SRJC. Course “Architecture Mirror of the Times”… 2-9-2016 through 3-8-2016

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Architecture is a mirror of the social, economic and technical advances of its day.  Looking through the eyes of an Architectural Historian, with an interest in social, political, economic and building technologies one can see the march of history written on the facades and in the plans of the building’s on every main street. Consider the pre-industrial log homes of the 1780’s for example.  The pioneers of America’s frontiers came to … Read More →

2015 S.R.J.C Walking Tour Guide.

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Historical Walking Tours June 16,23, 30 July- 7,14  Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30 Presented by Mark Parry of Idea Studios (544-4344)     References:   Peterson:  Santa Rosa’s Architectural Heritage LaBaron: Santa Rosa: A Nineteenth century Town LaBaron: Santa Rosa: A Twentieth Century City McAlester: Field Guide to American Houses Sennett: Flesh & Stone Dostof: The City Shaped Reps: The Making of Urban America Struss & Howe: Generations-the history of Americas future … Read More →

Berkeley Arts & Crafts walking tour July 19th 2014

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Register HERE for the Santa Rosa Junior College: Berkeley Arts and Crafts Walking tours    Itinerary for Saturday July 19th, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. Panoramic Hill area: 10:30 am  Meet at the parking lot of the Memorial Stadium ($1:00 parking for 2 hours at up hill meter). Above  Bankroft at Prospect near Canyon Road. At 10:30+- We will proceed to the Orchard Lane steps at the base of Panoramic Hill. Up two sections of 39 … Read More →

SSU Effective Design and Construction Team Leadership` presentation notes.

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Effective Design and Construction Team Leadership Basic course notes on: ±The highly effective team development process ±Relational dynamics ±Crucial Conversations –tools for talking when stakes are high. The Characteristics of a highly effective team is the product of Triaxia Partners in Atlanta Georgia This information  and tools have been used in: Fortune 500 companies Global technology, logistics and transportation industries National ministries Individuals in real-estate, development and investment fund management. … Read More →

Menu of courses,seminars and presentations by Wm. Mark Parry for 2014

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The following menu of courses can be presented as 45-60 minute summaries or introductions to the course content, two to six hour seminars of full courses for higher educational institutions. Wm. Mark Parry is a practicing architect and passionate educator in Architectural history, design and construction team leadership and the practice of  Artisan Architecture. A printable PDF is here: Seminars and Coursework 2014 Mark Parry Architect and Architectural Historian presents: A … Read More →

New Course-Architecture: The Mirror of the Times

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Architecture is a mirror of the economics, technology and intentions of the time of it’s creation. It expresses in built form the values and priorities of it’s creators. Mark Parry architect and historian will review in this Santa Rosa Junior College community education course these various influences on design and construction in American residential architecture from 1640-2014. Three Tuesday evenings February 4-18 Th 2014 7:00 pm.-9:00 pm. Doyle Library room 4245 enter … Read More →

Julia Morgan (1872-1957) Architect of Beauty

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The second edition of “Julia Morgan, Architect of Beauty” was recently available at Costco. This in no small way displays the continuing interest in the architecture of this amazing American architect. I did not notice any other local architects in attendance at the presentation by Author Mark Anthony Wilson on her work at the Petaluma Rail Station in May 2013, but the room was full of an enthusiastic public. In … Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wright-Architectural Interiors

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A discussion on the architectural Interiors of Frank Loyd Wright by Mark Parry November 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, Ca 95482 F.L. Wright often paraphrased Lu Tse ” the reality of the house consists not of the roof an walls but of the spaces to be lived within”.  His interiors and his architecture where synonymous.  In the … Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wright: Man, Myth, Architecture.

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Santa Rosa JC Community Education Course by Mark Parry Wed. & Thu. September 25-26, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM 4245 Frank P. Doyle Library, Santa Rosa Campus The AIA recognized Frank Lloyd Wright as ‘the greatest American Architect of all time’ 32 years after his death. They waited that long because Wright said that of himself and they were not pleased. He preferred ‘honest arrogance to hypocritical humility.’ Wright’s radical and dramatic … Read More →

Is Modern Architecture Avant-garde?

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I love great modern architecture. Regrettably, other than new materials, little that is truly innovative or fresh has been contributed to the idom of modernist design in recent decades.   In my consideration the idea train for modern architecture got to the station about 1964 and everyone is still standing around applauding. In a recent interview in Salon.com Camille Paglia spoke my very mind.  For architecture to be un-tethered from it’s … Read More →

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