Comment: After having Lisa as my section instructor, I think she is a very good teacher. She may say "mean" things, but she really means well. She is always up for helping you if you put effort into your work. Because she is very hard during pin-ups, you don't have to worry about getting a surprise negative critique from a guest.
ARCH 100A (Fall 2012)
ARCH 100A (Fall 2010)
Comment: It really depends on who your instructor is, though this course with Iwamoto as the head professor seemed to be very harshly graded. Iwamoto is very smart and critical, and will bring out your creativity. My section instructor was not Iwamoto, so I am grading this class overall, not the professor itself. You will learn tons, and it is a required studio course. Your experience will vary based on your instructor's teaching style, but you will be working hard and learning lots regardless of who you get. "Exams" (aka reviews) are harsh but helpful.