The American College of the Building Arts

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Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar supports teaching and learning at the American College of the Building Arts by maintaining the integrity of academic policies and the student information system. We are the perpetual stewards of our students’ records from application to degree conferral.

The operations conducted in the Registrar’s Office include: the coordination of course and classroom scheduling and registration; the maintenance of students’ permanent academic records; and the administration and application of academic policies.

Summer Electives

Natural Building & Low Carbon Design & Methods + Cob Oven Build

When: Friday, May 26 10am-4pm; Saturday, May 27 9am-4pm; Sunday, May 28 9am-4pm

What: This Maymester course will be taught by April Magill, in collaboration with The American College of Building Arts. This 3 day introductory course focuses on the world’s oldest and most widely used building material: MUD! This course will cover the history of mud as a building material, soil analysis & identification, building science, multiple ‘alternative’ building methods, & how to apply these methods in a modern world, including navigating through permitting and codes.We will also cover other Low-Carbon Design practices and Passive-Solar & Cooling design strategies. Students will be taught through both, lecture/classroom time, as well as through the process of building a COB OVEN! Students will also be exposed to several architectural projects, including a Rammed Earth home tour on Johns Island. We will conclude the course with a Cob Oven Pizza Party!

Cost/RSVP: Limited spaces available!!! This course is limited to the First 15 people to RSVP! You must pay the fee to reserve your spot. Please complete the application to reserve your spot. The cost is $225/person. Children 12 and under Free.

Teacher Info: April is a local resident of Charleston, SC & a practicing Architect & Owner of her business, Root Down Designs. April has recently been added on to the staff @ The American College of Building Arts to help educate students on the methods of ‘Alternative Building,’….or as we like to call it, TRADITIONAL BUILDING. April is pioneering this region with the architecture of of mud & low-carbon design solutions. She has recently designed a Rammed Earth home which has been permitted by Charleston County & is almost complete. April also has hand’s on experience working with many methods of building in different regions of the world.

For additional information, please see either April's Website or contact Mrs. Kami Urban - email at - at ACBA.

Fall 2017 Important Dates

Aug. 28 - First Day of Class

Sep. 29 - Course Withdrawal Deadline

Oct. 25 - Midterm Grades Due

Dec. 8 - Last Day of Class

Dec. 13 - 15 - Final Exams

Dec. 20 - Final Grades Due

Contact Us

Mrs. Kami Urban at
Phone: 843-266-7834
Fax: 843-764-9832

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Mailing Address:

Office of the Registrar
649 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

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