This seminar was a graduate elective research seminar in which we explored the role of Architecture, Passive Design and Active Design in the 20 houses of the 2007 Solar Decathlon.
In fall 2013, Ilma Barros, Victor Garcia and Michael Zaretsky co-taught an innovative, cross-disciplinary UC Forward course to understand and visualize issues of systemic urban poverty.
This cross-disciplinary, undergraduate Honors seminar at UC investigates the emerging field of Humanitarian Design as applied to the non-profit sector.
The premise of this course is that the technologies – structure, environment and construction – are tools that the designer uses to establish and resolve the aesthetic and functional intents within the building scheme.
The Environmental Technologies lecture courses at UC provide students the technical knowledge and applied tools to assess the impact of existing and proposed environmental factors in design.
I teach technical and holistic courses on Sustainability and Sustainable Design across the UC School of Architecture and Interior Design curriculum.
These sponsored elective studios engage students with a major food retailer to explore innovation in the future of food retail.
I have taught several architecture design studios in which we have explored the master plan and building designs for the Roche Health Center in Roche, Tanzania.
The Integrated Design Studio (previously Structures, Environment and Technology) is a required comprehensive studio in which students engage the technical forces of the built environment within their design process.