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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.

Winter 2020 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

ArcGIS Intro

Instructor: Frank Romo
Date: Tues. January 21st
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

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.

ArcGIS Advanced

Instructor: Frank Romo
Date: Wed. January 22nd
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

This session will cover more advanced features and capabilities of ArcGIS. Gain some tips and tricks to more easily navigate the GIS environment.

ArcGIS Intro

Instructor: Frank Romo
Date: Mon. January 27th
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD

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.

ArcGIS Advanced

Instructor: Frank Romo
Date: Tues. January 28th
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

This session will cover more advanced features and capabilities of ArcGIS. Gain some tips and tricks to more easily navigate the GIS environment.


Revit Series 1 of 5

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Mon. January 27th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room : Duderstadt 3336 AC

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 5

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Mon. February 3rd
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

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 5

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Mon. February 10th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

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 5

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Mon. February 17th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

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 5 of 5

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Mon. February 24th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

Revit Workflow

Learn how to import/export various file types, set up sheets and work with multiple software in conjunction with Revit to achieve your design. You will learn the best practices for designing and documenting in Revit regardless of what software is used to generate the forms. Revit helps keep your documented design up-to-date and shortens the workflow process.


Revit Series 1 of 2 - Repeat

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Wed. January 29th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

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 2 - Repeat

Instructor: Mark Gibbons
Date: Wed. February 5th
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

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 Introduction

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

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 Introduction II

Instructor: Mark Meier
Date: Sat. February 8th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 BD ATL-2

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.


InDesign Intro/Intermediate

Instructor: Liz Momblanco
Date: Tues. February 4th
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

Beginner InDesign Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn how to use the fundamental tools of InDesign. Items covered are objects, text, color, pages, photos, and basic layout.

InDesign Advanced

Instructor: Liz Momblanco
Date: Thurs. February 6th
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

Advanced InDesign Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn more advanced techniques for creating materials such as resumes, presentations, posters, and books. Items covered are book design fundamentals, more advanced typography techniques, and best practices for printing.

InDesign Intro/Intermediate

Instructor: Liz Momblanco
Date: Tues. February 11th
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

Beginner InDesign Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn how to use the fundamental tools of InDesign. Items covered are objects, text, color, pages, photos, and basic layout.

InDesign Advanced

Instructor: Liz Momblanco
Date: Wed. February 12th
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

Advanced InDesign Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn more advanced techniques for creating materials such as resumes, presentations, posters, and books. Items covered are book design fundamentals, more advanced typography techniques, and best practices for printing.


Grasshopper Workshop I

Instructor: Yingying Zeng
Date: Sat. February 8th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

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. February 15th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

The second session of the Grasshopper workshops focuses on creating complex 3D surfaces and meshes. In the first half of this workshop students will learn to quantitatively evaluate a surface and generate patterns based on the evaluation. Different parametric methods will be introduced to create intricate 3D forms. The second half of this workshop focuses on mesh tools. Students will learn how to use Kangaroo for mesh relaxation and how to create mesh patterns using weaverbird.


Using Excel - Basics

Instructor: Ryan Knierbein
Date: Tues. February 18th
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

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.

Using Excel - Intermediate

Instructor: Ryan Knierbein
Date: Tues. February 19th
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

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.

Creating A Website in Squarespace

Instructor: Jaspar von Bülow
Date: Wed. February 26th
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

Learn the basics of setting up and styling a Squarespace website. You will learn how to register your unique domain name, select themes, create menus and pages, and basic HTML and styling.

Creating A Website in Squarespace

Instructor: Jaspar von Bülow
Date: Tues. March 10th
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

Learn the basics of setting up and styling a Squarespace website. You will learn how to register your unique domain name, select themes, create menus and pages, and basic HTML and styling.


AutoCAD Follow-up Workshop

Instructor: Charles Darr
Date: Wed. March 11th
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC
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Description

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.


Introduction to Illustrator

Instructor: Yojairo Lomeli
Date: Wed. March 11th
Time: 5:30 - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

This workshop will cover best practices for exporting and managing line drawings from drafting/modeling programs to produce layered line drawings. Essential tools and techniques will be extensively covered in this workshop series that will build up from introductory to more advanced methods as well as staging a back and forth workflow with Adobe Photoshop. Covered areas will include working with stroke, fill, hatching/swatch pattern fills, variable width + gradient strokes, selection + direct selection, appearance, linetypes, compound path/shapes, clipping masks, and the pen tool.

Advanced Illustrator

Instructor: Yojairo Lomeli
Date: Thurs. March 12th
Time: 5:30 - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

This workshop will cover best practices for exporting and managing line drawings from drafting/modeling programs to produce layered line drawings. Essential tools and techniques will be extensively covered in this workshop series that will build up from introductory to more advanced methods as well as staging a back and forth workflow with Adobe Photoshop. Covered areas will include working with stroke, fill, hatching/swatch pattern fills, variable width + gradient strokes, selection + direct selection, appearance, linetypes, compound path/shapes, clipping masks, and the pen tool.


Introduction to Photoshop

Instructor: Yojairo Lomeli
Date: Tues. March 17th
Time: 5:30 - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

In this workshop series a variety of essential skills will be covered to augment representational tactics from introductory to advanced in addition to possible workflow overlaps with Adobe Illustrator. The range covered will be based in non-destructive methodologies that include; image adjustments, transforming + cropping, layer masking + clipping masks, blending modes, clone stamping + healing, a variety of selection methods + edge refinement, and layer management + merging + flattening.

Advanced Photoshop

Instructor: Yojairo Lomeli
Date: Wed. March 18th
Time: 5:30 - 7pm
Room: Duderstadt 3336 AC

Description

In this workshop series a variety of essential skills will be covered to augment representational tactics from introductory to advanced in addition to possible workflow overlaps with Adobe Illustrator. The range covered will be based in non-destructive methodologies that include; image adjustments, transforming + cropping, layer masking + clipping masks, blending modes, clone stamping + healing, a variety of selection methods + edge refinement, and layer management + merging + flattening.


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

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