Introduction to Architecture: Construction Technology
Course Syllabus/ Description
This course will be a survey of today’s most common North American residential and light commercial building techniques. We shall group our course focusing on the elements that compose Floor, Roof, Wall, Plumbing, Electrical and Ventilation systems as both independent and interrelated/symbiotic elements.
Instructor: Alex Salazar
Alejandro “Alex” Salazar-Jasbon holds masters degrees in both Architecture and Landscape Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania where he won various prizes and earned several accolades, including receiving an invitation to teach upon graduation. As both a staffer in offices in other firms as well as an independent designer, Alejandro has worked on various residential, commercial, and institutional projects in New York City, California, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Spain, and other locations. Since 2007 Alejandro has taught Architectural Design Studios at the University of California Berkeley. He founded and currently leads the Summer Architecture Studio in Spain, has taught design studios at the University of Pennsylvania, and has served as visiting critic to various other universities including Columbia, Parsons, Pratt Institute, City College, CCA, University of South Florida, University of Virginia and the Universidad de Alicante in Spain. Alex has also had the opportunity to work on various Kingdom Hall renovations and Assembly Halls.
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