The following are currently offered courses for summer 2020. For course meeting times and locations, see the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.
ARCH 11A [FIELDS]
Introduction to Visual Representation and Drawing
Description: 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.
ARCH 11B [ZINNI]
Introduction to Design
Description: 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.
ARCH 108 [SCHATZ]
Description: An intensive and structured exposure to the professional practice using the resources of practicing architects' offices as the "laboratory." The seminar discussion focuses on understanding how design happens, how projects are managed, and how buildings are constructed. Consent of instructor required for enrollment.
ARCH 124A [STEINFELD]
Intermediate 2D/3D Computer Modeling
Description: The class provides students with practical hands-on experience in using professional architectural modeling software (e.g. 3DStudioMax, Maya, Rhino, etc.). The class covers the process of creating, manipulating, and communicating through digital architectural models.
Please note that both lab sections of this class meet during the same time (Fridays 10am - 1:30pm) in 214 Wurster.
ARCH 129 [Kershner]
Special Topics in Digital Design Theories and Methods
Description: 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 us for this intensive dive into the history, theory and application of BIM in current A&E practice. The class will explore BIM through the research and documentation of a seminal work of modern architecture. Students will learn Autodesk’s Revit Architecture ﬁrsthand and be challenged to produce a complete set of working construction drawings, applying their newfound skills of BIM. Students will also be challenged to reconsider traditional modes of technical representation in a context where 3D and 2D processes are no longer mutually exclusive. 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.