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Workshops at Taubman College

Workshops at Taubman College

Each semester, Taubman College offers students a variety of free skills workshops that cover many of the software programs used in the Architecture and Urban Planning curriculum. The workshops cover a breadth of knowledge ranging from the basic essentials to more advanced concepts and techniques. A message will be sent every two to three weeks announcing the upcoming workshops, their locations, instructors, and their registration links.

Fall 2019 Workshops

Register at Sessions@Michigan for the workshops below.
The full URL to Sessions@Michigan: https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/list?department=56

Duderstadt Building

Revit Series 1 of 4

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Wed. September 11th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room : Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

Revit Interface and Walls

The key to productivity in working in any new software application is being able to find your way around. In this introductory class, you will learn the different components of the Revit interface and how to navigate through all the buttons, icons and menus to minimize the fumbling, stumbling and headache of learning a new program. Learn some tips and tricks to easily remember where the most common tools are located and how to quickly become familiar with the interface. Furthermore, we'll get started adding walls to the project to get the modeling rolling.

Revit Series 2 of 4

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Wed. September 18th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

Revit Modeling Basics

This class introduces the user to the industry-wide proper modeling standards to get the model off to a great start. On top of learning how to use the tools, you will learn the tried-and-true best practices for generating the basic model components such as walls, doors, windows, floors, roofs, etc. Learn some valuable lessons professionals have discovered over years of Revit use in order to avoid potential pitfalls and mishaps that might come later in the project.

Revit Series 3 of 4

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Wed. September 25th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

Annotation and Detailing

Aside from generating a coordinated 3D BIM model, you also need Revit to produce the set of drawings, construction documents and issuances. Luckily, Revit excels at project documentation! This class covers how to get your model geometry onto sheets, add dimensions and text, tag elements within the model, and how to create details from the model geometry. You will also learn how professionals optimize detail generation and other handy tricks for getting your set of documents ready to pin on the wall.

Revit Series 4 of 4

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Wed. October 9th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

Graphics and Presentations

When everything for your project resides in one, 3D file, getting the information to show clearly and accurately on your printed documents can be somewhat tricky. Revit provides the ability to modify how elements look for better clarity and showing/hiding element as needed. The program also provides the ability to create multiple 3D view styles, graphic effects, renderings, and other tools to assist in getting your design intent documented.


Revit Series 1 - Repeat

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Tue. September 17th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

Revit Interface and Walls

The key to productivity in working in any new software application is being able to find your way around. In this introductory class, you will learn the different components of the Revit interface and how to navigate through all the buttons, icons and menus to minimize the fumbling, stumbling and headache of learning a new program. Learn some tips and tricks to easily remember where the most common tools are located and how to quickly become familiar with the interface. Furthermore, we'll get started adding walls to the project to get the modeling rolling.

Revit Series 2 - Repeat

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Tue. September 24th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

Revit Modeling Basics

This class introduces the user to the industry-wide proper modeling standards to get the model off to a great start. On top of learning how to use the tools, you will learn the tried-and-true best practices for generating the basic model components such as walls, doors, windows, floors, roofs, etc. Learn some valuable lessons professionals have discovered over years of Revit use in order to avoid potential pitfalls and mishaps that might come later in the project.


Rhino Workshop I

Instructor: Prof. Mark Meier
Date: Fri. September 13th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

This workshop is for students new to Rhino. We cover the user interface, navigating the viewports, and selection methods. We discuss what NURBS objects are, and how to model them with precision. We finish up with drawing organization (layers), transformations (move, rotate, scale, etc.), and 2D editing operations (trim, extend, fillet, chamfer, etc.)

Rhino Workshop II

Instructor: Prof. Mark Meier
Date: Sat. September 21st
Time: 10am - 1pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

This picks up where Rhino I leaves off and covers more advanced material. We cover Boolean operations, use of the Gumball including sub-object selection. We then go over many methods of creating surfaces. We discuss converting surfaces to solids. We then go over deformations (twists ,bends, etc.). Next are methods of making multiple copies. Finally we cover blending between surfaces.


Grasshopper Workshop I

Instructor: Yingying Zeng
Date: Sat. September 21st
Time: 10am - 1pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

This workshop focuses on the basics of Grasshopper as a parametric modeling tool for architectural design. Students will be introduced to the interface and components of Grasshopper, as well as the logic and workflow of design scripting. This workshop will also cover how to use Grasshopper to generate basic geometry, such as curves and surfaces, and how to apply transformation methods to create variations. This first session of the Grasshopper workshop series provides a solid base for further exploration of this software.

Grasshopper Workshop II

Instructor: Yingying Zeng
Date: Sat. October 12th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

 

Intelligent Design Workshop

Instructor: Omid Oliyan
Date: Tue. October 8th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

Description

Generative rules and feedback functions in data-driven design

The goal of this workshop is to introduce data-driven methods in computational design. During the workshop we discuss how to formulate a design problem into a computational design model and how to use data feedback to inform the design solutions. We will discuss applicability and implementation of performance feedback loops, exploration algorithms, and data visualization using artificial intelligence.

