Mar 1, 2013
The College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, offers three introductory six-week summer studios in the study of architecture, landscape architecture, and sustainable city planning, as well as one advanced studio in architecture. The Summer [IN]STITUTE gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and theories of environmental design, experience the culture of the design studios, connect with top faculty and professionals, and build a portfolio for graduate school application.
The introductory programs are designed for post-baccalaureate students or senior-level undergraduates with majors in other fields who are interested in the field of environmental design. We will also consider exceptional students who will have completed their junior year of college by June 2013. The advanced architecture studio is open to students who have already obtained their undergraduate degree in the field of Architecture or are entering their senior year by June 2013.
The [IN]ARCH studio course allow students to cross the threshold into the world of architectural thinking and design. The architecture studios are formal, intensive, and structured for experimentation with physical ideas. Students will create through models (both physical and digital), drawing, photography, collage, montage, diagram, scanning, mapping, and writing. In studio, students will learn how to transform invisible ideas into form.
[IN]ARCH ADV is a studio based program designed to further challenge students with a degree in architecture. The program will look at and question the nature of the twenty-first century city and its culture, focusing on how the city is used, how it has changed over time, and how architecture affects and is affected by that use. Studio work will focus on environmental, urban, formal, structural and socio-cultural factors involved in the design process and will develop work at two scales—the urban scale of the city and the scale of the individual building acting within this urban context. The [IN]CITY studio course has two complementary components that introduce students further to key sustainability planning issues. The daily seminar offers an overview of sustainability issues related to different areas in urbanism. During the seminar, students also participate in site visits and tours of cutting-edge projects and meet with the local officials involved. The “hands-on” studio offers students practical experience by developing in-depth recommendations for clients such as the City of Berkeley and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Through this program, students will develop skills needed to be effective in a highly complex institutional environment.
The [IN]LAND studio course introduces students to the different scales and aspects of landscape architecture and environmental planning. The six-week course is divided into two studio projects where students investigate how to evince and design for both social and natural processes in the urban environment. There will be field trips to project sites that are located within the San Francisco Bay Area which will enhance understanding of the studio projects.
Each program consists of a lecture series, a design or planning studio, and either a seminar or media course. The total cost of the Summer [IN]STITUTE is $3,400 plus the UC Berkeley Summer Sessions fees. Classes are from July 8 – August 16and are held in Wurster Hall — home of the College of Environmental Design — on the UC Berkeley campus.
Apply now through April 26, 2013. For more detailed information, please visit the Summer Institute website at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/college/academics/summer-institutes/apply.SOURCE: College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley
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