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 menu of courses presented as 45-60 minuet summaries; 2-6 hour seminars or full courses. 

Effectively Design and Construction Team Leadership:

Construction Management certificate program, Sonoma State University.

This seminar outlines the principles that define highly effective team leadership.  Strategies are presented for the development of highly effective teams, clear communications, solid relationships and navigating crucial conversations.  Effective design and construction team leadership demystifies design and construction team dynamics, suggesting ways to eliminate the adversarial positioning, and reveal the dynamics that create synergy and high levels of cooperation between construction professionals.

 Historic Preservation and the California Historic Building Code:

A seminar outlining the key issues of the preservation industry and the Historic Building Code; includes a brief history of the preservation movement and its significant issues. Prepared for and endorsed by the Redwood Empire Association of Code Officials (RECO)

Architecture the Mirror of the Times:

 A course outlining the development of the styles of residential architecture in America (1700-2014).

Looks at how social, political, economics and technologies impact the development of the design of residential architecture. Included is the identification of character-defining elements that determine architectural style according to era.

 Preserving our Architectural Heritage:  

A course outlining the history, key issues, and processes of the preservation movement; includes federal, state, and local governing bodies, a short introduction to the California Historic Building Code, and a brief survey of residential styles of architecture.

Brainerd Jones Architect:

From 1901-1940 Brainerd Jones was the architect who “built Petaluma”.  Approximately 75% of

downtown Petaluma was designed or renovated by Mr. Jones, who also has seven properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

 Frank Lloyd Wright: Man, Myth, and Architecture:

A short course designed to review the dramatic life, times, and architecture of the most famous American architect, comprising a review of Wright’s work and life, as well as excerpts from famous interviews and documentaries. This looks at his work, seeks to touch the reality of the man, the power of the myth, and the beauty of the architecture.

Streams of Architectural thought:

Architecture is the ordering of materials, methods of construction and building systems according to particular ideas.  This seminar presents a summary of the streams of ideas that define the architectural aesthetics of our current built environment.