  • Using data to generate and control geometry
  • Integrating performance feedback and geometric control
  • Exploring the design space using generative rules and data collection_ Introducing Design Explorer
  • Design optimization _ Introducing Galapagos
  • Design visualization _ Introducing Self Organizing Maps (SOM)

Art & Architecture Building

AutoCAD Workshop I

Instructor: CJ Darr
Date: Mon. September 9th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

Description

The first half of this workshop we will investigate AutoCAD’s user interface and the tools provided to make accurate geometric drawings. We will discuss the principles of standardization of drawing elements and layer hierarchy. In the second half we will use real world examples of architectural drawing sets to practice common drawing tasks. At the end of this course you should have basic knowledge of CUI set-up, Drawing methods, Geometric Dimensioning, Paper Space, Models space, Layer Hierarchy, Block objects & Xrefs.

AutoCAD Workshop II

Instructor: CJ Darr
Date: Mon. September 16th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

Description

During this workshop we will explore more advanced topics in optimization and automation of drawings. We will set up annotative objects and dimension styles. We will create our own Line Types. A further exploration in block objects and how to make blocks dynamic. Automating table schedules with dynamic data fields. We will touch on 3D design basics. Finally we will optimize an AutoCAD drawing for use in cross platform programs such as Revit, and Illustrator.


ESRI GIS Workshop I

Instructor: Frank Romo
Date: Thurs. September 12th
Time: 5pm-8pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

Description

Introduction to GIS: A Crash Course in ArcGIS. These two workshops will provide an introduction to geographic principles, data types and common geographic analysis tools. Using ESRI’s suite of powerful mapping such as ArcMap and ArcGIS Online students will learn how to create beautiful online and print maps. Come to this workshop to learn some basic geographic functions and become a powerful GIS user in just a few hours.

ESRI GIS Workshop I

Instructor: Frank Romo
Date: Tues. September 17th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

Description

Introduction to GIS: A Crash Course in ArcGIS. These two workshops will provide an introduction to geographic principles, data types and common geographic analysis tools. Using ESRI’s suite of powerful mapping such as ArcMap and ArcGIS Online students will learn how to create beautiful online and print maps. Come to this workshop to learn some basic geographic functions and become a powerful GIS user in just a few hours.

ESRI GIS Workshop II

Instructor: Frank Romo
Date: Wed. September 18th
Time: 5pm-8pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

Description

Advanced Web Mapping: Open Source Solutions. These two workshop will introduce students to a variety of free mapping softwares and online visualization tools. The goal is to provide students with a wide array of products as alternatives to proprietary mapping solutions. Come learn how to create beautiful online maps and applications by uploading your data on a variety of platforms like Mapbox, Google Maps, and Carto.


InDesign Workshop I

Instructor: Liz Momblanco
Date: Thur. September 19th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

InDesign Workshop II

Instructor: Liz Momblanco
Date: Tue. September 24th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

 


Excel Workshop

Instructor: Ryan Knierbein
Date: Wed. October 2nd
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

Description

Are you looking to improve your Microsoft Excel skills? If so, sign up and attend our Excel Workshop led by Ryan Knierbein, who will offer an in-depth and relevant introduction towards using Excel.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Pivot tables
  • Median, mode, mean, and other descriptive statistical functions with the Analysis Toolkit
  • Students' t-test, correlations
  • Creating histograms and age pyramid charts
  • Conditional formatting (selecting and extracting data from long lists)
  • Transposing data (converting #'s to percentages, $$, transposing rows to columns)
  • Conditional/logical test formulas (IF formulas)
  • This workshop will include an introduction to Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool that is used in many data-driven industries.

Illustrator Workshop

Instructor: Damon Dickerson
Date: Thur. September 26th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

 


SketchUp Workshop

Instructor: Damon Dickerson
Date: Thur. October 3rd
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

 


Build Your Own Website Workshop

Instructors: Jaspar von Bülow
Date: Wed. October 16th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: Art & Architecture 1221 (BT Lab)

Description

WordPress is the world’s most popular and widely used content management system and now powers 34% of all websites on the internet. In this workshop, we will walk you through all the steps to set up a WordPress website which can be used as an online portfolio or personal blog.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Registering a website server and domain name with a hosting company
  • Installing WordPress core and theme selection
  • Making blog posts, adding pages, menus
  • Basic HTML and CSS

Construction Hardware Workshops Series 1 of 4

Instructors: Mick Kennedy and Carlos Pompeo
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Room: Art & Architecture 2210

Description

Construction Hardware Workshops Series 2 of 4

Instructors: Mick Kennedy and Carlos Pompeo
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Room: Art & Architecture 2210

Description

Construction Hardware Workshops Series 3 of 4

Instructors: Mick Kennedy and Carlos Pompeo
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Room: Art & Architecture 2210

Description

Construction Hardware Workshops Series 4 of 4

Instructors: Mick Kennedy and Carlos Pompeo
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Room: Art & Architecture 2210

Description


Email announcements will identify any schedule changes.

Register at Sessions@Michigan for the workshops below.
The full URL to Sessions@Michigan: https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/list?department=56