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JOHN FUNAKURA                    

Professor                                                       

 

Jfunaku@calstatela.edu

http://web.calstatela.edu/faculty/jfunaku

 

I.       EDUCATION

            California State University, Los Angeles                     L.A. Calif.              MFA              1986-1988

            California State University, Los Angeles                     L.A. Calif.              MA                 1968-1970

         Art Center College of Design                            L.A. Calif.                            1963-1964

            Tokyo Metropolitan University                                    Japan                      BA                  1952-1956

 

II.      PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

II-1.   Professional Practice

         For the last thirty years, I have been active in the environmental design field working for various architectural

         firms in full-time positions and in parallel with my full time job, I started a design consultant business,

         John Funakura & Associates - Interior Architecture & Planning since 1975.  My main work is to

         organize and create better total space for living environments.  This makes a structural dwelling or building

         into a suitable environment according to the needs and the purpose of the space.

 

 

         Letherman: Residence, West Covina, California. 9/99-

                  Job:       Total design.

                  Charge:   Space Planning and selection of finish material.

 

         Lereta Corporation, Covina, California (Lenders, Rental, and Real Estate Tax Services).  7-12/99

                  Job:        Remodeling - 2F Computer Information Service (15,000 sq. ft.)

                  Charge: Space Planning.

        

         Sierra Aluminum Company: Office Facility,  Fontana, California.  2-9/99

                  Job:        Office Facility conjunction with Plant.

                  Charge:  Space planning and presentation materials.

        

         Fred Nam: Golf Country Club House, Korea.  11/98 - 12/98

                  Job:        Proposal plan.

                  Charge:  3D drawing.

 

         Freeman: Coffee House, Los Angeles, California.  9/98 - 1/99

                  Job:        Remodeling.

                  Charge:  Space planning and Working drawing.

 

         ARCO: Alpine Development, Alaska.  4/98 - 10/98

                  Job:        Permanent Camp Facility.

                  Charge:  Space planning and presentation materials.

 

         Akzo Nobel: Chemical Laboratory, Vernon, California .  4/98 - 8/98

                  Job:       Laboratory Building.

                  Charge:  Space planning and presentation materials.

 

         Sierra Aluminum Company: Headquarters Office Facility,  Riverside, California.  10/97 - 4/98

                  Job:        New Office Building.

                  Charge:  Space planning and presentation materials.

        

         Adams: Pacific Palisades Residence, Pacific Palisades, California.  5/97 - 1/98

                  Job:        Living Room and Master Bedroom furniture plans

                  Charge:  Space planning and CAD.

 

         International City Bank: Long Beach Branch, Long Beach, California.  5/97 - 8/97

                  Job:       Remodeling

                  Charge:  Space planning, RCP and finish plan and Presentation material.

 

         Forman: Robertson Plaza Landscape, Los Angeles, California.  4/97 - 7/97

                  Job:       Total redesign of Plaza Landscape.

                  Charge:  Low eye level rendering.

 

         Forman: Hemet Farm, Hemet, California.  1/97 - 5/97

                  Job:       Alteration of furniture layout.

                  Charge:  Space planning and CAD.

 

         Fred Taylor - Parkville Insurance, Whittier,  California.  1/97

                  Job:       Office complex.

                  Charge:  Space planning, case work and details.

 

         St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California.  12/96

                  Job:       Main lobby Remodel.

                  Charge:  Space planning, RCP and furniture plan.

 

         Akzo Nobel Projects, Los Angeles, California.  10/96

                  Job:       Main Office Building.

                  Charge:  Space planning, parking landscape and rendering.

 

         Music Center, Los Angeles, California.  10/96

                  Job:       Ahmanson Theatre East Landscape layout design. 

                  Charge:  New layout of plants, outdoor benches and sculpture.  Provide conceptual drawings.

 

         Forman: Pacific Theatres, West Los Angeles, California.  4-6/96

                  Job:       First and Second Floor Lobby remodeling.

                  Charge:  Redesign existing staircase, changing finish materials.

 

         Robertson Properties, Los Angeles, California.  4/96

                  Job:       Redesign facade.

