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Lunchtime Learning: Beyond Closing the Opening

Join AIA|DC and Fimbel Architectural Door Specialties to discuss choosing, customizing, and designing garage doors. This presentation covers the basic construction and anatomy of garage doors and provides an overview of products available on the market. Options for various applications and customer, environmental, and architectural demands will be explained. Additionally, the presentation will address the many customizations and options available to savvy designers.

Presented by: Michaela Birdyshaw

Sponsored by: Fimbel Architectural Door Specialties 


After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic elements of a vinyl garage door including the anatomy, energy efficiency, durability, and other benefits;
  • Explore further options for enhancing architectural appeal and significance of garage doors;
  • Describe the myriad opportunities for customizations in design, construction, and application; and
  • Illustrate and apply appropriate applications and designs for architectural opportunities.