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Faculty

Adrian W Huang

Architecture & Interior Design Department Coordinator/Chair of Architecture and Interior Design

Adrian HuangAdrian W Huang is a Coordinator and Chair of Architecture and Interior Design Departments at Chabot College where he teaches varieties of Design Studios, Building Information Modeling, Digital Graphic Communications, Construction Documentations, People/Environmental/Sustainable Design, and Construction Materials and Methods.

Architecture is the process of rendering professional business in connection with the rest of society.  Architecture involves both the process and product of planning, designing and constructing the forms, spaces and environment that reflect its function, technical, social, and aesthetic appreciation.

Prior to teaching at Chabot College, Professor Huang practiced Architecture in the field for more than 25 years, he had his own design studio, he also taught classes in California State University, Hayward and several Colleges in the Bay area.  He received his Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and University of California, Berkeley.  He also held Certificates of Project Management, LEED and AutoDesk University

In addition to his duties at Chabot College, Professor Huang strongly believes in “learn-by-doing” education, he associates and very actives with many professional organization such as AIA, USGBC, ASID, NKBA and PMI. He maintains an active schedule as a Judge of many national and regional Design Competitions. 

 

Paul Chu, Architecture & Interior Design

Paul ChuPaul Chu is an adjunct faculty with the Architecture program at Chabot College for over 42 years. Although he has taught a variety of architecture courses ranging from freehand and technical drawings to sustainable environment design, his passion remains in teaching freehand drawing as applied to architectural studies.

Freehand drawing seems to be an increasingly neglected skill development for design students as its role is being challenged nowadays when seductive graphic software can deliver photo-realistic representations with little effort by the human hand. He advocates that while digital software is a valued tool for efficient processing of pre-programmed outcomes, hand drawings is a valued skill in complement.

Hand sketching is the foundation for design creativity. It enables contemporaneous visualization of technical and emotive design ideas to be shared real time to provoke further debates towards developing options and solution refinements. His teaching explicates that such drawings are not just end products but are activities of the thought process in architectural design. 

Mr. Chu is a California registered architect, specialized in campus planning, research facilities and forensic work.  He holds a Master of Architecture degree from University of California at Berkeley. His recent retirement as the Campus Architect at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory allows him a flexible schedule to continue the enjoyment in sharing his knowledge and experience with aspiring architecture students.

 

 

Sarah Cravy, Architecture & Interior Design

Sarah CravySarah Cravy is an Assistant Professor​ in the Architecture and Interior Design Departments of Chabot College, where she teaches Architectural Graphics, Lighting Design and Kitchen & Bath Design.

 
Sarah is a California Licensed Architect, and uses 15 years of experience in project management and design to bring projects from the initial conceptual design through the production of final permit documents. She obtains building and planning approvals from city, county, and state departments. Sarah holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a BArch from the University of Houston; she's also a LEED Green Associate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Anjana Joshi, Architecture & Interior Design

Anjana JoshiAnjana Joshi joined the faculty at Chabot College in 2020 and teaches the following classes: History of Interiors, California Architecture and Urban Design, Materials and Resources and Principles of Interior Design. Anjana received her MFA in Interior Design from the Academy of Art, San Francisco in 1993 and passed the NCIDQ in 1996.

She has taught at Cañada College in Redwood City since 1998. Prior to that, she taught at Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY and the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Isil Calak, Architecture & Interior Design

Isil CalakIsil Calak has more than 10 years of teaching experience in architecture programs. She has developed, coordinated and instructed courses that allow students to explore new forms of interactions of architecture, culture and environment. She facilitated workshops, organized talks, seminars and participated in international architecture contests and design biennials. Along with her educational career, she also practiced in the industry simultaneously and worked for several design offices in Istanbul,TR., Cupertino and Berkeley, CA.

She also volunteers for California Preservation Foundation as an educational committee leader where she provides support for their instructive activities.

She has a PhD in architecture and her research areas encompasses diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) in higher education, collective memory and urban space.