                  Charge:  Provide design drawing.

 

         Mattel Headquarters, El Segundo, California.  4/96

                  Job:       Second Floor Lobby remodeling.

                  Charge:  Totally new ceiling and wall design.

 

         Forman: Bel Air Residence, Bel Air, California.  3-12/96

                  Job:       Adding Second Floor and redesign total interior.

                  Charge: Working drawing and specifications.  Selection of the furniture.

 

         Forman: Robertson Plaza Landscape, Los Angeles, California.  1-6/96

                  Job:       Total redesign of Plaza Landscape.

                  Charge:  Working drawing and specifications.  Provide bidding drawing and coordinate

                               with landscape contractors and Koi Pond specialist.

 

         Forman: Zuma Beach House, Zuma Beach, California.  12/95-1/96

                  Job:       Total remodeling.

                  Charge:  Floor plan and furniture plan.  New staircase handrail design and details.

 

         Dr. Young: Ever Young National Health, Los Angeles, California.  9-10/95

                  Job:       New Clinic Facility

                  Charge:  Space planning, interior design and specifications.

 

         Marina Medical Office Building, Marina Del Ray, California.  6-8/95

                  Job:       Meeting Room interior design.

                  Charge:  Reflected Ceiling Plan, Casework Design and Details, Elevations and Sections.

 

         Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital Fitness Center, Inglewood, California.  6-8/95

                  Job:        Women’s Locker Room remodeling.

                  Charge:   Floor Plan, Reflected Ceiling Plan, Specification and Schedules.

 

         St. Joseph Day Center, Venice, California.  5-6/95

                  Job:        Facilities remodeling.

                  Charge:   Site Plan, Details and Specification.

 

         Cypress Specialty Hospital, San Dimas, California.  12/94 - 4/95

                  Job:        Parking Landscape design.

                  Charge:  Site Plan, Trellis Design and Rendering.

 

         Time Square, Glendale Galleria, Los Angeles, California.  8-9/94

                  Job:        Retail design.

                  Charge:   Space planning and detail.

 

         Michi Ujiie, Beverly Hills, California.  8/94

                  Job:        Kitchen remodeling.

                  Charge:   Design consultation, Layout Sketches.

 

         Palace Rugs Gallery, West Hollywood, California.  6/94

                  Job:        Custom Carpet design.

                  Charge:   Pattern design, Color layout.

 

         Warner Leslie, Taiwan.  4-6/94

                  Job:        Beauty Salon Make-up Cabinet.

                  Charge:   Cabinet design and Details.

 

         Mayoral Suite, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.  2-5/94

                  Job:        Mayoral Suite and Press Conference remodeling.

                  Charge:   Space Planning, Furniture Selection and Layout, and Renderings.

 

         Cal-test Diagnostics Japan, Inc. (CDI), Tokyo, Japan.  12/93

                  Job:        Office Interior.

                  Charge:   Space Planning and Interior Design.

 

         Lereta Corporation, Covina, California.  4/93

                  Job:        Lunch Room, Lounge and Bar design for a Lenders, Rental, and Real Estate Tax Services.

                  Charge:   Space Planning and Renderings.

                  (This project started in May 1991 and finished in April 1993)

 

         The Foundation for the Junior Blind, Los Angeles, California.  5-6/92

                  Job:        Interior Design for  New Building coordinating with Rochlin & Baran Architects,

                  Charge:   Space Planning, Floor plan, Elevations and Sections.

 

         LAX TWA, Los Angeles, California.  2/92

                  Job:        Ambassador Club interior design.

                  Charge:   Space planning and Color Floor Plan.

                  (This is different project from LAX TWA - Lobby and Holding Area.  1991

        

         LAX TWA, Los Angeles, California.  10-11/91

                  Job:       Total remodeling for Lobby and Holding Area at Terminal-3 in Phase-3.

                  Charge:  Schematic design, especially column and ceiling.  Reflected Ceiling Plan and Model.

 

         Lereta Corporation, Covina, California.  1991

                  Job:       New Office for a Lenders, Rental, and Real Estate Tax Services.

