Hanley Wood University

 

Architecture

  • Re-Thinking Steel - A Logical Choice for High-Rise Residential Design (PRINT)

    1 LU

    For those involved in the design and construction of high-rise residential buildings, it is clear that fundamental design decisions need to be made in order to address a range of building criteria. A design program is defined in consultation with the owner or developer of the property to determine the intended market or occupancy mix. That feeds into the overall design of the individual living units, including features and amenities to be preferred or avoided. With this conceptual framework in hand, the design team can then start to shape and define the appropriate building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2014
    Subject(s):
    Steel, Multifamily Building, Architecture
    Sponsor:
    Steel Institute of New York (SINY)
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • An Introduction to ETFE Architecture (PRINT VERSION)

    1 LU

    Tensile structures have been used for thousands of years. Their simplicity and efficiency have brought about a recent increased awareness of, and demand for, tensile architecture. Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, or ETFE, is a relatively new product within the tensile membrane industry in the United States, and it is growing in popularity. It is a fluorine based plastic that was developed to be strong across a wide range of temperatures and be highly resistive to corrosion. This course provides a brief background on the following: ETFE architecture; the benefits of ETFE structures over traditional building techniques; identifying the complete design through construction process for creating an ETFE structure; as well as learning how to select the correct ETFE system and the key properties and performance measures of each. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2014
    Subject(s):
    Architecture
    Sponsor:
    Birdair
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • From Idea to Icon - Designing and Building with Tensile Architecture (PRINT VERSION)

    1 LU

    Tensile structures date back to the early nomadic period when people required shelter that was lightweight and portable, yet structurally sound enough to withstand harsh weather. Today, the applications and capabilities of tensile structures have evolved into permanent structures such as retail centers and institutional facilities, including museums and grandiose stadiums. This course will look at the unique visual character of tensile membrane and give designers, architects and engineers the ability to experiment with form and create exciting new solutions to conventional design problems. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2014
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Design
    Sponsor:
    Birdair
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

    1 LU AIA

    This learning unit is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH and will address the health benefits of hydrotherapy and the importance of correctly selecting a home hydrotherapy system to match the needs of the occupant. When selecting a hydrotherapy system it is important to understand the various types available today, and how different systems will offer unique benefits to the occupants. How the systems operate, what features they offer and the types, styles, and placements of water and air jets in the system should be understood and considered when selecting the right hydrotherapy system for the occupant. Finally, it is critical to understand how the hydrotherapy system will impact the design and construction of the house, including the impact on an aging customer base and Universal Design. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Bath, Tubs, Design
    Sponsor:
    Jacuzzi
  • Virtual Reinvention Symposium

    With fewer projects available, architects must claim more of the opportunities each project entails. Reinvention is a high-level design conference focused exclusively on the design and practice issues important to residential architects. The symposium attracts more than 150 residential architects from across the country every year. The eighth annual Reinvention Symposium took place December 7-9, 2011, in Phoenix, AZ, and examined new practice models innovative architects can use to survive these tough times and position themselves to thrive in the upturn. Don’t miss out on content from the 2011 Reinvention Symposium! All programs are registered with the AIA for education credit. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • What a High-Design Firm Learned from Prefab

    1 LU AIA/SD/HSW

    If you’ve ever dreamed of expanding your influence on American housing, you’ll learn from the inspiring and perspiring journey one top-ranking firm took to reinvent the mass market formula. Lake/Flato’s Porch House combines the indoor/outdoor living and vernacular architecture the firm is famous for, along with a set of modules for maximum flexibility in siting, adaptability to a myriad of program needs, and sustainability in fabrication and construction. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • Architect-Led Development

    1 LU AIA

    When money for new projects is tight, sometimes the best avenue for finding a willing client is to look in the mirror. Design-led development is not for the faint of heart, but it puts complete project accountability into the hands of the architect. Maximum risks promise maximum return and the ultimate in project realization. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • The Fine Art of Blogging and Other New Media Marketing Strategies

    Everyone these days feels the pressure to compete on price. The downward drumbeat on fees and profit margins is very difficult to resist unless you’ve found a better way to differentiate yourself in your market. Savvy architects know that the best clients are looking for a relationship that clicks, and they vet this judgment upon word-of-mouth recommendations, personal interactions, and, increasingly, on the cyber persona firms project. BUILD llc in Seattle has developed a widely recognized online blog and a forward-thinking website that underline the thoughtfulness and care its design-build practice brings to its customers and projects. According to the partners, Build llc stands for permanence, sustainability and efficiency, qualities that--promoted with the help of their social media outreach--have helped it thrive in tough times. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • Architect-Led Interior Design and Construction Fabrication Services

    In a challenging economy, architects need to embrace more aspects of each project. Interior design services are a natural extension of project execution. Additionally, CNC technology has put fabrication of certain design and construction elements within the scope of design practice. Learn how offering these and other services can increase the overall success of each project an architecture firm takes on. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • Architect-Led Design/Build

    Architects have historically been hesitant to take on the liability and complexity of offering construction services. While there certainly is more exposure in doing so, there is also more certainty that the job will be done properly and building performance will be improved. It may be the best way to deliver the best building--more sustainable, better performing, and better executed from a design standpoint. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design, Design-Build
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro