edited for space & clarity
I know Cal Berkeley exists, but it is East Bay & I am in No. Bay, the area is
BB: Build Academy
Part of me wishes I stayed in the class and learned how not to care from the business students. Looking back, they had the right attitude.
1. Martial Arts portion
2. Shop/maker areas
3. Brainstorming areas
4. Critical thinking portion
5. Drawing sessions
6. Creative writing workshop
7. Physical modeling areas
8. Digital modeling 3D print area
9. Event area, presentation
10. Event area, Ted Talk type place
11. Critique stations
12. Group critique areas
13. Resident studios (Primitive hut)
14. Guest studios (Yurt)
15. e retail to amazon
16. retail to local
17. local energy source, net zero campus
18. online faculty, resident faculty, guest faculty
19. R&D broadcast, weekly show
20. Business school portion
21. Environmental leadership portion
22. Global conflict resolution portion (Model UN)
copyright David Curtis 2018
t: Unschool is where its at.
I suppose it should be NCI-Des since I am merely a licensed designer.
X: I would like to teach there – BIM – studio hrs would be from on Friday from 8am to 5am Saturday – non-stop – with other instructors to provide conflicting instruction as a BIM Boot camp
X: There would also be mandatory PT, at 0400 the students will run for 5 miles, then proceed up Vallejo st (the steep side) and do 100 push ups on the cross streets.
(editor’s note: definitely the second option)
J: There are a lot of great ideas swirling around in here, but I’m starting to become concerned about overhead. I think that we’re losing sight of the goal here. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the point is to make money, not provide a well-rounded education, right?
All this talk of faculty, tents, warehouses, etc. is adding up to a significant investment and I’m wondering if there will be any room for profit?
PN: I’d have 10 simple rules for my (redacted) of (redacted):
1 studios can only be taught by registered & practicing (redacted) who’ve built works from no more than 3 years ago (built works count as research in my redacted)
2 X must take a course in real-estate financing.
3 Studio projects will coincide with other (redacted) wherever practical. For example when studying wood frame structures the studio project(s) should incorporate wood frame construction.
4 The production of construction documentation will be (redacted) in tandem with studio. If (one) can’t document it, how can (one) build it?
5 (A) goal of this (redacted) of (redacted) is to prepare (redacted), therefore participation in (redacted) and (redacted) is required. Special exemptions for X pursuing (redacted) in other jurisdictions will be permitted on a case by case basis.
6 Studios, (redacted) will have more than one project during the semester.
7 anyone who uses X crit time during juries to snipe berate or engage in an intellectual argument not pertinent to the work being presented will be (redacted).
8 Sexual harassment will not be tolerated between X Y and or Z.
9 (redacted) Extra curricular activities shall be encouraged. X will be provided with family leave, discrimination based on familiar status will not be tolerated.
10 On-site construction observation for at least one semester for a construction project is (redacted). All construction projects scheduled to last more than 6 months at the institution that host my (redacted) of (redacted) shall be required to accommodate X observation of the construction site, have biweekly meetings between X and construction manager, general contractor, site superintendent, architect or record or other designated persons. Xs observing construction for class credit shall be allowed access to progress meetings,bidding documents, shop drawings, meeting minutes, change orders, architect’s supplemental instructions, request for information, and other information to be specified by the (redacted) on a case by case basis for educational purposes.
There are a lot of good design focused (redacted) but we also need X with a much stronger understanding of the technical aspect of (redacted) and the practice of (redacted). The problem with schools choosing to marginalize the technical skills or focusing on skills not widely in use in the profession is the burden of teaching theses usable and needed skills then fall to the firms, who are probably less than willing to absorb the cost of finishing a recent graduate’s education. This may be one reason why it is so hard for recent graduates to find work.
(editor’s note: redactions of PN content were by DC)
I don’t support IDP nor do I support NCARB as they are currently functioning.
t: I’m convinced this is actually happening.
CC: don’t forget to hire a PR rep for the students to get their work out there and good lighting for selfies.
t: DISC-101 to 401 or whatever, I’d like to help teach people how to guess a plan. We will spend the first week or two building a ‘mind palace’ for storing knowledge outside of internet search engines.
Some combo of PN’s idea of a good curriculum and David Curtis’ idea of one would be pretty decent.
K: You know how SCI-Arc people wear scarves for no reason? You should have your own flair that doesn’t make any sense. I’m thinking cowboy boots and spurs.
DC: The belts are earned,
Sonoma, South North Ma(something)
I have one of his pencil sketches of the Rockledge residence I got in an AIA auction. Big fan of his work.
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