                  Charge:  Programming, Space Planning, Interior Design, Furniture Specification, Drawings.

 

         J and J Furniture Co., Santa Monica, California.  1990

                  Job:       Design for Platformbeds, Wall Units and Display Cabinets.

                  Charge:  Design consultation, Design Sketches, and Renderings.

 

         Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica.  1990

                  Job:       Extension of Arrival Block.

                  Charge: Total Interior Design, Programming, Space Planning and Drawings.

 

II-2.   Professional Activities

         • Invited as a lecturer to Interior Design Class at UCLA Extension (Santa Monica).  3/16/99

         • Invited as a lecturer to Interior Design Class at CSLB (Long Beach).  2/13/97  (for Youth Center)

         • Invited as a lecturer to Interior Design Class at CSN (Northridge).  5/96

         • Invited as a lecturer to Interior Design Class at CSN (Northridge).  11/95

         • Juror for NCIDQ (National Council  for Interior Design Qualification):

                  1984 (Spring and Fall), 1985 (Spring and Fall), 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 (Master Juror).

                  Jury Session held only once a year since 1991.  There was no Jury Session in 1995 and 1997.

         • Proctor for NCIDQ Exam:  10/92, 4/93.

 

         The NCIDQ examination is the most effective vehicle known for measuring minimum competency in the

         practice of interior design.  It is the only interior design exam developed and administered in the United

         States and Canada by an agency that is independent from other interior design organizations.  NCIDQ

         certification, therefore, provides interior designers with peer recognition, allows reciprocity to practice in

         licensed jurisdictions, and promotes public acceptance through awareness of a profession with certified

         practitioners.  The jurors for the NCIDQ exam are highly qualified design professionals.

 

II-3.   Award / Grant

         • Awarded as a Instructor for the Glendale Veterans Memorial Project.  11/95

         • Discretionary Lottery Fund for “Art Dept. CAD Program”  -  $3,060.00.  10/95

         • Certificate of Merit from American Society of Interior Designers.  8/95

         • Awarded for the project of Mayoral Suite, City of Los Angeles, L. A.. California.  2-5/94

        

II-4.   Professional Membership

         • Certified Interior Designer - California State License #5768.  5/91 - Present

         • A member of National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).  4/91 - Present

         • A member of California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC).  1/91 - Present

         • A member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).  7/91 - Present

         • A member of International Interior Design Association (IIDA). (old name before 95: IBD).  11/91 - 3/97

 

II-5.   Professional Seminar

         •  “97 U.B.C. (Uniform Building Code) Update and Egress” by  Ron Darville, El Camino C.  3-20-99 and 3-27-99

         •  “West Week 99” - The National Conference for Designers and Architects, PDC, Los Angeles.  3/99

         •  “California Codes & Regulations by Paul Bishop, CLCID, Marina Del Rey.  1-22-99 and 1-23-99

         •  Seminar: Master of Architecture by Michael Rotondi.  5-12-98

         •  “West Week 98” - The National Conference for Designers and Architects, PDC, Los Angeles.  3/98

         • “3DS MAX” (3D CAD) (Computer Aided Design) by Tom Paton & Associates, Riverside.  12/6/97

         • “AutoCAD R14 by AutoDesk, North  Hollywood.  5/8/97

         •  “West Week 97” - The National Conference for Designers and Architects, PDC, Los Angeles.  3/97

         • “Lighting Innovation” by Juno Lighting, Beverly Hills.  11/96

         • “MicroStation 95 - Triforma” by Bentley, Torrance.  10/96

         • “AutoCAD R13 on Win95 and WinNT” by AutoDesk, Hollywood.  5/96

         • “West Week 96” - The National Conference for Designers and Architects, PDC, Los Angeles.  3/96

         • “Faculty Symposium” - on University Teaching, CSLA.  2/96

         • “Circle of Green” - An Environmental Program, Downey, California.  2/96

                  Sponsored by International Interior Design Asso., City of L. A. and Southern Calif. Gas Co.

