The American College of the Building Arts

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Spring 2018 Public Evening Courses

ACBA is continuing its public evening course offerings this spring! These classes are intended for beginners seeking to increase or deepen their knowledge of the built environment.


Session 1: Feb 5 - March 16

Graphic Design Principles & Marketing, Level I

Tuesday 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Learn how to compose compelling and creative graphic design using graphic design software on ACBA’s state-of-the-art computer lab and how to market your ideas to their maximum potential.

Professor Ana Casados-Gonzalez, Master of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture

Tuition: $250


The English Country House

Tuesday 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Discover the architecture, interiors, decorative plaster, woodwork, furniture and decorative arts of English Country Houses including cottages, villas, manors, castles, Palladian estates and royal country retreats.

Professor Curtis M. Estes, AIA, Master of Architecture

Tuition: $250


Small-Scale Residential Real Estate Development

Wednesday 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Learn how to develop Small-Scale Residential Real Estate Projects. You will learn the principles of RE Development, their processes and how to apply them; Project Initiation, Project Conception, Project Management and Project Marketing.

Professor Alejandro Gonzalez, Bachelor of Architecture

Tuition: $250


Session 2: March 26 - May 4

Graphic Design Principles & Marketing, Level II

Tuesday 6:00PM - 8:30PM

An advanced course designed to teach the underlying principles and theory in Graphic Design and Marketing. Higher level understanding of design composition and both analog and digital mediums are integrated into the curriculum. Prerequisite: Graphic Design Principles and Marketing Level I, or Professor Exception.

Professor Ana Casados-Gonzalez, Master of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture

Tuition: $250


Great American Country Houses

Tuesday 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Explore the architecture, interiors, decorative plaster, woodwork, ironwork, furniture and decorative arts of Great American Country Houses including farms, plantations, homes of founding families, statesmen, robber barons, magnates, artists and architects.

Professor Curtis M. Estes, AIA, Master of Architecture

Tuition: $250


Advanced Real Estate Development

Wednesday 6:00PM - 8:30PM

An advanced course designed to teach various strategies and processes of RE Development. This course is designed to facilitate advanced learning of the practice of RE Development in both small and mid-scale residential and commercial real estate. The curriculum includes a ‘real-life’ Case Study Project. Prerequisite: Introduction to Small-Scale Residential Real Estate Development or Professor Exception.

Professor Alejandro Gonzalez, Bachelor of Architecture

Tuition: $250


Charleston Brick and Decorative Ironwork

Wednesday 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Discover the rich history of the brick and iron building trades while getting your hands dirty. The program is focused on the history of these two very old trades and their relevance in the 21st century. The program also covers the resurgence of eco-friendly natural building materials dating back over 3,000-years. The class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation, group discussions and 2 field trips.

Professors Allison Coliskey & Cary Brigs

Tuition: $250


Landscape Architectural Planning for Your Garden

Thursday 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Learn the step by step process for planning your small garden or residential landscape. The course will involve developing a plan from start to finish on a site that you choose to design. The course will include using plan graphics to communicate your ideas, and general knowledge of plant material appropriate for each students’ unique plan.

Professor Sanford Byers, Landscape Architect, Architect, RLA, RA

Tuition: $250


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