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 100C/D [ATWOOD]
ARCH 109 + ARCH 199 SUMMER INTENSIVE STUDIO
Description: Re-rendering LACMA. This studio course will count as either ARCH 100C or ARCH 100D. This is an advanced design studio which will rethink and redesign the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Additionally, the studio will focus on “the rendering” as its main way of working and representing the project in an attempt to rethink other forms of architecture representation and image making.
Note: Students must enroll in both ARCH 109 and ARCH 199 to receive full credit as ARCH 100C or ARCH 100D. Students can do this search for ARCH 199 by searching for the class number 10576 in CalCentral. This additional 1-unit class accounts for the 5th unit of credit and is required for the studio. Please contact the Architecture Office or the instructor for more clarification.
ARCH 100C/D [CREEDON]
ARCH 109 + ARCH 199 SUMMER INTENSIVE STUDIO
Description: This is an advanced design studio that will count as either ARCH 100C or ARCH 100D. The project is a boathouse for the City of Berkeley, located in Aquatic Park. The focus of the studio will be on the development of a highly articulated shed building that will engage the vocabulary of contemporary municipal infrastructure; the role of the roof in relationship to language, structure, light and air; the role of a the ground plane in relationship to a building at the waters edge.
Note: Students must enroll in both ARCH 109 and Arch 199 to receive full credit as ARCH 100C or ARCH 100D. Students can do this search for ARCH 199 by searching for class number 10578 in CalCentral. This additional 1-unit class counts for the 5th unit of credit and is required for the studio. Please contact the Architecture Office or the instructor for additional clarification if required.
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.