         • “West Week 95” - The National Conference for Designers and Architects, PDC, Los Angeles.  3/95

         • “West Week 94” - The National Conference for Designers and Architects, PDC, Los Angeles.  3/94

         • “Oak Park Frank Lloyd Wright House/Studio Tour”, Chicago.  3/93     

         • “NeoCon 93” - The National Conference “Practice Management/Marketing Design”, Chicago.  6/93

                  “Green Interior Design” by Andrew Fuston, IBD

                  “Fourth Dimension” by John Kurtich, AIA

                  “Where Do I Go” by John  Dohr, IDEC

                  “Golden Mean” sponsored by Interiors and Architecture Magazines.

         • “Design Fees” - Fee Structure by Ivan Breardsley, ASID, L. A. Mart, Los Angeles, California.  5/93

         • “Barrier Free” - Housing & Extended Health Care Facilities by Cynthia Leibrock, PDC, LA, California.  5/93

         • “West Week 93” - The National Conference for Designers and Architects, PDC, Los Angeles,  3/93

         • “Plan Check” - CLCID Seminar for Certified Interior Designers, FIDM, Los Angeles, California.  9/92

         • “Architectural Seminar Series” by James Stirling, LACMA, Los Angeles, California.  7/92

         • “Architectural Seminar Series” by Richard Meier, LACMA, Los Angeles, California.  4/92

         • “CLCID Program” (Calif. Legislative Conference on Int. Des.) by Rayne Sherman, PDC, L.A.  9/91

         • “The Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright” - Symposium, Arizona Museum, Arizona.  3/90

                  Lecture and Exhibition - Designing for the Desert.

II-6.   Research Trip

         • Tainan Woman’s College of Arts and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan.  8/97

                  Meeting with the President , Dean and faculty of Interior Design and Computer Graphic.

         • “A/E/C System 96” - Update Computer Convention, Anaheim Convention Center, California.  6/96

         • “Comdex 94” - Research for CAD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting), Las Vegas.  11/94

         • “AIA Expo 94” - Environmental Design and Architecture Convention, L.A. Convention Center.  5/94

         • “NeoCon 93” - The National Conference “Practice Management/Marketing Design”, Chicago.  6/93

         • “The Exhibition of Louis Kahn, AIA” - MOCA, Los Angeles.  5/93

         • “Kitchen and Bath Convention” - Anaheim Convention Center.  11/92

         • “A/E/C System 92” - Update Computer Convention, L.A. Convention Center, California.  2/92

         • “The Exhibition of Arata Isozaki” - Architect Exhibition, MOCA, Los Angeles, California.  3/91

         • “The Exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright” - Architect Exhibition, San Diego Museum, Calif. 9/90

         • “The Exhibition of Louis Kahn, AIA.” - Architect Exhibition, San Francisco Museum, Calif.  8/90

         • “The Case Study Houses (1945 - 1966)” - Exhibition, MOCA at Temporary Contempo, Calif. 2/90

 

III.        TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

III-1.     Teaching Experience

            American College           1989 - 1991       • Marker Illustration.

 

            Cal State Los Angeles     1984 - Present   (Please refer to III-2 and III-3.)

 

 

            Cal State Long Beach     1981 -1985        • Perspective Drawing

                                                                        • Rendering and Quick Visual Communication

                                                                        • Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Interior Design

 

            Otis Parsons                  1979 -1991        • Portrait Painting

                                                                        • Perspective Drawing

                                                                        • Rendering

 

            LA Trade Tech               1973 -1978        • Portrait  Drawing

                                                                        • Perspective Drawing

                                                                        • Rendering

 

            UCLA Extension             1973 -1987        • Perspective Drawing

                                                                        • Architectural Drafting

                                                                        • Rendering,  Adv.. Rendering and Quick Sketch

                                                                        • Weekend Workshops

                                                                        • Two week Special Design Seminars for students from Japan

                                                                        • Portrait Painting

 

III-2.     Courses Taught at CSLA

            • ART 323 Perspective Drawing

                  Perspective drawing as a design tool to visualize conceptual ideas and to develop and communicate

                  design concepts on projects with other people. Three-dimensional visualization of space and object

                  in design using one-point and two-point perspectives, shades & shadows, slopes, and reflections.

