2d/3d Computer Modeling" This course provides students with practical hands on experience in using professional architectural modeling software, e.g., 3DStudioMax, Maya, Rhino, etc). The course covers the process of creating, manipulating and communicating through digital architecural models.

 

ARCHITECTURE 129 [Kershner]

Special Topics in Digital Design Theories and Metho...

Course Format: Six hours of lecture / seminar per week

Extended Course Description

"BIM: Building Information Modeling"

Building Information Modeling  (BIM) has revolutionized  the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries, advancing building planning, documentation and construction by providing the tools for advanced data management in a 3d modeling environment.  Join Jon Kershner, Architect and Designer at WRNS Studio,  for this intensive dive into the history, theory and application of BIM in current A&E practice.  The course will explore BIM through the documentation of one of Arts & Architecture Magazine’s “Case Study Houses”. Students will learn first hand, Autodesk’s Revit Architecture and be challenged to produce a complete set of working construction drawings, applying their new found skills of BIM. The class will culminate in a visit to the WRNS Studio office, where students will be able to explore their 3d BIM models in an immersive Virtual Reality environment using the Vive headset and Steam VR motion tracking

 

ARCHITECTURE 149 [Levitt]

Special Topics in Energy and Environment

Course Format: Six hours of lecture / seminar per week

"Zero Energy Building"

This course is an introduction to zero energy building accessible to students and professionals in all fields and backgrounds.  The course will focus on the central role that buildings play relative to energy production and demand, exploring how and why buildings use energy, ways of reducing consumption, and methods for supplying and storing energy in a sustainable fashion.  Students will learn parametric methods of analyzing architectural systems in terms of cost, comfort, and energy reduction.