Continuing Ed


Architect is pleased to partner with Hanley Wood University, the leading CEU destination for Architects and Construction professionals.  Below please find a broad sampling of courses from Hanley Wood University.  Their continuing education directory offers hundreds of courses, created by leading specialists, for the following certification programs: AIA, AIA/HSW, ASLA, GBCI, IDCEC, NAHB, NARI, and NKBA. 
Enroll, take a course, and earn credit – all year long, any time of day or night.




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    Performance Fabrics in Sustainable Design

    Windows, views, and openings in buildings present the classic battle between form and function. The designer naturally wants the building’s occupants to enjoy views and light, but the solar heat gain from these openings can wreak havoc on sustainable goals; however, sophisticated and high-performing solar control fabrics can help reconcile the form and function of light, views, and sustainability.

    There are many solar control fabrics on the market; wading through them can be overwhelming. This course aims to help educate the designer about what performance fabrics are, the content of various fabrics, how they work, and the benefits to a sustainable design in meeting and maximizing your goals of occupant health, safety, wellbeing, and sustainability.

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    Robust Walls with Continuous Foam Plastic Insulation (Print Course)

    This article demonstrates that foam plastic insulation (polyiso board and spray polyurethane foam) can be used in code-approvable wall assemblies that work in cold, warm, marine and humid climates. Architects will be able to create alternatives to vapor permeable wall assemblies that address three main concerns: NFPA 285 flame spread tests, mitigating moisture retention within walls, and delivering higher insulating performance with greater levels of comfort.

    As buildings use less and less energy to heat and cool by owner demand, HVAC systems offer increasingly less assistance in drying out walls. The HVAC systems are no longer designed to take on additional loads caused by moisture in walls that needs to be removed. However, energy bills may increase beyond expectations to address wall moisture issues with no discernable benefit to the occupants if moisture in walls is not addressed.

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    Western Red Cedar: A Proven Material Offers Sustainable Warmth for Contemporary Architecture (Print Course)

    From an upscale sports stadium, to a global chain of trendy stores, to luxury custom homes, the specification of Western Red Cedar as a statement-making feature has seen a steady increase. The reasons are many, including the warmth this proven, natural product brings to modern architecture, its recognized sustainable forestry practices, its proven performance over centuries, as well as its surprising affordability for large projects. This course explores the reasons that Western Red Cedar is increasingly a major design factor in significant architectural projects. Enroll
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    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
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    Chemistry and the Building Process for Architects (Print Course)

    This article highlights how chemistry enhances performance of key products in the building industry to meet the expectations of architects, designers, commercial builders and building occupants. This learning unit also addresses concerns around chemicals used in building and construction and reviews the distinct differences between risk, hazard and exposure when it comes to chemicals in building products. Finally, this article addresses the future of chemicals and building materials, along with the challenges of introducing new products, and how chemistry will continue to provide enhanced products in the building industry. Enroll
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    Advanced Heating Technology: Applying VRF in Cold Climates (Print Course)

    This course is designed to increase your knowledge of advanced heating technology used in Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems and their application and use in cold climates for commercial and residential buildings. The course will cover the performance capabilities, functions, benefits, and energy efficiencies of VRF heat pumps with advanced heating technology. Enroll
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    Green Apple - Green Renovation - Green Research

    For the 2012 Green Apple Day of Service, volunteers with the USGBC Orange County Chapter provided a renovation of a 4th grade public school classroom by adding new green finishes, acoustic ceilings, and lighting systems, with a goal of optimizing energy efficiency, lighting quality, thermal comfort, acoustics and IAQ. This presentation will draw on data collection and interviews with teachers and students who occupy the green classroom and provide lessons learned from the project. Enroll
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    Developer's Perspective: Getting to Zero in the Free Market

    This session will present the pros, cons, costs, and "greenness" of various net zero approaches, illustrating with existing building examples. In this Level 200 session, participants will evaluate and discuss the most effective approached to net zero, how to leverage synergistic benefits, how to address market barriers, and how society’s current and future laws, incentive structures, and marketplace, can signal us to make the right choices. Enroll
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    The Science of Circadian Lighting

    Expert panelists define circadian lighting and provide insight as to how it impacts the human body. Referencing the WELL Building Standard®, an evidence-based performance standard for measuring and certifying building features that impact occupant health and wellness, learn how to design for circadian lighting in different environments. What does a circadian smart space look like? Are there tradeoffs? Panelists will present examples of technologies that help accomplish these metrics, and show images of completed projects that have implemented circadian-smart designs. Enroll
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    Making Sustainable, Life Inspiring, Low Energy Dwellings Normal

    Housing is the root and stalk of civilization, yet the current American standard is a highly defective, regressive, underperforming product. We can do better. If we’re going to house ourselves in the manner that reflects the hopes and capabilities of the 21st century, then we need to change everything. Enroll
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    Improving Multifamily Engagement Through Human Dimension

    This course looks at how to optimize multifamily energy efficiency savings using psychosocial research results. It will help you understand the value of uncovering program participant’s intrinsic motivations. Finally, this course will help you to see how NYSERDA’s multifamily program reflected deep human insights in messaging and engagement strategies designed to support the complex set of actions associated with deep retrofit programs. Enroll


PS96X Addition PS96X Addition

MDSzerbaty+Associates Architecture LLC

Allianz Tower Allianz Tower

Arata Isozaki & Associates, Andrea Maffei Architects

Hankook Tire R+D Centre Hankook Tire R+D Centre

Foster + Partners

East 5th Street East 5th Street

Touloukian Touloukian

China Philharmonic Hall China Philharmonic Hall

MAD Architects

Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre

Patkau Architects, Kearns Mancini Architects

UTEC Lima Campus UTEC Lima Campus

Grafton Architects

Tower 41 Tower 41

Alberto Kalach

Pachacamac Museum Pachacamac Museum

Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

House of Rolf House of Rolf


The Cubes The Cubes


Morning Sky House, Guest House and Stable Morning Sky House, Guest House and Stable

MDSzerbaty+Associates Architecture LLC

Xili Sports and Cultural Centre Xili Sports and Cultural Centre

MVRDV, Zhubo Architecture Design

Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa

Steven Holl Architects, BNIM

Axel Springer Campus Axel Springer Campus

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

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