 

            • ART 312 Introductory Rendering

Introductory rendering course. Three-dimensional visualization of objects in full color on two-dimensional drawing surface.  Delineation technique dealing with shade and shadow, color intensity and value, and various materials of objects and those textures.  Concentrating marker medium and mixture with color pencils and other media.  Students learn how to delineate three-dimensionally practicing from very subtle gradation technique using basic forms including cubes, cylinders, cones and spheres in different perspective angles to detailed objects.

 

            • ART 322  Rendering: Architectural and Interiors    and    • ART 332 Rendering: Graphics and Product

                  Intermediate rendering course.  Exercises with quick sketch techniques are intended to expand the

                  student's ability to visualize design concepts and communicate them rapidly and vividly.   Provides

                  methods to speed up drawing processes for 10 to 30 minutes thumbnail sketches.  Essential for

                  both design ideation and client communication.  Pen outlines and vignette technique are used.

 

            • ART 432 Advanced Rendering

Advanced rendering course.  An intensive practice of marker technique and various experiences of media including canson paper and mylar film technique.  Essential for both design ideation and

                  communication with others.  This course provides a professional level of presentation materials and

                  graduate level of portfolio.

            • ART 328 Interior Design    and    • ART 428 Adv. Interior Design

Interior Design is the organizing and conditioning of the total space of our living environment.  It makes a structural dwelling into a suitable environment according to the needs and the purpose of the space.  The objective of this course is to develop a professional approach towards architectural environmental design.  Both Introductory Interior Design and Advanced Interior Design courses consist of lectures, demonstrations, slides and video presentations, field trips and guest speaker.

Lectures include the initial programming to the developed design and finish with the design documents.  Exercises in drawing techniques expand the students' ability to visualize design concepts and communicate them with others.  The course aids the students in translating two dimensional floor plans into three dimensional space. 

A project statement will be given to students to proceed a design process dealing with client analysis, matrix, bubble diagrams, adjacencies, space planning, impact of barrier free codes, human factors, space requirements, function, and interior elements.  Students provide basic working drawings executing the Floor Plan, Partition Plan, Electrical Plan, Reflected Ceiling Plan, and Interior Elevations.  Students learn to coordinate design elements and ideas in the design development stage of commercial and/or residential spaces for human comfort and aesthetic pleasure.

 

                  ART 328  is an introductory course combining commercial and residential interior design.

                  Besides the working drawings, model-making which develops 3-D concept is required.  Students

                  create plans for a project based on client need, including site orientation, appropriate architectural

modifications, visual and/or acoustical privacies.   Fundamental drafting techniques are demonstrated.  Board drafting is required.

 

                  ART 428 is an advanced course which emphasizes contract design of offices, banks, retails,

                  shopping centers, restaurants, hotels,  museums, exhibitions, libraries, institutions, hospitals and

                  etc.  If suitable, student design competition projects will be adopted.  Besides the working drawings,

                  casework details and rendering which visualizes 3-D concept are required.  Advanced students'

                  creative, conceptual, and communication skills and abilities are further developed through the

                  project.  CAD drafting is recommended.

                  The course offers expanded career opportunities for students in related disciplines, such as a space

                  planner, interior architect, architectural graphic and signage designer, specification writer, showroom

                  manager, manufacture representative, design consultant, renderer, and a planning and design staff

                  in an architectural firm.  Students can also establish an independent business or freelance work.

 

            • ART 343 Architectural Design    and    • ART 443 Adv. Architectural Design

                  Architecture as an art is more than satisfying the merely functional requirements as a structure.  It is

                  an integral part of our everyday's lives and affects our daily experience.  The objective of this course

                  is to develop a professional approach towards architectural environment.

 

Both Introductory Architectural Design and Advanced Architectural Design courses consist of research  reports, discussions, lectures, demonstrations, slides and video presentations, field trips and guest speaker.  Research reports and discussions include design elements and principles applying to architectural exterior design, and internationally well-known architects' brief biographies and their typical works.  Lectures include how to program and start conceptual sketches to develop design and finish with design documents.  Exercises in drawing techniques expand the students' ability to visualize design concepts and communicate them with others.  The course aids the students in translating two dimensional floor plans into three dimensional building.

