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Our recently completed Pocket House – Model M and S

Fall 2019 Course Listings


The program is designed to instruct students in the principles of carpentry and provide participation in all phases of the building process. Carpentry students build a new house and/or remodel existing structures. By using on and off campus building projects, we teach construction principles, best practices and develop hands on skills.

Observe Laney Rough Framing Students stand a wall…

For any general questions please contact Karl at the link below…



Laney Carpentry has a long history of collaborating with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Rotary building affordable housing in Oakland…


Laney Built “Passiv Haus”IMG_0699

The Carpentry Program is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent home renovation at 453 Ashton Ave in East Oakland. We have completed a Passive House, an ultra energy efficient standard that is unique in this country and one of only a few in the entire San Francisco Bay area.

We were proud and honored to have Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf visit 453 Ashton Ave and acknowledge Laney College’s positive impact on the community. Mayor Schaaf (center of photo) was gathering information on Green Building, High Performance Homes and the effects of project based learning on Laney students…

Please click on Passive House link below for much more information and a photo essay of the project.

More info on The Passive House HERE

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