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UC Berkeley Summer [IN]STITUTES

A landscape and architecture studio at UC Berkeley

Rebar’s John Bela and Blaine Merker led studios in the landscape architecture section of the University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design career discovery program, the Summer [IN]STITUTES. The compressed studio format covers the fundamentals of a first-year design studio and introduces students to key topics in environmental design. In addition to teaching the studios, Rebar lectured and led field trips to sites around San Francisco that would provide students with a basic understanding of the field of architecture and landscape architecture, with emphasis on methods of tactical urbanism and ecological design. From the course website:

The goals of the program are two-fold. First, the culture of the design studio, and the related media courses and lectures, present a condensed experience of design study at the graduate level. It is a test of one’s enthusiasm for the material and the intensity and complexity of the curriculum. Second, the studio itself is designed toward the production of design projects that can serve as portfolio material in the graduate school application process.

Date: June 30, 2010 – August 13, 2010
Location: University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design