 

Students learn from primary elements in architecture such as point and points, linear elements, line to plane, planar elements, to volume and form.  Also they learn design systems in architecture such as spatial system, structural system, enclosure system and circulation system.  Students design the master plan using spatial organizations such as centralized organizations, linear organizations, radial organizations, clustered organizations, and grid organizations.

 

A project statement will be given to students to proceed a design process dealing with client analysis, design  principles, conceptual sketches, mass model and rough model, human dimensions, space requirements, function, and architectural environment.  Students learn interrelationships of site and building.  Students provide basic presentation materials such as master plans, exterior elevations, longitudinal and cross sections, and a study model.  Students learn how to coordinate design elements and ideas in the design development stage of commercial or residential structure.

 

ART 343 is an introductory course of architectural design.  Students start with a master plan for a project based on client need, including style of the building, exterior materials, site orientation, etc.

                  Fundamental drafting techniques are demonstrated.  Board drafting is required

 

                  ART 443 is an advanced course which requires a higher quality of work.  If suitable, student design

                  competition projects will be adopted.  Advanced students' creative, conceptual, and communication

                  skills and abilities are further developed through the project.  CAD drafting is recommended.

 

The course offers expanded career opportunities for students in related disciplines, such as a draftperson, space planner, architectural graphic and signage designer, showroom manager, manufacture representative, design consultant, renderer, planning and design staff in an architectural firm.

 

            • ART 454P Architectural Woodwork

The architectural woodwork detailing knowledge is very important to environmental design professionals.  It must be considered in the interior design process in order to meet functional and aesthetic criteria.  Students will develop an ability to read and draw wooden joinery and cabinet construction details and architectural modification detail drawings to be able to design custom made casework.  This is an essential course to all interior architecture major students.  The course is concerned with board drafting detail drawings, but does not include the construction of the project.  This course has different substance and purpose from the course of TECH 280 Tools for the Artist.

 

The course deals with the details of basic wooden cabinet construction and materials for both commercial and residential cabinetry.  Students will learn how to draw detail drawings through their projects along with lectures, demonstrations and a field trip.  The course is intended to cover wood technology focusing on types of woods, sources of veneer, methods of slicing a log for flitches, methods of matching patterns, veneer construction, and strong wood joints for finishing.

 

Students start with a particular project dealing with a typical built-in cabinet to learn the basics.  For other projects, individual students choose some casework to design and draw its details including key plan, front elevation, rear and side elevations if applicable, plan sections, vertical sections and wood joint details.  Students research for hardware and their sources.  Students are supposed to provide visual drawing documents which include conceptual design and detail sketches of cabinetry to shop drawings for a mill executed by orthographic drawings and isometric drawings using various scales.  Basic drafting techniques and individual detailing sketches are to be demonstrated.  A field trip to a local well-known cabinet mill is scheduled.

 

                  The course provides the knowledge and skills required to enter the professional world of interior design

 

            • ART 503 Graduate Problems in Design    and    • ART 508M MFA Seminar: Design

                  This seminar course is for graduate students who are in different areas in the design profession.

Through this seminar, therefore, there is the opportunity to share experiences in different design disciplines.  Exchanging knowledge and techniques is to be one of the purposes of this curriculum.

                  Independent and interdependent library and laboratory research on specific  projects are assigned

                  in this course.  Students develop more depth in aesthetic, philosophical, functional and technical

                  aspects of design in advanced areas.

 

Sharing:  Students present their portfolio followed by questions and answers.  Students research distinguished designers in their major area of design and make a report for discussion.  Slides and/or

video are used.  Discussions may be extended to their field experiences, strengths and weaknesses, focusing on design process and design philosophy in general.

 

Reading:  A specific book or article is assigned to read.  Make a brief summary for round table discussion.  Student can share other reading experience or information in his/her profession.

