AIA|DC On Demand Education
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2021

Architecture Everywhere: Architecture and Edith Wharton’s Novels
Edith Wharton, one of America’s most distinguished writers, explained: "The impression produced by a landscape, a street or a house should always to the novelist, be an event in the history of a soul." People, as she explains, are products of their environment and the buildings they inhabit—whether small and humble or luxurious mansions with grand interiors—play an important part in an individual’s life. For Wharton, buildings are not just backdrop, but actors. This presentation will look at her novels House of Mirth and Summer, as well as her other writings, including The Decoration of Houses and Italian Villas and Their Gardens.
1.0 LU (1 hour)
$10 AIA|DAC Members; $25 Non-Members

Architecture Everywhere: Talking with Architecture
Architecture is already exhibition. To put architecture on display, then, is to make it talk. Architecture exhibitions translate the built environment into other forms of communication. They make legible architecture’s influences and motivations and reveal its ambitions and speculations. They are an extension of the work of architecture into other territories.
1.0 LU (1 hour)
$10 AIA|DAC Members; $25 Non-Members

PROVOCATIONS: Brutalism: Remove or Reuse?
In recent years, the Third Church of Christ, Scientist, designed by Araldo Cossutta of I.M. Pei’s firm, was demolished here in DC. Yet elsewhere, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York saved Marcel Breuer’s Whitney Museum of American Art (now The Met Breuer) while IKEA saved his New Haven-based Pirelli Building by transforming it from an office building into a hotel. What should be the future for these controversial Béton Brut buildings?
1.5 LU (1.5 hours)
$10 AIA|DAC Members; $25 Non-Members

Lunchtime Learning: Moisture Management & Exterior Cladding Performance (by Wolf Home Products)
This course examines categories of exterior cladding and how they perform as part of a moisture management system. We outline the osha specs for using fiber cement siding and the precautions needed to work with it properly.
1.0 HSW|LU (1 hour)
$10 AIA|DAC Members; $25 Non-Members

Lunchtime Learning: Creating Healthy Living Environments with Advanced Paint Technology​ (by Benjamin Moore)
This course provides an overview of sustainable design and the creation of healthier environments with architectural paints. Included are discussions about the components of paint; VOCs, independent testing methods and standards; categories of LEED®; the specification of paint systems; and trends in sustainable design.
1.0 HSW|LU (1 hour)
$10 AIA|DAC Members; $25 Non-Members

Lunchtime Learning: The Art and Science of Structural Deck Engineering (by EPIC Metals)
This course will cover the use of architecturally-aesthetic design solutions for open structure projects ranging from simple canopies to huge airport concourses. Many types of projects—schools, gymnasiums, natatoria, canopies, transportation facilities, conference centers, wellness facilities, multi-tenant buildings, perforated architectural screening, and more are addressed.
1.0 HSW|LU (1 hour)
$10 AIA|DAC Members; $25 Non-Members

Lunchtime Learning: Vacuum Insulated Glass and the Rehabilitation of the Saarinen’s Milwaukee County War Memorial (by Traditional Building Conference)
The Milwaukee County War Memorial features an enclosed fountain designed by Eero Saarinen.  The enclosure comprises 686 glazed openings in a steel frame. Designed in 1955-1957, the memorial, known as “the birdcage,” was suffering from severe condensation and required a substantial rehabilitation strategy in order to preserve its Modernist character-defining features. This case study will review the decision to restore the glazing with new vacuum insulated glass. An overview of vacuum insulated glass will be presented as well.  
1.0 HSW|LU (1 hour)
$10 AIA|DAC Members; $25 Non-Members

 

2020

Lunchtime Learning: Fluid Applied Roofing Systems
1.0 HSW|LU

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Performance Precast Concrete Enclosure Systems
1.0 HSW|LU

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Energy Star 101: Navigating Building Energy Performance Standards
1.5 HSW|LU

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Lunchtime Learning: Meeting LEED v4 Acoustical Requirements for Schools
1.0 HSW|LU

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Lunchtime Learning: The Importance of Quality Detailing
1.0 HSW|LU

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Discovering Art Deco DC
1.5 LU

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Wellness: How Design can Reduce Stress and Anxiety
1.5 HSW|LU

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Book Talk: Native Places with Frank Harmon
1.0 LU

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Building a ‘Common Ground’ through Public-Private Partnerships
1.5 LU

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Lunchtime Learning: Merging Architecture and Landscape Design
1.0 LU

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Lunchtime Learning: Designing With Polymer Windows and Doors
1.0 HSW|LU

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Lunchtime Learning: An Architect’s Guide to Designing for Natural Gas
1.0 HSW|LU

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DC Energy and Green Code Updates
1.0 LU

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AIAU offers more than 150 courses, including:

Building for Resilience: Challenges, Advantages, and Strategies
1.5 HSW|LUs
Green Construction Code: Setting the Minimum Standards for Indoor Environmental Quality
1.25 HSW|LUs
Innovative Stormwater Management in the Nation's Capital
1.25 HSW|LUs
Designing for the Future: Incorporating the Passive House Standard
1.5 HSW|LUs
Climate Ready DC: The District’s Climate Adaptation & Preparedness Plan
1.0 HSW|LU
Green Construction Code: Setting the Minimum Standards for Indoor Environmental Quality
1.25 HSW|LUs
Counting Up, Another Way of Getting to Netzero
1.5 HSW|LUs


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