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Architecture & Landscape Design

Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 9 - 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-COM-2798
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215 | lab fee $15


Description

Designers can start drawing, designing and rendering their ideas with this free downloadable 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to jewelry to game design to 3D printing. This course teaches students about the use of SketchUp as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and simple animation creation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

Applies to: GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-1039 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Design solutions are more easily found when the designer has a sound understanding of materials, systems and construction methods and when they are properly conveyed using industry-standard documentation software. This project-based course acknowledges both outcomes as students learn the primary tool for building professionals, AutoCAD Revit, to understand architectural anatomy. They gain confidence with the interface and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as they work in class and through self-directed assignments to create cutaway and component architectural views. Students learn the terminology and specifications of vast libraries of materials, and can expect to exit the course with competency using Revit, leading to a better understanding of structural, electrical, media and HVAC systems and a stronger portfolio.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0452
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Inspiration for design is everywhere, from the natural world around us to common objects, creatures and phenomena we see every day. Architects channel this inspiration when building designs that must be responsive to nearby surroundings, human inhabitants and the specific use of the finished structures. In this course, students engage in idea generation, sketching, drafting and model making. This concept-to-design-to-build process begins in RISD's Nature Lab, where students investigate various natural structures. They then explore personal, societal and cultural needs (and wants) as they begin transforming these ideas into drawings and handmade architectural models.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0452-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Inspiration for design is everywhere, from the natural world around us to common objects, creatures and phenomena we see every day. Architects channel this inspiration when building designs that must be responsive to nearby surroundings, human inhabitants and the specific use of the finished structures. In this course, students engage in idea generation, sketching, drafting and model making. This concept-to-design-to-build process begins in RISD's Nature Lab, where students investigate various natural structures. They then explore personal, societal and cultural needs (and wants) as they begin transforming these ideas into drawings and handmade architectural models.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1765-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Sculptural trees, multi-textured greenery, exploding palettes of floral color. Exotic locations? Royal palaces? Not necessarily! Designed landscapes -- including gardens -- are art and design, using nature as the palette. They can be as formal as a city park, or familiar as a back yard. Designing a successful garden, whether vegetable, floral or container, involves all the principles of art and design so that the ultimate creation transforms a space in a truly magical way. In this course, students learn basic concepts and processes of garden and landscape design, including an exploration of potential materials, hands-on site exploration, and the use of such architectural or sculptural elements as fences, arbors or garden benches. Students complete the course with a plan for their own hypothetical garden.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Kurt Van Dexter (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3701-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

This course serves as an introductory experience for students interested in exploring the exciting field of architecture -- where innovative design, aesthetics, practicality, cost and materials all intersect. Topics to be covered include directly relevant issues such as the design process, design development and presentation preparation, as well as secondary issues such as protecting and enhancing the fabric of the community, working with recycled materials and using cutting-edge "green" approaches. The careers of notable architects are presented to enrich students' learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. As students create their own structural design projects they become familiar with the discipline's vocabulary, stylistic history and material science, which are all included in the presentation of their final projects.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Kurt Van Dexter (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3701-03 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

This course serves as an introductory experience for students interested in exploring the exciting field of architecture -- where innovative design, aesthetics, practicality, cost and materials all intersect. Topics to be covered include directly relevant issues such as the design process, design development and presentation preparation, as well as secondary issues such as protecting and enhancing the fabric of the community, working with recycled materials and using cutting-edge "green" approaches. The careers of notable architects are presented to enrich students' learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. As students create their own structural design projects they become familiar with the discipline's vocabulary, stylistic history and material science, which are all included in the presentation of their final projects.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Kurt Van Dexter (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-4055
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Get a hands-on introduction to the popular Building Information Modeling (BIM) application Chief Architect, to help you design, build and modify higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Used by builders, interior designers and architects (their Home Designer software is for DIY consumers) since 1992, it generates professional-quality 3D renderings, a full materials list, and 2D construction documents. Easier to use than other 3D CAD software packages, its plan files are shareable cross-platform (Mac or Windows). Learning Chief Architect will help you to become a more productive designer and to effectively convey your plans to customers and professionals. You'll discover how to lay out, design, build and render models, cover customizing family components, and create unique elements. In the course, your basic floor plan is imported, scaled and traced into a finished design and rendered as interior and exterior models. Note: A laptop, mouse and purchased student software version are required.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)