 

Project:  The student selects a project in his/her area of design emphasizing the Golden Mean system of proportion which has been with us for 23 centuries.  The Golden Mean proportion appears in nature constantly, including the human body proportion.   Mathematical systems of proportion originate from the Pythagorean concept of " all is number " and its numerical relationships prove the harmonic structure of the universe.  It has some remarkable algebraic and geometric properties.  The course exercises deal with the understanding of design fundamentals as expressed by the Golden Mean in nature and the man-made environments. Students develop the design project with a minimum of assistance.

 

The project consists of the research and application of the Golden Mean proportion throughout the projects including analysis, problem solving, design modifications and variations, and completion of

                  the project from concept to client presentation stage utilizing research methodology and design

                  development.  Students are expected to develop their higher perceptual skills, sensitivity, creative

                  awareness, and the technical ability to handle a variety of design media in a professional manner.

 

 

III-3.     Other Environmental Design Courses at CSLA

            • ART 352 Architectural Lighting Design (4) - Taught by Al Scholze, Lighting Consultant.

 

            • ART 452 Advance Architectural Lighting Design (4) - Same as above.

                  The course is requirement at the  institutions where offer the Environmental Design program.

 

            * ART 454P Architectural History (3) - Taught by Frank Twerdy, AIA.

                  It is essential for design student to learn design history.

 

            • Introduction to CAD - 2D Application (3) - Taught by John Funakura, ASID

                  Computer literacy is in strong demand.  CAD, a highly sophisticated program, is a must in the design

                  professions.  In the face of a shrinking job market, I am concerned that our students in the design

                  major have every  tool possible to assist them in finding employment when they graduate from Cal

                  State LA.  This course could be applied to all design classes and would be essential to recruit and

                  retain well-qualified students in our Department as well as the University as a whole.

 

III-4.     Off Campus Projects Taught at CSLA

 

            Lingerie Store                                      Winter Quarter 1999

                  • 1999 ISP Student Retail Interior Design Competition, sponsored by ISP (The Institute of Store Planners).

                  • The building, in which the proposed retail store is to be housed, is located on an upscale downtown

                    thoroughfare of a major U.S.A. City.  This thoroughfare is the retail and commercial hub of the city and

                    includes department stores, high fashion boutiques and  restaurants along its length.

 

            Grand Central Art Center                      Winter Quarter 1998

                  • 1998 Interior Architecture Student Competition, sponsored by AIA (American Institute of Architects) /

                    LA Interior Architecture Committee.

                  • The City of Santa Ana and the Cal State University, Fullerton have joined together to renovate the

                    Grand Central Market building which was built in 1924.  The building is to be transformed into the

                    Center for the Graduate Art Program.  Ultimately, the facility will become a state-of-the art educational

                    and fine arts center including galleries, class rooms, studios, theater, art store and cafeteria.

                  • The competition was a one month charette.

 

            Hollywood Youth Center                       Winter Quarter 1997

                  • 1998 Interior Architecture Student Competition, sponsored by AIA (American Institute of Architects) /

                    LA Interior Architecture Committee.

                  • Fire station No. 27 which was built in 1930 at 1355 No. Cahuenga Bl., in Hollywood and was the

                    largest fire station in West Coast to be converted for its future role as an outreach center for young

                    people. The building is designated an historical-cultural monument.

                  • The competition was a one month charette.

 

            Habitat for Humanity                             Winter Quarter 1996       Bonnie Beach Duplex.

                                                                        Spring Quarter 1996       Bonnie Beach Duplex.

                                                                        Fall Quarter 1996           117 th & Antwerp Duplex.

                  • In conjunction with Katherine Cunningham, AIA, Director of Housing Project, H f H.

                  • Students had opportunities to get involved designing actual housing projects.

 

            Glendale Veterans Memorial                 Summer Quarter 1995    

                  • 36” x 36”  1”=5’-0” scale Architectural Model for raising fund. 

                  • Three students have earned the awards from the City of Glendale.

 

            Metrolink Cal State L.A.                        Summer Quarter 1992

                  • Cal State L.A. station art work including overall station design, mural and architectural signage

                  • Community project combining PCC, LACC, ELAC, and CSLA  students.