Category Archives: Teaching

Design as Democracy

I’ve been to my fair share of community meetings. To be fair, I’ve organized too many to count. And honestly, I’m tired. Tired of knowing what to expect of almost any meeting whether it’s called a charrette, a workshop, or

Design as Democracy

I’ve been to my fair share of community meetings. To be fair, I’ve organized too many to count. And honestly, I’m tired. Tired of knowing what to expect of almost any meeting whether it’s called a charrette, a workshop, or

Study in Barcelona this summer!

Look up from your tapas and watch the flow of people—neighbors, tourists, artists and peddlers—stroll down the Rambla. They disappear down the metro to resurface in some vibrant plaza or hillside neighborhood, climbing stairs to high-ceilinged apartments with views over

Study in Barcelona this summer!

Look up from your tapas and watch the flow of people—neighbors, tourists, artists and peddlers—stroll down the Rambla. They disappear down the metro to resurface in some vibrant plaza or hillside neighborhood, climbing stairs to high-ceilinged apartments with views over

Place-It with James Rojas

by James Rojas and David de la Peña Envisioning a Region It’s not easy for people to envision the region the live in, but if planners expect citizens to meaningfully participate in shaping it, that is exactly what needs to

Place-It with James Rojas

by James Rojas and David de la Peña Envisioning a Region It’s not easy for people to envision the region the live in, but if planners expect citizens to meaningfully participate in shaping it, that is exactly what needs to

Solar Decathlon, UC Davis

Faculty advisor to 2015 and 2017 student teams who design, build, and showcase a net-zero energy home for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition. 2015 Conceptual Design Entry 2015 Team Video 2017 Conceptual Design Entry image credit: Shuyang Wang,

Solar Decathlon, UC Davis

Faculty advisor to 2015 and 2017 student teams who design, build, and showcase a net-zero energy home for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition. 2015 Conceptual Design Entry 2015 Team Video 2017 Conceptual Design Entry image credit: Shuyang Wang,

International Garden of Many Colors

Since the mid 1990s, gardeners in the River Garden Estates neighborhood of north Sacramento have been growing their own food in an underutilized and undevelopable swath of a greenbelt under two sets of power lines. Struggles with the City of

International Garden of Many Colors

Since the mid 1990s, gardeners in the River Garden Estates neighborhood of north Sacramento have been growing their own food in an underutilized and undevelopable swath of a greenbelt under two sets of power lines. Struggles with the City of