2023 Summer Courses
For more information, view the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.
- UNDERGRADUATE + GRADUATE COURSES
Arch 11B – Introduction to Design [Ashley August]
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 100C – Architectural Design III [Matt Kendall]
This is a studio course in architectural design. Students work on individual and group design projects that build on topics from Architecture 100B with additional integration of conditions pertinent to architectural production that may include architectural precedents, context, landscape and urban issues, envelope, performance, structure, and tectonics in the design of buildings.
Arch 100D – Architectural Design IV [Matt Kendall]
Students work on individual and/or group design projects that build on topics from previous studios with additional integration of conditions pertinent to architectural production that may include architectural precedents, context, landscape and urban issues, envelope, structure, and tectonics in the design of buildings. It may also include relevant and pertinent social, cultural, and technological issues facing architecture and design.
Arch 108 – Architectural Internship [Mark Schatz]
An intensive and structured exposure to the professional practice, using the resources of practicing architects’ offices as the “laboratory.” The seminar discussion focus on understanding how design happens, how projects are managed and how buildings are constructed.
Arch 124A – Introduction to Digital Design Methods [Floor van de Velde]
The 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 architectural models.
Arch 125A – Building Information Technology [Christina Lin & Jon Schlueter]
This course explores conceptual and practical issues surrounding the Building Information Model (BIM), a widely-used approach in the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry for the management of digital representations of the physical characteristics of buildings, their functions, and the process by which they are built. By completing this course, students develop an understanding of the concepts underlying BIM, and build competencies in creating BIM models in practice.
Arch 212 – Body-Conscious Design: Shoes, Chairs, Rooms, and Beyond [Galen Cranz]
This seminar prepares students to evaluate and design environments from the point of view of how they interact with the human body. Tools and clothing modify that interaction. Semi-fixed features of the near environment, especially furniture, may have greater impact on physical well being and social-psychological comfort than fixed features like walls, openings, and volume. Today, designers can help redefine and legitimize new attitudes toward supporting the human body by, for example, designing for a wide range of postural alternatives and possibly designing new kinds of furniture.