Dana Buntrock

Closed (1) Book project (Collaborative Construction: The Aspiring Architects’ Guide)

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

Construction practices are changing in California and across the U.S.: LEED and other voluntary standards drive client choices, new project delivery models like Integrated Project Development are gaining ground, and model building codes now allow adobe homes and 18-story Cross Laminated Timber towers. Understanding how to navigate change is key to successful architectural practice. We are developing a book that will help architects understand how to do so; upper-level undergraduates with appropriate technical knowledge can join us.

Research apprentices will generate graphic material, working under close supervision; identify copyright-free photographs illustrating specific points in the text and buildings by architects that represent America’s diversity—racial, gender and regional diversity—by reviewing awards and other online resources.

Students will develop strong technical graphics for their own portfolios.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: David Jaehning, lecturer

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of architecture and construction practices, technical drawing skills and a good graphic sensibility. Completion of at least 1 studio and a course on construction (such as Arch 160) or work in an architecture firm or the construction industry desirable. Competence in at least some of the following software: Rino; AutoCAD, Revit or Vectorworks; InDesign or Illustrator. Where possible, we hope to review samples of technical drawings with your application; please add a link in your statement of interest.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: Generally remote, with two-three meetings a month in person.