SAN FRANCISCO INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE
A Center for Innovation in Design and Education
Evening and Saturday courses in:
Ecological Design, Nature-Based Architecture and Visionary Creativity.
kind of school for Architecture and Ecological Design. The most
creative architectural faculty and guest faculty in the world.
A very supportive environment for learning and exploration. Total
Biomimicry and Architecture
Can you imagine asking a ground squirrel for advice on the optimal thickness of adobe walls? Can you envision consulting a lotus leaf for guidance on how to make a surface that is completely self-cleaning?
BIOMIMICRY is the art of looking to nature for inspiration in solving human design challenges. Nature has developed incredibly graceful and effective solutions in response to all manner of design constraints and demands.
A select group of design students will begin a sixteen week
total immersion program in sustainable design. They will dialog
with internationally recognized leaders in the field, visit ancient
and modern sites throughout the Southwest and learn the latest
information in this fast changing field. They will live and work
in one of the worlds most recognized examples of sustainable thinking
- Arcosanti, Arizona - immersed in the natural environment and
current ideas in sustainability. Throughout this semester students
will be challenged to be innovative, creative and produce a body
of work that will demonstrate their grasp of the issues. Students
completing this program will have a valuable new skill that is
increasingly in demand. Major business and government are seeking
designers who are environmentally literate. You could be one of
NewSchool of Architecture & Design
mission of the college is to nurture and develop technically competent,
aesthetically sensitive, socially responsible professionals for
a changing, global society.
NewSchool is an intimate, professional college of architecture
located in the heart of downtown San Diego. Working and mid-career
students have the opportunity to study because most courses are
offered during the evenings and weekends.
Crystal Waters College is based at Crystal Waters Permaculture
Village - a leading-edge centre for sustainability. This village,
established in 1989, is home to 200 permanent residents and abundant
a residential course at Crystal Waters will allow you to experience
a sense of community and a connectedness with the natural environment.
It is one of the first villages in the world designed using the
principles of Permaculture and offers guidance for future planning
and design of sustainable human settlements.
Offers interdisciplinary summer workshops. The one week courses
will be run by internationally renowned designers, architects
and artists. The courses will take place at Domaine de Boisbuchet,
an idyllic country estate in the Southwest of France.
Schumacher College is an international centre for ecological studies
based in the beautiful Devonshire countryside of south-west England.
The College welcomes participants aged 20 to 80 from all over
A conference held at the Esalen Institute in 1995. Interesting
comments by the participants.
The UHCL Studies of the Future Page
M.S. Program in Studies of the Future